Meet Our Providers
Your Place for Hope & Healing
We know how frustrating and hopeless it can feel trying to find the best treatment for you or your family members. Many traditional treatments don’t work for everyone leaving many to suffer needlessly. If you are one of the many who haven’t responded to standard treatments, there is hope. Research now shows that low doses of ketamine (IV Ketamine infusions) can rapidly relieve depressive and chronic pain symptoms.
Our mission is to offer cutting edge infusion therapy, empowering individuals toward improved quality of life and well-being through comprehensive and compassionate care. We are a group of professionals united to offer the residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties access to premier Ketamine infusion services.
Khali Reed, CRNA, APRN
Khali Reed is an exemplary multifaceted professional and lives her life to the fullest. Khali was born in Mongolia and immigrated to the US in 2000 at the age of 15 years. Khali attended high school in Rockford IL, then continued her education receiving her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin. After working in the medical ICU for 2 years, Khali and her husband Brittan decided to move to Florida for the sun and fun. While working as a Nurse, Khali developed an interest in Anesthesiology. Once she moved to Florida she pursued her interest in Anesthesiology and enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University earning her Master of Nursing Practice in Anesthesia. Khali met Sonia Cotto while working in the open-heart critical care unit at Aventura hospital and bonded immediately over their passion to pursue higher education in anesthesia and helping others.
It took two years of hard work, dedication, and teamwork for Khali and Sonia to open the Ketamine & Wellness Clinic of South Florida in Pompano Beach, FL. The clinic opened officially in May 2020 right at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. With determination, Sonia and Khali were able to stay open 2 days a week offering Ketamine Infusion therapy to patients in South Florida. Now operating the clinic full-time, Ketamine & Wellness Clinic of South Florida is thriving offering intravenous Ketamine infusion therapy, IV vitamin infusions, micronutrient testing, weight loss lipotropic injections, aesthetics, and more!
Khali resides in Coral Springs with her husband Brittan Reed and two wonderful daughters ages nine and four. “Working hard for something you love is called passion, my passion is to educate my friends, family, and my community about the benefits of KETAMINE.” Ketamine is no longer a club drug! We are using Ketamine in clinical settings to help hundreds of patients reclaim their lives!
Sonia Cotto, CRNA, APRN
Sonia Cotto, CRNA, APRN is a 22+ year transplant native of South Florida, growing up in Iowa before moving to the Sunshine State in 1997. After spending a few years pursuing different career paths with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Sonia found her true calling to heal and help others, returning to school and becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2009. With years of experience in critical care and open-heart nursing, Sonia achieved her ultimate goal, completing her Master’s degree in Anesthesiology and becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA) in 2016.
Sonia and Khali met working as nurses in the open-heart unit in Miami-Dade and again as CRNA’s at various hospitals and centers in South Florida. In discovering the benefits that ketamine provides for patients suffering from mental illness, Khali and Sonia set out to make it available for their community in South Florida. They, along with Dr. Delvena Thomas, opened the Ketamine & Wellness Clinic of South Florida in May of 2020 and have quickly become the providers of choice for individualized ketamine infusion treatments in the South Florida community. Their mission is to empower everyone to take control of their mental health and live their best life.
Sonia has a focus on increasing awareness of the benefits of low-dose ketamine for mental health and avidly stresses the importance of Integration and journaling as a way to solidify and expand the relief of ketamine in its use as psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Her contributions to the psychedelic space start with ASKP, Microdose, Cannadelic Miami, Osmind, and more.
Delvena Thomas, Board Certified Psychiatrist, Veteran, Founder of DRT Behavioral Services, Medical Director at KCSF
Dr. Delvena Thomas is a tireless advocate and nationally recognized mental health expert working to end the stigma of mental illness and educate the public about the brain.
She is a mother, an American soldier, a scientist, and a physician who promotes healthy living to strengthen individuals, families, communities, and workplaces around the world. She is an ardent champion for sound mental health and an expert in the development of evidence-based prevention, as well as treatment strategies that foster it.
Trained in Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in Baltimore (MD), she is board-certiﬁed in Psychiatry and Neurology, and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and alternative health, including CBD products and medicinal cannabis certiﬁcations. Dr. Thomas is a consulting psychiatrist for the National Football League. She maintains hospital privileges at Aventura Hospital (Aventura, FL) and Broward Health North, (Pompano Beach, FL).
The DRT Brain Love Foundation was founded in 2018 by Dr. Thomas. Its mission is to provide a culturally sensitive and holistic approach to mental and behavioral health for disadvantaged individuals by encompassing awareness, education, prevention, and treatment modalities to improve the quality of life. Her giving does not stop there. She also serves as the Medical Director for Be Strong International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is on the Board of Directors for The Key Clubhouse of South Florida. She is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Having been blessed with the knowledge and experience in the mental health industry, giving back to the
In her private practice, Dr. Thomas provides individual, couple, and group therapy to address several issues, including performance problems experienced by serious amateur and professional athletes, addiction, sexual dysfunction, mood, and anxiety disorders. She is also the owner of DRT Wellness Spa where massages, weight loss management, facials and anti- aging techniques can all be incorporated into a client’s wellness program.
Dr. Thomas is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and a veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom who has completed three tours of duty — to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait — to provide mental health care for soldiers needing stress reduction and therapy, family connectedness and spiritual well-being. She is a lifetime member of VFW Post 8195 Stone of Hope in Pembroke Pines, FL.
