Dedicated to providing the highest level of comfort, care, and safety to patients seeking treatment for refractory major depression, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, and more through medically approved psychedelics.
COVID Safe Practice:
We are committed to your safety. We follow all federal and state guidelines and recommendations. All of our clinical staff have been fully vaccinated for COVID; mask wearing by staff is mandatory; each room has its own medical grade HEPA filter; the rooms and all contact surfaces are thoroughly cleaned between patients.
“Recent data suggest that ketamine, given intravenously, might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades.”
Thomas Insel, Former Director
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
Ketamine is an effective treatment for many difficult conditions including depression and chronic pain.
Ketamine, one of the most widely used medications in the world, has traditionally been used for anesthesia. Research has shown that low dose ketamine is highly effective in treating refractory depression and chronic pain. Even in cases of severe depression unresponsive to other medical treatment, ketamine infusions are effective for about ⅔ of patients. Unlike many other conventional therapies, people can have profound relief from their symptoms within hours of ketamine treatment. In addition to depression ketamine treats bipolar disorder, chronic pain, PTSD, addiction and more.
Begin Your Path to a Happier and Healthier Life
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a better life. Once you have contacted us through the website or by phone, you will be called by one of our staff. This is an opportunity to ask questions about ketamine and to help you decide if it is the right treatment for you. There is no charge for this consultation.
When you are ready, we can schedule an appointment with Dr. Stewart or Dr. Anderson for a complete history and physical examination. This gives us a chance to see if there are any medical issues or medications that might be of concern and you’re able to meet your physician-guide.
Once your first session is scheduled, you will receive information on how to put yourself into the right mindset before the session. We will also go over setting intentions for your treatment. Setting intentions is about providing some language and foundation for why you sought out this therapy and what you are hoping to gain from it.
After arriving, we will get you settled into a recliner in one of the private treatment rooms. Your physician will go over the plan and answer any questions you may have while one of our excellent technicians places your IV and checks your vital signs. When you are ready, your eye mask and noise cancelling headphones will be placed.
The experience is dependent on the dose and the patient. It is most commonly described as a pleasurable, dreamlike state. There may be new perspectives and often deep and meaningful insights. Often patients will feel a sense of distance from the body and sense of self, replaced by an experience of connection with something larger – an expansion of the boundary of conscious awareness that can be a powerful and positive transformative experience.
After the infusion is complete, we will sit with you until you are fully recovered. During that time we can discuss your experience and begin the integrative process. We do recommend working with your therapist for further integration in the days and weeks that follow the treatment.