About Us

Discover What’s Possible

Committed to responsible exploration, PsycheX fosters a safe and empowering community to learn, connect, and transform with psychedelics.

Our Story

PsycheX began with a vision to transform mental health care. Founded by veterans for veterans, we’ve expanded our reach to help individuals from all walks of life discover the healing potentials of psychedelics. Our journey is not just about treatment but about integrating profound experiences into daily life for lasting impact.

Our Mission

At PsycheX, we are dedicated to revolutionizing mental health support through innovative psychedelic therapies. We provide comprehensive training, expert resources, and compassionate care to foster holistic healing and personal growth.

Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone has access to transformative psychedelic therapies, redefining mental wellness. By leading in research, education, and compassionate community support, we aim to make profound healing accessible to all.

What We Do

We specialize in providing support and treatment through therapeutic retreats, fostering research collaborations to advance the science of psychedelics, and offering consulting services to organizations aiming to integrate these innovative therapies into their practices. Our mission is to reduce the stigma around psychedelic use in mental health treatment and create accessible, effective solutions for those in need.

Our Team

Josh Halu

Founder & CEO

Najib Saab


Andrea Saab

Content Strategist

Mary Berniit

Brand Strategist

PsycheX FAQs​

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about PsycheX. Here, you will find important information on various facts, services and other information about us.

What is PsycheX?

PsycheX is an organization committed to transforming mental health care by pioneering the therapeutic use of psychedelics. We focus on providing specialized support for veterans, advancing scientific research, and consulting with organizations on integrating psychedelic therapies.

Who can benefit from PsycheX services?

Our services are designed primarily for individuals dealing with mental health issues such as PTSD and depression. Additionally, researchers, healthcare providers, and organizations interested in psychedelic therapy can benefit from our research collaborations and consulting services.

Are psychedelic therapies safe?

Psychedelic therapies at PsycheX are conducted in controlled, therapeutic settings by trained professionals. These treatments have been researched and shown to be safe when administered properly, and they can offer significant benefits for mental health, particularly when traditional treatments have been ineffective.

How do I participate in a PsycheX retreat?

Veterans interested in participating in our retreats can apply through our website. Each applicant undergoes a thorough screening process to ensure that the retreat is suitable for their specific needs.

What kind of research does PsycheX collaborate on?

We collaborate on a variety of research projects aimed at understanding and expanding the use of psychedelics in mental health treatment. This includes clinical trials, longitudinal studies, and other scientific inquiries that help establish effective protocols and safety guidelines.

How can my organization start offering psychedelic therapies?

Organizations looking to integrate psychedelic therapies into their services can benefit from our consulting services. We provide expert guidance on setting up the necessary protocols, training staff, and adhering to legal and ethical standards.

How can I support PsycheX?

Support can be provided through donations, volunteering, or simply by spreading the word about our work. Each form of support helps us continue our mission and expand our reach to assist more individuals in need.

Where can I find more information about your services and initiatives?

For more detailed information about our services, initiatives, and how you can get involved, please visit our website or contact us directly. We are always here to provide information and support to those interested in our work.

How do psychedelics work?

Research suggests that psychedelics work by disrupting habitual patterns of thought and behavior, allowing individuals to break free from rigid patterns associated with mental health issues. They appear to increase connectivity across different areas of the brain, potentially resetting brain activity known to cause depressive and anxious symptoms.

Ayahuasca FAQs​

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about Ayahuasca, a traditional South American brew known for its powerful healing and spiritual properties. Here, you'll find important information on its uses, safety precautions, and preparations needed before participating in an Ayahuasca ceremony.

What is Ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca is a traditional South American brew used primarily for healing and spiritual awakening. It is made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the leaves of the Psychotria viridis plant, containing DMT, a powerful psychedelic compound.

Is Ayahuasca Safe?

When taken under the supervision of experienced facilitators in a controlled setting, ayahuasca can be safe. However, it is crucial to be physically and psychologically prepared, and to avoid certain medications and substances that can interact negatively with the brew.

What should I avoid before taking Ayahuasca?

Medications: Avoid MAOIs, SSRIs, CNS depressants, and blood pressure medications. Substances: Refrain from using recreational drugs like cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine, and ecstasy. Over-the-Counter Medications: Discontinue use of decongestants, cold medications, and antihistamines.

Who should not take Ayahuasca?

Individuals with certain conditions should avoid ayahuasca, including those with: Severe heart conditions, Psychosis or schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, and a family history of severe mental health disorders.

Can Ayahuasca treat health conditions?

Ayahuasca has been reported to help treat depression, PTSD, and addiction. However, it is not a cure-all and should be considered part of a broader treatment plan that may include traditional therapies.

What are the potential effects of Ayahuasca?

Users often experience intense visual and auditory hallucinations, deep emotional insights, and feelings of euphoria. The experience can vary widely and can sometimes involve challenging emotional and psychological revelations.

How do I prepare for an Ayahuasca ceremony?

Mental Preparation: Engage in introspection or counseling to set intentions and address apprehensions. Physical Preparation: Follow a diet free from processed foods, red meats, and excessive sugars; ensure adequate rest. Setting: Choose a quiet, safe, and comfortable environment conducive to introspection and healing.

What happens during an Ayahuasca ceremony?

Ceremonies are typically led by an experienced shaman or facilitator and involve drinking the ayahuasca brew followed by several hours of introspection where the effects manifest, often accompanied by music or chants specific to the tradition.

Is it legal to consume Ayahuasca?

The legality of ayahuasca varies by country and state. In the U.S., it is generally illegal except for use in specific religious ceremonies. Always check local laws and regulations before participating in an ayahuasca ceremony.

