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Can Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Help Treat My Anxiety?

Did you know that since the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety and depression have increased by 25% globally? The rates of mental illnesses are higher than ever, and more people need effective treatments. 

Unfortunately, it can take weeks to months to see a specialist, and antidepressant medications are notorious for taking their time working. What if you end up months later and still haven’t found a solution?

Ketamine assisted psychotherapy is a more natural approach to treating mental health conditions. Are you interested in learning how you can get started?

Don’t let anxiety keep you from living your life. Instead, read our complete guide on ketamine therapy and find out how you can find the help you need. 

The Science Behind Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal human emotion that most people have close experiences with. Everyone feels anxiety to different extents and frequencies.

This simple but well-known fact is primarily what distinguishes it from a mental health disorder and regular emotion. Anxiety disorders are mental illnesses characterized by:

  • Excessive nervousness
  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Apprehension

Severe anxiety can affect more than just how a person feels. It can cause several physical symptoms and limit daily function. Anxiety triggers your ‘fight-or-flight’ response. To a degree – this response is necessary for survival and managing stressful situations. 

Anxiety disorders stem from abnormal fight-or-flight responses. This person may have many physical symptoms such as nausea, high blood pressure, insomnia, and restlessness.

The causes of anxiety are more complex than genetics, although that is a contributing factor. Other reasons anxiety disorders may develop are:

  • Environmental stressors
  • Medication
  • Other medical diagnoses
  • Misaligned hormones or electrical signals
  • Substance abuse

There are seven main anxiety types, but in this guide, it isn’t as important to target individual mental health conditions. Some of the more common anxiety disorders are generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. 

Anxiety Treatments

There are two main anxiety treatments:

  • Medication
  • Psychotherapy

Medication has primarily been the gold-standard treatment for anxiety management. Recently, more self-care options are also getting mixed in.

Self-care is an important part of mental health and wellness. Some examples of self-care for anxiety include:

  • Sleep management
  • Meditation
  • Exercising

Eliminating lifestyle factors that contribute to anxiety can also help, such as smoking or excessive alcohol use. Most medications fall under the antidepressant or sedative categories.

Lastly, psychotherapy is a tool for depression and anxiety. Psychotherapy involves counseling with skilled and qualified medical clinicians.  

Anxiety Medication Pros and Cons

The most common anxiety medications are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This class of medication helps the brain have more available serotonin and is the first line of medication used when treating anxiety. The most common examples of these medications are:

  • Lexapro
  • Prozac
  • Zoloft

The positive aspect of these medications is that they are non-habit-forming and can positively affect anxiety symptoms. However, they take weeks before you can start noticing a difference, and some people have uncomfortable side effects. There are other forms of anxiety medications, such as:

  • Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Beta-blockers

These medications all have similar downsides. They each have their risk of side effects and are not helpful for everyone. Some of the more common anxiety medication side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea

Drugs such as benzodiazepines have a risk for addiction and dependence. Additionally, opting for beta-blockers can affect your cardiac health and heart rhythm. For some, medications may be helpful in conjunction with counseling or therapy. 

What Is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy or counseling. Unlike general counseling, psychotherapy aims to find the root of mental health struggles. Psychotherapy is primarily used for treating the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Addiction
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Typically, these sessions are run by skilled professionals. These individuals could be psychologists, psychiatrists, or licensed social workers. During psychotherapy, many different approaches may be taken, such as:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • And more

It largely depends on the clinician’s expertise and the patient’s symptoms. CBT is an excellent tool for many mental health illnesses. Most studies have focused on its role in treating:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • PTSD
  • Eating disorders

It isn’t uncommon for a therapist to combine multiple approaches or suggest using medication too. The benefit of psychotherapy is that you can create positive, long-term results. Health experts have suggested that patients could notice an improvement in as little as six to 12 sessions. 

What Are the Benefits of Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy’s benefits include helping a person work through underlying causes of anxiety. A qualified therapist can help patients view circumstances and situations in a new light.

