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About Ketamine Wellness Centers

More than 10 years ago, board-certified anesthesiologist Mark Murphy, MD and psychologist Dr. Ellen Diamond, Ph.D began seeing remarkable results from using low-dose ketamine to treat patients with serious depression and pain symptoms. The benefits and research were undeniable, and by 2015, Ketamine Wellness Centers (KWC) was officially launched with the additional leadership experience of Kevin and Julie Nicholson.

With 13 clinics from coast to coast, more planned, and nearly 100,000 patient treatments, KWC is now the largest ketamine infusion therapy provider in the US. It has been a long road, but KWC has truly been a trailblazer in bringing IV Ketamine therapy into the mainstream of trusted treatment options. Ketamine is now widely recognized as a remarkable, clinically proven and researched-backed treatment for difficult to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, suicidality, and chronic neuropathic pain.

KWC’s culture of patient care remains unchanged. Our mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care and therapy for people suffering from significant mood disorders or chronic pain. Our foundation in specialized anesthesiology and mental health expertise gives KWC unique capabilities. Patients can be initially extensively and accurately evaluated allowing treatments to then be precisely tailored to each individual. Click below to read more about our culture of patient care built upon values.

In 2021, KWC merged with Delic Corp to expand our network of clinics and continue introducing effective, affordable ketamine care.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a versatile medication used in operating rooms, dentists’ offices, pediatric medicine, and clinics for managing pain and depression. For over 50 years, it has been a go-to medicine for medical professionals in a wide range of fields.

First approved by the FDA in 1970, ketamine is one of the safest and most common anesthetics in the world. In recent years, it has received widespread attention due to research demonstrating its significant value for treating mental health and pain conditions.

Researchers at Yale have been studying low-dose ketamine since 2000 in controlled clinic settings for patients with severe depression that is unresponsive to other antidepressants. The results have been dramatic: In several studies, more than half show a significant decrease in depression symptoms in 24 hours. Overall, around 4 out of 5 went on to find significant improvement. Ketamine is now extensively used for difficult-to-treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and chronic pain. When administered by experts under the right conditions, ketamine is a remarkable, safe, and effective drug that can help people who have been labeled as hopelessly “treatment-resistant.”

Not all ketamine providers are equal.​

We have seen lives completely changed by ketamine therapy, but we know that outcomes are crucially tied to how these treatments are given. KWC’s clinically controlled protocols, therapeutic settings, and continuous medical supervision have all been carefully designed to optimize successful outcomes. There is no substitute for skilled experience in ketamine therapy. It can produce immediate and dramatic effects on a patient’s symptoms.

Most experts agree that the benefits of ketamine therapy are best sustained by combining ongoing treatments with support and lifestyle changes. However, few ketamine infusion clinics commit to providing this type of holistic support for their patients. At KWC, our expert Health and Wellness Coordinator is ready to work with patients every step of the way to track and fully support continued wellness as an extra resource.

Conditions We Treat

Ketamine Wellness Centers offers private treatment rooms for all of our patients. We have developed a low stimulation environment to allow patients to focus on themselves, their thoughts, and their emotions during treatment.

We understand your hope to be free of the symptoms of depression or pain. We take that responsibility seriously, and that is why our standards exceed those of a typical ketamine clinic.

Chronic Pain

Since the 1960s, ketamine has been studied for its unique uses in treating pain safely.


Today, ketamine is used to treat pain conditions including Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS), fibromyalgia, and phantom limb pain.

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Ketamine has been found to relieve different forms of anxiety. It is used to treat both anxiety-specific conditions (like Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and anxiety symptoms caused by other conditions (like Major Depressive Disorder).

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Research shows that ketamine is more effective, lasts longer, and works faster than conventional antidepressants. Typically, patients feel relief from depression during the first treatment.

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PTSD is a complicated condition with no "one-size-fits-all" treatment.

Recent studies show that ketamine has the potential to alleviate symptoms of PTSD, which may be even more effective when combined with talk threapy.

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Ketamine infusions have been found to have long-lasting and significant symptom relief in patients with OCD. While standard treatment with SSRIs can take up to 3 months to be effective, the response to ketamine treatment for OCD can be assessed in less than one week.

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Ketamine has been found to have rapid effects in providing relief for patients suffering from suicidal ideation. Researchers believe that ketamine is especially helpful for urgent and acute cases because of how quickly it works.

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Dr. Mark Murphy, Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Mark Murphy, Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Mark Murphy earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at UCLA. Dr. Murphy is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Murphy has more than 25 years of experience in both hospital and private practice and extensive expertise in the clinical applications of ketamine and low-dose ketamine infusion. Additionally, Dr. Murphy serves as a clinical specialist with Ketamine Wellness Centers and as Medical Director overseeing protocols and guidelines for the clinical staff.

With a strong belief in giving to the community, Dr. Murphy volunteers his time, expertise, and compassion with several not-for-profit community-based organizations.

This breakthrough therapy is here and available now. There is hope. There is help.