Lori Calabrese, MD offers ketamine therapy for treatment in various mood disorders.

Dr. Lori Calabrese offers innovative psychiatric treatment solutions for those who suffer from various mental health disorders. She has over 20 years of experience. The esteemed psychiatrist was the first in Connecticut to grow her practice with the goal to make ketamine infusions and esketamine therapy accessible to patients in the area of South Windsor, Connecticut.

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Her clinical work on the effects of IV ketamine therapy in patients with suicidality was published in the International Journal of Psychology. Currently, Dr. Lori Calabrese is conducting trials to determine the efficacy of ketamine infusions in those that suffer from anorexia. She also treats depression, social anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

What types of ketamine services does Dr. Lori Calabrese offer?

  • IV ketamine infusion therapy
  • Esketamine Nasal Spray

What conditions does Dr. Lori Calabrese treat?

  • Severe or Chronic Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Bipolar Disorder — in particular, the nagging, difficult-to-treat depressive episodes often seen in Bipolar II Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Partum Depression (PPD)

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Important Info about Dr. Lori Calabrese:

  • Referral Process
    • You do not need to be referred by a psychiatrist. You or your family may call, as well as your PCP, APRN, psychiatrist, or therapist, to refer you.
    • However, Dr. Lori Calabrese will still coordinate your treatment with your healthcare team—your current psychiatrist, therapist, and PCP, and any other specialists you choose. The IV ketamine infusions are an adjunct to your current treatment.

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  • Pricing
    • The practice is on a fee-for-service basis and requires payment in full at the time of your visit by check, cash, or credit/debit card. Staff will provide a receipt which you may submit to insurance, as some services may be fully or partly covered by your health insurance or employee benefit plan or may be fully or partly covered once you have met your deductible.
    • The clinic itself does not bill insurance companies and it does not accept insurance payments. For telepsychiatry appointments (appointments by phone or video), the clinic requires a credit card which it will keep securely on file.

What to Expect at Dr. Lori Calabrese


Once you schedule an appointment, you’ll provide Dr. Lori Calabrese’s office with information about your symptoms, previous treatment, medical problems, and family psychiatric history.

If you are a new patient coming in for IV ketamine consultation and infusions, you’ll also complete and send in the Ketamine New Patient History form. If you are seeing a PCP or psychiatrist, APRN, and/or a therapist, ask them to fill in, sign and send in the brief referral form.

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Initial Appointment

You’ll participate in an extensive interview and Dr. Lori Calabrese will determine the best plan of action to move forward. This plan may include comprehensive genetic testing in the office that day to determine if you would be a rapid responder to ketamine, and a number of other indications of response to psychiatric medications. The office may order lab work, tox screens, and neuroimaging, and make recommendations for lifestyle changes, and/or medication, TMS, or IV ketamine therapy.

If you are a new patient coming in specifically for ketamine consultation and treatment, and it is an appropriate treatment for you, you will be able have your first IV infusion immediately after your consultation.

The Dr. Lori Calabrese Process

*You cannot eat for 4 hours before your appointment, but you may drink freely up until your appointment. 
*Dr. Lori Calabrese’s office requires that you have someone drive you home after your treatment.

Ketamine is administered over a period of about 40 minutes. The dose is determined by your weight. The amount of ketamine administered is not enough to cause a loss of consciousness, so you’ll remain awake but feel very, very relaxed.

Patients generally leave the office within 15-20 minutes following their infusion.


Following the initial series of infusions, some patients will work with Dr. Lori Calabrese’s office to begin a maintenance program, returning for single infusions intermittently. The interval between maintenance infusions varies from patient to patient.

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