They can also help them brainstorm solutions. Ultimately, the patient will benefit from a new perspective and attitude on:

  • Goals and values
  • Relationships
  • Coping skills
  • Engagement

Most of the long-term benefits reside in a participant’s willingness and the quality of therapy. Each therapist may have a different technique and relationship with the patient. It is important to explore therapist-to-patient tactics that work for you.

Let’s look at CBT as an example. The goal of CBT is to help a person identify negative thought patterns. The focus on negative thought patterns is that it contributes to behavioral issues.

These thoughts can also impact your mood. The benefit of CBT is it helps you engage in healthy and positive thought patterns, it is a short-term treatment, and it is more cost friendly. 

How Does Ketamine Help Anxiety?

Now that you know a little more about the benefits of psychotherapy, let’s dive into what ketamine is. Ketamine is a non-narcotic drug that is FDA-approved for anesthesia. 

Off-label, ketamine is also used for treating depression and other mental health conditions. The FDA has not approved its use for mental health diagnoses, but some studies have proven it is helpful.

Research on anxiety and depression with ketamine shows anti-anxiety and depressive effects. Some of the common side effects of ketamine are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Recent studies have looked at ketamine and depression, determining it helps reduce symptoms and suicide ideation. As a bonus – treatments started working after one session!

Outside of a more immediate effect than antidepressants, the results also lasted long after the session finished. The current research has led to an FDA approval for esketamine for depression.

Esketamine is similar in its molecular makeup to ketamine. It is a dissociative hallucinogen that is primarily used for general anesthesia. Researchers hope that a similar prescription brand will be available for ketamine soon. 

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

As the name sounds – ketamine assisted psychotherapy combines the best of both worlds. It uses ketamine infusions with psychotherapy sessions. 

During a ketamine assisted session, a skilled clinician will administer a ketamine infusion. Experts recommend that infusions last between 40 and 55 minutes. You may need up to six sessions. 

With an infusion, a skilled practitioner will constantly monitor you. This ensures that your vitals and physical health are not negatively impacted. 

Unlike ketamine for anesthesia, the patient remains awake. It is common to have feelings such as:

  • Dissociation
  • Drowsiness
  • Limb heaviness
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation

You can close your eyes or listen to meditative music. The calming effects of ketamine can help ease feelings of depression and anxiety. Ketamine assisted psychotherapy also includes sessions with a psychotherapist.

These professionals will constantly monitor your mental and physical state throughout the infusion. You will also have time to discuss your concerns and expectations regarding treatment. 

Is Ketamine Therapy Similar to Microdosing?

Microdosing is commonly used with psilocybin. Psilocybin is a natural psychedelic that may be better known under the name ‘shrooms.’ 

Your body naturally produces some psilocybin, although many users take psilocybin for a psychedelic experience. Microdosing is a term that entails only using a small portion of psilocybin. 

The psychedelic experience is not the goal of microdosing. It is used for more awareness and mood improvement, which is why many people use microdosing for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Other mood disorders

Ketamine is often misconstrued as a psychedelic. It is not considered a classic example of psychedelics, but it produces many similar results. Since it can have a dissociative effect, many experts think the FDA approval of esketamine will help pave the way for other forms of psychedelic treatments for mental health conditions. 

Ketamine and psilocybin treatments can be useful for treating anxiety, so talk to a skilled clinic before starting treatment about which one is best for you. 

Finding Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Arizona

Have you wondered how you can find ketamine assisted psychotherapy near you? Luckily, there are plenty of highly qualified clinics that can help you treat your anxiety. 

Ketamine has shown positive results in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in shorter periods compared to medications. Combined with psychotherapy, you can have long-lasting and positive results!

What are you waiting for? Contact us today and find out how ketamine infusions can help you!

