Pre Ayahuasca Counseling


This service is intended primarily for people who have yet to experience ayahuasca, but have made the decision to take it as a form of treatment.  Pre Ayahuasca Counseling is an opportunity to speak to someone with experience not only with ayahuasca but also counseling, therapy, and the study of consciousness.  Do you have questions about:

  • Interactions with pharmaceutical medications?
  • Effectiveness for certain afflictions and conditions?
  • Preparatory diet, actions, mentality?
  • Navigation techniques and methods?
  • Ceremony etiquette?
  • The role of the curandero?
  • Traveling to South America?

Most questions can be answered in just one session, but more than providing answers to questions, pre ayahuasca counseling is a way to feel safe and secure in your decision to embark on the mysterious path of ayahuasca and the plant medicine tradition of the Amazon.  Putting your faith and trust into the process is important, and by speaking to an experienced counselor you can ensure that you are taking the proper precautions and can go into the experience with the confidence to let go of self limiting factors so that the optimal healing experience can be achieved.


Carlos is the founder and program director of the Ayahuasca Foundation. He has lived in Iquitos, Peru, since 2004, when he began studying the ayahuasca healing traditions of the Amazon rainforest.  After living with his first teacher, don Juan, for four years, he conceived the Ayahuasca Foundation and in 2009 made it a reality.  Since then, he has organized over one hundred retreats and courses for over one thousand people from all over the world.  As a retreat and course facilitator, he observed and learned a tremendous amount about preparation and methods to optimize the healing experience. He offers his insights to increase the potential benefit for anyone considering a retreat or ayahuasca experience.

Sessions cost $75 for post ayahuasca counseling sessions with Carlos.  Each session is 45 minutes and is held using Zoom (also available: skype, messenger, or whatsapp).  It doesn’t matter where you are located except that you do need a reliable internet connection.  Sessions are in english.  Payment must be made prior to each session.
NOTE: For participants of Ayahuasca Foundation programs, one session is free prior to attending the retreat.

If you would like to schedule a counseling session with Carlos, please fill out the form below.  Make sure you enter the correct email address as he will be responding to the form using that email address.  More information like the date and time for the session as well as payment instructions will be provided in that response.

NOTE: You must give at least 24 hours notice to cancel a session or you will lose that session.