What We Do
Our clinic is a safe space for clients to heal from their mental illnesses. We offer both intramuscular (IM) and intravenous (IV) routes, which patients have the option to choose from for their care. We provide an exclusive transformational infusion experience for our clients with a variety of discounted add-on services starting with NAD+, IV Hydration, Micronutrient Testing & more.
Set & Setting
We understand the importance of a therapeutic environment which is why we designed our entire suite as a safe-haven to enhance your healing experience.
Newly renovated, spacious private infusion rooms containing double reclining chairs for clients and their support people.
Insulated, sound-proof walls to ensure privacy and prevent distracting outside sounds during the experience.
Stimulating yet peaceful sound-frequency music playlists personalized to each client’s intentions.
Pre-infusion guided meditation by our board-certified ketamine integration coach.
Soothing sound machines to create a refined listening experience.
Warm amber glow lighting by Himalayan Salt lamps, providing a calming atmosphere to help embody a sense of peace and relaxation.
Safety is our number one priority. KCSF is the highest-qualified clinic in South Florida for receiving anesthesia in low doses for mental health.
We Treat Each Client with Individualized Care
Our founders are two board-certified nurse anesthesiologists who are always on site and are highly qualified and trained to deal with any anesthesia related issues.
Vitals are monitored at all times and our registered nurses receive extensive infusion training.
We have partnered with DRT Behavioral Services, a psychiatry office owned and directed by our medical director Dr. Delvena Thomas, to provide clients with VIP psychiatric care for evaluation and continued care in addition to John J Giordano, one of the leading experts on addiction and trauma processing work in correlation with psychedelics.
Integration support is included for new ketamine clients with two options of readily available certified integration coaches.
We create individualized treatment plans for clients wishing to put their entire wellness treatment in our hands.
Our certified-nurse anesthesiologists continue their work utilizing ketamine in local hospitals and are continually developing and updating our clinic’s protocol as needed when new research studies and patient experiences indicate..
Complimentary weekly group therapy sessions are available for all of our ketamine treatment clients.
The Changing Role of Ketamine
Looking for ketamine treatment in South Florida? We can help.
Ketamine is a well-researched, dissociative anesthetic that was approved by the FDA in 1970. Since then, Ketamine has been used extensively for pediatric and adult anesthesia for treatment in surgery, emergency departments, ambulances, trauma medicine, and war zones. It is also a commonly used medication in veterinary medicine for its safety profile. The World Health Organization lists Ketamine as one of the most essential medications due to its therapeutic effects and a wide margin of safety.
Over the last decade, Yale University and the National Institutes of Health identified additional benefits of Ketamine in the treatment of a variety of mood disorders. The use of Ketamine for depression has been named “the biggest discovery in mental health in decades.”
A picture of a neuron. The neuron below shows new neural growth within just 2 hours of receiving ketamine.
So How Does Ketamine Exactly Work?
Ketamine is known as an NMDA receptor antagonist. Many researchers are still searching for exactly how the medication can affect mood so rapidly and effectively, but what we do know is that ketamine works on glutamate, one of the most numerous neurotransmitters in the body. This increase in glutamate can cause a cascade effect of increased neural activity and communication in the brain. The areas of the brain which have shutdown due to over anxiety and depression, are suddenly awakened. Ketamine causes neuroplasticity, or new neural growth, a “rewiring” of the brain believed to play a big part in the lasting anti-depressant effects.
We know that ketamine is not only working on the NMDA receptor, but ketamine is also working on other receptors such as GABA receptors, G protein-coupled receptors, and a small effect on cholinergic Mu receptors. Along with reversing neuronal atrophy, ketamine also has an anti-inflammatory effect. Interestingly, the dissociative effects of ketamine are believed to play a part in the healing process as well. When given appropriately and titrated in the right doses by a trained provider, ketamine’s multiple mechanisms of action create a powerful, effective treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more.
How Does Ketamine Affect The Brain?
We know that ketamine, its derivative Esketamine, and ketamine-like drugs have been shown to reduce some of the symptoms associated with mental disorders like anxiety and depression, but many scientists who question its advocacy also encourage more rigorous testing because of its potential benefits.
The amygdala, the part of the brain which handles fear and emotion and is more active in people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may benefit from ketamine infusion therapy. The drug has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of military veterans suffering from symptoms of PTSD. That part of the brain is also vital in dealing with anxiety and depression, two mental health disorders whose symptoms have received much attention due to ketamine-related studies.
What else do we know about the amygdala? It’s located in close proximity to the hippocampus. It’s here that our subconscious makes decisions, giving out punishment versus rewards, controls emotional responses and memory, and gives rise to many affective disorders potentially treatable by ketamine.
A CT scan of a human brain. After ketamine treatments, the depressed brain is almost identical to the non depressed picture as new neural activity has awakened the depressed areas.
Find Out More
Contact us today and learn how Ketamine Clinic can guide your personal wellness journey.