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Klarisana

Ketamine Therapy & Mental Health Clinics

We are a leading mental health clinic specialized in ketamine therapy and behavioral health services. Our central and ultimate goal is to help people struggling with mental illness break through the chaos of mental suffering, by guiding them on a highly personal, spiritual experience capable of reviving their sense of purpose and psychological balance.

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Our Services
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

At Klarisana, we offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), a transformative treatment blending ketamine administration with therapeutic techniques. With KAP, our trained therapists guide patients through a profound exploration of their thoughts, emotions, and past experiences. This innovative approach aims to facilitate breakthroughs in therapy, aiding individuals in processing trauma and alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. Our sessions are conducted in a supportive and secure environment, ensuring a safe space for personal growth and healing. Choose Klarisana for comprehensive Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy tailored to your individual needs.

Intramuscular Ketamine Therapy (IM Ketamine)

At Klarisana, we offer Intramuscular Ketamine Therapy, a specialized treatment where ketamine is injected into the muscle. This innovative approach is tailored to assist individuals dealing with mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Administered under professional supervision, this medicine swiftly impacts the brain, providing rapid relief from symptoms. Our experienced team closely monitors each individual's response, ensuring personalized care and adjustment of dosage as necessary. Intramuscular Ketamine Therapy at Klarisana is a valuable option for those seeking effective treatment when other methods have not yielded results.

Talk Therapy

At Klarisana, we offer Talk Therapy, a foundational approach to mental health care. Our skilled therapists provide a supportive environment where individuals can openly discuss their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Through compassionate listening and insightful guidance, Talk Therapy helps clients gain clarity, develop coping strategies, and foster personal growth. Whether you're navigating life transitions, managing stress, or seeking support for mental health concerns, our Talk Therapy sessions at Klarisana are tailored to meet your unique needs and empower you on your journey towards healing and well-being.

Medication Management

At Klarisana, our dedicated psychiatric nurse practitioners specialize in comprehensive medication management. We expertly evaluate, monitor, prescribe, and adjust psychiatric medications tailored to meet individual mental health needs. Our approach includes conducting detailed assessments, developing personalized treatment plans in collaboration with patients, and closely monitoring medication efficacy and side effects. We are committed to providing thorough patient education to ensure optimized treatment outcomes. Trust us to guide you towards better mental health with our expert medication management services. Please note, these services are currently available only in our Colorado locations.

Welcome to Klarisana! Our Patient Engagement Team is here to address any questions/ concerns you may have about us and our services. Upon reaching out to us to schedule an appointment, this team will guide you through a complimentary 30-minute patient journey call, where you'll also be assisted in setting up your Medical & Behavioral Health Intakes. If you require additional documents to aid in the clearance process, our Patient Engagement Team is readily available to assist you.

At Klarisana, safety is paramount. You will undergo an initial clearance process with our Medical & Behavioral Health Teams to ensure you are medically fit for treatment. They will provide detailed explanations of the process and answer any additional questions you may have about treatment. Once cleared for treatment, you will be subscribed to your “Klarisana Virtual Pocket Guide”. This guide will help prepare you for your upcoming sessions, providing essential "do’s and don’ts" for starting treatment, as well as frequently asked questions and helpful tips.

Our empathetic team is dedicated to your well-being. Upon arrival at our office, you'll encounter our compassionate staff, ready to assist you in any way possible. Once in one of our private & calming treatment rooms, you will meet your Clinical Team. They will support you through your sessions, addressing any concerns and ensuring your comfort and safety at all times.

Following treatment, it's an opportune moment to set new goals and embrace your new reality. Klarisana remains a steadfast support system for you. Should you encounter challenges that are difficult to process independently, consider scheduling an integration session or coaching session with our Behavioral Health Team to delve deeper into your healing journey. Utilize your "Klarisana Virtual Pocket Guide" to navigate this paradigm shift.

Our induction series has proven to greatly help the majority of our patients, but mental health takes maintenance. Klarisana is here to support you long term and offers maintenance sessions to help keep you on the right track, and serve as a proactive measure if you anticipate upcoming stressors or notice recurring negative thoughts. Additionally, for patients who see us with chronic pain, maintenance sessions are common to manage pain receptors effectively.

Psychedelic medicine serves as a catalyst for navigating various life experiences. Integration is a crucial aspect of this journey. Integration involves synthesizing the various emotions and aspects of self brought forth by this process, helping you move forward in life as a unified whole. Our Behavioral Health Team can guide you through this process and provide tools such as journaling and gratitude practices to aid in integration.

