Daytryp Health

Ketamine Therapy

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What is Ketamine Therapy?

Although ketamine is mainly used as an anesthetic in hospitals, in recent decades, research and studies have emerged proving it to be an ultra-effective and powerful treatment for a multitude of mental, physical, and spiritual ailments. The ketamine experience is unlike any other psychotherapy modality available and drastically improves symptoms for those with depression, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and much more.

What is Ketamine Therapy Used to Treat?


A recent study found that 10% of Americans suffer from depression, with depression rising fastest in young adults and teens, respectively. Another study showed between 29% and 46% of patients with depression do not respond fully to conventional treatment with antidepressants.

Research shows a 75% success rate when using ketamine to treat depression.

Anxiety Disorders

Approximately 18% of people between the ages of 18-54 suffer from anxiety disorders in any given year. This includes obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), and phobias. Approximately 50% of GAD sufferers are treatment resistant and many people taking anti-anxiety medications build up a tolerance, running the risk of addiction.

Research shows that anxiety scores in patients improved by 50% at the last treatment of ketamine.

Chronic Pain

Studies show that 50 million adults in the US suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is linked to mental health conditions such as depression, suicidal ideation, addiction, and alcoholism. If people are not self-medicating, doctors often prescribe painkillers, which carries its own set of risks.

Ketamine has been proven to provide relief in those suffering from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) for up to 12 weeks.


PTSD affects up to 26 million Americans at some point in their lives. Up to 1/3 of people with PTSD still exhibit symptoms 10 years after diagnosis. The current preferred method of conventional treatment, Paroxetine and Sertraline (SSRIs) fail in up to 60% of patients.

A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry showed that up to 67% of PTSD sufferers experienced a 30% or more reduction of symptoms from baseline at week 2 of treatments.


According to statistics, approximately 42.5 million people suffer from some type of drug addiction including methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine, opioids, inhalants and nicotine. Rehabilitation for drug addiction has an incredibly low success rate, with relapses occurring in 40-60% of people suffering from this disease.

A recent study has proven ketamine is successful at extending recovery for both addicts and those suffering from alcohol use disorder.


Approximately 15 million American adults have Alcohol Use Disorder and only 7% will ever receive treatment. Like addiction, the traditional approach for treating alcohol use disorder is inpatient rehabilitation, with only 33% of people remaining sober after 1 year.

In a recent study, ketamine was proven to have an 86% success rate over 6 months.

Eating Disorders

Approximately 30 million Americans live with an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Most eating disorders have co-occurring health conditions such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse, which means a multi-step approach is needed for treatment. Sixty-percent of anorexia sufferers relapse.

In an early study with ketamine, 60% of anorexia sufferers achieved total remission from anorexic thoughts and behaviors.

Suicidal Ideation

More than 9.4 million American adults have serious thoughts about committing suicide annually, with hundreds of thousands seeking treatment for suicidal ideation.

Recent research shows that ketamine provided elimination of suicidal ideation symptoms in 58.6% of patients.

Migraine Headaches

Sixty-one percent of Americans will experience a migraine at some point in their life. Migraines are notoriously hard to prevent and treat, with a long list of medications prescribed for preventative care.

A study showed that 77% of migraine sufferers treated with ketamine experienced improvement with pain intensity immediately following ketamine infusions, with 40% reporting sustained results.


According to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 70% of adults in the US have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. That’s 223.4 million people.

Ketamine has shown to be a highly effective treatment for resolving unhealed trauma, including childhood trauma, especially for those who have not responded well to other treatments.

The Science (and Spiritual Side) of Ketamine Therapy

The reason ketamine is effective at treating so many conditions is because it doesn’t just target one system in the brain, but dozens. Ketamine has the greatest effect on the glutamate system. Glutamate is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter used in the central nervous system and the brain. It is involved in centralized sensitization, which is associated with chronic pain. It also plays a major role in shaping memory and learning.

Many patients receiving ketamine therapy have psychedelic experiences. This type of response allows them to view themselves and difficult memories from different perspectives, leading to the releasing of trauma and total healing. Once these traumas are reprocessed or released, patients can live without the mood disorder the traumas were causing.

Another appealing effect of ketamine is the unique and rapid onset of action versus conventional treatments that often include taking prescriptions. Medications often take some time work, come with undesired side-effects, and can lead to addiction.

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Ketamine Therapy Info

What is the Process for Ketamine Treatments?

At Daytryp Health, our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy journey starts with a screening of your vitals, including heart rate, oxygen, and pulse. After that, a preliminary consultation with our Medical Director takes place, preparing you for your journey. The conversation involves discussing expectations, setting intentions, and everything else pertaining to your ketamine therapy experience.

