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My wife, 28, is majorly depressed and suicidal, and the clinic and doctor made time for her where I didn't expect it to be possible. The doctor was very patient and skilled at dealing with depressed individuals, and handled the rather emotionally charged state of things extremely well. She ultimately backed out through no fault of the clinic. I give the doctor and staff much credit for all they did. Thank you guys! Edit: She passed away a few weeks later after the mental health system took her into "care" after an attempted suicide, put her on so many useless meds and discharged her in a worse state against our will while suicidal. TAKE DEPRESSION SERIOUSLY. There is no price too high on someone's life, and I know first hand Ketamine is unlike anything else in its effectiveness. My only gripe is that they do IV, perhaps by law, when nasal spray has since been shown to be as effective. The only reason my wife didn't go through with treatment was because she was scared of needles 😞
Tim Murphy, 1 year ago
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FROM KETAMINE THERAPY!!! As a kid I didn’t understand my overwhelming feelings. I thought I was weak, ungrateful, and stupid to feel this way. I wasn’t normal and was ashamed. I thought it had to do with maturity but by 29, things escalated. My depression evolved and I lost myself. At 30, I didn’t recognize who I saw in the mirror. At 31, I was diagnosed as Bipolar type II, and immediately felt like my life was wasted and over. I held on for the sake of my family, but didn’t expect to be around long. My medication kept me from going manic but it did not help my depression. I felt more alone than ever. I stopped doing things I enjoyed, my soul was empty. I looked to interact with “people like me," but they could not cure my emptiness. I decided to google, “depression treatment jobs,” and something popped up. I applied for a nursing position and desperately hoped to hear back from them. When Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles called to speak with me, I hoped to be hired, and I was! I was gifted the opportunity to take care of patients who suffered from severe depression. I met people daily just like me and the longer I worked at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, the more I realized I wasn’t alone. It took a lot of guts for me to share with my new co-workers that much like our patients, I too suffered from depression my entire life. I told them I was fine, and my medications kept me balanced but that was not true. As time went by, I got worse. I was going straight from work to bed and bed to work. I was not living and the suicidal ideation was constant and a very strong presence in my life. Nearly one year after working at the clinic I got the courage to ask for help. I didn’t know what to expect but all I wanted was for the suicidal ideation to go away. I would deal with the depression as I had my entire life, but I could not go on living with the dark, haunting thoughts of wanting to end my life. I was over it, and ready to thrive like our patients had. On April 30, 2018, I had my first (of six) treatments and my life changed in ways I could not imagine. My brain shut out all suicidal thoughts and I could not believe it. By the middle of my treatment I noticed I had no struggle to get out of bed, and I even reached out to my loved ones to “catch up.” By the end of my treatment, the decades of darkness I lived with was completely GONE. I finally broke free from my loyal and evil companion - depression. I felt so good I didn’t know what to do with myself. I had never been free of this. I found myself doing things that are natural, enjoyable, and simple to others. For the first time I liked going to the grocery store by myself, interacting with strangers, enjoying the silence, laughing with others and meaning it. There are not enough words to express my gratitude for Dr. Mandel and the team at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles that truly saved my life. I now feel genuine joy, freedom, confidence, and energy. My co-workers, from day one, were understanding, supportive, and gentle. They provided the quality care that I needed to get through my hardest of times. My family and friends love the new me! Our patients appreciate when I share with them that I too have sat in these treatment chairs with my own list of struggles. I’m fully aware this is a treatment not a cure; I have had two boosters since my initial series and it’s true, they lifted me right back up where I wanted to be. I continue to feel great and encourage anyone who is on the fence about this treatment to take a chance at living the good life. I’m happy to be in the 83% of people who benefit from IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. Dr. Mandel and his team are healing patients daily and it is a beautiful thing to be a part of. Thanks to all the patients before me who helped give me the courage to do this, I appreciate you all!