1.Discovering Klarisana
2.Before Treatment
6.Post-Treatment Practices and Integration

What to Expect From Klarisana

3.During Treatment
5.Maintenance Sessions
4.After Treatment
Discovering Klarisana
Welcome to Klarisana! Our Patient Engagement Team is here to address any questions/ concerns you may have about us and our services. Upon reaching out to us to schedule an appointment, this team will guide you through a complimentary 30-minute patient journey call, where you'll also be assisted in setting up your Medical & Behavioral Health Intakes. If you require additional documents to aid in the clearance process, our Patient Engagement Team is readily available to assist you.
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Before Treatment
At Klarisana, safety is paramount. You will undergo an initial clearance process with our Medical & Behavioral Health Teams to ensure you are medically fit for treatment. They will provide detailed explanations of the process and answer any additional questions you may have about treatment. Once cleared for treatment, you will be subscribed to your “Klarisana Virtual Pocket Guide”. This guide will help prepare you for your upcoming sessions, providing essential "do’s and don’ts" for starting treatment, as well as frequently asked questions and helpful tips.
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During Treatment
Our empathetic team is dedicated to your well-being. Upon arrival at our office, you'll encounter our compassionate staff, ready to assist you in any way possible. Once in one of our private & calming treatment rooms, you will meet your Clinical Team. They will support you through your sessions, addressing any concerns and ensuring your comfort and safety at all times.
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After Treatment
Following treatment, it's an opportune moment to set new goals and embrace your new reality. Klarisana remains a steadfast support system for you. Should you encounter challenges that are difficult to process independently, consider scheduling an integration session or coaching session with our Behavioral Health Team to delve deeper into your healing journey. Utilize your "Klarisana Virtual Pocket Guide" to navigate this paradigm shift.
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Maintenance Sessions
Our induction series has proven to greatly help the majority of our patients, but mental health takes maintenance. Klarisana is here to support you long term and offers maintenance sessions to help keep you on the right track, and serve as a proactive measure if you anticipate upcoming stressors or notice recurring negative thoughts. Additionally, for patients who see us with chronic pain, maintenance sessions are common to manage pain receptors effectively.
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Post-Treatment Practices and Integration
Psychedelic medicine serves as a catalyst for navigating various life experiences. Integration is a crucial aspect of this journey. Integration involves synthesizing the various emotions and aspects of self brought forth by this process, helping you move forward in life as a unified whole. Our Behavioral Health Team can guide you through this process and provide tools such as journaling and gratitude practices to aid in integration.
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Great experience and great company. I’m so glad that this treatment is available for anyone experiencing anxiety, depression or PTSD…these treatments helped me feel strong enough…

Lura I., Anxiety

… ketamine is the only treatment that gives me true, real, and lasting relief.

May G., Severe Depression

I feel like an actual person again and like I can live my life.

Heather H., Chronic Pain

Frequently asked questions

Why does Klarisana exist?

Klarisana is not just a clinic, it’s also the fruition of our belief that we can help people who are in a dark season of life realign themselves with the unique mission for which each of them was created. We believe that each person was created for a purpose and has an important mission to fulfill in this lifetime. Chronic pain, severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions derail a person’s ability to carry out their mission. We offer ketamine therapy, which represents a totally different paradigm in treatment.

What does ketamine therapy feel like?

Ketamine elicits changes in the perception of sights, sounds, time, and space. The experience can be described as “psychedelic” but that term is clouded by various characterizations in popular culture which do not accurately describe the experience. Generally, patients do not see things that are not there but they may have dreamlike visions. Many patients use terms like feeling “more connected to the universe.” This gets back to our treatment principle that these alterations are what “show” patients a new way to look at their reality. It is what leads to our axiom that “if you could put the experience into words then talk therapy would have already helped.”

As far as the clinical environment, our rooms are decorated in order to convey sensations of relaxation, tranquility and peacefulness. Rooms have large screen TVs where patients can watch naturescape videos. Some patients choose to use an eye mask and turn off the TV.

Patients receive their IM treatments in privacy while under constant observation during the ketamine session. We use high resolution video monitoring to augment direct observation by our clinical staff. The provider performs an initial evaluation and physical exam and steps out of the room once the IM treatment has started. Most ketamine sessions last about one and a half hours.

Does Klarisana provide primary mental health services?

