Sara Gael, M.A., Harm Reduction Officer, Zendo Project & MAPS

Sara Gael
Harm Reduction Officer, Zendo Project
Study Therapist for MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy Research
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

Sara received her master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. She began working with MAPS in 2012, coordinating psychedelic harm reduction services at festivals and events worldwide with the Zendo Project. She served as the Director of Harm Reduction at MAPS from 2016-2020. Sara continues to train individuals and organizations in psychedelic harm reduction. She is a therapist for the MAPS clinical trials of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD in Boulder. Sara has presented at conferences, universities, and events around the world. She serves as board president at DanceSafe and as the harm reduction advocate on the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review panel. Sara believes that developing a comprehensive understanding of psychedelic medicines through research, therapy, and education is essential for the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the planet.