Melissa Ferrell is dual board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Arizona.
Ketamine therapy and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is now available in Arizona. Potential candidates for ketamine therapy must complete a screening process. Ongoing counseling and/or therapy is recommended for patients undergoing ketamine therapy. Qualified patients for ketamine therapy may be referred to our preferred provider (AZRI – The Arizona Relationship Institute) for outpatient therapy and counseling portions of ketamine therapy.
Contact us for more details on ketamine therapy costs, prerequisites, and availability.
IV (Racemic) Ketamine Therapy – IV Ketamine Transfusions given over time. Ketamine Therapy for Depression is recommended in cases of Treatment-Resistant Depression (those who have not responded well to traditional antidepressant medications or therapy. “…people usually respond [to Ketamine Therapy] within one to three infusions” – Harvard Study.
IV (Racemic) Ketamine – IV Ketamine Transfusions given over time. “Strong evidence supports the rapid, although temporary, antidepressant and antisuicidal effects of a single intravenous ketamine infusion for treatment-resistant MDD and bipolar depression.” – Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders.
Though ketamine itself has addictive properties, and may be abused, it can also be used in treatment of opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder, and addiction – IV Ketamine Transfusions given over time. “Preliminary evidence suggests that ketamine may be effective in addiction.” – Ketamine for the treatment of addiction: Evidence and potential mechanisms.