Ketamine can be administered either by injection or an infusion via an IV drip. Our doctor will determine which is best option for your condition.

From start to finish, ketamine therapy sessions typically take between 1-2 hours depending on the type of protocol you are utilizing. Protocols for mental health issues such as depression require less time than treating chronic pain.

After the session, you’ll download your experience with our therapist before being escorted to our integration room where you’ll enjoy fresh fruits, hot tea, and a very relaxed environment. You should plan to add about an hour to the session time above to accommodate vitals, prelim consult, and integration time.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy approaches may differ between clinics. However, Daytryp Health’s ketamine therapists are always there to support you, to alleviate any anxiety or fear, and to ensure you do not experience any negative side effects during your sessions.

Furthermore, we are there to make sure the “set and setting” are perfect for your journey. We “hold space” to minimize any negative energy that may be lingering around. That’s the Daytryp Health way.

How Many Ketamine Sessions Do I Need?

Ketamine therapy may vary in the number of sessions required based on the patient’s response to the treatment, or their needs. On average, and where we see the most profound changes take place, is 6-8 sessions taking place over several weeks.

Our Medical Director will choose the right dosage for you to start and will gradually increase it until a therapeutic effect is achieved. Everyone is treated individually and differently as needs, goals, and intentions are all unique.

Who Can Benefit from Ketamine Therapy?

Anyone that is suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above is likely to benefit from ketamine therapy, especially those who have not found relief trying conventional methods and/or are treatment resistant.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Ketamine Therapy?

When administered by a professional medical doctor in a therapeutic setting, the side effects of ketamine are minimal. Ketamine is well tolerated by most patients. You will receive a health screening prior to your treatment to ensure you are a good candidate.

People with certain health conditions should not seek ketamine treatment. These conditions include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Untreated/uncontrolled thyroid issues, especially hyperthyroidism
  • Active substance abuse
  • Active manic phase of bipolar

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Many of the patients we treat arrive mentally, emotionally, and physically drained from their conditions, yet remain hopeful. We are excited and so very grateful to be able to provide a treatment protocol that will result in not just the alleviation of symptoms for so many, but total wellness and transformation. Contact us today to get started!

Ketamine Therapy FAQs

Your visit to Daytryp for mental health issues typically require an hour and a half to 2 hours. For our pain protocol, plan on being at Daytryp for at least 3.5 hours.

Ketamine is a dissociative medication, which means it has the potential to cause a feeling of disconnection from reality. The patient may also experience an altered “sense of self”.  Beyond that, the administration of this anesthetic may cause drowsiness, the heaviness of limbs, and hypersensitivity to lights and noise.

During Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, the patient stays conscious all the time but may encounter euphoria or extreme relaxation. Both symptoms distract them from traumatic memories of the past, as well as other negative life circumstances resulting in depression or anxiety. Some patients reported experiencing hallucinogenic effects. These side effects typically vanish within 10-15 minutes after the Ketamine therapy session is over.

Ketamine therapy is rarely covered by state and federally funded insurance plans, except for a nasal spray called Spravato. Daytryp Health plans on offering Spravato in 2023. Until then, we can provide you with a super bill and you can submit that to your insurance for reimbursement. Some people have had success in getting some or all the costs reimbursed.

Ketamine infusion therapy may intervene with many medications, health supplements as well as herbs including benzodiazepines, SSRIs, relaxants, opioids. Disclose your full list of medications to the doctor to avoid possible interactions.

When looking for Ketamine Therapy near me, you should always assess the decision with your current physician.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy starts with a medical intake and initial medical consultation with our Medical Director. We check blood pressure, pulse, and other vitals to ensure you are ready to continue the treatment.

This psychedelic medicine may cause certain side effects including:

• a spike in blood pressure
• accelerated heart rate
• drowsiness
• blurred vision
• nausea
• headache

These side effects are mostly of short-term nature and vanish within 10-15 minutes after your Ketamine therapy is over.

Ketamine is known to help give clients physical and mental relief from pain. Alleviation of pain leads to a calmer state and thus, better sleep! Kind of a triple win in our eyes!!!

Lack of sleep is a symptom of depression. Insomnia plagues those suffering from depression often as they have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. In turn, it takes a toll on both the physical and mental state, furthering issues like irritability and loss of pleasure in activities. Other mental disorders like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have similar effects on sleep. The repeated cycle of sleep loss from these mental disorders can make the negative effects of them even worse. As with those that suffer from anxiety, the mind races, as the inability to control worry creeps in and becomes constant.

With the use of ketamine, improvement of mental disorders can happen, leading to a place of well-being for clients and a more peaceful night’s sleep. This new type of cycle has positive effects for clients as their body can rest and rejuvenate. For those suffering from PTSD, studies have shown ketamine treatments can even help eliminate a very common side effect of PTSD, nightmares. It’s truly an incredible way to find a new way of healthy living.

