Ketamine therapy with psychological support.

"I have been suffering from CRPS in my left leg and ankle in excess of 20 years...The ketamine treatment has had more effect than any other treatment options...."

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I'm no longer crying all day. I have a much more positive outlook.

Ketamine Benefits

Depression

Over 16 million adults have experienced at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Ketamine infusions can help. Behavioral therapy can help. Together they are a strong program to get people back on track. Anti-depressants do not work for a large portion of those faced with depression, ketamine infusions are a viable alternative.

PTSD

Many people can experience distressing symptoms of PTSD. It's an insidious condition that affects millions of people and is not limited to veterans. Many folks in high exposure jobs, like healthcare and/or passion pursuits, experience negative effects from PTSD. We have set up a mountain-based PTSD treatment center near Sacramento, Auburn, Reno, and San Francisco. We utilize integrated ketamine and behavioral therapy to offer one of the best treatments for PTSD.

Anxiety Disorders

Ketamine has been shown to be effective at treating many anxiety disorders, including Season Affective Disorder (SAD), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and PTSD.

Neuropathic Pain

Ketamine is used in the treatment of chronic pain. It has been shown to be an effective treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and other forms of chronic pain.

Bipolar Depression

Ketamine infusions can relieve the symptoms of bipolar depression. IV ketamine therapy Ketamine is considered helpful in relieving symptoms of therapy resistant bipolar disorder. Many people who have exhausted other treatment options find relief from bipolar disorder with ketamine therapy.

OCD

Ketamine treatments can be effective at treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) by elevating mood and decreasing the symptoms of anxiety and can lead to the elimination of compulsive behaviors and obsessive thoughts.

Palliative Care

For a terminal illness, ketamine may be a treatment option. Ketamine can help patients cope with existential concerns, reduce anxiety, and possibly create peace of mind leading up to the final moment. Patients who have access to psychedelic medications as part of treatment for their terminal illness have found that they weren’t scared of death anymore. They frequently say that the treatment was one of the most meaningful experiences they’ve had, ever. They talk about gaining a sense of peace with the universe and having a sense of universal oneness and serenity. Their anxiety typically decreases significantly.

Suicidal Ideation

IV use of Ketamine for acute suicidal ideation has been shown to be effective and holds great promise for helping people suffering from suicidal thoughts. Many people who previously experienced suicidal thoughts report ketamine therapy gave them a “break” from intense negative feelings and provided relief from their intense negative thoughts. They describe the experience of slight disassociation enabling them to experience themselves differently, which leads to positive changes.

Dementia

Dementia may be aided with a Ketamine treatment. Alzheimer's and other cognitive troubles have also been treated with IV Ketamine. Neuroplasticity studies have shown some promise in the aiding in conditions affecting memory, thought processes, social abilities, and anxiety.

Cody and Sierra were my guides for this journey and I could not have chosen a better team to support me. They are both incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, present, experienced, kind, competent, and professional.

Andrew

They take their time to create a peaceful and calm environment and then remain there with you every step of the way through words, touch, or with additional medication/treatment if needed.

Andrew

How Does Ketamine Work?

According to Dr, Masand in an article appearing in Psychiatry today: “A growing body of evidence points to the role of glutamate, a widely distributed excitatory neurotransmitter, in mediating response to stress and the formation of traumatic memories. Ketamine is an ionotropic glutamatergic N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. It’s antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects are presumed to occur through activating synaptic plasticity by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor translation and secretion and also by inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase-3 and activating mammalian target of rapamycin signaling.”

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor plays a role in behavioral responses to classical antidepressants, but the impact on synaptic plasticity may take several weeks to manifest. In contrast, ketamine-mediated synaptic plasticity changes appear to occur within a matter of hours after ketamine administration. “The current thinking is that eventually, 6 to 12 weeks after initiating treatment with traditional antidepressants, dendritic growth and increased synaptic connections occur but with ketamine, these can occur within 24 hours of the infusion.”

How We Do It

At the Kensho Ketamine Clinic, we treat every person with compassion, professionalism, and the highest levels of care. Our integrated approach to health care includes working diligently with each patient to ensure we have a throughout understanding of their medical and emotional concerns.  We strive to treat the whole person, not just their symptoms. If needed, we will work hand in hand with your current health providers to add an additional level of support to your health care and wellness network. Ketamine therapy can be a part of the recovery process.  Our patients are encouraged to continue working with their individual therapists. Additionally, we can connect our patients with therapists worldwide, through our extensive network of highly skilled and experienced clinicians. We facilitate the therapeutic process so that our patients can make the most of their gains inside our healing clinic, and continue their healing journey,  where ever they live.

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History of Ketamine

An estimated one in ten American adults report symptoms of depression, and as many as a third of people don’t respond to currently available medications. Ketamine was first synthesized in 1962 as a safer alternative to the anesthetics available at that time. Ketamine is considered to be a relatively safe option as it does little to suppress patients’ breathing.  In emergency medical settings, Ketamine is considered to be so safe and effective, that it’s routinely used on children. Our medical staff has treated people with Ketamine while working in Emergency Rooms, for over 2o years. Every year, 1 in 15 Americans experience a severe depressive episode. Over a lifetime, 1 in 6 Americans experience a severe depressive episode. We are here to work to alleviate unwanted feelings.

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Pricing

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Check out our pricing plans and packages.

Initial Consultation

$325

Meet with our team to determine the best plan either virtually or at our treatment center depending on your specific situation

1 Ketamine Session

$425

1 Ketamine treatment – 1 hour

Ketamine Session Package

$2,000

Package of 5 Ketamine sessions

Ketamine & Therapy Package

$2,750

Package of 5 Ketamine sessions, PLUS 3 integrated cognitive and behavioral therapy sessions with Dr. Amy Vail

Sliding Scale Fee Program

At Kensho Well-being we are committed to providing access to patients with reduced financial means.  We are establishing a non-profit portion of our mental wellness clinic that is dedicated to making our mental health services more affordable. Due to the pandemic, a substantial portion of people have lost their jobs and depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions have skyrocketed. Through the generous contributions of private donors, we have developed a sliding scale income-based fee model.  

Please inquire about this sliding scale fee system if you are interested.  

If you are interested in making a donation to the nonprofit sector of our mental wellness clinic please click this link.  

Kensho Well-being and all of our patients who have benefited from private donations would like to thank the generous contributors who make this program possible. 

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I have received a series of ketamine infusions from Kensho and found Cody and Sierra to be incredible guides through this process. They have listened to my needs and tailored the treatment accordingly. Cody has generously offered the sliding scale rate to me when payment has been a problem. This has allowed me access to treatment and therapy during difficult times. This generosity shows the commitment to their patients that I appreciate so much. This clinic is not an assembly line style treatment center but rather focuses on the individual. The care they exhibit for their patients sets them apart from other infusion clinics.

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