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Yvé Dizes

Tryp Guide

Grounded in decades of extensive training with shamans, yogis, and spiritual teachers, Yvé
leverages her innate ability to channel the quantum field to provide profound insight and
transformation for her clientele. Her work is deeply influenced by her daily meditation practice, esoteric research, quantum mechanics, and J.R.R. Tolkien… only partially a joke!

Yvé’s advocacy for Divine Neutrality inspired her exploration into the transformative potential of Ketamine therapy. She delights in her role as a Tryp Guide, where she creates and holds sacred space, promoting transformation through this unique modality. Graced with an amazing partner and soul community, Yvé is humbled and honored to share her life’s purpose with you.

Will Burkhart

Tryp Guide

Will has spent his life seeking truth and exploring the limits of what is possible. This has led him to many extreme experiences—Marine Corps combat veteran, US Army Airborne and Ranger schools, wilderness adventure racing, high altitude mountaineering, ultra-endurance events, holistic healing modalities, psychedelics, and coaching. 

Will is a Co-Active Certified Professional Coach and a High Flow Performance Coach. He specializes in integrative psychedelic coaching and facilitating psychedelic experiences. He is relentless in his passion to explore life’s magnificence.  It’s an ongoing journey and one he would be honored to share with you as a Tryp Guide.

Steve Judson

Tryp Guide

While everyone has a different path to happiness, the majority of people encounter comparable experiences along the way. Examples include honesty, kindness, compassion, generosity, concern for oneself, others, and nature; respect for life; a desire to make a good difference; and many more.

Steve’s involvement, acceptance, and advocacy of the use of entheogenic substances as sacraments for direct spiritual experiences is what has inspired him to work hard to create peace and harmony in both his own life and the lives of those around him.

Steve has made a commitment to rejuvenating his own spiritual life using humanist resources and a humanist perspective. With an emphasis on the mysticism of the unitive experience and the practical use of entheogenic rituals for learning about and developing human consciousness to create a direct connection to the Divine within, Steve has been studying and using a variety of transformational tools. Each has acted as a catalyst in his own consciousness, resulting in profoundly life-altering experiences that have gradually revealed Steve’s true self and pointed him in the direction of his true purpose in life.

Steve’s desire to be of service to others by coaching, mentoring, and guiding them through a shamanic methodology and the practical use of entheogenic rituals is the driving force behind his life’s work, passions, and interests.

Steve loves sharing the knowledge he has gained using many entheogenic sacraments and transformational tools that can help spark a shift in consciousness and result in a profound realization of one’s true nature. Steve also firmly endorses both the idea of cognitive liberty (the right to direct one’s own consciousness) and the safe and appropriate use of entheogenic sacraments for a direct spiritual experience.

Steve has put a lot of effort into learning about and developing the best techniques as a practitioner and guide to provide the right guidance, proper preparation, safe navigation, and holistic integration into the sacred work he performs, and he remains dedicated to his work through practice, mentorship, and study.


There is a prayer in Sanskrit, one of the oldest recorded languages dating back 7000–8000 years, that says, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.” This means: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and that freedom for all.” This is a truth Steve lives by every day.

Megan Schneider

Tryp Guide

Megan is passionate about holding a sacred space for others to explore healing connections between the mind, body, breath, and spirit. As a plant energy practitioner, essential oils specialist, and yoga teacher, she wholeheartedly believes in an individualized approach to health and the power of curating personalized integrative self-healing practices of your own. Megan creates space for others to explore the therapeutic benefits of psychedelic medicines, both from a physiological and metaphysical standpoint, while inspiring others remembrance of their divine beauty, purpose, and gifts. Through the art of intention, peaceful presence, and loving awareness she hopes to welcome you more deeply into accessing your innate power to heal from within.