John J. Giordano, Doctor Of Humane Letters, CCJS, MAC, CAP
Mr. John Giordano is an expert in the treatment of addiction, mental health, and the founder of The National Institute For Holistic Addiction Studies (NIFHAS). He is the author of “Proven Holistic Treatment For Addiction & Chronic Relapse”, “How To Beat Your Addictions And Live A Quality Life”, and his most recent book is the acclaimed: “The Kid From The South Bronx Who Never Gave Up,” and is the co-author of “Molecular Neurobiology of Addiction Recovery: The 12 Steps Program and Fellowship.”
Over twenty years ago Giordano founded the prestigious G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Center in North Miami Beach, Florida — a 62 bed in-patient/out-patient JCAHO accredited addiction treatment facility.
It was by no accident that John Giordano chose addiction and mental health treatment as his life’s work. Growing up the son of a heroin dealer and trying to cope with the trauma of being molested as a young boy, he fell hard into drugs and alcohol. Over thirty-eight years ago, at the urging of his family, John entered rehab. He emerged a changed man – committed to helping others afflicted by this terrible disease.
John has authored two additional books “How To Beat Your Addictions And Live A Quality Life”, “Proven Holistic Treatment For Addiction & Chronic Relapse” and was a contributing author for ‘Molecular Neurobiology of Addiction Recovery: The 12 Steps Program and Fellowship’. with the esteemed Dr. Blum and Dr. Gold.
As he began his career in addiction treatment he became increasingly dissatisfied with the quality of care he observed in treatment facilities. John decided to set out on his own and with only $300 he opened an addiction treatment facility that evolved into the highly awarded, JCAHO accredited, 62 bed G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment in North Miami Beach, Florida which eventually sold in 2012 for $45,000,000.
In addition to his daily responsibilities; John has provided counseling and trauma recovery services to law enforcement officers and Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. He is a state and federal expert witness and the Chaplain of the North Miami Police Department. As a 10th-degree black belt and National Karate Champion, he trains law enforcement officers and Green Berets in self-defense and negotiation techniques.
Julie Clark, BBC
Grateful Founder of Cosmic Warrior Wisdom, LLC
Julie Clark is a fellow Cosmic Warrior. She is a Board-Certified Coach and specializes in Entheogenic Medicine Integration, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery and Psychospiritual Coaching.
Julie’s training and certifications include Entheogenic (Psychedelic) Medicine Integration, Psychosynthesis (Psychospiritual) Coaching, Living Foods Preparation and Addiction Recovery Coaching. She works with individuals, coaches in group settings, and facilitates workshops for personal and spiritual growth, empowerment and connection with the Divine.
The work that Julie offers unites science with Spirit. She focuses on helping clients to create, strengthen and maintain beneficial neural pathways, and extinguish those which no longer serve. Through her Psychosynthesis training, she helps people to uncover, explore and integrate their subpersonalities and pave the way for a deeper identification with the Authentic Self. She guides her clients to engage all of their Psychological Functions (including Thinking, Intuition, Desire/Impulse, Sensation, Imagination and Feeling/Emotion). Julie uses various tools, including but not limited to: individualized guided exercises and meditations, somatic exploration, incorporation of nature into the healing process, dream interpretation, art therapy and will development.
For Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse, Julie gently but effectively guides clients down the road to successful recovery. Patterns of co-dependency, low self-esteem, reduced energy/motivation/inspiration, anxiety and other resulting energetic manifestations are tackled head-on. Clients learn to use their high empathic traits as sources of compassionate strength and guided wisdom. Successful healing from Narcissistic Abuse restores the client’s inner vibration and opens the door to a new world in which they naturally engage in healthy communications, environments and relationships.
In addition to individual coaching, Julie is a workshop facilitator, nature adventurer, writer, singer-songwriter/musician, dancer and artist. She uses each medium as a sacred medicine and shares ways in which creative, joyful expression may be used for personal, spiritual and planetary healing. Julie is in awe of how the great tribe of Cosmic Warriors is growing, and she gives thanks to all who do the work of personal and spiritual transformation; it is truly the work of the warrior who, through transforming the self, raises the vibration for all of creation.
Monica Alarcon, MSc
Psychosynthesis Life Coach
Monica Alarcon, MSc is a South Florida native and life-long student of the world. She is a certified Psychosynthesis Life Coach, with a Masters of Science in Governance and degrees in sociocultural studies. Her degree in Anthropology gave her the critical tools to listen and observe, while initiating her interests in the infinite perceptions of reality, and how individuals’ experiences come together to embody and create culture, communities— entire realities. Her vision is a world where every individual feels empowered in their lives, and her mission is to help individuals uncover the gifts and paths to get them there.
Megan Papagelis is a Certified Medical Assistant and Social Media Marketer who is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of 18, she went to Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, where she pursued education in Health Science. Before finishing school, Megan decided to pack a suitcase and move to San Jose California on a whim to explore California. She spent a lot of time visiting San Francisco and attending San Jose Sharks hockey games. After three years, she went back to school to become a Medical Assistant. Once school was over, she pursued a career in Plastic Surgery in West Hollywood followed by Sports Medicine in Santa Monica. In January of 2022, Megan decided to move closer to family in Florida where she then joined Ketamine Clinic South Florida to tackle Mental Health Illnesses. Megan’s free spirit and passion for helping others is what drives her to live a healthy, happy and motivated life. Megan is here for all of her patients’ needs and loves assisting those in their journey to health and wellness.
Shaina Gindes RN, BSN. Compassionate RN with over a decade of Mental Health and skilled nursing experience. Joined the team at Ketamine and Infusion Clinic of South Florida (KCSF) in the Fall of 2021. What I love most about my job at KCFS is being a part of the transformative healing journey of our patients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time at the beach. I also enjoy expanding my spirituality and self-growth through knowledge, meditation, mindfulness, and helping others. Come see us at Ketamine and Infusion Clinic of South Florida to start your journey of hope and healing!