Denisse Macias, 1 year ago
Dr. Mendel and all the staff are incredibly wonderful. Alyssa, Amanda, Angel, Denisse, Mary and Sam. Each of them contributed to making my experience a good one. I was incredibly anxious before my first session, Dr. Mendel took the time to talk with me and answer all my questions and address my fears. Denisse was the queen of making the perfect, comfortable treatment nest. Both she and Mary were incredibly kind and supportive when I had an anxiety attack. In fact Mary held my hand until I calmed down and the treatment started. Sam and Alyssa were very professional and helpful when I had a mix up on my appointment days. Plus they were able to get me in an extra day when there was a cancelation! Otherwise, because of travel plans, I would have had to wait a week for my sixth treatment. The treatments themselves were incredibly intense and - I hesitate to use the word - metaphysical. It felt like someone lifted my mind out of the place it has been in, and began to shine some light into the darkness. As soon as my third treatment, I noticed that I was able to resume some of my physical therapy exercises and by the fifth treatment I was able to do house cleaning that had been piling up and overwhelming me for months. Today, I feel better than I have in years. It has been easier to deal with my chronic pain. I've been eating better, sleeping better, and getting outside for exercise. Every time I called, I was greeted warmly and professionally. All my questions were answered, even with Dr. Mendel calling me himself. I've already recommended the clinic to another friend and I know she'll be in great hands. P.S. If you do decide to try the treatments, it will help if you have food already prepared for afterwards. I was exhausted after treatments and with how sleepy I was, it was hard to make sure I ate well and had enough water.
Kaye Porter, 1 year ago
I cannot begin to put into words how grateful I am to Dr. Mandel and his team for what they have given me. Due to a chronic illness, traditional antidepressants really aren't an option and I have long suffered extreme symptoms with no relief. After being treated at Dr. Mandel's clinic I have a new lease on life in a way that I find even better than anti depressants. I have the ability to rationally look at my emotional responses to every day experiences and understand trauma/issues behind those responses in order to work through them. This works as more than a band aid on depression but rather as a conduit through which to work through it so that I can think more clearly. Its as though the blocks in my mind have been lifted so I have been given a chance to think clearly again in order to enjoy life. Its not only given me relief from depression and anxiety, but given me a new outlook on spirituality and calmed existential related anxiety I often found myself suffering. Dr. Mandel's staff is incredibly kind, personable and knowledgeable. You are treated like a human being and listened to. It is very clear that everyone working there believes in what they are doing. Keep up the amazing work!! - Christine
Christine Stone, 2 years ago
I can highly recommend Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. It is thoroughly professionally run. The facilities are clean and pleasant. The staff are warm and helpful and I felt totally relaxed throughout my treatments. Results were amazing in my case and I subsequently experienced true healing.
Johann Peter Jessen, 2 years ago
The doctor and staff were amazing, helpful and warm. I could never form the words to explain just how good they were to my wife and I. The tracking tools and aftercare instructions have been a huge help since my last visit. Everyone does respond to medications differently. I have 25 years of trying different medications and for me nothing has come close to the effectiveness of Ketamine and had so few side effects. I literally feel alive again thanks to these great people; This medication in their hands is life saving. My only regret is waiting so long to get my first infusion. I am getting better everyday thanks to a great wife and brother along with the care the people in this facility provide.
Brandon Knight, 2 years ago
I am a skeptic and wary of non traditional medical treatments, so I approached my treatment here with a healthy dose of "We'll see." From the first phone call to the last treatment I was treated with concern, kindness, understanding and professionalism. What I loved the most is how everyone here connected to me, LOOKED ME INTHE EYE, took their time and cared about helping me have successful treatments. There is no dead-eyed, pushing you through a factory feeling in anyone here. Dr. Mandel was one of those people. He's a very, warm, caring person who did a lot of looking me in the eye, and giving me the sense that this isn't something he's doing by accident, but because he knows what Ketamine can do for people like me who've had five decades of depression and come to the end of workable antidepressants. I appreciated every person who worked here, from the receptionists to my nurse Denise, Dr. Mary Beth, and my initial contact, Angel. Nothing was hard to navigate because no matter where I was in the process, I was surrounded by professionals who leapt in to help in any way I needed. It's two weeks since my last treatment and I feel normal. That's really all I wanted. I wanted to feel like me again. And I do. A little more every day. UPDATE: MAY 11 - I am doing better than I have in a decade. I had no idea that this is what life could be like. I think I accepted my moderate depression over the years as my standard level of normal life. I said I just wanted to feel normal, but I actually am content and happy most days. I have energy, my brain works, I'm plugged into life again. I have read other reviews where this didn't work for people. I am sure that result must be devastating and feel hopeless. It isn't a 100% cure rate, just like every anti-depressant only works for a percentage of people. For me, NONE worked, so I could say: Anti depressants are useless. But, they aren't for millions of people. The same is for Ketamine. I wish it was less costly, but it costs what it does because the FDA is so slow at approving drugs for use. When they do this, prices will drop and insurers will cover it. I don't recognize the Dr. Mandel I know, who was so kind, sincere and caring from these other descriptions of him. The same with the staff. I'll be honest, I entered the clinic an emotionally needy, broken person. It wasn't pretty. I felt wrapped in the arms of my nurses and I survived a couple bad moments, thanks to the feeling of safety I had with these people. Humans are weird, we all see the world through our own filter. I can't fathom that the people who seemed to be innately caring could be anything else with anyone else. I was a big fat, crying, needy baby. And I felt satisfied with my treatment. The horrible thing about depression is that treatment is a hit and miss game. And every treatment affects each individual differently. It's a hellish maze. Trust me, twenty years of one medication/treatment after another that all inevitably failed. I can't wait until Ketamine is approved and put into the mix with all these other things that fail long term depressives like me.
