Dr. Steven L. Mandel & Sam Mandel
There are more than 100 million people around the world with treatment-resistant depression, and there hasn’t been a significant class of drugs to hit the market for depression since SSRIs in the 80s. In recent years, ketamine has been growing in popularity as a potential solution, with clinics popping up around the U.S., Canada, and beyond. In addition to ketamine for depression, people are also receiving ketamine for trauma, anxiety, and even chronic pain. But does it actually work? And if you want to try it, where should you begin?
In this workshop, Dr. Steven L. Mandel and Sam Mandel, co-founders of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, will cover the scientific and psychospiritual mechanisms for ketamine, how to find a trusted ketamine clinic, and how you might go about exploring if ketamine is a good fit for you.
If you cannot afford the suggested sliding scale, email [email protected] to be registered.
About Dr. Steven L. Mandel & Sam Mandel
Dr. Steven L. Mandel is an internationally-recognized expert and pioneer in the use of ketamine infusion therapy to treat mental health disorders. Dr. Mandel has over 40 years of experience utilizing ketamine as a board-certified anesthesiologist. He also earned his master’s degree in psychology. He is the President of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, a leading ketamine infusion therapy clinic in Southern California, which he co-founded with his son Sam Mandel. Dr. Mandel is also the founder and first president of ASKP3, a non-profit dedicated to the ethical, therapeutic use of ketamine for mental health. Dr. Mandel also enjoys sailing, skiing, traveling, and spending time with his wife of 36 years, their children, grandchildren, and dog Magellan.
Sam Mandel is a lifelong mental health advocate and entrepreneur. Sam cofounded Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles with his father, Dr. Steven L. Mandel, in 2014 and has grown the clinic to be one of the most successful and well-respected ketamine infusion therapy clinics in the U.S. Sam is the clinic’s Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for the day-to-day operations, the strategic direction of KCLA, and manages its growing staff of 18. He oversees all non-clinical functions including patient satisfaction, human resources and employee retention, vendor relations, marketing, public relations, technology, and finance. Sam also enjoys weightlifting, traveling, snowboarding, and spending time with his dog Banksy.