Once client’s experience relief from ketamine treatments and have improved sleep, it is important to create a method of sleep hygiene for continued success in the R&R department. This includes regular exercise, limiting blue light exposure before bed, and aiming for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Having a sleep routine with a set bedtime every night regardless of if you are sleepy or not can also help. Ketamine should always be used in approved medical settings as using ketamine recreationally can have an aversive effect, especially on sleep.

If you or a loved one have been struggling with getting quality Zzz’s due to a mental disorder, we would love to connect to see if ketamine treatment is right for you.

The therapeutic benefits of ketamine are leading patients to ketamine clinics to find relief from their mood disorders. Many clinics administer sub-anesthetic doses via an IV infusion, intramuscular shot, or sublingual trouche and some patients find alleviation in a matter of hours although, for many, subsequent treatments are needed.

Ketamine can affect each person differently which is why it is important to choose a clinic that does thorough pre-screening. The dosage of ketamine also plays a big part in how the body will react. Ketamine can affect the heart, brain, and even neurotransmitters. When given at a sub-anesthetic dose, ketamine influences the cardiac system. Some studies have shown that both blood pressure and heart rate can increase significantly with a sub-anesthetic dose, while other studies have found only a small increase.

The effects of ketamine on the brain are becoming more and more appealing to those seeking treatment for depression. A “therapeutic journey” is often associated with ketamine. Many patients state their mind-manifest into a calm state with treatment and they see visions of colors and patterns float in, feeling awake at another level of consciousness. Some say they feel a separation between mind and body and are then able to revisit past experiences or people. They’ve also felt this experience to be loving in nature as they process their experiences that have sometimes been suppressed or avoided. Navigating patiently through this journey, they can find a release. Studies support reductions in symptoms of depression, suicidality, and PTSD among other mood disorders.

While antidepressants commonly target monoamine neurotransmitters like serotonin or dopamine, ketamine targets glutamate. Researchers suspect glutamate and major depression to have a close correlation. The glutamate hypothesis of depression includes evidence to show that patients suffering from depression have lower levels of glutamate. Studies of ketamine treatment have shown that it increases glutamate, therefore having a positive effect on battling depression.

While ketamine has many benefits, it should not be used as a recreational drug. If you or a loved one want to explore the safe options available for ketamine treatment, connect with Daytryp Health to learn more.

When considering ketamine infusion to treat depression, patients often wonder what the process is like to get started and see results. We are breaking down the best practices associated with ketamine therapy so you can best prepare for a successful treatment!

Ketamine can have contradictions with other drugs or not always be suited for patients with existing medical conditions. When considering ketamine-assisted therapy, it is important that the clinicians do a pre-screening of a patient’s past and present medical history. There is also pre-treatment testing.

At Daytryp Health, we incorporate pre-treatment testing that includes blood and urine tests, blood pressure, and an EKG. These precautionary measures are taken to determine if a patient is a good candidate for treatment and will be safe during the procedures. Once a patient is approved for treatment, there are additional steps that should take place before, during, and after treatment to ensure safety and results.

As the patient, you should always try to research as much as possible about any treatment you are considering. Get involved and ask questions so you are well informed before pressing go on a ketamine infusion. For example, researching the side effects of ketamine infusions can help you plan to avoid the negative ones. Typically, patients are asked to fast about 3 hours before the ketamine infusions as nausea and vomiting are known side effects. It is crucial patients follow the pre-treatment recommendations like fasting as vomiting during the procedure could lead to aspiration or other issues. Get with your clinic and get clear on what they recommend for you.

Ketamine is a psychedelic and is known to increase heart rate. Caffeine and alcohol should not be taken before getting a ketamine infusion. Caffeine can cause an increased risk of panic episodes and alcohol can contradict ketamine with extreme slowed breathing and cardiac arrest. If chronic alcoholism is something a patient struggles with and they are intoxicated when receiving ketamine treatment, even fatality can happen. Always consult with your prescribing physician and ketamine clinic pretreatment about any drugs or issues that can potentially cause unpleasant side effects. Their knowledge is your power, so get in the know!

Mood disorders like major depressive disorder, anxiety, and PTSD can often leave patients struggling on a deep level within themselves. One remedy that is widely encouraged in talk therapy is self-care and the same is true before receiving ketamine infusion.

As a psychedelic drug, ketamine can affect both the physical body and subjective state. Depending on the dosage, altered mood and thoughts can arise. Many describe an out of body experience and some hallucinate.

