Denver ketamine infusions for depression, anxiety & PTSD

The ultimate IV ketamine experience in Denver

Get ketamine from some of Denver’s most experienced integrative mental health experts. And make ketamine part of a full plan to get better and enjoy life again.

"The depression lifted in the first few doses. Five plus years in, I’m a completely different person that loves life in every way."

— Rob N., Denver (Real patient of Ballen Medical & Wellness)

Get safe, comfortable ketamine treatment from one of Denver's most experienced ketamine teams

More than just a ketamine clinic

At Ballen Medical & Wellness, we’re not just an IV therapy center or limited-service ketamine clinic. We’re mental health specialists and experts in depression, anxiety, PTSD, and complex trauma.

After all, you’re not coming to our center just for ketamine — you’re coming to heal and to grow, to find hope, and to feel more like yourself again. These results are entirely possible for most of the patients that walk through our door — and they’re even more likely when ketamine is part of larger plan that looks at all components of your mental health and wellness.

Our integrative approach gives you the best chances for successful healing

At our center, we’ve helped more than 9 out of 10 patients experience relief and therapeutic breakthroughs.

The industry average of ketamine treatment success is between 70-80%, but we have over a 90% success rate. We credit this higher rate of success to our integrative approach as well as our dedication to optimizing the results of your treatment.

Our team includes some of the most caring, experienced nurses you can find in Denver, but it also includes experts in integrative mental health — from psychiatry and psychotherapy to hormones, nutrition, and more. 

Medium shot of Dr Beth Ballen integrative psychiatrist leaning against an exterior wall of integrative wellness center
Beth Ballen, MD, integrative psychiatrist and founder of Ballen Medical & Wellness

Have any questions? Book a free 15-minute ketamine consultation

Call us at (720)743-9535 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team. You can also use the contact form below.

"After the second day, my son was calmer and less agitated. By the third infusion, it was as if this horribly dark cloud lifted that had been following him around for months. He went to lunch with us for the first time in quite a while and was actually smiling. It felt like we were witnessing a miracle, literally. He was in the depths of darkness and you pulled him out"

— H.S., Denver (Real patient of Ballen Medical & Wellness)

Are we the right ketamine option for you?

At Ballen Medical & Wellness, we collaborate as a team to give you the best care possible. We also integrate the best of traditional medicine with holistic treatment options to heal what’s bothering you at the root level vs. just addressing your symptoms.

We’ve spent over 11 years optimizing the ketamine experience we provide for our patients, from private rooms to special music designed just for psychedelic medicine. In fact, we were the first provider to provide ketamine infusions to the Denver area and have been doing this life-changing treatment since 2012.

We didn’t learn how to improve our success rates with ketamine overnight, and ketamine won’t heal you overnight either. But many of our patients report feeling a difference after the first treatment. One treatment is too soon for the deep effects of ketamine to take root, but it’s not too soon to feel a new hope that healing is possible — and a new belief that you’re on the path of getting better.

If any of these describe you, then we might be the perfect choice:

You’d like to try ketamine treatment, but you’re anxious or scared about it.

We understand. Ketamine works unlike any other current depression treatment, and it can be uncomfortable and even scary to consider if you’re new to it. We find that patients who have never had a personal psychedelic experience before are especially nervous. Our team has a lot of experience educating and guiding patients who are new to ketamine.

We’ll provide everything need to feel calm and safe, including the time to have your questions answered. And during your treatments, we’ll monitor you closely to make sure the experience is as comfortable as possible.

One of the reasons that we usually choose ketamine infusions over other methods is that it’s possible to change the intensity of your experience as a session progresses. We do this by altering the rate of the IV drip. With IM injections or other methods, it is harder to keep you in control of your experience once it begins.

You’ve tried ketamine treatment elsewhere, but didn’t have the experience or results you hoped for.

At our clinic, we’re known for a high level of personalized care as well as treating a lot of difficult cases. Our ketamine patients are no exception, and a lot of them come to us after having trouble finding the right ketamine treatment elsewhere.

In some cases, these patients have tried ketamine lozenges, troches, or nasal sprays, but these simply don’t offer the same rates of success. We know because we’ve provided them and still do in some cases, but studies show that IV and IM ketamine yield better results, and that’s exactly what we see firsthand.

In other cases, patients have been rushed through ketamine sessions or experienced a session that was too intense for their comfort level. IM ketamine in particular can be very intense, and many of our patients appreciate the slower “ramping up” provided by infusions.

