Ketamine For Depression

Revolutionizing Mental Health Treatment:

Discover New Hope with Innovative Depression Treatments in Los Angeles, CA

Welcome to Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, where cutting-edge solutions meet compassionate care. Our clinic stands at the forefront of innovative treatment options, employing a comprehensive approach to transform the lives of our patients.

How Does Ketamine Help Treat Depression?

We administer ketamine treatments for depression through intravenous infusion (IV), which is the most effective route of administration (ROA) and the only one that has been scientifically proven to work. A full course of therapy consists of a series of 6 infusions provided over 2-3 weeks with each treatment session lasting 50-55 minutes.

When you undergo IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy, you’re closely monitored by our highly experienced medical team, led by Dr. Steven L. Mandel. Dr. Mandel is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a master’s degree in psychology and over 35 years of experience administering ketamine. He is a world-renowned pioneer in the administration of ketamine for mood disorders and you can learn more about Dr. Mandel’s credentials here and see media coverage on him here

At Ketamine Clinics LA, we use hospital-grade equipment to monitor your pulse, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and electrocardiogram. Even though ketamine is incredibly safe, especially in low doses, we take extra precautions to ensure your safety. At our ketamine infusion treatment center, you’ll be made comfortable in our spa-like environment where patient experience is our top priority.

Over 25,000 treatments provided since 2014

Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, one of the leading mental health treatment centers in the US, provides an innovative mood disorder therapy known as Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Ketamine Clinics LA is committed to providing exceptional care by treating the patient with an effective blend of science, compassion, and humor. To put it simply, Dr. Mandel’s methodology has resulted in the most prestigious and professional ketamine treatment Los Angeles has ever seen.

We offer relief and hope to those who suffer from treatment-resistant conditions. It is our top priority to create a calm, comfortable, and safe environment for every individual. Since opening the doors to our ketamine infusion centers in 2014, we’ve administered over 25,000 treatments!