Before going on a psychedelic journey, practicing peaceful meditation, good nutrition, and journaling can all contribute to a successful treatment. Get in the driver’s seat and journal about your expected outcomes and feelings about this new journey.

Make space for the good in your life and make sure you continue to practice self-care after your clinical treatments as well.

The time has finally come for you to get in on what so many are calling a breakthrough for mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and PTSD… Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. You do your due diligence, get ready for treatments, and then find the treatments are not working for you. This can feel like a hopeless spot to be in, especially if you are treatment resistant to antidepressants as it stands. We want to encourage you not to lose hope but help you find some answers on what to do next if the treatment doesn’t work for you.

If your psychedelic treatment doesn’t work, consider some of the things that could have ultimately affected the treatment’s success. If you were taking other medications that contradict Ketamine, this could have influenced the outcome of treatment. Talk to your treatment team about any other medications and get educated on how to proceed.

Typically for most, it’s not, “one and done!” While there are patients out there that find relief from their mood disorders in a matter of hours after treatment, most patients need more than one treatment. A standard range usually falls in between 4-6 treatments but can differ from case to case. Talk to your doctor about what number of treatments they feel would provide results and then work up an action plan to make it happen. Daytryp Health offers patient consultations so don’t hesitate to reach outside of your standing clinic for a second opinion either.

The dosage of ketamine can also contribute to its effectiveness. This again can differ from patient to patient in finding a dose that is not too low or high. Don’t be afraid to try the treatment again and see if your in-clinic team can help to determine if the drug dosage needs adjustment.

Lastly, treatments are one thing but the life you live in between treatments matters. Sometimes aligning talk therapy, physical exercise, nutrition, sleep, and self-care can make all the difference in your recovery success. Get connected with others who have gone through the journey to see how they triumphed through. Stay encouraged and know there are people out there ready to support you!

When considering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) as a treatment option for your mental health, it can be an exciting time. There is plenty of popularity surrounding ketamine and the benefits many are seeing when seeking treatment from ketamine clinics, with fast results! Many are trying to determine if ketamine treatment is right for them, and we are here to help with some tips in making that step!

If you have suffered from depression or other mood disorders and have exhausted standard treatment options like antidepressants and talk therapy, it may be time to step outside the box. Many patients have treatment-resistant depression as well, leaving them spinning in hopelessness. Talking to your medical doctor about psychedelic therapy can open to a world of possibilities to find something that works! Ketamine can offer patients a therapeutic journey, where they are finally able to find resolve around past traumas peacefully and move on!

One of the most appealing aspects of ketamine is its effectiveness in treating depression. Although there are plenty of studies to show that ketamine makes waves on mental health, the FDA would consider its treatment for depression as “off label.” With that in mind, many Doctors are prescribing ketamine for off label use in medical settings via ketamine clinics according to the American Psychological Association (APA). The bottom line, ketamine is widely supported in its off-label use for mood disorders. Pharmaceutical companies have taken note and have started to test the drug as an answer to depression.

The best way to determine if ketamine or any psychedelic therapy is right for you is to get informed. Daytryp Health offers consultations and can help you better determine if ketamine therapy is right for you!

A ketamine clinic is where clients can receive safe treatment for depression, pain, and other issues as they journey within to foster new beginnings. The clinic administers sub-anesthetic doses of ketamine to allow this journey to begin but before they do, they adhere to protocols to ensure the best possible outcome for each and every client.

A medical assessment is done first and foremost to ensure that there are no medical contraindications for clients. Medical history and medications that the client uses are provided to the clinic so their team can proceed safely with the unique needs of every client. DayTryp Health also incorporates pre-treatment testing that includes blood and urine test, blood pressure, and an EKG. These precautionary measures are taken to make sure ketamine is appropriate for every client.

The clinic also adds extra layers of safety to the psychedelic journey our clients take with doctors on site. DayTryp doctors monitor clients during their in-clinic treatments with vitals and anesthesia levels under constant observation.

Many people wonder when first learning about ketamine clinics if they are legal in Arizona. The answer is YES. Ketamine is legal in the US and in many countries for medical use. Many medical professionals have seen the benefits of ketamine in treating ailments that are not responsive to typical pharmaceutical drugs and the word is out as more and more clinics open across the globe.

Arizona laws with guidelines for Ketamine do exist to protect clients entering clinics and prevent illegal use of the drug. The treatment dose must be a sedation level dose that has been prescribed by a licensed practitioner. Management of care is another requirement, as clinicians remain on-site to monitor clients and manage any potential effects the treatment may have. Arizona ketamine laws also require records and documentation to help ensure client safety.

Recreational use of ketamine is illegal. A prescription is needed for the use of ketamine, and it is important to seek safe and secure care in a clinical setting.

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.