Introducing Ketamine-Assisted Therapy
Welcome to Missoula’s first legal, medically supervised psychedelic-assisted therapy center as an expansion of Harvest’s health and wellness services. We believe that Ketamine and other soon to be legal psychedelic therapies should be widely accessible as transformative therapeutic medicines for intentional, trained, licensed practitioners to integrate into their own therapeutic practices.
Psychedelic-assisted therapy using Ketamine is a therapeutic approach that combines the psychedelic effects of Ketamine with supportive and integrative healing practices and therapy. Ketamine is either taken orally in rapidly dissolving lozenge form or intramuscularly (IM) via injection.
Ketamine induces a profound visionary expanded state of consciousness which is highly effective for therapeutic reprocessing and growth. It is a particularly effective modality for reprocessing and resolving mental and emotional stress, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain (i.e. fibromyalgia, migraine), and problematic substance use. By quieting the ego, Ketamine catalyzes a healing process that can continue in the days, weeks, and months afterward.
Ketamine differs in chemistry and affects the brain differently than other psychedelic medicines such as psilocybin. The Ketamine “journey” lasts about an hour, compared to six-to-eight hours for psilocybin, and is found to be most effective as a limited series of three to six treatments, based on the individual. Both medicines share similarities in users reporting entering an expanded state of consciousness variably described as “cosmic,” “infused with love,” “connected,” “ego dissolving” and “boundless.”
Due to the potential intensity of these experiences, we focus on preparing participants for and supporting them during their journeys. We designed the Harvest Wholeness Center to create an environment that fosters safety, trust, relaxation, and deep healing, and our guides are certified and supervised by Seattle-based Telos Transformational Therapies.
Our team works extensively with each participant to ensure they are psychologically and emotionally prepared to navigate the experience, drawing on the psychotherapy traditions of Internal Family Systems, Transpersonal, and Positive Psychology. Throughout their journey, we remain present with each participant so that they always have an experienced, knowledgeable person to assist them in navigating the expansive state of consciousness created by Ketamine.
Preparation and Integration Therapy
What sets Harvest apart from other Ketamine clinics is our focus on connecting insight, images, thoughts, and feelings experienced during a journey in a cohesive way that helps you move toward your growth-oriented goals. Through working with a Ketamine preparation and integration specialist and practicing intentional actions, you can strengthen new neural pathways which help change your mind and habits.
“Research shows when you use ketamine to accelerate psychotherapy with a trained guide or therapist, you’re much more likely to reap lasting mental health benefits. The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs says Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is more effective at reducing depression and anxiety than infusions alone. That’s why it’s essential to look for ketamine clinics with trained experts to facilitate the entire process. From intention-setting to guided ketamine experiences to 1:1 integration therapy, the more support you have, the better.” – Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
Harvest is accepting applicants for Ketamine-Assisted Therapy. If you’re ready to get started, please click the box below. If you’d like to learn more about Ketamine-Assisted Therapy please check out our “Frequently Asked Questions page.”
Meet Our Clinical Team
Trish brings her expertise as a physician’s assistant (2001) and registered nurse (1994) to Harvest’s clinical team with experience including family practice, orthopedics, hospitalist teams, long-term care, and medical services administration. Trish worked at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center before returning home to Montana where she enjoys cycling, cross-county (a lot) and downhill (on occasion) skiing, spending time in nature, reading, gardening, cooking, and hunting.
Committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care in a safe and supportive setting, Trish values human dignity and believes that all people deserve an opportunity to work through life-limiting challenges, learn and grow, and become their whole selves.
Dr. Gonzalez-Vizoso started his education at Brooklyn College where he earned his BA in chemistry while fulfilling his pre-med requirements, graduating Cum Laude. He completed his medical school education in 1990 at Harvard Medical School where he also did a year of research in Tropical Medicine. After an extensive career in emergency medicine, in 2019 Dr. Gonzalex-Vizoso co-founded Telos Transformational Therapies in Seattle to provide training and to build a network of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy practitioners.
Dr. Gonzalez-Vizoso’s interest in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy was sparked by the dearth of options available for mental health patients in crisis as well as people with addiction disorders. This induced him to delve into the latest research in the use of psychedelics for mental illnesses. He has used ketamine as an anesthetic in the emergency medicine setting as aid for painful procedures and rapid sequence intubation for over 25 years and is very familiar with the use and safety profile of ketamine. During his training for KAP, Dr. Gonzalez-Vizoso experienced firsthand the amazing effects of ketamine. In association with veteran ketamine-trained psychotherapists, he has become increasingly active in the field of applying psychedelics in the setting of mental illnesses and hopes to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Meet Our Psychedelic Therapy Team
A certified Death Doula, Wholeness Guide and yoga instructor, Kaley is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle-based Telos Transformational Therapies. Kaley believes that cutting-edge psychedelic medicine can often provide a unique opportunity to deeply understand and process the most challenging, confusing, and painful parts of our lives. By integrating the entirety of one’s life in a meaningful way, including insights from psychedelic experiences, Kaley believes people are able to free themselves from self-criticism, unhealthy cycles of relating to others, and emotional pain.
