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Synaptic Institute


Dr. Matthew Hicks (He - Him)

Naturopathic Doctor | ND,MS, CPTR


Synaptic Institute

6536 SE Duke St, #7

Portland, Oregon, 97206 United States

Appointments: In Person Online

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How I work with Clients

I offer an integrative approach to mental health. That means I take the time to listen to what your needs and desires are before rushing to my prescription pad. I often run genetic tests and bloodwork to look for organic causes of mental health challenges. My treatments may include nutritional and lifestyle guidance, herbs, supplements, and medications. See the clinic website for more information.

Treatment Approach

I use motivational interviewing, Buddhist psychology and meditation coaching, as well as other basic counseling skills rooted in the Hakomi tradition. However, I'm happy to collaborate with your therapist. You can expect compassionate, non-judgmental care aimed at holistic optimization of your health.


School: National University of Natural Medicine

Graduated: 2018

Degree: ND and MS

School: University of Missouri, Kansas City

Graduated: 2010

Degree: BA

NPI Number


License or Certificate Naturopathic Doctor, #4202 Oregon

License or Certificate California Institute of Integral Studies - Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research

Date: 2020

Additional Training

Polaris Insight Center Ketamine Training Program

Psychedelic Therapy Certification Institutions
  • CIIS
  • MAPS
Other Psychedelic Therapy Certifications

Synaptic Institute Entheogenic Medicine Training Program

HIPAA Compliant or conform to confidentiality agreement/NDA?


Payment & Insurance

Cost per session

$120.00 - $600.00

Accepted forms of payment
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • PayPal
  • Cash
  • Health Savings Account
Offering financial assistance/scholarship?


Accepting new clients?


  • White Caucasian
Languages spoken
  • English
Political standing
  • Liberal
Religious affiliations
  • Agnostic
  • Buddhist Taoist
  • Spiritual but not religious
Has kids?


Marital status


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