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Dr. Laurie Maddox

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Psychedelic Integration Therapist (MAPS).

“Journeys bring power and love back into you. If you can’t go somewhere, move in the passageways of the self. They are like shafts of light, always changing, and you change when you explore them.”  – Rumi

My spiritual journey began when I was very young and began to question the nature of thought and consciousness.  In 2008, I became certified as a clinical hypnotherapist and began integrating hypnotherapy and the use of altered states of consciousness into my counseling practice as a treatment tool.  I later pursued formal study in consciousness as a graduate student delving deeper into Jungian archetypal psychology and ideas related to the collective unconscious and self-actualization.  My graduate training is in the related specialties of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Analytic Psychology, and I obtained my degree in 2016 from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara CA. My current integration of Buddhist eastern philosophy as a means to emotional contentment rounds out my journey for spiritual and psychological approaches to healing and recovery from trauma and addiction.  Using this framework, I employ principles of mindfulness, pure presence, and attuned body-centered awareness into my work with clients, and draw from transpersonal, somatic, existential, Jungian and psychoanalytic approaches.

My view of healing and wholeness is grounded in awareness of our spiritual nature and need for connection with others and with source/universal consciousness for unlimited love, ecstasy, potentiality and authentic living. I believe that one can move from feelings of shame to greater self-compassion, forgiveness, and self-love when living in alignment with one’s truth, values and life purpose.

Near and dear to my heart is working with entheogens/psychoactive plant medicines as a beautiful compliment to psychotherapy. The wisdom that ayahuasca activates is the flowering of our natural intelligence to catalyze healing and growth by getting to the root of our psychological problems, brought forward by bringing unconscious content into awareness. When we deepen and stabilize awareness of mind, we are able to get in touch with our deepest desires, essential creativity and truest expressions of self. This knowledge gives us greater wisdom to solve the more complex problems of our life-world, and to see our contribution to the whole of humanity as a collective, shared responsibility. Traditional shamanic practices combined with sacred plant medicines offer an effective adjunct to modern psychoanalysis and accelerated healing of long-standing emotional traumas.

My preparation includes a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and certifications as a Clinical Trauma Professional, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Licensed Psychotherapist, and Qualified Clinical Supervisor in Florida.  I was recently added as a Psychedelic Integration Therapist with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) www.maps.org.

I am interested in research related to aspects of mind/mental tendencies, transformations in consciousness, and the numinous experience.  In 2018, I attended the Science of Consciousness Conference in Tuscon, AZ and met philosophers Deepak Chopra and David Chalmers.  In 2019 I saw Eckhart Tolle speak on the sprouting seed of human transcendent consciousness, expressed as a move away from the trance of egoic consciousness.

In 2018, I was blessed to come to Soulquest and to be introduced to the healing power of ayahuasca. I joined the Soulquest team as an Integration Therapist and began facilitating post-ceremony integration groups for retreat members.  My private practice office is located near downtown Orlando in the residential neighborhood of College Park.  I offer in-person and online counseling through Zoom video or Skype.  Online counseling is for those who prefer remote psychotherapy sessions due to time or schedule constraints and for members/clients who live outside of the Orlando area. I also recently started online Integration Groups for clients wanting to integrate and share their psychedelic journeys and insights in a confidential, supportive forum.  www.drlauriemaddox.com

In 2019 I started the Orlando Psychedelic Society—Orlando’s first psychedelic social network. www.ops-usa.orgOrlando Psychedelic Society [OPS] is a community of people interested in the exploration of sacred plant medicines for psychological healing, spiritual growth, and/or the expansion of consciousness. OPS offers members a safe space to meet and talk about their experiences with non-ordinary states of consciousness, and provides education about harm reduction and current research in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapies.

Events with Dr. Laurie Maddox

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony March 5-7 With Arkawa Medicine Musician from Colombia
March 5, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

Spring Equinox 3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony March 19-21 with Musicians Matt & Kat
March 19, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony March 26-28
March 26, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony April 9-11 With Arkawa Medicine Musician from Colombia
April 9, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony April 16-18 with Music Medicine Man Misk'i Takiy
April 16, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

Earth Day Extended 4 day 3 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony April 22-25 with Music Medicine Man Misk'i Takiy
April 22, 2021

Thank you so much for considering a weekend retreat with us! We are honored to do this sacred work and feel blessed that you are looking to have your journey at our facility in Orlando! Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony May 7-9 With Arkawa Medicine Musician from Colombia
May 7, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony May 14-16
May 14, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

Sacred Female Ayahuasca Ceremony May 21-22
May 21, 2021

In a unique opportunity to let go of what is dormant and bring in the new vibrant energies of the moment, let’s hold hearts with our sisters, mothers, and daughters. Let’s hold hands with the Earth, the Moon, the Sun, and most importantly with Ourselves. It is not so much a restricting of the masculine energies as it is a building up, a restoring of the sacred bonds of sisterhood and the Divine Feminine. The chance to acknowledge and feed the sovereignty and divinity resting in each Goddess on this Earth. This includes a balancing of the Divine Masculine and Divine…

Sacred Female Ayahuasca Ceremony May 21-22 Copy
May 21, 2021

In a unique opportunity to let go of what is dormant and bring in the new vibrant energies of the moment, let’s hold hearts with our sisters, mothers, and daughters. Let’s hold hands with the Earth, the Moon, the Sun, and most importantly with Ourselves. It is not so much a restricting of the masculine energies as it is a building up, a restoring of the sacred bonds of sisterhood and the Divine Feminine. The chance to acknowledge and feed the sovereignty and divinity resting in each Goddess on this Earth. This includes a balancing of the Divine Masculine and Divine…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony May 28-30
May 28, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony June 4-6 With Arkawa Medicine Musician from Colombia
June 4, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony June 18-20
June 18, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony June 25-27
June 25, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony July 9-11
July 9, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

Full Moon 3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony July 23-25
July 23, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony July 30 - Aug 1
July 30, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Aug 6-8 With Arkawa Medicine Musician from Colombia
August 6, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Aug 13-15
August 13, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Aug 27-29
August 27, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Sept 10-12 With Arkawa Medicine Musician from Colombia
September 10, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Sept 17-19
September 17, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…

3 day 2 Night Ayahuasca Ceremony Sept 24-26
September 24, 2021

Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth is a spiritual learning and healing center focused on providing the community with service, education, spiritual fellowship, healing practices, and guidance.  Our neo-shamanic church blends shamanic traditions from the amazon with our western culture. We embrace all paths of a free responsible search for truth and spiritual meaning and believe that each person is a unique & individual expression of the Great Source of Life and that each person is sacred and worthy of love. We believe in the rights of Mother Earth, and in protecting the practice of Mother Earth-based South Native American…