Kaley earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Montana and specializes in relationship building, networking, and communication development. She embraces elders for who they are–real human beings, who deserve to be treated as such.
Linea Maxwell is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience helping veterans, elders, families, children, adolescents, caregivers and other individuals navigate life’s challenges with wholeness. These challenges include caregiver stress/fatigue, grief and loss, family conflict, relationship stress, career changes, life changes, financial stress and anxiety. Linea is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle based Telos Transformational Therapies, and recognizes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational healing potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Linea’s approach is both client-centered and positively oriented towards growth and empowerment.
Gifted in cultivating strong and trusting therapeutic relationships, Linea has a passion for connecting with clients and helping them cultivate and achieve their goals. She is currently working with remarkable clients who are courageously awakening through transformational experiences and taking their healing into their own hands.
Adam’s personal experience and passion for supporting clients working through trauma using non-ordinary states of consciousness led him to train as an integration specialist for psychedelic experiences. He works with clients to help them integrate these experiences in a way that builds their agency and helps them articulate and pursue the life changes and outcomes they desire. Adam’s vision is to empower clients to move themselves from “just” coping to growing and thriving.
A former Griz linebacker, Adam graduated from the University of Montana with a BS in Sociology and earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. Following his degrees, Adam continued to study and expand his deep passion for supporting positive behavior change, including certifications in healthy weight loss coaching and as a yoga instructor. Adam’s passion as a therapist, instructor and coach is to help clients integrate mind, body, and spirit throughout their healing journey.
Adam is married and the father of six children. He has a passion for yoga, kayaking, skiing, hiking, and biking. He loves to cook and work in the garden with his family. Spending as much time as possible in the diverse ecosystems of Montana is one of the many ways Adam grounds himself and his family.
Greg is a licensed clinical professional counselor in private practice in Missoula and is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle-based Telos Transformational Therapies.
Greg completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at Manchester University in England and his graduate studies in counseling at the University of Montana. He has served as a hospice chaplain providing spiritual support and grief counseling to hospice patients and their families locally. Living in an intentional spiritual community for 20 years and practicing meditation intensively integrated with his somatic-based and neuroscience approaches led to a specialization in applying mindfulness to healing trauma. Find out more at missoulamindfulcounseling.com
Greg’s interest in psychedelic-assisted therapy is inspired by the desire to support others in their spiritual journey, transforming ego-based perspectives to more expansive states of being. His enthusiasm is deepened at the possibilities of working with this psychedelic-based approach to catalyze the healing of the individual. Particularly in the face of the many unmet needs within the tsunami of mental suffering, currently overwhelming our communities around the world.
Greg and his wife Kathryn live, work, and play in Missoula and share the care of his three amazing children and their Shepard dog Bailey.
Keeley earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Montana and is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle-based Telos Transformational Therapies.
Keeley is inspired by the therapeutic potential of expanded states of consciousness and believes that the psychedelic-assisted therapy process can offer clients life-giving space from habitual ways of being and thinking. This space can often lead to significant improvement in a sense of well-being, whether through broadened “pauses” between potentially activating events and responses, increased sensations of levity, and presence in everyday moments. Keeley offers a warm, resonant, and intentional space where her clients can feel safe enough to fully commit to the healing process- in all its vulnerability, sorrow, and joy.
Amy weaves together elements at the intersection of the sciences, arts, mindfulness, human behavior, nature, and spirituality in her role as a Wholeness Guide, Ayurvedic Health Coach, and Creative Director for Harvest. She is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle-based Telos Transformational Therapies and explores expanded states of consciousness to further her learning in service of companioning clients in their wholeness journeys.
After studying psychology and graduating with honors from Middlebury College, Amy has built a multi-faceted career in creative and strategic design, advocacy and community development, multimedia arts, and human development and healing. As a health coach, Amy integrates cutting-edge research and best practices in life and health coaching methodology, neuroscience, positive psychology, and Ayurveda (one of the world’s oldest medical systems), through the Deepak Chopra Foundation’s coaching certification program.
Amy is the founder of Studio Verde Creative, an agency specializing in branding and multimedia storytelling for mission-driven clients. A graduate of Leadership Montana’s Flagship Program 2017 and Master Program 2019, Amy is also a certified Gracious Space facilitator which is a collaborative leadership model. Now celebrating living cancer-free for seven years, Amy is thankful for the vibrant people and brilliant colors who help shape and saturate her days.
Harvest is accepting applicants for Ketamine-Assisted Therapy. If you’re ready to get started, please click the box below. If you’d like to learn more about Ketamine-Assisted Therapy please check out our section on Frequently Asked Questions.