Erza is an engineering technician for a top five Silicon Valley tech company, which she describes as her "dream job." She's also a devoted wife to her husband, who she lovingly refers to as "my people."
Erza lived with anxiety and depression since she was a pre-teen. After starting her dream job, the stress created by imposter syndrome made life feel more like a nightmare. She found it difficult to love herself, and accept love or praise from others. Her husband became deeply concerned about her mental health.
Feeling she had nothing to lose, Erza reached out to Mindbloom® to learn more, and began her journey. "Life-changing is an understatement," she said of her Mindbloom treatment.
Watch Erza's powerful story of overcoming her imposter syndrome, anxiety, and depression.
“Taking care of myself was not a selfish act. It helped me immensely but it also helped my colleagues, it helped my kids, it helped me show up for my husband.”
Mindbloom has been totally worth it. The ketamine treatments have decreased my anxiety significantly.
In just a few sessions, Mindbloom saved my life.
I’ve built habits to support my wellbeing that will last the rest of my life.
Mindbloom helped build a foundation that I needed to keep me from spiraling and feeling lost.
I couldn’t feel happiness before ketamine treatment. I do now.
Ketamine therapy changed my life and I am beyond grateful.
For the first time in 20 years I have been able to phase out my anxiety medications.
I cannot believe how much better I felt in just a few short weeks. My quality of life has improved so much.
Ketamine silenced the constant thoughts that have been torturing me for most of my life.
Mindbloom has helped me take back control of my life. I feel free.
Mindbloom’s ketamine therapy helps to transform lives. In a clinical study of outcomes:
of clients reported improvement in their anxiety and depression symptoms after 4 sessions.
Relief From Suicidal Thoughts
Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 20–26. Studies show that ketamine therapy can bring hope to those who experience thoughts of self-harm and suicide.
of clients who reported suicidal ideation no longer reported any suicidal ideation after 4 sessions.
Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression or anxiety. Learn more about off-label uses here.
Side effects of ketamine treatment may include: altered sense of time, anxiety, blurred vision, diminished ability to see/hear/feel, dry mouth, elevated blood pressure or heart rate, elevated intraocular or intracranial pressure, excitability, loss of appetite, mental confusion, nausea/vomiting, nystagmus (rapid eye movements), restlessness, slurred speech, synesthesia (a mingling of the senses).
Do not proceed with ketamine treatment if any of the following apply to you:
- Allergic to ketamine
- Symptoms of psychosis or mania
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- CHF or other serious heart problem
- Severe breathing problem
- History of elevated intraocular or intracranial pressure
- History of hyperthyroidism
- Other serious medical illness
- Pregnant, nursing, or trying to become pregnant
Ketamine has been reported to produce issues including, but not limited to, those listed below. However, lasting adverse side-effects are rare when medical protocols are carefully followed.
While ketamine has not been shown to be physically addictive, it has been shown to cause moderate psychological dependency in some recreational users.
- In rare cases, frequent, heavy users have reported increased frequency of urination, urinary incontinence, pain urinating, passing blood in the urine, or reduced bladder size
- Ketamine may worsen problems in people with schizophrenia, severe personality disorders, or other serious mental disorders.
- Users with a personal or family history of psychosis should be cautious using any psychoactive substance, including ketamine, and discuss potential risks with your MindBloom® clinician before proceeding with treatment.
- The dissociative effects of ketamine may increase patient vulnerability and the risk of accidents.
To promote positive outcomes and ensure safety, follow these ketamine treatment guidelines:
- Do not operate a vehicle (e.g., car, motorcycle, bicycle) or heavy machinery following treatment until you’ve had a full night of sleep
- Refrain from taking benzodiazepines or stimulants for 24 hours prior to treatment
- Continue to take antihypertensive medication as prescribed
- Avoid hangovers or alcohol intake
- Refrain from consuming solid foods within 3 hours prior to treatment and liquids within 1 hour prior to treatment
- Ketamine treatment should never be conducted without a monitor present to ensure your safety