Values and Mission

We provide ketamine therapy for patients from diverse backgrounds with a caring, nonjudgemental approach.
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Our mission

Klarisana’s mission is to help patients reframe their perspective to achieve their unique purpose in life. This mission is centered on the belief and moral duty to bring psychedelic therapy closer to anyone in need by making these treatments accessible and affordable.

Demystifying perceptions surrounding the scientific efficacy and legitimacy of psychedelic medicine in treating mental disorders is also a substantial driving force of our mission. By publishing and sharing research-related studies and unbiased, science-based information, we hope to make an essential contribution to fostering dialogue and informing the general public about the impact and benefits of psychedelics on the treatment of mental illnesses, namely severe depression, PTSD, anxiety, and chronic pain.

Our values:


Everything starts with compassion

Being available to listen with attention and respect in order to better understand what the patient is going through is a crucial step for our team and a foundational one for the patient to feel heard and supported.

We feel lucky to have such a dedicated and empathetic team working with us. A team capable of understanding the complex intricacies of treatment-resistant mental health conditions and, at the same time, having the human qualities necessary to put themselves in other people’s shoes and give all its support to help people persevere and break through psychological chaos.

Reliability is the essence of long-lasting relationships

The quality of our service and the healing experience of ketamine psychotherapy can only succeed if the relationship between our patients and ourselves is built on trust and honesty. Being totally transparent with our patients from the get-go plays a major role in what we do.

We are on the positive end of ambition

Over the years, we have acquired considerable experience and knowledge of ketamine’s therapeutic effects on the human brain.

As we continue to increase our investment in scientific research, we intend to continue to make efforts to deepen our levels of expertise and ultimately multiply our presence across the country to reach as many people in need of mental health assistance as possible.

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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.

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 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.

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.