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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

Importance of Therapy

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.  

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

Virginia

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

 

Yuelei Dong, M.D

(703) 831-8300 

 

Washington, DC

Vinnie Rotondaro

Ketamine Integrative Therapy

rotondaro.vinnie@gmail.com

 

Vincent Greenwood, Ph.D.

202.244.0260

 

Melanie Becker, MSW

(414) 939-9838

 

Maryland

Washington Integrative Mental Health Services, LLC, Benjamin Bregman MD

(703) 593-9464

 

Dr. Lauren Rubenstein 

drlaurenrubenstein@gmail.com 

https://drlaurenrubenstein.com/meet-dr-lauren-rubenstein-jd-psyd/ 

 

Dr. Negro, MD

 301.327.0735

info@potomacpsychiatry.com

 

Don Zuckerman, MSW
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist (KAP)
202-483-2660 x6
 

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

 

Brad Starring, MSW

(607) 327-4033

 

Caron Starobin, LSW

(301) 417-5979

 

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

Robert M. Post, MD

(301) 530-8245

robert.postmd@gmail.com