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Avesta Ketamine and Wellness

Anesthesiology & Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in McLean, VA, Bethesda, MD & Washington, DC

Though ketamine infusion therapy is effective on its own, research shows it is more effective when combined with other lifestyle changes or therapeutic methods.

 

 

Psychotherapy

Therapy with Avesta

We are now offering ketamine integrative therapy and ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) within our clinic with our newest team member, Cassandra Joslin, PMHNP.  

Cassandra has been working in the mental health field for eight years. She utilizes evidence-based treatments such as ketamine-assisted therapy, crisis/emergency management, supportive therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help her patients achieve wellness. 

 At Avesta, we believe that having a trusted therapist is essential to get the highest efficacy from your ketamine treatments.  Ketamine integrative therapy gives patients a space to integrate thoughts and emotions that arise during their infusions with a mental health professional.  Read more about the importance of psychotherapy for integration while undergoing ketamine therapy, and KAP throughout our website.  

To set up an initial consultation with Cassandra to go over the process, and to ensure that she is a good fit for you, contact us.  Cassandra works primarily in our Bethesda, MD, clinic, but is able to provide her services in our McLean, VA and Washington, DC clinics as well.  


If you are interested in learning more, please call us and we will get you all of the information you need to get started.

 

Uplift

One of the best ways to improve and accelerate healing is to combine ketamine infusion with traditional psychotherapy.

A dedicated and licensed therapist can help prepare and guide patients through the  process more directly, and provide a safety anchor as one uncovers and experiences factors that create anxiety or negative feelings during treatment.

Avesta Ketamine and Wellness has partnered with UpLift to help clients find a therapist, if they don’t already have one. Make your treatment more effective. Match with a therapist on UpLift.

UpLift makes it easy to find and schedule virtual care sessions with a licensed therapist. They have a large network of locally licensed therapists who cover a wide range of specialties and accept most major insurance plans.  

For more information or to find and schedule a session with a therapist visit https://www.joinuplift.co/uplift-avesta-ketamine-wellness.

 

Other Recommended Therapists/Psychiatrists

 Dr. Jon Thomas 

703-425-5200

JonThomas@adhdcollegesuccess.com

 

Ms. Mara Gutiérrez

586-371-6631

*Mara Gutierrez has created a preparation and integration program for patients wanting support around their Ketamine experience. Mara is a MAPS-trained licensed psychotherapist, specializing in the therapeutic use of psychedelics and entheogens. You can learn more about her program here: https://thehealingexhale.com/program

 

Washington Integrative Mental Health Services, LLC, Benjamin Bregman MD

Dr. Luna, PsyD, Dr. Anouti, MD, Dr. Popkin, DO 

(703) 593-9464

 

Dr. Negro, MD

 301.327.0735

 info@potomacpsychiatry.com

 
Don Zuckerman, MSW
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist (KAP)
202-483-2660 x6
 
 
Pace Neurohealth Group, Dr. Smith and Dr. Maxwell
 
443-926.9115
 

Yuelei Dong, M.D

(703) 831-8300 

 

Jared Putnam, M.D

240-483-0075

 

Lindsay Schaferstein, PhD

301-610-7850

 

Carol Andreassen, PhD

 240 687-2203

dr.cj.andreassen@gmail.com

 

Deb Curry, PsyD

 (202) 281-0836

 

Melanie Becker, MSW

(414) 939-9838

 

Brad Starring, MSW

(607) 327-4033

 

Caron Starobin, LSW

(301) 417-5979

 

Vincent Greenwood, Ph.D.

202.244.0260

 

***Great overall assessment and medication management/adjustments***

Robert M. Post, MD

(301) 530-8245

robert.postmd@gmail.com