Ketamine therapy at PNI
Using ketamine in a psychedelic-assisted approach, we treat people 16 years and older who are treatment-resistant or who wish to effectively tackle deep-rooted, unresolved trauma that has not been adequately addressed by other treatment options.
Ketamine is approved for use at high doses as an anesthetic in the operating room. Although not FDA-approved, lower dose “sub-anesthetic” ketamine injections are used “off-label” to treat depression, pain, and other mental health/substance use disorders.
Our program includes one or a few in-clinic ketamine dosing sessions under clinician supervision integrated with preparatory and integration counseling. By harnessing the potential psychedelic effects of ketamine, we aim to achieve more sustained results with fewer ketamine treatments compared to IV ketamine infusions without accompanying psychotherapy.
Conditions we treat with ketamine
Patients with the following conditions may be eligible for psychedelic-assisted therapy with ketamine.
- Major Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety disorders
- End-of-life existential crisis
- Palliative care for disease
- Drug use disorders
- Alcohol use disorders
- Chronic pain
How much does psychedelic-assisted ketamine therapy cost?
Counseling and/or doctor visits before and after the psychedelic dosing sessions typically involve standard care and may be billable to insurance. The ketamine psychedelic dosing session, which involves several hours of treatment and monitoring under medical supervision at the clinic, is not currently billable to insurance and out-of-pocket cost is approximately $1,200 per session. Some costs for patients in clinical trials may be paid for by the sponsor.
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1301 20th St #540, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Map)
Ketamine Treatment: 310-582-7612
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