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our team

We founded Kuya in order to introduce a new model of healing to the world. We call it Transformational Medicine because that’s what it does—it transforms you through healing and empowers you to lead a life that is joyful, exhilarating, and full of purpose in a way it never has been before.

Our medical team is comprised of specialists in psychiatry, neurology, and psychotherapy who are trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy. We work closely with an advisory board of trusted wellness practitioners who have dedicated their careers to transforming the field of medicine.

Dan Engle, MD

Kuya Co-Founder + Medical Director

Dr. Dan leads our team of physicians, therapists, and wellness practitioners. As an Integrative Psychiatrist he is trained in neurology and as a MAPS MDMA-assisted psychotherapist. His healing practice combines functional medicine, integrative psychiatry, neurocognitive restoration, and peak performance methods.

Dr. Dan leads our team of physicians, therapists, and wellness practitioners. As an Integrative Psychiatrist he is trained in neurology and as a MAPS MDMA-assisted psychotherapist. His healing practice combines functional medicine, integrative psychiatry, neurocognitive restoration, and peak performance methods. He is an authority in the treatment of concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and the author of the Concussion Repair Manual. His latest book, A Dose of Hope, is the go-to resource in the arena of MDMA-supported psychotherapy.

He has created a number of successful therapeutic programs including Freedom From Meds, a tool kit that aids in the transition away from psychiatric medication, and the Concussion Repair Protocol, a coaching program that maximizes brain health and cognitive performance.

Dan Engle, MD

Anette Scott, MD

Lead Physician

Dr. Scott is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. Her healing practice combines functional medicine, integrative psychiatry, and Advanced Nutrient Therapy aimed at normalizing brain chemistry.

Dr. Scott is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. Her healing practice combines functional medicine, integrative psychiatry, and Advanced Nutrient Therapy aimed at normalizing brain chemistry. She joined Kuya with the goal of transforming not only her patients, but also psychiatry by focusing on the root causes of illness, evaluating the whole person, and creating treatments based on each patient’s unique needs.

Anette Scott, MD

medical advisory team

Craig Koniver, MD

Craig Koniver, MD

Dr. Craig Koniver is the founder of Koniver Wellness and has been practicing performance medicine for over 18 years. Not satisfied with the disease-based model of modern medicine, Dr. Koniver seeks to help his clients optimize their health and performance through time-tested nutrient- and science-driven protocols that are the cutting edge of medicine. Dr. Koniver founded and created the patent pending FastVitaminIV and re-engineered the NAD+ IV protocols, now called Brain Refuel. Dr. Koniver’s client list includes Navy SEALs, NFL players, PGA golfers, UFC fighters, Hall of Fame NHL players, world-class professional athletes, Fortune 100 Executives, US Congresspersons, well-known celebrities, and TV personalities.

Dan Stickler, MD

Dan Stickler, MD

Dr. Daniel Stickler is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Apeiron Center for Human Potential and Chief Science Officer for Apeiron Academy. He is the visionary pioneer behind systems-based precision lifestyle medicine, a new paradigm that redefines medicine from the symptoms-based disease model to one of limitless peak performance in all aspects of life. Dr. Stickler is the Medical Director for Neurohacker Collective, a guest lecturer at Stanford University on Epigenetics in Clinical Practice, a physician to high-performing executives and entrepreneurs who want to upgrade their current state, and an author, speaker, blogger, and podcaster.

a note from our co-founder

Kuya means love.

I see a population that is largely suffering. I hear the mundane hum from stories of lives lived with unquenched desires, with wholeness never achieved, without purpose, and therefore without fulfillment. I see so many dreaming of better with no map or support to get there. I see a culture that is lost.

Yet I continue to see a vision of a better tomorrow. A future civilization of harmony where we feel a deep sense of belonging. Where we are in right relation with each other, with all living things, and with our planet.

This vision flows from the thread of a prayer that’s weaving a tapestry of life in the future. Our future relatives speak of the world we dream might exist. And they beckon us to take right action and make effective choices towards that future.

Kuya is a cog in that dream—a symbol of hope and inspiration to those who are suffering in desperation and to those reeled in by the curiosity of what lies on the other side of their own transformation.

What happens when we step through the veil of the organized structures we’ve constructed as our reality? The endpoints may look different for each; however, past the liminal lies wonder and awe, deep gratitude, and overwhelming love.

I invite you to share that dream. I invite you to collaborate in hope.

Kuya means love.

So please, join us, come claim a life you love.

Guenter Bergmann
Kuya Co-Founder + CEO

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