Celebrating Five Years of Patient Success!


Have you been able to keep warm this February? Being located in sunny Southern California I know that I have no place to complain about being cold, however, I am blown away by how chilly this season has been! This morning my car did not start because the battery froze, I could not believe it! Across the country we are experiencing record breaking weather. Temperatures have reached so low in some areas that people are being encouraged to not leave their home. I don’t remember a time in my life where I witnessed -48 degrees listed on a weather report. This is groundbreaking. These conditions become problematic for some when schools and companies close, truck drivers can’t make deliveries timely, and air travel suffers numerous delays and cancellations. My hope is that you remain safe and warm during this winter time. Here’s wishing that the groundhog was right and spring will show up early for us this year!

What I can appreciate is that with the cold brings endless fluffy snow to the mountain tops, just in time for our annual family ski trip at the end of the month! Skiing fresh powder slopes is something I look forward to every year. Quality time with the family in a cozy cabin warms my heart and is rejuvenating. For me, these below zero temperatures equal a week of fun, but for many people, it’s numerous days of gloom and being home bound. With the limitations of winter comes increased mood swings and depression. Stay in-tune with how you are feeling during this time, and if we can be of any help please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Lastly, the end of January marked the 5 year anniversary of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. My son Sam and I embarked on this adventure over 5 years ago and what a journey it has been! Together, we took a treatment that we knew could save lives and pressed on endlessly to get it recognized and available to the masses. I am so very proud of what we accomplished over the years. Our team has grown from the two of us to a highly compassionate and driven staff of 10. We continue to raise awareness and work to heal and treat depression, other mood disorders, and chronic pain. This is my calling, and thus far has been the most rewarding work I have ever done.

Dr. Mandel


Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles Commemorates Five Years of Patient Success Stories.


Leading IV Ketamine Infusion Treatment Provider Offers Hope Among America’s Depression and Suicide Epidemic

“LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2019 /CNW/ — The world’s largest and most specialized ketamine treatment facility, Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, celebrates its five-year anniversary with more than 8,000 successful infusions administered, over 1,200 patients cared for, and a brand new 3,600-square foot Class-A facility. Today, Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles is not only the country’s leading provider of the breakthrough treatment, but, its founder, Dr. Steven L. Mandel, has been an internationally recognized pioneer in ketamine therapy for years now, helping drive greater awareness for this medicine’s proven ability to treat depression, suicidality, PTSD, and pain conditions.” Read more.

Our wonderful team celebrating our
5 year milestone over dinner at
The Wallace in Culver City


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Podcast with Lisa Davis!

Steven L. Mandel, MD joins Lisa to talk about the treatment of suicidal thoughts, depression, and PTSD with Ketamine Therapy.
Quoted in Bloomberg

Ketamine could be the Key to Reversing America’s Rising Suicide Rate. Read more

Trauma, Stress, and More Linked to Depressive Disorders in College Freshmen

“Major depressive disorder (MDD) occurs in 6.9% of first-year college students, and the strongest baseline predictors at the population level were history of trauma, parental psychopathology, recent stressful experiences, and other mental disorders in the past year, according to study results published in Depression & Anxiety.” Read more

Why Cleaning Makes Some People Feel Less Anxious

“For a certain type of person, taking a few minutes to whisk the Swiffer Wet across the kitchen floor can feel akin to the soothing effects of meditation. Even the sight of a spotless home, especially at the end of a long, stressful day, can temporarily seem to blunt whatever’s bothering them. ” Read more

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