About Us

State-Of-The-Art Mental Health Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles (KCLA) is a world-renowned ketamine clinic specializing in intravenous (IV) infusions of ketamine for various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidality, and other mood disorders. Co-founded by Dr. Steven L. Mandel and CEO Sam Mandel in 2014, KCLA emerged as one of the pioneering ketamine clinics in the United States. With a strong focus on advancing mental health treatment, the Mandels have
been at the forefront of utilizing ketamine therapy, delivering more than 30,000 infusions with a notable 83% success rate over 10 years. KCLA takes pride in being the first and only ketamine clinic accredited by Quad A, upholding the gold standard in safety, efficacy, and patient satisfaction.
With a commitment to holistic care, KCLA has recently expanded its services to include Psychiatric Medication Management and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), with plans for further advancements in the near future. They are excited about the healing potential of other psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin, aiming to integrate these medicines and others into the practice when they become legally available. KCLA has contracted with ten of California’s largest health insurance plans to expand access to their services.

Your care team at KCLA comprises an exceptional group of highly skilled professionals regarded as leaders in their field. The team includes an Anesthesiologist with a master’s degree in Psychology, Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs), Registered Nurses, and Administrative support staff. All teammates collaborate in person at KCLA’s state-of-the-art, 5,000-square-foot facility in Los Angeles, CA.


We envision a world where the standard of mental health care is comprised of evidence-based innovations free from financial and political influence and determined solely by safety, efficacy, and accessibility so that every individual can live a life filled with meaning and joy.


Our mission is to provide innovative, high-quality, comprehensive mental health care and education, ensuring universal access and fostering a stigma-free society. Through collaboration, cutting-edge technology, and personalized care, we are dedicated to making mental wellness a universal priority.


  • Compassion: Empathy and understanding guide our interactions and services.
  • Accessibility: We strive to eliminate barriers to mental health services for all individuals.
  • Innovation: Pioneering solutions and leveraging technology to enhance mental health care.
  • Integrity: Commitment to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
  • Empowerment: Enabling individuals and communities to flourish with autonomy and resilience.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Celebrating and embracing the unique experiences and identities of every person.
  • Education: Committing to lifelong learning and mental health literacy for all.
  • Collaboration: Working together with communities, experts, and policymakers for greater impact.
  • Stigma Reduction: Actively working to change perceptions and encourage open dialogue about mental health.
  • Sustainability: Ensuring the long-term viability of mental health initiatives through responsible practices and policies.

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