Whilst working in cannabis education and retail since the birth of the Missouri industry in 2020, the Taylors witnessed trends arising in patient needs. They realized that integrating cannabis into wellness could happen through many different avenues. The pair sought insight from other healthcare professionals for the sake of rounding out the practice’s ability to provide treatment. Occupational therapist Christine Hayes Picker, OT, OTR/L, who has years of experience in community-based, mental health settings , joined the Soul Fire team in 2022 to share in our mission.
After hours of combing through the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics, Missouri Constitution Article XIV, and the Department of Health and Senior Services website of resources and guidelines, the Taylors came to the conclusion that offering cannabis-assisted counseling was ethical, lawful, and safe; given that certain conditions are met. Soul Fire is committed to providing ethical services, thus this page is a tool in transparency regarding identified ethical, legal, and safety conditions. Clients can also expect these conditions to be reviewed with their practitioner. We know it is not only our mission but also our duty as mental health care providers to provide this cannabis wellness population with our services. Furthermore, we will share with you our mission, values, vision, and guiding principles that serve us in our practice.