Psychedelic and Integrative Psychiatry

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 The Future of Psychiatry… Is Here 

“A genuine human goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots.” -Jose Marti


Our integrative and psychedelic psychiatrists synthesize effective and evidence-based methodologies with best practices in psychedelic medicine. Through holistic clinical care with the skillful integration of legal psychedelic medicines, such as cannabis and ketamine, they are revolutionizing what is possible in mental health treatment. As depression, post-traumatic stress, and other clinical concerns skyrocket in response to the global pandemic, our world is in desperate need of these powerful and effective interventions.

A Note from Dr. Naveen Thomas 

People generally come to a conventional psychiatrist and describe their symptoms. The psychiatrist will then usually make a diagnosis with the DSM-5 and will then  prescribe psychiatric medications (often indefinitely) to decrease these symptoms.   This approach can greatly reduce suffering in many cases. 

However, this model has very significant limitations.  In many cases, just suppressing symptoms without addressing their root cause may be a recipe for an  unfulfilled life and in some cases, an invitation for new problems, such as debilitating medication side effects.

Some of the possible root causes that may be underlying problematic symptoms include:  Imbalances in the gut environment, unresolved emotional trauma, nutritional imbalances, genetic vulnerability, hormonal imbalances, environmental toxins, and chronic infections, to name a few.  This list can be admittedly overwhelming and often requires a team approach from multiple disciplines to address root causes meaningfully. 

Our team is committed to supporting you in thriving beyond your wildest imaginings. Through our work together you will be able to address the root causes of your struggles, and step into exciting new possibilities. 

Potential Integrative & Psychedelic Psychiatry Services: 

  • Integrative Psychiatric Evaluations, including thorough review of diagnoses and medication history as well as psychedelic use history.
  • Treatment planning around any medical or psychiatric issues that would need to be addressed prior to safely administering psychedelic therapy
  • Consideration of other possible treatment options such as targeted nutritional supplements, diet optimization, etc.
  • Administration of Psychiatric and Psychedelic Safety Assessments
  • Professional medical oversight for Ketamine-Assisted and/or Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy protocols.
  • When appropriate, guidance in potentially decreasing or in some cases even weaning off daily psychiatric medications and potentially supplementing or replacing them with more natural treatments such as nutritional supplements, herbs, etc.
  • Customized laboratory evaluations (could include blood chemistry levels, vitamin levels, thyroid function, iron status, etc).
  • Wellness protocols
  • Education on cannabis and ketamine dosing and intentional use practices
  • Therapeutic support for clients who wish to transition negative patterns of psychedelic medicine use into healthy use

Cannabis Psychiatry

What is cannabis psychiatry?

Cannabis psychiatry skillfully combines the scientific knowledge of the endocannabinoid system with the practice of modern psychiatry, using cannabis as a psychopharmacological tool.

Who is it for?

Utilizing CBD and THC skillfully in different ratios, depending on an individual illness, has been shown to reduce the  symptoms of the following conditions: PTSD, bipolar, autism, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and many other conditions. 

Ketamine Psychiatry 

What is Ketamine Psychiatry?

Ketamine Psychiatry is a professional specialty which utilizes the power of medicinal ketamine in conjunction with mental health support to address severe clinical concerns such as treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, among other conditions. 

Who is it for? 

Ketamine Psychiatrists, in partnership with Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapists, offer an alternative treatment option for people seeking relief from depression, anxiety, trauma, or other major life challenges. This modality can work in conjunction with other forms of treatment, or can be used when other forms of treatment have not achieved one’s desired results or efficacy.