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Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine at Menlo Park Psychiatry

Our extensive expertise in psychotherapy and psychedelic therapy work to catalyze change through the integration of paradigm-shifting experiences. We aim to heal the body, mind, and heart in everything that we do.

We offer:

  • Intramuscular (IM) ketamine injection
  • Oral ketamine lozenges
  • Integration and adjunctive therapy and guidance, in a beautiful, relaxed setting

We are pleased to offer intra-muscular and oral ketamine, in a peaceful and therapeutic setting, gently supported and guided by our providers.

By enhancing neuroplasticity, ketamine has the power to change old habits and maladaptive patterns of action and thought.

New perspectives.

Our patients experience new ways of thinking and perception of their circumstances. More energy and willingness to engage in new activities and therapy. For some, it brings focus from the mind to the heart, where the process of healing can begin.

Ketamine is administered as an oral or intramuscular form (injection), in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with close medical supervision. We believe in set and setting. You’ll be given an optional eye cover, relaxing music, and guidance as needed, to make the experience as beneficial as possible.

We believe in closely working with you through these powerful, sometimes spiritual experiences. We’ll carefully plan and set therapeutic intentions before, and debrief or integrate afterwards, to bring the most of this experience into your daily life.

Integration. For people who have had powerful psychedelic, spiritual, or life experiences outside of our work together, we offer a heart open, clinically-grounded space to process, grow and heal. Please inquire for more information.

Diagram showing process of ketamine treatment

Advantages of Ketamine Therapy

  • Enhancing the growth of new neurons, and protecting existing neurons from the damaging effects of stress.
  • Minimal side effects
  • High safety profile (with a minimal effect on breathing, blood pressure and heart rate)
  • Potential for rapid improvement in mood where other medications have failed
  • New insights and perspectives that come from a closer relationship to our feelings.
  • See the DEA medication fact sheet here:

Interested in exploring ketamine treatment?

Micheal Pollan’s new book, “How to Change You Mind,” marks a new chapter in the evolution of psychiatry, and a particular area of interest for us here.

Indeed very promising work is being conducted at NYU, John’s Hopkins, and the VA system, where psychedelics are being used to markedly reduce depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more generally help people once again appreciate the miracles that surround us each day. While psychedelics will require some time for further trials to confirm their efficacy, the data thus far is strong, and the effects lasting; a “cure,” in some instances.

Ketamine has long been used in children, soldiers, and most recently, the successful rescue of a soccer team trapped in an underwater Thai cave. While not a true psychedelic, ketamine has a long and safe track record as an anesthetic, owing to its minimal effects on heart beat, breathing and blood pressure, which is why it is so often used in urgent situations in the field. In our work, we often use 1/4 of the dose needed for anesthesia, adding even further safety benefits.

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