Institute for Novel Therapeutics

We integrate the most regenerative of Western medicine with the profound consciousness of psychedelics and wisdom of indigenous healing into a new paradigm of holistic mental healthcare.

Our Universal Values

Universal values guide our every intention at every moment, from the words we speak to the actions we take, small and large.


a sound sense of self-worth, strong connection with one's identity


love in action, caring for others who are suffering, creator of peace


inclusion into a society in which all can participate and thrive

What we're about

Roots to Harmony is committed to revolutionizing mental healthcare by integrating evidence-based treatments through advanced therapeutics, applied neuroscience, and the conscious use of psychedelics. Our approach champions the synergy between traditional Western medicine and psychedelic healing practices, crafting integrated pathways to wellness that cater to individuals with mental illness and addiction. Dedicated to serving BIPOC communities, veterans, and first responders, we ensure access to innovative mental health solutions and compassionate facilitators who reflect the diversity and experiences of those we serve. In partnership with leading biotech companies, we actively participate in clinical trials designed to foster a diverse participant base, aiming to enhance access to quality mental health services with qualified practitioners. By embracing a holistic approach that values the convergence of cutting-edge science, traditional healing practices, and the rich tapestry of human diversity, Roots to Harmony is on a mission to ensure mental wellness is within reach for everyone, everywhere.

What we offer

Roots to Harmony is dedicated to providing a holistic and personalized approach to mental health care. It combines these novel and evidence-based services to meet the diverse needs of its patients/clients and help them on their journey toward healing and balance:

MDMA-Assisted Therapy

A groundbreaking treatment approach pioneered by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) that combines the therapeutic use of MDMA with facilitation to treat PTSD and other stress-related disorders. This method has shown remarkable effectiveness in clinical trials and is supported by integration sessions to help patients/clients process their experiences. We anticipate FDA approval for clinical use August 2024.

Peer Support

We offer psychedelic peer support services to provide an invaluable space for individuals to explore their consciousness and navigate the transformative experiences facilitated by psychedelics. Guided by compassionate, knowledgeable peers who are well-versed in the complexities of psychedelic states, we offer a non-judgmental environment that fosters understanding


Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy is a treatment for depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. By delivering specific light wavelengths directly to the brain, PBM stimulates cellular repair and boosts energy production, promoting mental health and cognitive function. This non-invasive therapy offers a promising alternative to traditional treatments, enhancing brain health by reducing inflammation and encouraging neuroplasticity.

Neurofeedback Therapy

Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) neurofeedback is a cutting-edge therapy that uses real-time brain activity displays for self-regulation training. It measures scalp electrical patterns to give immediate feedback on brainwave states, allowing users to adjust them for better cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. Effective for various neurological and psychological conditions, QEEG neurofeedback improves focus, mood, and anxiety by promoting beneficial brainwave activity changes.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Facilitation

IFS is a transformative, evidence-based modality that promotes healing by recognizing and addressing multiple sub-personalities or families within each individual’s mental system. It focuses on healing wounded parts and restoring mental balance by fostering the development of self-leadership.

Mindfulness and Meditation Training

Programs designed to teach clients how to be present and engaged in the moment, reducing stress and improving mental clarity through the practice of mindfulness and meditation.

Stress Management Programs

Designed to help individuals develop effective coping mechanisms to manage stress and improve resilience. These programs may include techniques such as relaxation training, time management, and lifestyle changes.

Trauma-Informed Care

An approach that recognizes and responds to the effects of all types of trauma, emphasizing physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors.

Clinical Research

We collaborate closely with researchers, ensuring a broad spectrum of participants in studies, recognizing the critical importance of diverse representation for the validity and applicability of research findings. Our mission is to bridge the gap between science and diverse communities, ensuring that research outcomes benefit all segments of society equally. Through our efforts, Root to Harmony is not only contributing to more inclusive research practices but also paving the way for medical discoveries that are truly reflective of our diverse population. Join us in our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity in the realm of clinical research, for a healthier, more harmonious world.

Who we are

Dr. Darron Smith

Darron's area of research and teaching centers around inequalities in the health care delivery system. Social factors like race and class-based discrimination often give rise to the formation of disease. Stress is the main culprit. More specifically, his research examines systemic domination of one group over the another and the consequences for well-being. In addition, he has taught sociology courses on race, ethnicity and gender in US society at three different universities. He has also taught in PA education and chaired the development of a new program. In addition, he's published in the fields of health services research, sports & race, black masculinity & health, religious studies, especially regarding blacks in Mormonism.

Dr. Monnica Williams

Dr. Monnica T. Williams is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Ottawa, in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities. She is also the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinics in Connecticut and Ottawa,Dr. Williams' research focuses on BIPOC mental health, culture, and psychopathology, and she has published over 200 scientific articles on these topics. Current projects include the assessment of race-based trauma, barriers to treatment in OCD, improving cultural competence in the delivery of mental health care services, and interventions to reduce racism. This includes her work as a PI in a multisite study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD for people of color.

Tasha Sabino

Tasha Sabino, PA-C, is an esteemed Physician Assistant and an Associate Program Director at the University of Washington's MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program. In her capacity as Associate Program Director, Sabino oversees the curriculum development process, ensuring that the program remains at the forefront of medical education by incorporating the latest clinical practices and educational strategies. Sabino's dedication to excellence in education, combined with her clinical expertise, make her a vital asset to the MEDEX program and to the University of Washington. Her efforts not only enrich the educational journey of her students but also contribute to the broader goal of enhancing healthcare delivery.

Solana Booth

Solana is developing a “Re-Cover Me In Wellness Center” for indigenous healing and integration. She is the founder of Advocates of Sacred, providing indigenous healing modalities. She promotes Native American and Alaska Native traditional teachings by being a Traditional Canoe Family Skipper, Speaker/Doer of Ancient Knowings, hunter & gatherer, traditional medicine keeper, Family Violence and Recovery Specialist, Generational Brain-spotting Practitioner, Somatic Archeology Practitioner, and Plant Medicine and Lactation Educator. Additionally, she utilizes Traditional Ceremonies, Traditional Art, First Foods, Birth and Death work, Storytelling or First Narratives.

Neil Takemoto

Neil has stewarded regenerative community development for 30 years, supporting sovereign cultures and places designed, governed and owned by the people, for the people. He is a board director of Advocates of Sacred for indigenous wellness, and partner of the Re-Cover Me in Wellness Center, a center for indigenous wellness and integration. He is a facilitator at the Healing & Reconciliation Institute (indigenous peacemaking), and an architect of regenerative systems, including self organization, partnership culture, gentle action, regenerative economies, He develops entheogenic-informed systems, places and communities that integrate indigenous values with regenerative contemporary practices.


In a Phase 3 clinical trail conducted by MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies): After 18 weeks, 67% of participants in the MDMA group no longer met diagnostic criteria for PTSD, compared with 32% of participants in the placebo group.

In a Phase 2 clinical trial conducted by MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), 86.5% of participants with severe PTSD demonstrated significant improvement in symptoms after receiving MDMA-assisted therapy for 18 weeks, and 71.2% of them no longer met the PTSD diagnostic criteria.

A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that MDMA can be an effective treatment for PTSD, with 67% of patients showing a significant reduction in symptoms after just three sessions.

A study published in The National Library of Medicine found that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy was associated with significant reductions in depression symptoms in patients with chronic PTSD.

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