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Patient Testimonials

Ketamine therapy has been genuinely life changing. It has had a tremendous impact on me, I have suffered with life-long suicidal ideation and It has been critical in shifting many of the symptoms of my chronic "medication resistant" depression, freeing me of suicidality and my overall feelings of worth and right / willingness to exist. The staff at the clinic are extremely empathetic, intentional about every detail of the treatment, trauma informed, trans-friendly, and culturally responsive. It's been a miracle to find such a gem of a team and have this treatment covered by my insurance provider. I went to an inaccessible place in Orange County before that was so awful the staff was incompetent with basic things like pronouns and asked extremely inappropriate invasive and activating questions that had no relevancy to the service provision on top of costing $600 a session out of pocket, therefore I was only able to receive 4 inconsistent sessions which were of minimal support. I feel eternal gratitude for this new and deeply healing process. I am shifting into a less consistent maintenance schedule now but hoping this newfound levity and improved balance can stay forever. I know healing is a lifelong journey and one’s environment etc can factor into our wellness but I am still hopeful bc this clinic; it’s technology, staff, and accommodations have helped me reset and find a healthy baseline, something I have never been able to tap into before. TY KCLA!!! ❤️ I am recommending this clinic to everyone in need of this level of care bc I know they will be treated with dignity, kindness, compassion, and true individualized support.
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Jess T.
2/12/2024
Outstanding care, warm and expert staff and truly professional facility. KCLA just celebrated 10 years providing ketamine infusion (IV) therapy for treatment-resistant depression. I checked 2 other highly rated providers. One seemed good, one seemed in transition or simply not good. The names can be confusing. KCLA is the BEST, most experienced. Dr. Tashkandi consulted via phone with me within 24 hours of my inquiry, providing full information asks answering all my questions. Arriving, the offices are bright and absolutely professional in appearance and staffing. Intake was thorough, the Victoria (RN) showed me to my treatment room and walked me through it all. Victoria is simply AMAZING! Then Dr. Tashkandi, who's great, stopped in for too confirm dosage and give his final OK. For me, the initial session was a bit scary because it was impossible to fully prepare for the feelings and sensations. The second session was actually enjoyable and I started feeling benefits afterwards. (Very quick!) Bottom line: You want to be in a facility operated by and staffed with people who really care and whom you can fully trust. KCLA is the the ONLY PLACE to go.
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Max S.
1/26/2024
When I found out that my insurance would cover the ketamine infusion treatment I was like oh my gosh there is something else for me to try. I have suffered since I was a kid and I am 64 years old with treatment, resistant, depression, panic disorder, PTSD, anxiety, and so on. First, I just like to talk about the staff everybody there is so kind and always there to help. I have to say without my nurse Kevin I would not have gotten through it.. He is one of the kindest, compassionate people that I've ever met. I'm not an easy case probably like everybody else, but he was very patient with me, and I am so grateful. . My mood trend has improved. I haven't had this for a long time. I didn't respond to the medication right away. I'm kind of a late bloomer, but now that it is kicking in, I can tell there is a difference with me. I have a lot of stress in my life and I was so happy when I found out I could try this and without it I don't think I would be out of my bedroom. I'm not saying I'm completely cured I have to continue on with my therapy , get into some groups, something I never wanted to do because of my anxiety depression getting out but now I think depression / anxiety groups would help me continue getting well.. I'm waiting on a referral to get a few more treatments since I was late Responding. I'm excited now to think that, maybe just maybe my life will have some peace that I can shut my brain down, which I have already noticed that sometimes I can tune bad things out. I can only attribute this To the ketamine treatment. I would like to thank everybody at Ketamine treatment so much and hopefully see you soon for a few more treatments and then if I need boosters later. Susan Stanley.
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Susie S.
1/12/2024
They do it right here. They are very careful, safe, and patient. They are committed to helping people get better which takes time and support, not getting as many people in and out of the door as fast as possible. The staff really believe in the treatment and have seen or experienced first hand how miraculous it is when other treatments have failed. I really appreciate how they have enough staff and rooms that the nurses have time to answer questions and listen if you do want to talk about your experience. After your infusion is over they don't rush you out of the room, you can take as long as you need to gather your thoughts and come back to normal. You wouldn't be able to get the most out of your treatment if you were rushed. My main nurse was Edith, who gave me a huge amount of time and support, and Julian and Kevin were very supportive too. They are all engaged with and committed to the process. Ketamine works through chemistry but they encourage you to engage with the experience and think about things during your infusion and between treatments. The ketamine treatment worked when nothing else has. I have tried all of the medications including mao-i's, and TMS, and nothing worked. When I came to KCLA I could not imagine not feeling depressed and now I can think about having a future. Getting the most out of the treatment takes commitment in time and effort and transport and facing things, but it's given me my life back. I would not want to go to another clinic, they are paying attention to what works and know what they're doing here.
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PM S.
10/19/2023
They do it right here. They are very careful, safe, and patient. They are committed to helping people get better which takes time and support, not getting as many people in and out of the door as fast as possible. The staff really believe in the treatment and have seen or experienced first hand how miraculous it is when other treatments have failed. I really appreciate how they have enough staff and rooms that the nurses have time to answer questions and listen if you do want to talk about your experience. After your infusion is over they don't rush you out of the room, you can take as long as you need to gather your thoughts and come back to normal. You wouldn't be able to get the most out of your treatment if you were rushed. My main nurse was Edith, who gave me a huge amount of time and support, and Julian and Kevin were very supportive too. They are all engaged with and committed to the process. Ketamine works through chemistry but they encourage you to engage with the experience and think about things during your infusion and between treatments. The ketamine treatment worked when nothing else has. I have tried all of the medications including mao-i's, and TMS, and nothing worked. When I came to KCLA I could not imagine not feeling depressed and now I can think about having a future. Getting the most out of the treatment takes commitment in time and effort and transport and facing things, but it's given me my life back. I would not want to go to another clinic, they are paying attention to what works and know what they're doing here.
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Samuel C.
10/05/2023
Incredible staff, so much sensitivity towards the patients. Felt safe and was an incredible experience. Thank you!!
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Miriam T.
9/14/2023

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