Welcome to the Institute for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies & Healing (IPATH), where we are dedicated to pioneering new frontiers in mental health care through the delivery of evidence-driven psychedelic-assisted therapies in a tranquil, safe and medically-supervised setting.
Located within the Kennedy Medical Centre, a 20,000 sq. ft. integrated health and wellness facility, IPATH prioritizes safety, confidentiality, and a holistic approach to care. Our state-of-the-art facility provides a safe and nurturing environment for clients to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Our comprehensive treatment plans combine psychedelic-assisted therapies with evidence-based therapeutic modalities to create a holistic approach that addresses the mind, body, and spirit.
At IPATH, our services help individuals heal from a variety of mental health challenges, including:
Our multidisciplinary team of experienced and compassionate clinicians, therapists, and support staff are deeply passionate about empowering our clients to achieve lasting transformation and improved mental health outcomes.
Our current service offerings include:
Dr. Akhtar is a staff family physician with the Toronto Western Family Health Team and the inaugural Clinical Director at IPATH. She has special interest and training in psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. She is a Clinician Researcher at UHN, Canada's largest research hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Akhtar holds a Masters of Health Science in Bioethics with research interests spanning across clinical bioethics, post-graduate education, and faculty development in psychedelic therapeutics.
Dr. Verbora earned an MBA from the Odette School of Business and an M.D. from the Schulich School of Medicine at Western University, before entering Family Practice residency at the University of Toronto. He has a practice designation in pain management and focuses on healing chronic illness with cannabinoid therapy and psychedelic medicine. Previously, he served as medical director for Canabo Medical Corp, which operates >20 medical cannabis clinics across Canada, as well as Chief Medical Officer of Aleafia Health. He is the former medical director of Field Trip Health, where he helped develop a global brand in psychedelic therapy. He has helped train medical staff in all aspects of psychedelic drug delivery & graduated in 2022 with a certificate in psychedelic therapy and research from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has completed psilocybin sessions for patients with end-of-life distress under Health Canada’s SAP program and conducts palliative house visits. He currently serves as a delegate on the Ontario Medical Association.
Gerardo is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Registered Psychotherapist and clinical supervisor specializing in a range of mental health conditions. He has broad experience with more than 18 years of counselling experience in Canada and 5-years in Mexico. Gerardo holds a master’s degree in psychotherapy, postgraduate certification in gestalt therapy, certificates in emotion focused therapy, sex therapy, play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR therapy, brief & narrative therapy, clinical hypnotherapy and natural language processing. He is a long-time yoga and mindfulness practitioner.
Working at the intersections of public, private, non-profit and academic sectors, Dr. Ramchandani’s research and practice have focused on designing, implementing and evaluating interventions aimed at tackling critical global public health challenges, including malaria, tuberculosis, childhood diarrhoea and mental health. Specialized in patient-centred design, facilitating access and scaling health systems innovations, his research has been published in leading journals including the Lancet and the British Medical Journal. He holds faculty positions at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Waterloo, and is a Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Rohit received his Doctorate in Public Health from Johns Hopkins, his MPH from Boston University, and his BSc in Health Studies & Gerontology from the University of Waterloo.
The Institute for Psychedelic Assisted Therapies & Healing is located within the Kennedy Medical Centre, located at:
4A – 2 Kennedy RD S
(currently accepting patients by appointment only)
We are here to support you as you as you explore the possibility of a new treatment option. It is normal to have questions and our compassionate care team is available to assist you in finding the information you need. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
We are available 9 AM to 4 PM EST, Monday to Friday.
If this is an emergency or you are in a life-threatening situation, please go to your nearest emergency department for assistance or call one of the following crisis lines:
Distress Centre of Toronto: 416-408-4357
Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416-929-5200
Assaulted Women’s Help Line: 416-863-0511
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape: 416-597-8808
Suicide and Crisis Hotline (Canada Wide): 1-800-448-3000
Mental Health Crisis Line (Canada Wide): 1-888-893-8333