Monica Ramunda is a highly experienced mental health professional with over 30 years of experience in the field. For the past 23 years, she has successfully run her own private practices, Rocky Mountain Counseling Services and Lighthouse Counseling Services. Monica's commitment to helping others extends beyond traditional therapy, as she is a trained Ketamine Assisted Therapist with Fluence and one of the First Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapists trained through IPI.
With a profound passion for transforming lives through the power of psychedelics, Monica aspires to inspire women to find their passion and happiness during their second chapter in their life and beyond. She firmly believes in lifelong learning and draws inspiration from nature, animals, and her extensive travel experiences. Monica's admiration for Grandma Moses, who began painting at age 78 and achieved great recognition, resonates with her own journey and her desire to make a meaningful impact later in life (She shares the same birthday).
Having spent over a year as a tour guide in South America, Monica led numerous tours in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. During this time, she had the privilege of guiding guests to sacred sites such as the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, the Amazon rainforest, Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Immersed in the beautiful traditions of the indigenous people of Peru, Monica witnessed their ceremonies and experienced the rich heritage of the native indigenous tribes, particularly developing a profound love for Peru and the Quechua people and culture. Drawing from her background as a tour guide and her firsthand experience of native traditions and rituals, Monica now integrates these elements into her retreats.
Monica's retreats are a culmination of her passion for travel, her appreciation for native traditions, and her therapeutic expertise in helping individuals gain insight and breakthroughs in their lives. By incorporating psychedelics into the retreat experience, Monica offers a unique opportunity for profound personal growth and transformation. Through her own journey into middle age, Monica has discovered inspiration, wisdom, and contentment, finding new purpose as her children have transitioned into adulthood. She embraces this phase of life as a time of renaissance and relishes the chance to share her knowledge and experiences with others, guiding them towards their own inner fulfillment and joy.