Joel Newton

Tryp Guide

From a young age, Joel sought happiness in competitive sports, business, and relationships. Each accomplishment came with a fleeting sense of fulfillment causing another repeat of the same cycle. That same mysterious desire for acceptance led Joel to seek information in new and unfamiliar territories. Joel has found comfort in his study of past and current visionaries, such as Carl Jung, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Deepak Chopra, and Gabor Matè. Learning that love of oneself is the true path to peace. Joel honors medicines and substance along with meditation and self-care for the aid of self-discovery. He has found that nothing is more enjoyable than supporting others in their constant journey of growth. Healing himself and others has become his greatest gift and passion.

Nick Ghiz

Tryp Guide

Nick’s upbringing instilled in him the significance of giving, helping, and inspiring others. He understands that these invaluable gifts have the power to shift paradigms within one’s life. For him, being involved in someone’s transformative journey is a privilege. Deep within each of us lies the ability to discover peace and lasting happiness. Sometimes we just need someone to guide us along the way. Nick carries this responsibility close to his heart, knowing firsthand the vulnerability we experience when seeking help. He hopes to be a bright light throughout this magnificent adventure you are about to embark upon.

Stephanie Bernau


Tryp Guide

Stephanie is a registered nurse helping to guide individuals in their journey towards wellness. Raised in Pima, Arizona and graduating from her hometown college, she has over 9 years of experience in pediatric emergency and trauma medicine. With her passion for health and involvement in the fitness community, Stephanie became a fitness coach in 2017. Dedicated to her own personal project of “unbecoming” and healing, Stephanie went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Arizona State University in 2022, focusing on the evidence-based approach to integrating the mind, body, and spirit for optimal health and wellbeing. Stephanie is an advocate for integrative health and wellness, while honoring your journey by providing a compassionate and supportive space for healing. In her spare time you can find her exploring the sky with husband Jamie and their dog Coco.

Hanna Caldwell


Tryp Guide

Hanna is from a small town here in Arizona. From the time she was a child, community has been a huge part of her life. She believe in total wellness and healing through mind, body and soul. This been a theme in her life, especially as an ER nurse and a nurse here at the clinic. Hanna loves helping others and blending western and holistic medicine to help others live to their greatest potential.

Ann Berardi


Tryp Guide

Ann is a registered nurse with a passion for helping others find balance in wellness and health. After graduating with her BSN from Cleveland State University in 2013, she worked briefly as a progressive care cardiac nurse. During that time, she was trained in Usui Reiki and completed her master/teacher level training in 2014. She then devoted herself as a hospice nurse, supporting and coaching many individuals and their loved ones through the dying process. After several years, Ann transitioned her skills and desires to focus on helping individuals achieve optimal wellness with holistic therapies. She opened a small mobile IV infusion business in 2019, offering in-home infusion therapy focusing on prevention and health maintenance. She also became certified in medical aesthetics.
Her constant ambition as a nurse is in service and helping others activate their own healing for optimal wellness while living from their highest self. Her goal is to provide a calm and peaceful environment where individuals can relax into healing.
She grew up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and has lived in sunny Arizona since 2015. She finds relaxation in the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, star-gazing and flying airplanes.

Alisia Malta


Tryp Guide

Alisia graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011. She has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings during her 12 years as a RN. Her fascination with the human brain led her to become a specialist in Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. Alisia is also an artist and has been selling her work professionally for the last 10 years. Through several difficult life events, she experienced firsthand the healing power of creative expression. Her passions reside in health, psychology, art, and human connection. She is ecstatic to be part of the Daytryp team, and grateful for the opportunity to assist with the intentional use of psychedelic medicines for healing.

Nellie Bowers, RN


Tryp Guide

Nellietha (Nellie) has been in healthcare for 18 years. She graduated with a Bachelors in Science from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2018. She grew up in a family that prioritized alternative medicine and witnessed firsthand the profound impact natural remedies have on physical and mental health. As someone who has personally experienced the transformative effects of psychedelics, she is passionate about helping others find relief and healing through these alternative therapies. In her free time, she enjoys her animals, gardening, and being out in nature.