Klarisana patients are welcome to continue to see our Licensed Mental Health providers for therapy outside of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. However, Klarisana does not manage medications nor do we prescribe them for our patients. We are a healthcare organization that works very hard to perfect the art of administering ketamine for mental health conditions and chronic pain, as well as providing quality mental health care access.

Although in certain locations we do provide mental health services outside of ketamine therapy, we still work closely with psychiatrists and psychologists in our communities to partner with them to offer a valuable treatment option to their patients. Patients without a psychiatrist or psychologist can still access our mental health providers.

The environment in which ketamine is administered and the experience that a patient has is absolutely vital to increasing a patient's chance of success. This is not the kind of therapy that lends itself to just being an “add-on” revenue stream for a clinic that has an “extra office.” We do it right and we do it effectively. We feel that the role of the psychiatrist in a patient's care is vital but there is nothing to be gained from having them present during the actual session. Far from trying to replace or compete with local psychiatrists, we strive to be an effective resource that they can have at their disposal to treat their patients.

What is the difference between Intramuscular Injection (IM) and Intravenous (IV)?

Ketamine can be administered by a variety of routes. The two that lead to the most predictable dosing and response are intravenous (IV) administration and intramuscular (IM) administration. The Klarisana model is based on intramuscular injections of ketamine. For the first several years of our company history we provided IV ketamine. In 2020 we did a reevaluation of our operations and switched to an IM model. There were several reasons for this.

First off, the goal of treatment with ketamine in our clinics is very different from how ketamine was used in emergency departments (ED) and operating rooms (OR) traditionally. We are using ketamine to facilitate a powerful transformational experience by leveraging a non-ordinary state of consciousness…commonly thought of as a “psychedelic experience.” The doses we use are much less than what would be used in an anesthesia context and the purpose is fundamentally different. In our setting, we refer to it broadly as Ketamine for Non-Anesthetic Indications (KNAI). This is totally different from using the medication as an anesthetic.

One of the first things we realized is that the process of starting an IV can be traumatic. Many of our patients have significant anxiety to start with. Even the best clinicians will miss IVs. Having one or two missed attempts at an IV can really put a patient in a bad mental space.

The other thing is the way in which the ketamine is delivered. With an IV, the pump starts delivering it at a set rate over an hour. The point of maximum intensity where the patient has a profound experience does not occur until well over half way through the session. When they finally have a powerful experience the session is almost over.

Our protocol is to give two IM injections spaced apart by 10-15 minutes. This allows our patients to achieve the desired effect in the first third of their session. They then have much longer to explore that space and have a more constructive experience. Additionally, they also have more time for the medication to wear off prior to being discharged from the clinic. This increases patient comfort and safety as they are in a much clearer mindset when they leave the clinic.

After the switch to an IM model we published a case series of 40 patients with major depressive disorder. The results are very much in line with (and actually better than) the published literature using an IV based model. In 2022 we performed close to 20,000 IM ketamine sessions with a great deal of success and an excellent safety record.

Is ketamine treatment at Klarisana covered by insurance?

Ketamine treatment is exclusively covered by Medicaid Colorado at Klarisana, but we also work with a number of private insurance programs that cover other Behavioral Health Services. Please visit our insurance coverage page to see an updated list of insurance carriers that we work with.

Are there specific risks or side effects related to ketamine use that patients should be aware of?

While ketamine is generally safe when administered properly, it can have side effects such as dissociation, increased blood pressure, or nausea. We educate patients about potential effects and closely monitor them throughout treatment. Additionally, if patients have a medical or behavioral health condition that may impact treatment outcomes, we make contact with their external providers to better understand if our treatment is the best option for them prior to proceeding.

Can ketamine therapy be a frightening experience?

Generally not. Ketamine definitely elicits changes in the perception of sights, sounds, time, and space. We find that carefully explaining what to expect ahead of time alleviates most of the anxiety that might otherwise occur. Also, creating a private, safe and comfortable space helps alleviate any anxiety about the experience.

Klarisana Ketamine Research Studies

Klarisana IM Ketamine Major Depressive Disorder Medicaid Study
Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health
October, 2021
Improvement of Mental Health Symptoms in Response to Ketamine Therapy in Medicaid-Eligible Patients
Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health
June, 2023
Klarisana Ketamine PTSD Study
Annals of Clinical Psychiatry
November, 2019
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A journey begins

The therapeutic properties of ketamine therapy have proven to be incredibly efficient at gradually dissipating the “haze” that’s been preventing patients from seeing themselves for who they truly are.

If you’re finding yourself in a chaotic mental state, it’s time to break through. We’ll be alongside you through thick and thin.