Everyone experiences anxiety on occasion; however, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive, and persistent worries and fear about everyday situations. Oftentimes, anxiety disorders result in sudden and relentless feelings of extreme anxiety and fear or terror that peaks within minutes (panic attacks).
These irrational feelings of worry and panic interfere with daily life, can feel impossible to control, are exaggerated relative to the actual danger, and can go on for years. You might even avoid certain places and situations to prevent having to experiencing a sense of dread. Symptoms can begin during childhood or your teenage years and continue into adulthood.
Some examples of anxiety disorders include social anxiety (SAD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and specific phobias. People can also experience more than one anxiety order at a time.
The first line of treatment for anxiety is usually psychotherapy or counseling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can teach you specific coping skills, helping to minimize symptoms so you can return to your normal activities. Prescription medications such as antidepressants and benzodiazepines are also used. Some examples of benzodiazepines include alprazolam (brand name Xanax®) or diazepam (brand name Valium®). According to research, around 50% of people undergoing treatment for general anxiety disorder (GAD) are “treatment resistant,” meaning they do not see improvement after using anti-anxiety medication.
Medications tend to be a “band aid” approach to underlying issues in need of a more effective solution. Although antidepressants and benzodiazepines may provide relief from symptoms, this may leave the user unmotivated to heal or resolve the root cause of their anxiety. In the case of benzodiazepines, their use can also result in addiction. Benzodiazepines are one of the most addictive prescriptions on the market. According to a study conducted in 2015, “any patient who has taken a benzodiazepine for longer than 3–4 weeks is likely to have withdrawal symptoms if the drug is ceased abruptly.”
At Daytryp Health, we encourage you to explore the source of your anxiety condition so that you can release whatever may be causing it and truly free yourself. Our team of medically trained experts combined with ketamine treatments for anxiety can help facilitate your journey to wellness.
Ketamine has been associated with being a party drug with hallucinatory effects, but it was originally used as an anesthetic to treat severely wounded soldiers during the Vietnam war in the 70s. With its primary use being a quick acting anesthetic used in hospitals and veterinary clinics around the world, ketamine infusions/injections are quickly becoming a popular treatment for mental and emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety.
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Unlike benzodiazepines which enhance the effects of the neurotransmitter GABA (the chemical in your brain that allows you to feel calm), it is believed that ketamine works by repairing neuron synapses and increasing the level of glutamate transmission in the brain. Researchers are still performing studies and collecting data to determine exactly why this method of action is so beneficial. So far, the research that has been published is extremely promising.
Patients experiencing symptoms of anxiety can notice relief within 24 hours of receiving a ketamine infusion compared to waiting weeks for antidepressants to take effect. Even patients who didn’t get results from behavioral therapies or other medications have reported finding success with ketamine therapy.
As with all our patients, you will receive an in-depth consultation to assess your current needs so we can create a treatment plan that is right for you. Typical ketamine therapy for anxiety plans consists of either 3 or 6 45-minute sessions, set in our thoughtfully designed treatment rooms.
Our goal is to provide a safe and tranquil space so that your journey is a productive one. Our staff will be on hand to assist and support you every step of the way.
Upon completion of your session, we will sit with you to help process any insight that may have been revealed during your journey and properly integrate your experience. We have found this to be an integral part of the process and achieving the best results with ketamine therapy for anxiety.
Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in the United States. If you or someone you love is suffering from an anxiety disorder, contact Daytryp Health to learn more about how ketamine can help.
Ketamine is a safe and effective medication for the treatment of anxiety. It has a low risk of side effects and is well tolerated by most people. Ketamine is also a very effective medication for the treatment of other mental health conditions, such as depression and PTSD.
Yes, ketamine can help to relieve anxiety. When administered in a therapeutic setting, ketamine treatments can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety, including fear and worry. Ketamine may also help to improve mood and well-being in people with anxiety.
While there are a variety of treatment options available for anxiety, ketamine has emerged as a promising option, particularly due to its rapid onset of action and lack of adverse effects. Ketamine works by binding to the NMDA receptor, which results in the release of glutamate and subsequently dopamine. This action leads to an increase in neuronal activity and has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety.
This isn’t an easy question to answer as each case is unique to the individual. Some people may experience long lasting relief from their initial round of anxiety ketamine treatments. However, some patients may feel the need for additional support after their initial infusion, and in these cases, boosters may be recommended.
Ketamine itself does not cause anxiety. If you are nervous about your ketamine for anxiety treatments, that would be the at the root of it. Daytryp Health’s team of experienced ketamine professionals will answer any questions you may have, as well as set expectations so you have nothing to worry or be anxious about during your journey.
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 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.
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 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.
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’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.
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 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.
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.
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 www.DavidRomanelli.com
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.
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.
Lead Tryp Guide & Operations Manager
MSN, APRN, ANP-C, Medical Director
Chief Medical Officer
Founder & CEO
MS, LASAC, Consultant/Integration Therapist
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.