People with various chronic mood disorders can find relief from their debilitating symptoms at Wesley Ryan MD and Associates. The healthcare providers offer ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for patients who have not found recovery through traditional forms of medicine. When dealing with depression, anxiety, and addiction, ketamine affects issues around mental health problems in a positive way.
Wesley Ryan MD and Associates was founded by Dr. Wesley Ryan, a Los Angeles-based psychiatrist, and psychotherapist. With extensive training in state-of-the-art mental health and addiction treatment, Dr. Ryan and the team at the health center offer patients the chance to regain control of their health once and for all. By offering compassionate and uniquely tailored ketamine-assisted psychotherapy sessions, Dr. Ryan aims to increase healing in as many people as possible.
Routes of administration include intramuscular injections or sublingual troches
Same day visits are occasionally available, but the clinic asks that you call ahead.
There are specific reasons you would not be eligible for ketamine treatment at Wesley Ryan MD and Associates, including recent myocardial infarction (heart attack), cerebrovascular accident (stroke), recent psychosis (hallucinations, delusions), or recent bladder inflammation (cystitis).
The clinic does not directly contract with insurance companies, but instead collects the full fee at time of the visit and provides patients with a detailed receipt (“superbill”) with fees and CPT codes that can be submitted to their insurance provider for reimbursement.
Free parking is available on site.
Your Treatment: What to Expect
Ketamine sessions take place in Wesley Ryan MD and Associates’ office in one of two ways and routes of administration, as either:
An intramuscular injection along with medical monitoring by Dr. Ryan the entire time, along with contemporaneous psychotherapy (“talk therapy”) with him. These sessions last 1.5 hours (optionally 2 hours) and can be combined with a typical psychiatry follow-up visit for medication management.
A sublingual troche that is taken with a psychotherapist (Erica Siegal, LCSW) present for the entire 2 hour appointment, along with contemporaneous psychotherapy. Sublingual troches typically do not require the same level of monitoring as an intramuscular injection, so monitoring by a physician is not required for such sessions.
These treatments take place in a comfortable office, with a couch, music, and optional use of blindfolds.