Jan. 6, 2017
Michael Mithoefer, M.D., is a psychiatrist practicing in Charleston, SC, where he divides his time between clinical research and outpatient clinical practice specializing in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with an emphasis on experiential methods of psychotherapy. He is a Grof-certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator and is trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems Therapy. He and his wife, Annie Mithoefer, recently completed a MAPS-sponsored Phase II clinical trial testing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. A paper about their study was published in July 2010 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. They are currently conducting a second trial with veterans who have PTSD resulting from service in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as psychotherapy training programs for MAPS researchers. Dr. Mithoefer is the medical monitor for MAPS-sponsored clinical trials in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and Colorado. Before going into psychiatry in 1995 he practiced emergency medicine for ten years, served as medical director of the Charleston County and Georgetown County Emergency Departments, and has held clinical faculty positions at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently board certified in Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Ray Worthy, M.D., Ph.D., is clinical psychologist and psychiatrist trained at the California Institute for Integrative Studies in San Francisco CA, integrating Western psychology and Eastern philosophies. Dr. Worthy spent then last 10 years integrating Western allopathic medicine with transpersonal psychology while studying at Tulane School of Medicine. Dr. Worthy completed his psychiatry residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he met Dr. Mithoefer. Shari Taylor is a somatic therapist practicing in New Orleans, LA. She uses meditation, mindfulness exercises, yoga inspired movement, and talk therapy to help clients understand the connection between the mind and body.Dr. Taylor holds a PhD in Psychology from NCU, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama, and a Post-Master’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison specializing in the field of child/adolescent psychology. She is a Registered Yoga Therapist and teaches yoga both privately and in a class setting.