Nushama Manhattan Midtown is a clinic located in the New York area that provides ketamine infusions for those seeking alternative therapy.
The vision of Nushama Manhattan Midtown is to make mental wellness available to everyone. This is achievable by collaborating with the best medical practitioners and therapists — all with decades of combined experience.
From top medical specialists in mood disorders, addiction, psychiatry, and anesthesiology, Nushama is guiding a new pathway towards recovery with its ketamine therapy.
1. Medical Assessment
Nushama patient’s medical history and medication to confirm no contraindication. Full pre-treatment testing including urine and blood tests, blood pressure, and EKG to ensure Ketamine is an appropriate treatment.
2. Psychedelic Treatment Sessions
Nushama anesthesiologists typically administer 6 treatments/infusions over a 2-4 week period, receiving up to 2 infusions per week. The treatments take place in a dimly lit environment with ambient music. Vitals and anesthesia levels are constantly monitored by Nushama doctors to ensure the highest level of safety.
Nushama physicians and guides work with patients with the intention of helping the patients glean insights from their experiences. While integration can also include practices like yoga, journaling, meditation, mindfulness techniques, or listening to music that was heard during the psychedelic treatment, the idea is to help individuals tap into their inner healer.
4. Follow Up
Nushama therapists work with patients to ensure the effects are long-lasting. If necessary, depending on the patient, they might require additional integration or “booster” sessions.
Before Nushama, my emotional state was bad. I was diagnosed with stage-three colon cancer during the pandemic. Being in a cancer hospital, surrounded by terminally ill people was tough and I saw someone die. I left the experience with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Medications were not working and I got really scared. Dr. Radowitz recommended I try a ketamine infusion. I had nothing to lose—I came out of cancer, which I thought would take my life, but I was still fighting for it because of my mental health. Nushama’s treatment helped me get to a point where I was in control of my depression (vs. my depression controlling me). It gave me the strength for inner work—I felt I had the power to move forward. With integration and therapy, I do work independently to make changes and get to a better place, which is what happened. I was able to get off my PTSD medications, and I’m working with my psychiatrist to taper off my anti-depressants as well! The treatments allow you to go deep into yourself—you experience a higher self behind the layers of who you are. This self is deeply wise, and you feel so much love.— Paula
I have always had depressive tendencies since I was a kid and took my first round of antidepressants at 13. But, when my mother passed away from a horrible disease that took her within a few months, I went down into a dark abyss which I had been in for 11 years.
After a month of ketamine treatments, I made more progress than in the past decade. It helped me remove some of my blocks and allowed me to start caring for myself again. I was able to process emotions and thoughts I have been repressing because I was too afraid to feel more pain.
Everyone at Nushama played a part in creating a supportive and loving environment whilst I navigated the depths of who I am and what I have been doing (or not doing) for over a decade. I know I still have a long journey in front of me, but for the first time in a long time, it doesn’t feel impossible. Light is now shining into the abyss and I can finally start living again.— Maeva
I would highly recommend Nushama and its program. My advice is that it is very important to understand that psychedelics are meant to assist and deepen- not replace – other therapies. By guiding us to our own healing wisdom, they open us to a range of healing practices. For me it was a gentle, and soothing experience; but for those who have trauma in their background, it is essential to make sure you have a relationship with a trauma-informed therapist to work through difficult feelings or experiences that come up.— Leah Masci