Cheryl Holliday, 2 years ago
The Entire staff is so incredibly kind. They really make your comfort and safety their top priority, and it’s so important to be able to have such a trustworthy and attentive staff, especially while undergoing such a new and dissociative type of treatment. Huge shout out to the nurses for being such pleasnt and sweet help. As for the treatment itself, it definitely has had a positive impact in my life.
Samantha Belloso, 2 years ago
It took some time but I finally made the decision to try Ketamine IV treatments for depression. It was a decision I made after discussing it with my therapist who wasn’t very excited about it and expressed the idea that I should consider more traditional medications. I let the therapist know that I was against traditional medication therapies because of past experiences. I am so grateful I made the decision to move forward with the infusion therapy. It helped me almost immediately following the first treatment. It has been a little over a month since my last treatment and I continue to improve. I’m still working on issues with my therapist but the depression has improved leaps and bounds and cleared the path for me to work on the underlying issues. I’ve found a new zest for life that just wasn’t there before. The Doctor and Staff are great! They genuinely care and are still following up with me. They are friendly and personable and take the time to understand your concerns. Dr. Mandel takes the time to sit and discuss the treatment and answers all questions you might have regarding the outcomes. The clinic is fantastic! Very comfortable. The staff make sure that you have everything you need before, during and after your treatment. They ensure that you feel like a human being and not just another patient they have to see. I know that this is possibly the best decision I ever made to help me get over the hurdle that was blocking me from making the progress I needed to make to get my head really clear and get to where I am today. I’m getting excited for life again.
Kimberly Palmer, 2 years ago
I traveled from Australia just for the week just for the 5 days treatment. This was in mid December 2017. I have been diagnosed with Bpd. This has been crippling and has had a massively negative impact on my life. Since the treatment and the follow up lozenges I’ve been steadily improving in mood and confidence. My anxiety and subsequent depression has been reduced to a manageable level. I still have to practice cbt and dbt on a daily basis to continue to improve and grow. I have found that using the Ketamine allows me to see things far more clearly than I ever had in my life. Ultimately my life has been changed for the better. This is not a cure for bpd, how ever it has brought my life and my way of seeing things and my thoughts into focus. I can see my mistakes for what they are and how they have affected my interpersonal relationships. I will continue to work and grow. Thank you doctor Mandel and staff for giving me the best chance to get my life back and to live it. Jason
Jason, 2 years ago
I am a skeptic and wary of non traditional medical treatments, so I approached my treatment here with a healthy dose of "We'll see." From the first phone call to the last treatment I was treated with concern, kindness, understanding and professionalism. What I loved the most is how everyone here connected to me, LOOKED ME INTHE EYE, took their time and cared about helping me have successful treatments. There is no dead-eyed, pushing you through a factory feeling in anyone here. Dr. Mandel was one of those people. He's a very, warm, caring person who did a lot of looking me in the eye, and giving me the sense that this isn't something he's doing by accident, but because he knows what Ketamine can do for people like me who've had five decades of depression and come to the end of workable antidepressants. I appreciated every person who worked here, from the receptionists to my nurse Denise, Dr. Mary Beth, and my initial contact, Angel. Nothing was hard to navigate because no matter where I was in the process, I was surrounded by professionals who leapt in to help in any way I needed. It's two weeks since my last treatment and I feel normal. That's really all I wanted. I wanted to feel like me again. And I do. A little more every day.