Other patients have realized their ketamine treatment center is great at ketamine administration, but doesn’t feature the level of expertise they need in depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other psychiatric conditions.


You’d like to make ketamine treatment part of a larger plan of healing.

We offer ketamine as an effective standalone treatment, but we’re honored to also provide it as part of a larger integrative plan that treats your mind, body, and emotions holistically. After all, conditions like depression are rarely just psychological — they often have a physical, emotional, and even spiritual component.

Our team can provide a full spectrum of mental health and wellness services to optimize your ketamine program, from integrative psychiatry and medication management to psychotherapy, addiction counseling, hormone replacement treatment, and nutrient optimization.

Our center also has a full IV therapy suite featuring NAD+, ozone blood therapy, high-dose vitamin C, and other advanced infusion protocols. Whether you favor western medicine, holistic options, or both, we’ll work with you to design a plan of care that meets you where you’re at and keeps you in control of your choices.


You’re currently on psychiatric medication for depression or other conditions and wish to stop taking it.

If you’re planning on taking psychiatric medication or  already taking it, ketamine can work as a booster to make your medication more effective. However, some of our patients prefer to minimize their use of psychiatric medication or eliminate it altogether — and ketamine can be a very valuable tool for this.

We can work with you to discuss options for reducing your use of psychiatric medications, including the benefits and risks of using ketamine instead. Relying more on ketamine generally means more of a need for on- going maintenance infusions and considering holistic options to support your goals.

You have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder and need a higher level of care than an IV center or ketamine clinic alone can provide.

Many of our patients have more than one condition they require help with. For instance, addiction is often accompanied by depression, anxiety, and/or trauma. The more complex your diagnosis is, the greater the chance you need more care than an IV center alone can provide.

Integrative centers like ours are well suited to treat co-occurring disorders because we already help with the full spectrum of mental health needs on a daily basis.

Is ketamine infusion therapy right for you?

Here are some of the most common reasons our patients choose ketamine to fight depression:

  • If you need relief faster than the weeks or months of depression medication trials
  • If you’re incapable of functioning and need prompt relief
  • If you’ve had depression for a substantial length of time and other medications have not been effective
  • If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts or severe, unremitting depression such as Major Depressive Disorder
  • If your current depression medication has ceased helping you
  • If you’re experiencing postpartum depression, or an episode of bipolar depression
  • As a temporary bridge of relief while depression medication takes effect
  • As a maintenance program to support or replace other treatment options

Meet Our Prescribers & Ketamine Infusion Team

If you’d like to see our full team, please visit our team page.

Integrative Psychiatrist & Founder
Integrative Psychiatry for Adults, IV Infusion Therapy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Integrative Psychiatry for Adults & Teens
Nurse Manager, Head Infusion Nurse
IV Therapy for Health, Wellness & Performance
Integrative Nurse Practitioner
Hormone, Thyroid & Nutrient Optimization, Women's Health

Get your questions answered with a free 15-minute ketamine consultation

Call us at (720)743-9535 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team. You can also use the contact form below.

"Life has its ups and downs, but your life shouldn't feel uphill every day." — Beth Ballen, MD

If you’re suffering from depression, you know how uphill everything can feel. Even basic tasks like taking a shower can feel like impossible challenges. Things that used to bring you joy can feel meaningless. And feelings of isolation and despair can lead you to withdraw from work, friends, family, and partners. Even the thought of getting help can feel feel too difficult or hopeless. There is reason for hope though, no matter how dark your days have been. In many cases, our patients report feeling hope and other results faster than they thought possible.

Break free from the grip of depression and have more good days than bad

Thankfully, it’s possible to break free from the grip of depression and experience relief, joy, and yourself again. It takes the right support, the right guidance, and the right treatment plan. IV ketamine infusions can be a highly effective part of this plan.

Our team has helped over a thousand patients just like you find relief, and we’re here to guide you and make sure you have the most comfortable, safe, and effective treatment sessions possible. This includes private rooms, proprietary music designed just for ketamine treatment, and a caring team of experienced IV nurses and mental health experts that understand what it takes to heal from depression, anxiety, trauma, and other serious conditions.

Ketamine infusions work faster and better than traditional medication

Treating depression can be difficult and frustrating. Medication can take weeks or months to take effect or determine the right dosage — and that’s if medication works at all. Approximately a third of people suffer from treatment-resistant depression and require other forms of help.

