Dr. Zelfand’s Media Page

Dr. Erica Zelfand is the CEO of Right to Heal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empower people on the life-saving techniques that conventional medicine has ignored.

Dr. Zelfand’s training and skill set span the spectrum of both conventional and natural approaches. She treats people of all ages and stages of life, from newborns to those approaching the end of life. Areas of focus within her family practice include: autoimmunity, endocrinology, and integrative mental health. She is deeply committed to patient-centered, root-cause-oriented, nature-honoring approaches to healing.

Dr. Zelfand is also a facilitator of therapeutic psycho-spiritual experiences, and regularly lectures on psychedelic science at medical institutions worldwide. She also trains practitioners in person and online, and is listed in the Portland Business Journal as a psilocybin trailblazer.

Dr. Zelfand loves sharing her knowledge, her reverence for nature, and her zesty sense of humor with her colleagues, her patients and clients, and audiences of all sizes worldwide. She is also a fan of dark chocolate and group hugs. To learn more and connect, please visit www.DrZelfand.com.

Dr. Erica Zelfand specializes in integrative mental health. In addition to treating patients of all ages in her medical practice, she is a psychedelic therapist and ketamine provider. She is also a lead educator in the country’s first licensed psilocybin facilitator school (InnerTrek.org), a mentor, and an acclaimed international speaker. Her work focuses on bridging the gaps between mind, body, and spirit, and interfacing conventional and alternative modalities. Dr. Zelfand is the CEO of Right to Heal (RightToHeal.com), a nonprofit organization committed to empowering individuals in reclaiming their health.

To learn more, please visit DrZelfand.com, or @DrZelfand. 

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Published Writing

Psychedelics Today. July 2023
Ketamine for Depression and Mood Disorders
Townsend Letter. January 2020
Collagen Peptides for Musculoskeletal Health
The American Chiropractor. Feb 2020
Medical Writer & Editor
Allergy Research Group, Nutrition in Focus. Regular contributor
Probiotics to the Rescue: Bouncing Back after Antibiotic Use
Allergy Research Group Educational Supplement. June 2018
Sitting, Not Guiding: The Power of Non-Directive Support
Zelfand E, Crespi T. MAPS Bulletin. Summer 2017. Vol 27, No.2
Improving Ketamine Mileage
Psychedelic.Support. Aug 2019
Psychedelic Science: Spirituality as Medicine
Naturopathic Doctor News and Review. Mar 2017

Podcast & Radio Interviews

This Medicine isn’t for Everyone
Mi Yuyabo Podcast. 06//20/23
Bad Trips Actually Exist
PsychedelicIQ Podcast. 06/23
Psychedelics & Addiction Recovery
Medicine Box. 12/22
Demystifying Psychedelic Medicine
Root Cause Medicine Podcast. 12/22
Ten Laws Podcast with East Forest. 08/21
Tackling Fatigue in New Mothers
The Postpartum Podcast. 7/12/17
Treating the Body as Interconnected
TalktomeGuy Radio. 11/21
Microdosing & Macrodosing for Healing Depression
The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast. 09/22
What Does it All Ketamine?
Narcotica Podcast. 04/20
Allergies & Autoimmune Disease
Thriving Force Podcast. 8/3/15
MDMA for PTSD, with Dr. Erica Zelfand
Integrative Psychiatry Review Podcast. 02/20
Allergies, Autoimmune Diseases, and Autism
The Autism Intensive.
The Microbiome and Healthy Kids
The Fourth Trimester Summit. 11/2016


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Dr. Z’s newest course, and the definitive guide to psychedelic medicine.

