251 | Unveiling the Healing Potential of Ketamine

With: Candace Curzon and Austin Francom

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Candace graduated from the University of Utah in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and in 2012 with a Masters of Social Work. She worked at University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute as a member of their crisis team and as a therapist on the inpatient psychiatric unit at LDS Hospital.

While working at LDS Hospital, she saw excellent results with Ketamine treatment for severe depression, OCD, and suicidal ideation. Realizing she wanted to do deeper work with clients beyond the initial crisis of being in the hospital, she opened her private practice, Therapy Alliance, in 2016. She opened Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives in 2018 with Austin Francom, after seeing great results with her patients who were in ketamine therapy. Candace’s approach to healing is focused on creating a safe space for individuals to heal, as well as empowering patients to create safety inside of themselves.

Austin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He started his work in health care at Volunteers of America social detox and the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute while obtaining undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology.

After starting a nursing career, with experience largely in mental health and critical care, he earned a master’s degree in nursing from Westminster College. He has been practicing in the Salt Lake Valley in primary care since 2013. Austin continues to work at UNI as an advanced practice clinician. In 2015, he began working full time in family practice at Summit Primary Care.

Together, Austin and Candace began Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives in February 2019. They believed that Ketamine therapy could be safely and effectively administered in a setting that was less clinical and more welcoming. They set out to create a clinic that reflected this belief that inviting and comfortable surroundings could foster a more ideal environment for healing to happen. Each treatment room at Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives is designed with this philosophy in mind.

Topics covered in this episode:
Disorganization in Neural Pathways
Thought Pattern Changes
Healing through New Stories
Psychedelic Experiences
Successful Sessions
Antidepressants and Limitations
Physiological Effects and Safety
Talk Therapy
Discomfort and Stillness

Referenced in the Episode:

The Lindsey Elmore Show Ep 184 | The Silent Epidemic Of Antidepressant Addiction and How to Truly Heal Anxiety | Ellen Vora

To learn more about Candace Curzon & Austin Francom and their work, head over to https://ktherapyslc.com/

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