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Ketamine + Integration Coaching

Ketamine Program (Ketamine + Integration Coaching)

Ketamine plus integration coaching combines two incredible treatments to deliver our patients a life-changing experience.

Ketamine infusions are an extremely effective depression treatment that rapidly alleviates depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions. But after experiencing such a dramatic change in such a short period of time, many patients wonder “What now?”

Integration coaching is a powerful program that has the potential to produce life-changing results. However, without the mental health kickstart from ketamine, many patients aren’t ready or able to fully benefit from an integration coaching program.

That’s why at Advanced Wellness and Pain we offer patients a complete program of ketamine infusions plus integration coaching. Ketamine prepares the mind and body for healing and change by dramatically reducing the depressive symptoms that prevent positive mental health, thus setting the stage for growth. Integration coaching maximizes the healing benefit of ketamine by introducing new, positive behaviors at the ideal time to help produce a potentially life-changing transformation.

What is the Neuroplasticity Window?

The neuroplasticity window is a sensitive period of time during which the brain is more receptive to changes and learning. During this window, the brain is more easily able to form new, healthy neural connections in response to change.

Ketamine has been demonstrated in clinical research to rapidly reduce depression. Ketamine’s remarkable result is due, in part, to its rapid increase of neuroplasticity in areas of the brain responsible for mood and behavior. [SOURCE: ]  Working with an integration coach during this neuroplasticity window provides the ideal environment to make rapid progress, remove mental blocks, and achieve a long-lasting state of stable mental health.

How Integration Coaching Works

Your integration coach begins working with you even before your first ketamine treatment. Your coach will help you prepare to get the most out of treatment by identifying your personal goals and objectives for treatment and showing you how to reach them.

Armed with this knowledge, your coach will work virtually with you before and after your ketamine treatment to help you achieve your goals. As you work with your coach, you will discover new insights, find new approaches, and gain new abilities that propel you to a healthier, happier state of being and a long-lasting transformation.

What Our Patients Say About Integration Coaching

Our patients tell us over and over that ketamine therapy with integration coaching was the secret that finally allowed them to conquer depression, make rapid progress, and feel like themselves again.

Patient Testimonials

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James T. Leathem, DO

Dr. James Leathem is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated from Florida Southern College with a bachelor of science in marketing management with minors in sociology and communications. He obtained his medical degree from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Michigan State University and its affiliated McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital.

In 2015, after residency, Dr. Leathem returned to Arizona to practice anesthesiology. He joined Red Mountain Anesthesiologists and worked primarily at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, performing 100% of his own cases. He was made partner in the group after demonstrating 3 years of anesthesia excellence and administering over 4,000 anesthetics. In 2019, a corporate change occurred and an opportunity presented itself in which he was able to transition out of the hospital to surgery center and clinic-based anesthesia.

Dr. Leathem realizes that the only constant in life is change. In 2020, amidst the global pandemic, his career took a different direction. This change led him to collaborate with Dr. Wong and Dr. Sharma and they founded Advanced Wellness and Pain (AWAP). Their mission is to provide a variety of state-of-the-art procedural services that improve patients’ quality of life and overall physical and mental well-being.

Dr. Leathem believes that we are all a work in progress and that each day, one should strive to make positive changes in their life. He is here to help empower each patient on their journey to be their best self and live their best life. When you are being cared for by Dr. Leathem, you can be assured that he will give you his undivided attention and time.

Gregory Wong, MD

Dr. Wong is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and a member of both the American Society of Anesthesiology and the Arizona Society of Anesthesiology. He did his undergraduate training at the University of California at Davis, Davis, California; doctorate training at The University of Health Sciences of the Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL; and his post-doctoral training at the Integrated Program at the University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. He has spent his whole 24-year career practicing in Arizona.

Dr. Wong grew up in the Bay Area of California. He is married and is raising three daughters. At the early age of 12 years old, he knew he wanted to become a physician. His love of the human spirit, intrigue of human physiology, and compassion for human suffering led him to the path of anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Today, Dr. Wong realizes patients need a holistic biophysical-mental-spiritual care. This philosophy has brought him to the studies of regenerative medicine and infusion therapies. He has firsthandily witnessed the overwhelming success of these therapies for treating chronic pain and depression and the return of patients of “life-functionality.”

“There has never been a time more important than now to advocate for our patients in these difficult times. We owe it to our patients to offer these state-of-the-art treatment modalities that weren’t available before.”

Deepak Sharma, MD, MBA

Dr. Sharma is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He completed three degrees at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA: a Bachelor in Finance, a Master in Business Administration, and a Doctor of Medicine. He went on to complete residency at the Mount Sinai Morningside-West Hospital System in New York, NY and post-graduate fellowship at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Sharma is committed to treating his patients as a whole with a comprehensive biophysical-mental-spiritual approach. He is a lifelong learner and is constantly researching cutting-edge therapies backed by scientific studies. He has taken a particular interest in regenerative and infusion therapies after witnessing firsthand their significant benefits on those suffering from chronic pain and depression. In his free time, Dr. Sharma enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, traveling, reading, and meditation.