Ketamine Assisted Therapy2024-02-20T15:03:54+00:00

Ketamine Assisted Therapy in
Columbus, Ohio

If you’re dealing with major depression, anxiety, or PTSD, ketamine assisted therapy at MediZen Institute can help you regain control of your life.

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What is Ketamine Assisted Therapy?

Ketamine is a type of dissociative anesthetic that has been used for over five decades to treat patients who have depression, immense levels of anxiety, or fear. The medication works by relaxing chandelier cells in your brain, which controls when cells fire and pass messages on to other neurons. This enables your brain to dissociate from your physical and emotional responses to triggers and helps you forge new, healthier neural pathways in your brain.

What Conditions Does Ketamine Assist With?

  • Major depression
  • Severe anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Meet Your Provider

Dr. Christofides specializes in diabetes, thyroid disorders, hormone therapy, weight management, and clinical research. Her fellowship research focused on the intersection of the endocrine system and the brain, which includes the role of neurotransmitters.

Dr. Elena Christofides of MediZen Institute

Learn more about Ketamine Therapy with Dr. Christofides:

Am I a Good Candidate?

Course of Therapy

What Does My Mental Health Treatment Look like After Ketamine

Various treatment options of ketamine


How Do I Know if I Qualify for Ketamine Therapy?2023-06-26T16:29:52+00:00

To determine your candidacy for treatment, you can schedule a visit to MediZen Institute to be evaluated by our medical professionals. During a consultation with one of our wellness CNPs, we’ll learn about you and your condition to determine if you’re eligible. The consultation fee is $275.

What Is the Difference Between Ketamine and Other Psychedelics?2023-06-26T16:31:26+00:00

Psychedelics can generate powerful experiences, with deeply moving encounters. Ketamine, however, creates a more general uplifting experience that lightens emotional burdens and enables you to disconnect from your surroundings.

Do I Need a Referral for Ketamine Assisted Therapy?2023-06-26T16:31:59+00:00

We do not require a referral for ketamine assisted therapy, though you will be evaluated by a member of the MediZen medical team prior to your approval for treatment.

What Should I Expect From Ketamine Therapy?2023-06-26T16:32:17+00:00

Patients will undergo a consultation with one of our medical providers prior to any treatment. Typically, ketamine therapy is conducted once or twice per week for several weeks. Each session lasts several hours as the patient receives intramuscular injections by our certified medical staff. Ketamine therapy rooms are intentionally private and comfortable and are designed to have minimal external stimuli.

Patients are required to have transportation plans after therapy as they may experience some mild disorientation. We advise that you clear your day of your normal activities so you can reintegrate and work through your emotional process. This reintegration is essential for your wellbeing, and we’ll provide you with resources for continued support between and after your sessions.

How Does Ketamine Therapy Treat Depression?2023-06-26T16:33:13+00:00

We administer ketamine in subanesthetic doses that are monitored by qualified medical professionals. Activating the chandelier cells of the brain helps you stop obsessing over thoughts, feelings, or emotions so that you can better process your mood and mental state.

Are There Any Specific Medical Conditions That Would Prohibit Me From Receiving Ketamine Treatment?2023-06-26T16:34:07+00:00

Ketamine therapy is not permitted for women who are pregnant, nursing, or actively trying to get pregnant. We also prohibit the treatment for clients who are undergoing cancer treatment unless they are specifically recommended and directly referred by their oncologist for cancer-related depression. We do not recommend ketamine therapy for individuals who live or work in unstable environments or are actively engaged in unsafe relationships, both physically and mentally.

How Long Will the Effects of Ketamine Treatment Last?2023-06-26T16:34:24+00:00

The effects of treatment can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. After a series of treatments, some clients may remain symptom-free for an extended period of time. Booster treatments can also be administered as needed, and the frequency in which you’ll need them is typically determined by you, your mental health provider, and our medical providers.

What Is the Cost of Ketamine Therapy?2023-06-26T16:34:53+00:00

The cost per treatment is $250. There is a $275 consultation fee to begin the process.

Will My Insurance Cover My Ketamine Assisted Therapy?2023-06-26T16:35:13+00:00

Most insurance does not cover ketamine assisted therapy, but we do have financing plans available.

MediZen Institute sets itself apart as Columbus’ leading medical spa and wellness center. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, our highly experienced staff goes beyond expectations by providing guidance throughout the treatment process, alleviating any concerns, and ensuring comfort and confidence. Our serene facility and knowledgeable staff creates a soothing ambiance, allowing you to reap maximum benefits from your Ketamine Assisted Therapy session. Discover the optimal path towards taking back control over your mental well being and living each day to the fullest.


Looking to book your appointment but have a question? Send an email to and we’ll be in touch.

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