WESTSIDE MIND HEALTH
A New Paradigm for Mental Health Treatment
Westside Mind Health, Inc. was founded and is operated by psychiatrists with multiple board certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN). Collectively, we have almost six decades of training and experience in treating patients across the lifespan, who may have both simple and complex mental disorders. We work closely with patients to understand their goals and provide careful, active management of their ketamine experience. This creates a safe, personalized treatment program that enhances their recovery.
Depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems cause immense suffering and often only respond partially to conventional treatments. Ketamine is a ground-breaking, evidence-based medication that can offer rapid relief from symptoms, even when other options have failed.
The principals of Westside Mind Health have decades of collective experience.
(Left to right) Marc Heiser, M.D., Ph.D., Adam Lasser, M.D., and Christopher R. Thompson, M.D. are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry.
Photography by Dawn Bowery
We offer ketamine using intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) routes of administration. During treatment sessions, you are closely monitored. Patients recline comfortably, usually listen to music, and wear an eye mask. Vital signs are monitored for safety. Treatments last anywhere between 60 and 120 minutes. You will regularly be asked to complete symptom rating scales, enabling us to track your progress.
The experience during ketamine treatments also can be the source of immense psychological change. Therefore, we also offer ketamine assisted psychotherapy in order to integrate your treatment experiences into your daily life and relationships. This therapy can be incorporated into treatment sessions.