Ajona Olsen, a local nurse practitioner, is excited to announce the opening of her own Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy private practice at the Arizona Healing Collective in Mesa. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a therapeutic method of treatment used to address a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, addiction, and anxiety.
Using ketamine, a synthetic pharmaceutical compound, KAP may facilitate psychedelic experiences such as expanded consciousness. It is suggested that ketamine stimulates the regrowth of synapses, the connections between neurons, to effectively rewire the brain to think of the person’s mental health differently, which over time improves their mental health. Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic and is currently the only legal psychedelic medicine available for licensed healthcare providers for the treatment of emotional suffering.
Olsen, MSN, APRN, ANP-C began her career in healthcare in 2001 as a registered nurse (RN) in the hospital and in 2006 became a nurse practitioner and continued working in corporate medicine. Her career path changed when she found KAP in 2021 and decided to open her own private practice.
“I have done the research and have seen the healing power that ketamine and psychedelics provide, which is why I am so excited to be opening my very own ketamine assisted psychotherapy private practice,” said Olsen. “This practice will serve those who are on a journey toward healing, and, in turn, I have found my own happiness through healing myself and my loved ones.”
Ketamine assisted psychotherapy administers low doses of ketamine where patients are likely to experience mild anesthetic, anxiolytic, antidepressant, and psychoactive effects. The ketamine experience is different and unique for each patient as they undergo therapy in a comfortable, tranquil room that creates the perfect setting for psychedelic exploration.
Ketamine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use as an anesthetic since 1970. Ketamine is safe for use in people within a wide age range when taken correctly and in medical settings.
For more information about Ajona Olsen and her Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy clinic, please visit ajonaolsen.com.
About Ajona Olsen NP
Ajona Olsen MSN, APRN, ANP-C, is a local nurse practitioner who recently opened a ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) private practice. Ketamine is a synthetic pharmaceutical compound, FDA approved in 1970, and classified as a dissociative anesthetic due to its tendency to produce a disconnection from your usual way of feeling and experiencing. Ketamine is currently an off-label treatment for various chronic treatment-resistant mental health conditions such as depression, substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other psychiatric diagnosis. For more information on KAP and Ajona Olsen’s clinic, please visit ajonaolsen.com.