Jeff Kaplan

Jeff was born and raised 25 miles north of Chicago, IL. He graduated from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1999 with a B.S. in Business Communications. Jeff has worked for several successful start-ups in the consumer and daily deal space, excelling in business development and customer service. He is a certified life-coach specializing in working with adolescents. As Daytryp’s Intake Coordinator, he takes great pride in being the first voice our clients hear when they call into the facility. He enjoys working on his spiritual self, doing voiceover work, spending time with his girlfriend in San Diego and taking his bulldog Walter on road trips across the country.

Dave Romanelli

Chief Vibe Officer

David Romanelli fuses ancient wellness practices with modern passions that give people accessible tools to overcome stress, focus their mind, and improve their relationships at work and home. David’s third book, Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest, is a reminder that countless professionals, parents, and partners have walked the earth before us. The book was inspired by his series of national events called DRINKS WITH YOUR ELDERS, that created a space for isolated elders to reengage with their community and share their life experiences with younger generations. His previous book, Happy is the New Healthy, was inspired by David’s friendship with a 111 year-old New Yorker. The book reached #1 on multiple Amazon and Apple Bestseller Lists.

Dave partnered up with Daytryp Health to create TRIPT, which is a psychedelic integration APP which is offered to all Daytryp clients.

Most recently, David was a featured voice on a new app from Calm, which brings peace of mind and healing techniques to the 1 of every 3 Americans touched by cancer. His daughter Cooper (aka SuperCooper) put leukemia in the rear view mirror and is David’s inspiration everyday to live with strength, passion, and joie de vivre. Throughout Cooper’s treatment, David found the power of psychedelic therapy as a profound way to heal the trauma and constant worry and reset to a positive path forward as parent, partner, and professional.. His 365 day platform, MEDITATE ON, compels his listeners to gain perspective on their journey and take time each day for reflection, quiet, and meditation. David has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. You can learn more at

Furthermore, Dave is in charge of Daytryp Retreats, which brings people from all over the world to Phoenix, AZ for 3-4 day retreats to experience life-changing psychedelic journeys.

Dr. Joe Tafur


Medical Advisor / Tryp Guide

Dr. Joe Tafur has dedicated his career to exploring complementary and alternative approaches to health management, particularly Amazonian plant medicines. He completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at UCSD Department of Psychiatry, and worked as a Family Physician in the US before exploring indigenous medicine in South America (SA). He helped found Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual, a traditional healing center in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, and underwent apprenticeship in Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine and Shipibo curanderismo. In 2017, Dr. Joe founded Modern Spirit, a 501c3 nonprofit focused on demonstrating the value of spiritual healing in modern healthcare. In 2019, he and his colleagues opened the Ocotillo Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Tafur is also a leader in his spiritual community and leads plant medicine journeys across the continent. Joe is also a best selling author with his book, The Fellowship of the River.

Rebekah Bohucki


Tryp Guide

Rebekah graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. After working as an RN in the hospital setting for 13 years, Rebekah stepped away to pursue a career more oriented towards holistic healing and treating the root cause of disease. Rebekah is passionate about the powerful healing abilities of psychedelics and plant medicine and believes that with the right tools and guidance, our mind and body have the innate wisdom and ability to heal from the inside out. Rebekah is also on her path to becoming a Priestess, which includes training in the sacred art of holding energetic space. On her free time, she loves being a mom to her two beautiful children, traveling the world, hiking, yoga, and reading.

Kathryn Kiser

Tryp Guide
Kathryn, also known as Kat, has a deep love for nature and animals and a passion for the great outdoors. She cherishes her children and her dog, and enjoys being silly and surrounded by loved ones. She loves laughing and feeling free. Kathryn prioritizes taking care of both her heart and loves the activities that she chooses daily. Her personal journey towards self-love has been a long and challenging one, with many ups and downs. She spent a lot of her life living in fear and suffering with a closed heart. Choosing to heal through her traumas and open her heart have been the best adventures yet. Kat chooses to be a student of life and will continue on this path. As a participant in your healing journey, she holds space for you to feel into your own love and to witness your growth and healing. From her heart to yours, she looks forward to supporting you on your journey.

