Whether you turn to Kure for mental health concerns or pain management, our treatment plan begins with a phone consultation by a member of our medical team. After the consultation and a discussion about how ketamine therapy may be beneficial for you, we schedule your first session and make recommendations for both your comfort and to increase the efficacy of the initial treatment. Typically, a full series of treatments consists of six to eight sessions. In the days leading up to your first ketamine treatment, we may recommend breathing techniques for you to do on your own and other practices for mind and body balance. This preparation will aid in recalibrating your mindset – making your experience more tranquil and your therapy more beneficial.
After your initial session, Kure’s medical team will follow up with you. In some cases, we will follow up after the first few sessions to discuss your progress and ensure that any of your questions or concerns are addressed. Upon completion of your series of six to eight sessions, the Kure medical team will discuss with you whether further sessions may be beneficial. However, we find that many clients respond well to the initial series and may not require additional sessions. Kure’s medical team may recommend additional techniques for you to integrate into your routine that maximize the benefits of your therapy.
Should you ever feel the need for additional sessions or ongoing therapy, please call us to discuss your options. At Kure, your experience, overall wellbeing, and quality of life is of the utmost importance to us.
At Kure, we are confident that the moment you walk through our door you will realize that you are in the right place. Our well-appointed, yet unassuming, space has been tailored to your comfort, safety, and well-being. Though your treatment is medical and meets all state and federal regulations, our space is inviting and our team is exceptional. Every aspect of our office is designed with you in mind.
Kure provides comfortable reclining lounge chairs for treatment, air purifiers, natural lighting, individual iPads, noise cancelling headphones, eye-masks, and soothing music to make your time in our space as therapeutic as possible. Kure even provides a “couples” therapy room with a double reclining chair for those who may want to pursue treatment with a partner, friend, or parent or for those who may feel more comfortable just having someone sit alongside them as they receive treatment. We also have a relaxation room with plush rocking chairs and couches, spring water, salt lamps, and a water feature to bring you back to neutral – before and/or after your treatment.
It is the aim of our team to make you feel as though your time in our space is equally as healing as the ketamine therapy itself. Each medical team member is knowledgeable and compassionate and believes in the overwhelming benefits of ketamine therapy. Any questions you may have they can answer. Also, Kure believes that follow-up is crucial to your healing. We want to hear how you’re feeling throughout the course of treatment and will be with you the entire way. Please contact us to learn more.
KURE requires a consultation with one of our practitioners to determine if ketamine is the right therapy for you.
Valentina is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to treating depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD, and trauma. She has 14+ years of experience in healthcare with specialties in addiction medicine, psychiatry and mental health, as well as emergency department, surgery, and oncology. She received post-graduate degree in Psychiatric Mental Health at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Utah. She is a Clinical Faculty at Moorpark College nursing program and a Nurse Practitioner at Los Angeles addiction treatment centers. Valentina believes in the integrative approach that mergers best of Western and Eastern medicine and she has a holistic view on healing all aspects of life that contribute to mental illness. She believes that each client is unique so every treatment plan should be uniquely tailored to that individual; her goal is also to make clients feel accepted and safe. Valentina has been practicing transcendental meditation, yoga, and Ayurvedic lifestyle for many years. She enjoys living in the Santa Monica Mountains and hiking local trails.
Dr. Yun is Board-Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and Certified in Adult and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He received his B.S. with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his M.D. with Honors from the University of Southern California in 1996, followed by three years of additional training in Anesthesiology at the UCLA Medical Center. He has been in private practice since 2000. For the last 15+ years, he has served as Director of Anesthesia for Dr. Daniel Kharrazi, – Former Team Physician for the Los Angeles Lakers. Dr. Yun is a Clinical Professor at Western University of Health Sciences and a Lecturer at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He has received the Physician of Excellence Award multiple times from the Orange County Medical Association. He has been recognized as “Anesthesiologist of the Year” by the Fresh Start Surgical Charity and is a proud supporter of the So Cal Bulldog Rescue Organization.
Andy has built a solid experience in health care in the last 18 years, with specialties in sleep medicine, critical care, anesthesia and post anesthesia care, as well as psychiatry and mental health. He graduated from California State University Los Angeles, and attended schools in University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, and Stevenson University in Maryland. He completed his nursing residency in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and has worked in University of Maryland Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and recently at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. He loves to hike big mountains in his free time, and has traveled to several countries to experience other cultures. He currently resides in Los Angeles California.
Janet Sharma is from Los Angeles, CA, and began her career as a registered nurse in the emergency department, treating medical and psychiatric emergencies. During that time, she returned to school to earn a bachelor’s degree and, soon after, her master’s degree in nursing, earning her Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Certification. Since then, Janet has had experience working with individuals in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings using various treatment modalities. She is passionate about learning, growing, and exploring the field of mental health. Her stated purpose is to provide compassionate care and aid in healing those with mental illness. Janet believes in accepting the past, being mindful of the present, and embracing the future.
Erica’s passion for healthcare stems from the insatiable curiosity she has for humans and her belief that everyone deserves freedom from the chains of mental illness. She became immersed in the world of mental health afflictions during employment as a pre-medical student, and this interest extended into a desire to assist all kinds of patients in accessing the most appropriate mental health resources for them. She has seen the positive and frankly, life-changing, effects of ketamine treatment firsthand during her time as a medical assistant at a clinic providing infusions for individuals with treatment-resistant depression and chronic pain. She is proud to be serving the community of southern California with the services here at KureKetamine as Business Office Manager. Armed with an extensive background in behavioral health to best complement the care you receive here, she holds certifications in Brain Health, as well as Meditation. When she is not working, you can catch her at hot yoga, biking through LA, body surfing at the incredible beaches here, trying out a new Pinterest recipe, and reading about neuroscience.