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Use of Psilocybin, LSD, and Microdosing in Neurological Conditions
Advanced Applications in Medical Practice Conference. Arizona. May 2022.
Combining SSRIs with Psilocybin
Psychedelic.Support Speaker Series. May 2022
The Mechanisms of Action of Psilocybin
Conference Presentation. Integrative Mental Health Conference. NUNM. December 2021
The Treatment of Addictions Using Psychedelic Medicines
Conference Presentation. Integrative Providers Association. Las Vegas, NV. October 2021
Microdosing Psychedelics
Conference Presentation. Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Fall 2021
A Clinician’s Introduction to Psychedelics
Conference Presentation. Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association
LSD and Psilocybin – The (Known) Mechanisms of Action
Conference Presentation. Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Everything You Wanted to Know About Microdosing Psychedelics
Conference Presentation. New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Testosterone Replacement Therapy: An Integrative Approach
2 Hours. Co-Presented with Paul Thomas, MD. NUNM Medical Grand Rounds
Science + Spirit: Mechanisms of Psychedelic Medicine
1 Hour. Portland Psychedelic Society Annual Conference
Trauma-Informed Medicine: Training for Healthcare Providers
5 Hours. Co-Presented. The Breathe Network
Emotional Freedom Technique Workshop for Healthcare Providers
2 Hours. Association for Naturopathic Revitalization, Hosted by Eclectic Institute
Zendo Project: Psychedelic Harm Reduction
5 Hours. Co-presented with Ryan Beauregard and Timothy Crespi, MA, LPC. Portland, Seattle.
Integrative Approaches to Pain Management
Panel Discussion. Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Medical Assistant Program
Clinical Applications of Entheogenic Medicine
2 Hours. NUNM Medical Grand Rounds
Nutrition for Adrenal, Thyroid, and Reproductive Health
2 Hours. NUNM Life Cycles Course, Masters of Nutrition Program
Entrepreneurship for Doctors
2 Hours. Panel Discussion. NUNM Medical Resident Education
Introduction to Functional Medicine
3 Hours. Columbia University Explorers Club, Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies, Costa Rica
Balancing Primary Care with Integrative Philosophy
1 Hour. NUNM Medical Resident Education

Dr. Zelfand,

Everything you presented blew my mind and I’m so glad I decided to come to your class… I just wanted to say that your workshop was – honestly – an experience that has been in the top 2 or 3 trainings of my life and one that has truly changed my perspective... I can’t thank you enough.

Deepest thanks,

Karen McKibbin, Psy.D.
Executive Director & Licensed Psychologist, Portland Autism Center

Print Interviews

Community Classes & Workshops

How Sugar is Hijacking Your Health and Confusing Your Brain
90-Minute Presentation, Intro to 5-Week Sugar Detox
Too Hot to Handle? The Fever Class
90 Minutes
Optimizing Digestion, Rethinking Reflux, and Kicking Constipation
60-90 Minutes
Vaccination Without Hysteria: for the Mindful Parent
90-120 Minutes
Put Down the Steroids and Treat Eczema
A Calorie is NOT a Calorie: Weight Loss Myths Debunked
90 Minutes
Quit Picking on Eggs! Cholesterol, Nutrition, and Heart Health
60 Minutes

Dr. Zelfand combines a wide knowledge base with a clear love of teaching that translates into a style that is engaging and effective. As a lecturer, she is dynamic and delivers information like a storyteller. In smaller settings she has a natural understanding of group interactions and leads vibrant discussions.

~ Dr. Sunjae Lee,Create Wellness Center,  Seoul, South Korea

Health Empowerment in Developing Countries

These workshops were taught in remote villages affected by poverty, afflicted with high HIV/AIDS rates, and isolated from hospitals and healthcare service centers.

The goal of these classes was to enhance the community members’ working knowledge of basic nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, and first aid to prevent the spread of disease, save lives, and help individuals understand the life or death situations that truly require medical attention.

All of the following programs were researched, developed, and delivered by Dr. Zelfand:

  • CPR, Heimlich Maneuver, and Basic First Aid (3 hours)
  • Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Hygiene for Pregnant Women (1 hours)
  • Attending a Birth and Troubleshooting Obstetric Emergencies (2 hours)
  • Puberty Talk for Adolescent Girls (1.5 hours)
  • Nutrition Foundations & Meal Planning (1 hour)
  • Hygiene & Sanitation for Disease Prevention (1 hour)

To ensure the continuation of health education, Dr. Zelfand trained local NGO workers as well as local empowerment volunteers in all course material before departing each region.


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