Hummingbird Psychiatry is a ketamine clinic led by Dustin Dippen, MD. There are locations in both Fort Collins, Colorado and Burlington, Vermont.
Whether patients are searching for different ways to cope with complex trauma, ingrained personality dynamics, or illnesses such as bipolar disorder, chronic depression or schizophrenia, among others, Hummingbird focuses on the recovery and stability within a person’s psycho-social system.
Early signs show ketamine therapy can help with mental health issues such PTSD and depression. Likewise, psychedelics treatment is gaining popularity following the COVID-19 pandemic, helping treat mental health disorders. These are just some of the reasons to expect more research surrounding these alternative drugs to continue.
To answer this question simply, yes. Ketamine is legal when administered in the proper clinical setting.
Your first instinct upon hearing about ketamine therapy might be to dismiss it. After all, ketamine is typically seen as a club drug. It seems easy to discredit. However, ongoing research and evidence say it can help people with drug-resistant levels of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. This means if you have tried other methods of treatment to no avail, then you may be a great candidate for ketamine therapy.
And when we refer to ketamine therapy, we don’t mean taking things into your own hands. Or going out to a music festival. These therapies are conducted by professionals in safe and secure settings. While you may think of the drug as something from the black market, the DEA has actually categorized ketamine as a Schedule III drug. This puts it on the same level as Tylenol and codeine.
The current effects of ketamine therapy for patients with depression are very positive. But as with anything in this space, more research needs to be done. Respected institutions like Johns Hopkins, which has its own Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, are doing some groundbreaking research on psychedelics in general. And their results have been very exciting.
After turning our backs on these drugs in the previous decades, it seems that we have overlooked their potential benefits. They have what appears to be the ability to help with everything from depression and anxiety to PTSD and chronic pain.
That said, the long-term effects of ketamine therapy in keeping depression and other conditions at bay remain understudied.
Duration: 60 mins.
This will be a 60-minute appointment to review your intake forms, assess your needs and have an initial diagnostic interview of your mental wellness to determine appropriate treatment planning, which may involve medication management and ketamine therapy.
This is a necessary first appointment if you are considering ketamine therapy.$ 350.00
Duration: 90 mins.
This is the first appointment for people aged 10-17. This will be a 90-minute appointment to review the intake forms, assess needs and have an initial diagnostic interview of the adolescent's mental wellness to determine appropriate treatment planning, which may involve medication management and psychotherapy.$ 400.00
Duration: 30 mins.
This is a visit to follow-up on treatment recommendations and assess progress with regards to treatment planning.$ 145.00
Duration: 60 mins.
This is a longer appointment during which we can spend more time addressing your concerns. It will often involve psychotherapy and medication management.$ 275.00
Duration: 15 mins.
This allows me time to complete paperwork or attend to tasks that you may request of me (i.e. disability paperwork, school forms, FMLA, work forms, attorney requests, etc.). If you would like paperwork filled out, I ask that you upload it to the form you receive after scheduling this appointment.$ 50.00
Duration: 60 mins.
This session can be booked following a 2-hour Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy session. It is an optional add-on psychotherapy session at a reduced rate following the KAP session to aid in helping you to integrate your experiences into your everyday life.$ 150.00