Lauren Krison

Lead Tryp Guide & Operations Manager

Lauren is a Phoenix native. She graduated from Arizona State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 2007. After spending over a decade in corporate and start-up marketing, the burnout became unbearable, and she knew it was time to pivot to her true passion – wellness. From diet and lifestyle changes to subconscious reprogramming and psychedelic medicine, Lauren’s own wellness journey led her to discover healing modalities that transformed her life in every way imaginable. Her passion led her to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she graduated in 2021 as a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. As a Tryp Guide, Lauren is honored to hold space for others as they embark on a healing journey of their own.

Ajona Olsen

MSN, APRN, ANP-C, Medical Director

Tryp Guide

Ajona Olsen started her career in healthcare in 2001 as an RN in a hospital. She graduated from Arizona State University as a nurse practitioner in 2006, and worked in corporate medicine for fifteen years. In 2021, she began researching psychedelics as a powerful tool in healing and trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Ajona opened her own practice at the beginning of 2022 to serve those on a journey toward healing and, in turn, has found happiness in the healing for herself and her loved ones. Ajona met Chris Cohn, founder of Daytryp Health, in June of 2022. She is very excited to act as Medical Director and partner with the incredible team at Daytryp. Outside of work, Ajona is an avid yoga enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her family.

Quinn Snyder


Chief Medical Officer

Quinn graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2007. In 2010, after studying under Andrew Weil and traveling to India to study plant-based medicines, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Drexel University. Quinn has continuously practiced EM at some of the top Departments in and around Phoenix. He possesses leadership experience in Data Analytics, Quality, Operations, and Business Development. During the pandemic, he was the manager of the largest Emergency Department in Arizona, and his experience was the subject of interviews on CNN, PBS Newshour, BBC World News, NPR, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. He has used Ketamine in his clinical practice and is committed to the emerging field of psychedelic medicines for healing.

Chris Cohn


Founder & CEO

Chris was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Brophy College Preparatory, then graduated from the University of Arizona. Chris later attained his Masters Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. In 2008, Chris founded Scottsdale Recovery Center and Arizona Addiction Recovery Center, two of the most well-known drug and alcohol rehabs in the state. In 2019, after exiting the rehab space, Chris took a deep dive into the incredible world of psychedelic and plant medicines for his own healing journey. Daytryp Health was birthed from Chris’s ongoing desire and passion to help people heal, recover, and thrive with the intentional and careful use of psychedelic medicines.

Rudy Montijo

MS, LASAC, Consultant/Integration Therapist
Tryp Guide

Rudy Montijo lends his expertise in operations and business development consulting for Daytryp. He received his undergraduate from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy training from Polaris Insight. Rudy worked under Daytryp’s founder and CEO, Chris Cohn, while operating and expanding Scottsdale Recovery Center from 2013-2014. He currently has an award-winning career in medical sales. He is a former D1 athlete, having played football at the University of Arizona. Rudy is a clinical therapist who is trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, actively races on the Ironman triathlon circuit, and is a certified yoga instructor. After helping others, Rudy’s greatest love is his two children, River and Savanna.

Esther Mathers

VP Operations


Esther is a seasoned designer with over 25 years of experience in the creation, management and development of calming spaces. A passionate and driving force behind any project, she thrives when curating environments that foster relaxation and well-being for both the mind and body. In addition, Esther has a talent for providing holistic solutions with innovative ideas to persistent challenges. She was honored to be commissioned by the Founder and CEO of Daytryp Health, Chris Cohn, to design the interior of their flagship location. The opportunity has been life-changing, transformative, and inspiring on many different levels. Esther currently lives in Mesa, AZ with her two children and enjoys outdoor activities, particularly those involving water.