Ketamine works by means of a different mechanism than psychiatric medication, so it can work even when medication doesn’t. IV ketamine has been effective in over 90% of cases at our center, even for patients with treatment-resistant depression. With Ketamine, results are often experienced in a matter of hours or days. This ability ability to provide prompt relief has made ketamine a true life-saver in many cases of deep depression and suicidal thoughts.

Please note: All ketamine infusions require a prescription. You must be evaluated by one of our providers and issued a prescription for ketamine prior to beginning your treatment.

Ready to schedule your free 15-minute ketamine consultation?

Call us at (720)738-8531 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our patient care team. You can also use the contact form below.


What our patients say about us


How much does IV ketamine therapy cost?

We currently offer IV Ketamine infusions for the competitive price of $440 per infusion. You can see our full IV menu for pricing on all of our infusions and injections.

Do ketamine infusions work as well as oral ketamine pills, nasal ketamine spray, and IM ketamine injections?

Yes, most experts consider IV ketamine infusions to be the gold standard in administering this life-changing medication. One key advantage of infusions is that they allow us to adjust the speed at which you receive ketamine in the middle of a session. Infusions can even be paused or diluted with additional fluids if the experience feels too intense. Because of this flexibility, infusions ensure the experience isn’t too strong or too weak. With pills, nasal sprays, and even injections, it isn’t possible to reduce or increase the rate and intensity during a treatment, which can lead to experiences that are too intense or not intense enough for many patients’ preferences. It should also be noted that both infusions and IM injections allow you to absorb higher dosages than pills and nasal sprays can provide.

Another important thing to consider in deciding which treatment is right for you is that pills and nasal sprays do not provide the more profound, dissociative experience that many patients prefer. There is even evidence-based ketamine research that shows this dissociative experience may help the antidepressant effects of ketamine last longer.

How many treatments are needed?

Usually 6-9 infusions are recommended, along with periodic maintenance infusions. Some patients choose ketamine to replace their traditional depression medication altogether, which might require more frequent maintenance infusions. 

Do you accept insurance for ketamine infusions?

Ballen Medical & Wellness is a cash pay clinic and does not accept insurance, but out-of-network benefits can be applied. Please call us for more details.

What if I already have a therapist?

Although we offer psychotherapy and counseling at our center, we often partner with outside therapists to provide ketamine for their patients. Because ketamine requires a prescription, therapists refer their patients to a prescribing provider such as a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner.

Will IV ketamine work if I'm already taking oral medication for depression?

Ketamine infusion therapy works both as a standalone treatment and in conjunction with oral depression medication. If you’re already taking an oral medication, we typically have you continue your during your ketamine infusion series though individual cases may vary.

In cases where a previously effective depression medication has ceased working, a ketamine series sometimes helps your medication to work again.

If you haven’t yet started oral medication, ketamine therapy can provide immediate relief to help you while you perform your trials of oral depression medication.

Does ketamine work for anxiety?

Yes. Although the majority of ketamine infusions are for depression, ketamine has also demonstrated highly effective results with severe anxiety. Ketamine can also be very effective when both severe anxiety and depression are present together.

During your in-person evaluation, we can determine whether you’re a good candidate for ketamine, or if another therapy might be more appropriate for you. Our center offers a full spectrum of traditional prescription medicine as well as many holistic options to help with anxiety.

What else does ketamine help with?

In addition to treating depression and anxiety, IV ketamine can also help with:

  • Pain Relief
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • CPTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • OCD
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)
  • End-of-life anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia

If you’re unsure whether ketamine is right for you, please call us to schedule a complimentary phone consultation.

Book your free 15-minute IV therapy consultation

If this is an emergency, please dial 911 or visit your local emergency room. For all other inquiries, please use the form below or call us at (720)738-8531.

Beth Ballen, MD

Integrative Psychiatry for All Ages

Dr. Ballen is one of Denver’s preeminent integrative mental health experts. Over 10 years ago, she became the first prescriber to provide ketamine treatment for depression to the Denver area. Many of her success stories are complex cases where patients have tried different options — sometimes for years — but can’t find treatment that brings enough relief or results. This includes patients with co-occurring symptoms such as depression and addiction, as well as patients who’ve had difficulty finding an accurate diagnosis.


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