CARDEA was founded by thought leaders in the science of human change, psychological recovery, and psychedelic care. As we support you in your journey, we focus on your courage in the face of your challenges, not on applying labels to your brokenness. We don’t see you as diseased. We see your humanity in your suffering, and we are here to walk beside you toward change.

CARDEA is the Roman goddess of thresholds, hinges and handles–the protector of the devices that open doors. We work with our guests to help them discover their own means to open up where they feel shut down, to enter in where they are locked out, and to pivot where they are jammed. In this, ketamine can be a key to change, opening the door to one’sinnate ability to grow.

Importantly, the root of the word CARDEA is the Latin cardo, the same root as in the word cardiology, which means connected to the heart or center—that core in the middle of us that brings us to life. Our ketamine-assisted methods aim to bring you more to life, more awake to the world around you, and more able to witness and experience the life in others.

We believe feeling fully alive is a very good thing, and that you deserve a more lively life.

Who Comes to CARDEA

People come to us for a variety of reasons. Some have entrenched experiences of psychological suffering, while others are looking to get unstuck in their relationships or their creative pursuits. Others want to be more awakened to life and open to the world. Some clients are entering what they see as the “third act” of their lives and yearn to extract more meaning or wisdom from their experiences as they age.

Whatever the reason, our primary goal is to help all our guests achieve a greater sense of what we call aliveness: the sense that you are vital, fully engaged in your life, and fully connected to the world around you.