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Alessandra is based in Kalamazoo, MI, unceded territory of the Potawatomi people. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, original territory of the Tupi Guarani, her identity is multifaceted by  Indigenous, West African, and European ancestry. Her clinical approach and facilitation offerings center relational dynamics rooted in restorative justice, trauma informed care, and the expressive arts. Alessandra is the Founder and Creative Director of the Chrysalis Institute, whose mission is to expand the spectrum of opportunities available to emerging BI&POC artists by supporting self-exploration, self-care, and contemplative practices.

She is at home in group & retreat environments and values crafting experiences that are both engaging and restorative. She serves the Retreat Center Collaboration (RCC) as a listening circle facilitator for BI&POC individuals working in the retreat center industry.

A graduate of the Center for Psychedelic Studies and Research at the California Institute of Integral Sciences, she currently serves Naropa University as a cohort leader for the Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy certificate program. She is a member of the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association and is deeply passionate about psychedelic preparation, ceremonial practices, and psychedelic integration care.


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