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This is the first time in almost 10 years I have felt true happiness. My anxiety and Depression have almost completely vanished and through the practices thought by Mind Spa I believe they will stay gone!
~ Richard .P | Denver, CO
The treatment I’m getting at Mind Spa means everything, the base of it is trust.” Willis said. “I’ve done therapy elsewhere and it has been a waste of time because they didn’t get it. I came from a selective community in Special Forces where everyone has a selective team mentality, and the basis is trust.
~ Jim Willis , Army Special Forces Veteran | Denver, CO
I’m a marine reconnaissance combat veteran who has been dealing with PTSD and anxiety for over a decade. I had a friend introduce me to ketamine infusions and I was blown away at the immediate results. I had been conditioned for years by my PTSD and I had so many things that would trigger my symptoms. I have spent the months since my treatment almost anxiety-free and have been able to spend more time doing the things I love than I have in the past 5 years combined.
~ William P. | Golden, CO
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About MIND SPA
At Mind Spa, we believe in taking a holistic approach to mental health care, which is why we offer both integrative talk therapy and medication management services to our patients. Our experienced therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and work with them to develop personalized treatment plans that may include talk therapy, mindfulness practices, and medication management.
Our experienced psychiatric staff offers medication evaluations, prescriptions, and ongoing monitoring to ensure that each patient’s medication regimen is safe, effective, and tailored to their unique needs. With our integrative approach, we empower our patients to take charge of their mental health and lead fulfilling, productive lives. So if you’re seeking comprehensive and compassionate mental health care, look no further than Mind Spa.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive form of deep brain stimulation in which a magnetic field is used to optimize functional neuroanatomy.
TMS has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, smoking cessation, and some forms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Up to 75% of patients report a significant improvement in their symptoms within the first few weeks of treatment. TMS is widely covered by insurance for patients who have failed psychiatric medications and twelve sessions of psychotherapy.
Ketamine is a highly effective treatment solution for those suffering from the acute symptoms of major depression, general anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. As many as 70% of patients respond positively to ketamine treatment and feel relief from their symptoms after their first few infusions. At Mind Spa, we harness the positive symptom-relieving effects of ketamine combined with evidence-based psychotherapy to deliver long-lasting positive treatment outcomes.
Here we have answered some of the most common questions that our patients have about our treatments.
TMS is an FDA-approved treatment for major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and smoking cessation. TMS is covered by nearly every major insurance carrier for patients who have failed medication-based therapy and talk therapy. However, requirements for eligibility vary between insurance carriers.
TMS is very well-tolerated and allows the patient to engage in their daily activities without interruption.
Mild headaches are the most common reported side effect associated with TMS. These are mild and generally diminish over the course of the treatment. Over-the-counter pain medication can be used to address them.
The most common reported side effects of early stage TMS treatment are:
Ketamine is used in hospitals and emergency settings daily to safely anesthetize patients, including pediatric surgery. The doses used for depression, anxiety, and PTSD treatments are sub-anesthetic so the incidence of complications is very limited.
Additionally, you will be monitored by a trained medical professional at all times throughout the infusion to ensure a safe and tailored experience.
Yes, Tricare covers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as an outpatient procedure.
In 2016, Tricare, a health care plan issued by the United States Defense Health Agency (DHA),
approved coverage for Outpatient TMS therapy for active duty or retired members of the armed
forces. Spouses and children of serving or retired members of the military and members of the
National Guard or Reserve are also eligible for Tricare TMS coverage if the beneficiary:
● Is 18 years of age or older
●Has severe Major Depressive Disorder (single or recurrent episodes)
● Has not responded positively to a less intensive form of treatment or that less intensive intervention is not more appropriate.
The most common side effects of Ketamine Infusion Therapy are nausea and dizziness. If you experience these symptoms during your infusion our clinical staff can administer antinausal medications to ease any discomfort, pause the treatment, and/or adjust the infusion rate to minimize the likelihood of side effects.
At this point intervenous ketamine infusion therapy has not been approved by the FDA and therefore is not covered by insurance companies. However, ketamine treatment for depression is slowly gaining adoption in the mainstream medical community and some commercial insurance carriers are beginning to cover treatment.
Mind Spa COVID-19 Guidelines,
At Mind Spa, we place a premium on the health and safety of our patients and clinicians. We will continue to follow universal precautions to mitigate the spread of any infectious disease and to keep our patients, families and team members safe. Although there exists many opinions and recommendations when it comes to containing the spread of the virus, we are committed to carefully monitoring the CDC as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our facility undergoes regular cleaning procedures that would eliminate harmful substance, whether it be COVID-19, Flu virus, germs, bacteria, mold, or any other particulate.
We would please ask that you inform us if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 15 days of a scheduled appointment. If you have symptoms of or have tested positive within 10 days of an appointment, we must reschedule your appointment and ask that you not enter the clinic. For safety reasons we limit the number of people in the clinic at the same time. We ask that our patients understand that our flexibility is limited until the COVID-19 crisis is over. The following are steps we are taking to keep everyone protected:
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. Thank you for your long-term trust in Mind Spa. We value your business. Thank you for entrusting us with your mental healthcare needs. We’re honored and grateful to be here for you!
The Mind Spa Staff
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