Shannon Carlin, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Chief of Therapy Training and Supervision
Shannon Carlin, M.A., L.M.F.T., is the Chief of Therapy Training and Supervision at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. As the Chief of Training and Supervision, Shannon leads the development and implementation of clinical training and supervision programs that prepare clinicians and counselors to deliver MDMA-assisted therapy in approved clinical settings around the world. Shannon started working with MAPS in 2011 before joining MAPS PBC in 2016.
In her dedication to supporting people through growth and healing, Shannon has served as a co-therapist on MAPS-sponsored Phase 2 trials researching MDMA-assisted therapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness and MDMA-assisted therapy for severe PTSD. She currently works with clients through the California Center for Psychedelic Therapy, delivering transpersonal approaches, psychedelic integration, and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Shannon’s direct clinical work continues to inform her role at MAPS PBC and the MDMA Therapy Training Program.
Shannon’s previous professional experience includes the development of community programs delivering resources, services, training, and support for healthy living, life skills, employment, and positive youth development. Her work has served adults with schizophrenia, bipolar, and substance use disorder, families and youth in low-income residential settings, and high school students learning about moderation management of drug and alcohol use. Shannon is passionate about addressing homelessness, she has volunteered with housing projects and shelters and completed a farm internship with the Homeless Garden Project.
Shannon received her master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. An adventurer at heart, Shannon can be found in nature, backpacking, running, and dancing. She celebrates and cultivates relationship and community and is passionate about life, love, and thriving.