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Linnea Butler, LMFT

Linnea Butler, LMFT


Work Experience

Areas of Focus:

Past Roles:


- Trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD

- Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, BPD

- DBT and Sensorimotor Therapy

- Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

- Parts work

- Psychedelic Integration

- Depth psychotherapy

- Adjunct Professor

- Outpatient Program Manager

- BioTech Marketing Executive

- Research Scientist

- Certificate in MDMA-AT from MAPS

- Certificate in Ketamine Assisted

   Psychotheraopy from Polaris

- Certified Professional in DBT

- M.A. in Counseling Psychology

- M.S. in Molecular Biology

- B.S. in Biology

Hi, I'm Linnea       LMFT (83313)

Hi, I’m Linnea Butler. I founded Bay Area Mental Health with a vision of bringing together outstanding and passionate therapists to help people who have been through an extreme experience such as childhood trauma leading to PTSD and Complex PTSD, or debilitating depression or anxiety, to calm their intense emotions and build a life worth living well.

We take on tough problems and are dedicated to facilitating change. We provide high-end services to help you heal your deepest pain.

Once upon a time, I was a genetics researcher working in Big Pharma and later a marketing executive in biotech. I found the research and technology lifestyle unfulfilling, and I felt disconnected from what mattered to me most – people. I wanted to be “in it,” not watching from a research lab or a board room. I am also one of our therapists (LMFT #83313).

Most of us think of mental illness in terms of severe disabilities including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar I disorder, and so many other heartbreaking and disabling disorders. These are very serious conditions, and I have spent years treating them.

I have watched people I love suffer from other mental illnesses – depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship problems. People with these problems suffer profoundly and in agonizing silence. They don’t talk, and no one wants to know. They try to show a calm surface, but their lives literally and routinely fall apart from these conditions.

We want to know and we can help.




"For Linnea Butler, founder of Bay Area Mental Health, her background as a research scientist led her to question the potential of ketamine, but when faced with depression and burnout, her entry into the psychedelic world led her to a life-changing recovery."

“Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is done with sublingual or intramuscular (IM) ketamine,” Butler said. The therapy uses the dissociative state to facilitate delving into “extremely painful issues that clients can’t tolerate without the ketamine,” she added. “It gives them an ‘emotional skin’ of sorts.”"

Podcast Interviews:

The Mental Balance Podcast: Burnout in Silicon Valley

Goddess Rising Podcast: Healing from PTSD

Evolvepreneur After Hours:
Adapt or Die

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