Frequently Asked Questions
What are your fees?
Do you accept insurance?
In order to provide the best possible care, and to avoid the restrictions placed upon us by insurance companies, we are not accepting insurance at this time (including Medicare, Medicaid, or Medi-Cal). This allows us to spend a maximum amount of our time and effort seeing to patient needs. Full payment is due at the time of service, but we can provide you with a superbill to submit for potential reimbursement for out-of-network coverage, if you determine that your insurance carrier allows it.
Are you accepting new patients? How long is your wait list?
We are currently accepting new patients. Appointments for new patient intakes can typically be scheduled within 1 - 2 weeks. At times there can be a await of up to 4 weeks after intake before treatment sessions begin. We do our best to keep wait times short and can let you know the current wait times when you scheulde your intake appointment. See our appointments page if you are interested in making an appointment.
How long are your visits? How often should I expect to come in?
Ketamine assissted psychotherapy typically starts with two 90 minute sessions per week for four total weeks, followed by an individualized maintenence plan. You are encouraged to stay onsite for an additional 30 minutes of recovery following your session.
Talk therapy and psychedelic integration sessions typically consist of one 50 minute session per week. Duration of the treatment is determined on a case by case basis.
What should I bring for my first appointment?
If possible, please complete the new patient intake forms to the best of your ability and bring them with you to your first appointment. Also, please bring any prescription medications you are currently or have recently been taking, as well as any appropriate medical records, if applicable (e.g. lab results, hospital discharge summaries, etc.)
How do I prepare for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) visits?
Please fast from food and liquids other than water for 4 hours before your appointment time.
Arrange a ride or uber - driving is not allowed for the rest of the day/night after treatment.
Inform your treatment team of any meds you are currently taking at least 2 days prior to KAP sessions.
Where are you located? Where can I park?
The office is located at 11159 La Maida Street in North Hollywood. Free parking is available on the street. Keep an eye out for signs, as parking is limited to 2 hours from 8AM - 6PM on La Maida Street and is unlimited on Bellflower Avenue. Street sweeping occurs on Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM - 12PM.
Are you available for home visits?
We are able to provide in-home visits under certain circumstances. However, please note that there may be significant additional charges associated with travel time and transportion costs. Please speak with your doctor or therapist if you are interested in a home visit.