What should I do after an Ayahuasca ceremony?

Post-ceremony integration is crucial and can involve: Reflection: Engage in activities like journaling or art to process the experience. Support: Participate in therapy or support groups to discuss and integrate insights. Ongoing Practices: Continue with practices that promote mental and physical well-being, such as meditation, yoga, or other holistic therapies.

Can Ayahuasca be taken alone?

It is highly recommended to never take ayahuasca alone due to the intense and sometimes unpredictable effects of the brew. Always participate in ceremonies conducted by experienced facilitators in a safe setting.

Psychedelic FAQs​

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about psychedelics. Here, you will find important information on various psychedelic substances, their effects, safety precautions, and guidelines for safe and responsible use.

What are psychedelics?

Psychedelics are a class of psychoactive substances that produce changes in perception, mood, and cognitive processes. Psychedelics affect all the senses, altering a person's thinking, sense of time, and emotions. They can also lead to spiritual experiences and can influence various psychological and physiological functions.

Which substances are considered psychedelics?

Common psychedelics include: LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) Psilocybin (found in magic mushrooms) DMT (Dimethyltryptamine, found in ayahuasca) Mescaline (found in peyote and San Pedro cacti)

Are psychedelics safe?

When used responsibly and under professional supervision, psychedelics can be safe. However, they are powerful substances that can cause profound changes in consciousness and perception, which can be disorienting or distressing. It's important to consider set (mindset) and setting (environment) to ensure a safe experience.

What is the therapeutic use of psychedelics?

Psychedelics have been studied for their potential to treat a variety of mental health issues, including: Depression Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Addiction Research shows that psychedelics, in conjunction with psychotherapy, can produce significant and lasting improvements in these conditions.

Can psychedelics lead to addiction?

Classic psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline are not considered addictive in the traditional sense. They do not typically lead to compulsive use, and they have a low potential for abuse. In fact, they have been researched for their potential to treat substance use disorders.

What are common effects of psychedelics?

he effects of psychedelics can vary greatly, but they often include: Altered states of consciousness, Enhanced sensory perception, Emotional shifts and insights, Visual and auditory hallucinations, and Spiritual or mystical experiences

What should I do to prepare for a psychedelic experience?

Preparation is key to a beneficial psychedelic experience. It includes: Medical and psychological screening, Setting clear intentions, Preparing a comfortable, safe environment, and Having a trusted guide or therapist present

What are the legal considerations around psychedelics?

The legality of psychedelics varies widely from one country to another and, in the United States, from state to state. Some substances like psilocybin are starting to be decriminalized in certain areas for medical and even recreational use. However, many psychedelics remain classified as illegal substances under federal law.

How can I ensure a positive psychedelic experience?

A positive experience often depends on the "set and setting": Set: Your mindset going into the experience, which should include readiness and openness to the experience. Setting: The environment in which the experience occurs should be safe, comfortable, and controlled.

What is post-experience integration?

Integration is the process of making sense of and applying the insights and changes from a psychedelic experience into your daily life. This can involve: Reflective practices such as journaling or art, Discussions with a therapist or guide, and Supportive community groups

Veteran Retreat FAQs​

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about our Veteran Retreats. Here, you will find important information regarding the retreat's activities, what to expect, how to prepare, and any other relevant details to ensure a safe and enriching experience for all participants.

What is a veteran retreat?

A veteran retreat is a specialized program designed to support military veterans through various therapeutic activities and community-building experiences. These retreats often focus on healing, personal growth, and coping strategies for challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

Who can attend a veteran retreat?

Veteran retreats are specifically for military veterans. Some retreats might also welcome active-duty members, reservists, or family members of veterans, depending on the program's focus and capacity.

What types of activities are included in a veteran retreat?

Activities vary widely but typically include a mix of therapeutic sessions, wellness activities, and group discussions. Common activities include: Guided meditation and yoga, Psychotherapy sessions, both group and individual, Workshops on stress management and relaxation techniques, Recreational activities such as hiking, art, or music workshops, and Ceremonies or rituals to promote bonding and closure

How long do veteran retreats last?

The duration of veteran retreats can vary from a weekend to several weeks, depending on the organization and the specific program goals. Most retreats are designed to fit within a short, intensive schedule to accommodate the busy lives of participants.

Do I need to prepare anything before attending a retreat?

Preparation requirements will be communicated by the retreat organizers. Typically, participants are advised to bring personal items necessary for a stay away from home, and they may be given pre-retreat materials to review. It's also common for participants to be asked to reflect on their goals for the retreat.

Is there a cost to attend a veteran retreat?

Many veteran retreats are funded by donations, grants, or government programs and are free for veterans. However, some retreats may have a participation fee. Always check with the organizers about any costs involved and if there are scholarships or financial assistance available.

What kind of support can I expect after the retreat?

Many retreats offer post-retreat support, which can include follow-up therapy sessions, access to a community or network of fellow veterans, and additional resources to help integrate the benefits of the retreat into daily life.

Are veteran retreats confidential?

Yes, the privacy and confidentiality of participants are typically a top priority for retreat organizers. Any sharing of personal information or experiences is done with the consent of the participants, and professional confidentiality standards are upheld in therapy sessions.

Can family members participate in veteran retreats?

Some retreats are designed to include family members as part of the healing process, offering activities and sessions that focus on improving relationships, communication, and mutual understanding. Check with the specific retreat to understand their policy regarding family participation.

How do I find a veteran retreat that’s right for me?

Start by researching organizations that specialize in veteran services. Check their credentials, read testimonials, and understand their program focus. Contact them directly to ask about upcoming retreats, application processes, and any specific requirements or criteria for participation.