Cheryl Holliday, 2 years ago
Life changing. That's what comes to mind when I try to describe my experience at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. I don't use hyperbole. I went to a different local provider in Los Angeles for my initial treatment about 6 months ago, who seemed to have a good reputation. I thought all these clinics were mostly the same and the procedure was super simple. So simple I couldnt understand why it cost so much! Well after having mediocre results in a dingy room where I was left alone throughout my infusion, I felt taken advantage of and disappointed with my experience. Ketamine gave me some hope because my depression and anxiety were a little better afterwards and I continued to read articles and here stories of success so I decided to try again and thats when I found Dr. Mandel. I am only sorry I didnt see him first. NIGHT AND DAY DIFFERENCE. His office is clean and beautiful and it feels more like a fancy spa than an old closet temporarily being used for infusions. All of his staff are kind, professional, and surprisingly well informed on the treatment and past results. I knew I liked them from the moment the young woman on the phone told me it works for most people and fairly quickly, BUT she cant guarantee it will work for me and if it does, how long it will last. There was just a real sense of honesty. Dr. Mandel is a genuine sweetheart. He listened, asked me lots of questions, and invited me to come in for treatment. The nurses watched me the entire time and I get anxious so I felt relieved to not have to be alone. They calmed and reassured me multiple times during the infusions, which were a totally different experience than before. My dose was adjusted multiple times during my infusion too which made a big difference. When I left, I felt so much relief and genuine care from the whole office, it was overwhelming. I'm glad to have found a treatment that works for me after many years of nothing working and even happier to have found people who provide it with love. Thank you all so much for taking such great care of me! I am forever grateful!
Karen Thompson, 2 years ago
I would like to address this message to those considering treatment. Many of you know despair, depression or any number of countless terms used to describe a disquiet mind. It may seem that seeking help will only end in more disappointment. It is after all somewhat bearable to accept that there is no remedy. Some of you will have known trauma, addiction, emptiness, and some the constant desire to end your life. I urge you to seek treatment at this facility, it is doing groundbreaking work. I was of course skeptical. I was terrified at the advent of a horrifying trip which would add to feelings of hopelessness. I wrote back and forth to the office, yet always backed away at the last moment. I found new ways to justify why it was careless to try . I did have some hope that it would work in fleeting moments. I read literature pouring in from studies at Yale, Princeton, and several distinguished medical journals across the world recognizing a fundamental "breakthrough" in the treatment of mood disorders. To say that I was surprised by my experience would be a great understatement. The experience was a gift for which I cannot be more grateful. I'm fully aware that the anti-depressive effects of the infusions are not a magic bullet. They do however provide a powerful separation between one's oppressive thought patterns and allow insights to seep through. To examine one's deepest self, without judgement, is profound and invaluable experience. The effects last well beyond the office. It provides a space of clarity with which to make informed decisions about how to best move onward and upward. On average 123 people take their lives every day in the United States. That's 44,895 people a year. I can only imagine the pain inflicted on the families and their loved one's. Somehow, this fact is overshadowed by a lack of responsible reporting, and the shame and stigma surrounding depression and suicide. The treatment itself was handled with such care and tenderness. No detail has been neglected in maximizing the therapeutic effect. The design of the office interior, the colors of the rooms, and even the soft ambient music played converge to calm anxieties. Also, the warmth of the staff and their dedication to patients is apparent. Dr. Mandel actually employs the essence of the scientific method in his practice; measurement. I won't go into too many details about this component of his practice. I will say that he is comprehensive and eager to gain further insight from patients so that he may improve overall efficacy. Without a doubt, Dr. Mandel is one of the finest physicians I have come across. I have a natural distrust of Doctors and was surprised to find an immediate sense of kinship with Dr. Mandel due to his bedside manner and the thoroughness of his examination. It's so easy to point a finger and make judgments from a distance about this clinic. At the end of the day, Dr. Mandel is saving lives. He was bold enough to depart from an extremely lucrative career as an anesthesiologist to try and make a difference in a field that hasn't made much progress in a century. It has been very difficult to make the decision to place this review on a public forum. Yet, I have been so inspired by Dr. Mandel's willingness to put himself out there and provide help to those that need it, I felt compelled to write. With the stakes so high, it would be an act of cowardice to not at the very least offer testimony of my experience. I have no expectations that this will offer any permanent solution. I do know that for the first time in many years I've been able to have prolonged respite from extraordinary pain. Therefore, I would like to thank Dr. Mandel and his entire staff from the bottom of my heart for their efforts. I encourage those that have not found conventional therapies helpful to try this. It is so different and so very extraordinary. "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer
Martin Cremer, 2 years ago
I have suffered from bi polar depression for 20 years. I've tried everything psychiatrists have prescribed and holistic approaches and at times, I got some relief, but never felt good. It never lasted. I came to Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles at the end of last year because of their reputation and and when I called in, they lived up to it. The woman who answered the phone was kind and very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all of my questions. I had a lot. I was especially worried about the k hole and addiction potential because I used to drink heavily, and she reassured me ketamine in a clinic is different than when used in a club. Makes sense. The very next day I got a call from the doctor himself, Dr. Steven Mandel, who was also very compassionate and knowledgeable. He let me talk as long as I needed, which doctors never do, and then invited me to schedule my series of 6 IV ketamine infusions done over 2 weeks. I was very nervous, but when I saw how clean and beautiful the clinic was and how professional their whole team was, I felt at ease. The infusions themselves are very strange. I wouldnt describe them as pleasant or bad, just strange. Kind of like lucid dreaming. Interesting for sure. For me, it's what's after the infusions that I couldnt believe. My symptoms were gone. Completely. I felt energized and clear headed. I was looking forward to returning to work and finally getting some things done around the house I had put off for I dont even know how long. I called some friends I havent talked to in months. I just felt happy. I couldnt believe it and have been worried it wont last. I finished my series almost 2 months ago and I still feel great. I follow the aftercare guide they sent me and live as healthy as I can and hope it lasts for a long time. I worry a little, but what brings me comfort is that if it fades, I know I can see Dr. Mandel again and he says 1-2 booster infusions will extend the benefit and I wont need to do another series. I'm so happy I found something that works and that doesnt just mask symptoms or numb me out, but actually makes me feel happy. Thank you so much Dr. Mandel and your entire staff is wonderful. I'm very grateful to you. I'll try to update my review in another month to let people know how I'm doing.
John Miller, 2 years ago
Very friendly staff and Dr. He even called me the evening after first infusion to check on me. Left his personal cell number in case I needed to contact him. Nice clean office. Not sure yet if it will work but I do feel better after two infusions. I figured it is worth a try. UPDATE. IT took time and patience but I felt better each day after treatment. I I just started the daily torches which you put under your tongue before bed. Turn up the metaphysical music and enjoy. I'm having very good reactions so far. I am being treated for major depression. Any questions please feel free to contact me. UPDATE. after getting on the daily torches it started out great. Then it started playing games with my head. I ended up in the psyciatric ward due to extreme depression and wanting to harm myself and others
Ed Thomas, 2 years ago
Very friendly staff and Dr. He even called me the evening after first infusion to check on me. Left his personal cell number in case I needed to contact him. Nice clean office. Not sure yet if it will work but I do feel better after two infusions. I figured it is worth a try. UPDATE. IT took time and patience but I felt better each day after treatment. I I just started the daily torches which you put under your tongue before bed. Turn up the metaphysical music and enjoy. I'm having very good reactions so far. I am being treated for major depression. Any questions please feel free to contact me.
Ed Thomas, 2 years ago
My wife is majorly depressed and suicidal, and the clinic and doctor made time for her where I didn't expect it to be possible. The doctor was very patient and skilled at dealing with depressed individuals, and handled the rather emotionally charged state of things extremely well. She ultimately backed out through no fault of the clinic. I give the doctor and staff much credit for all they did. Thank you guys! Sorry it didn't work out.
Tim Murphy, 2 years ago
Very friendly staff and Dr. He even called me the evening after first infusion to check on me. Left his personal cell number in case I needed to contact him. Nice clean office. Not sure yet if it will work but I do feel better after two infusions. I figured it is worth a try.
Ed Thomas, 2 years ago
KVLT SH1T, 2 years ago
I found Dr. Mandel after researching alternative PTSD treatments because I've suffered from an early trauma for most of my life and havent had much success with therapy and medication. He and his staff are so incredibly warm and caring, I knew I was at the right place from when I first called and got someone on the phone right away who spent 20 minutes answering the many, many questions I had. After my first infusion, I didnt know what to feel. I thought it was all pretty strange. But my 2nd and 3rd got to be much easier and I started to feel a lot better by the weekend, a day after my 3rd infusion. I finished the recommended series of 6 infusions in 2 weeks and I couldnt be happier. I'm excited about life for the first time in God knows how long and I am so grateful to Dr. Mandel and his sweet nurses and office staff. I've been doing really well for 4 months now and hope it keeps going! I'm doing everything I can to make sure of it.
Jennifer Harris, 3 years ago
11645 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 852, Los Angeles, California 90025
- Contact: Dr. Steven Mandel
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