Gail Serruya, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Voyage Healing, is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience in multiple therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), hypnosis, and IFS (internal family systems). In addition to being empathic and collaborative, Dr. Serruya listens closely to her patients, as they are the true experts on their experience. Dr. Serruya is fascinated and inspired by the human capacity to grow toward health and healing under the right conditions.
Dr. Serruya completed her residency at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania and did a fellowship year with Dr. Aaron Beck, specializing in CBT for psychosis. She has vast experience treating anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and many other mental health conditions.
Dr. Serruya has taken multiple courses on ketamine, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), and psychedelic medicine through leading institutes like PRATI (Psychedelic Research and Training Institute), Healing Realms, Polaris, ASKP3 (American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists & Practitioners), Fluence, the Ketamine Training Center, and SoundMind of Philadelphia. In addition, she currently serves on the ASKP3 Therapist Advisory Panel Committee and is excited to continue her training at the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research through the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2022/2023.
Courtney Gable, a counselor at Voyage Healing, holds a Master’s Degree in clinical-counseling psychology and is NCC-certified (pre-licensed). Her therapeutic approach blends mindfulness, person-centered, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). In addition, she is a certified yoga therapist, a registered experienced yoga teacher with The Yoga Alliance (E-RYT), a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), and is trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Upon request, Courtney is happy to integrate postural yoga and/or breathwork into the therapeutic process.
Courtney’s inclusive work focuses on helping people to feel seen and valued for who they are, wherever they are; those struggling with chronic pain, depression, and anxiety; women’s issues; as well as body neutrality and Health At Every Size (HAES) – all with mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance.
Before delving into her clinical career, Courtney was a teacher, program creator, presenter, award-winning business leader, and consultant for private individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses.
Courtney has taken multiple courses on psychedelics, ketamine, and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), through Voyage Healing in Philadelphia, Fluence, and the Psychedelic Support Network.
Eliot Klein, MA, MT-BC, is a music therapist and counselor, focusing on aesthetic experiences as gateways for healing and growth. His trauma-informed approach emphasizes supported expression and the inner creative life as sources of strength and connection. He received a dual master’s degree in Music Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University in 2019 and was granted the Dean’s Clinical Service Award for work with underserved members of the community, pointing to the cultural humility and empathy central to his therapeutic work.
While at Drexel, he developed a strong interest in the overlaps between psychedelic therapies and music therapy as powerful treatments for encouraging peak experiences and processing emotions, memories, thought patterns, and trauma. Music is an important part of the psychedelic experience, and Eliot can work fluently with this element in addition to traditional psychotherapeutic exchanges.
Since 2019, Eliot has worked primarily with individuals in crisis, facilitating groups and individual sessions at the Horsham Clinic. He has received training in psychedelic therapy from SoundMind Center and Voyage Healing and is currently receiving supervision toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Kelly Sweeney, MS, LPC, is a senior therapist at Voyage Healing, specializing in working with emotional pain, traumatic experiences, or being stuck in self-defeating patterns that can make life and relationships feel hard or even unbearable.
She believes that growth and healing are possible with hard work and effective support. “I strive to offer that support by creating a safe, non-judgmental environment in which we can collaboratively explore areas where you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or powerless. With awareness, embodied presence, curiosity, and even humor, we will work toward personal growth, self-acceptance, and developing the capacity to take actions toward living a more empowered, authentic, meaningful daily life.”
Kelly also has significant training and experience treating eating disorders and body image issues. Her therapy approach incorporates experiential somatic learning, HAES principles, and evidenced-based practices such as DBT, ACT, and EMDR. In addition to more traditional psychotherapy approaches, Kelly integrates principles and practices from her extensive training in yoga, the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education (sensorimotor learning), and hypnosis.
Kelly believes that ketamine and psychedelics may open new avenues for healing. She has trained at Voyage Healing, PRATI, and fluence to develop expertise in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.
Kait McDermott, nurse practitioner at Voyage Healing, is a board-certified adult acute care nurse practitioner (AG-ACNP), CCRN. She is pursuing her psychiatric mental health NP certification (graduating in August 2023) and is committed to treating patients holistically. A strong advocate for the LGBTQIA+ population, Kait is particularly interested in serving marginalized communities and patients in need of trauma-focused care, as well as those coping with chronic depression, anxiety, grief and burnout.
She obtained her BSN from Villanova University and her MSN in Adult Acute Care at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. As a critical care nurse, Kait spent several years in neurological and medical ICUs, before working in hospice medicine and palliative care. She currently works as a Hospice Nurse Practitioner. She has also served as a forensic nurse specializing in sexual assault.
Kait studied in The Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research program at California Institute of Integral Studies. She also received training in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at Voyage Healing Philadelphia. She is interested in art and music therapy in psychedelic spaces and plans to be certified as a breath work facilitator.