Dr. John Álvarez de Lorenzana is a a certified psychedelic-assisted therapist working at the intersection between medicine, meditation and men’s mental health. He is a clinical assistant professor at the UBC faculty of medicine and maintains a private practice as a registered clinical counsellor and certified group psychotherapist.
His clinical counselling practice specializes in supporting men searching for transformation and meaning. He addresses concerns such as anger, break-ups, burnout, stress and addiction. Learn more about his credentials below.
Prior to his medical career Dr. John completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He conducted + authored original research on the effects of Mindfulness Meditation in mental health providers as part of his graduate thesis. In addition he completed his certification in Group Psychotherapy and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC.
Ren manages the centre and facilitates groups as a Kundalini Insight teacher. Her groups provide a transformational container for people to access their true power and release the trapped emotion holding them back. Skillful at holding space to navigate and explore grief, deep-seated rage, intimacy blocks and fear, Ren makes deep work as artful and enjoyable as humanly possible.
Ren has taken a break from teaching at the moment and will be returning to teach men and couples in the fall.