Clinic InfoAbout your Clinic:
The Space Between is a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed for ketamine therapy. Our facility has was chosen and intentionally designed to be calming for those who may be under duress. All our treatment rooms have South facing Hudson River views from the 34th floor, and get direct sunlight most of the day. Our facility is small, independently run, and discretely located in a large office building in a location surrounded by public transportation options.
Dr. John Seitz, the medical director of The Space Between, has nearly 20 years of experience administering ketamine. Dr. Seitz personally places all the IVs for his patients, and is present for the duration of their experience. Our observation is that the feeling of safety is the foundation of psychedelic therapy. Without the patient feeling safe and held, it's very difficult for positive transformational experiences to reliably occur. Having a qualified, confident, and experienced physician like Dr. Seitz physically present, administering the medicine can help set the framework for lasting transformational psychedelic therapy.
We believe that ketamine therapy works best with integration within 24-72 hours of the session. We insist on integration and/or psychotherapy being in place before proceeding with ketamine therapy. The Space Between is unique in that we work with the existing therapists of our patients alongside our ketamine treatments. Most of our patients have pre-existing relationships with their therapist or psychiatrist, and we strive to preserve those relationships and keep communication fluid and open throughout the process. If you are a therapist and interested in this work, please reach out to us!Description of Services:
At The Space Between, we believe that IV ketamine therapy is the safest, most effective, most evidence-based therapeutic option for our patients. While other practices may offer sublingual ketamine tablets in the mail or nasal ketamine sprays, we only provide ketamine intravenously. IV ketamine is the only form of ketamine that is 100% bioavailable, ensuring that the entire dose enters the patient's bloodstream and crosses the blood-brain barrier. Other forms of ketamine have lower bioavailability, making it difficult to determine just how much ketamine is available for systemic circulation. With IV ketamine, we are able to administer the minimal effective dose, thus minimizing the side effect profile and allowing for minimal hangover or residual effect after the completion of the session.
A slow gradual infusion of IV ketamine over 45 minutes allows for more control and flexibility in dosing, which means we can adjust the dosage or stop the treatment in the rare event that the patient wishes to terminate the treatment. We also have the ability to increase the dose during a mid-session check-in with our patients. In contrast, other forms of ketamine therapy deliver the entire dose upfront, leaving no way to stop the treatment or reduce the dosage midway. IV ketamine therapy offers a more consistent and controlled experience, resulting in the most clinically optimal outcomes for patients. Contact our clinic in New York, NY to learn more about IV ketamine therapy.Practitioners:
JOHN A SEITZ MD
Dr. Seitz, a board-certified anesthesiologist, has been in private practice in Manhattan since 2007. His medical academic journey commenced at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he pursued chemical engineering and minored in psychology as a pre-med student. He furthered his studies at Tulane University School of Medicine, earning his MD and completing rotations at the renowned Charity Hospital before its closure following Hurricane Katrina. Subsequently, Dr. Seitz returned to the Northeast for his anesthesiology residency at Columbia Presbyterian.
As an attending anesthesiologist, Dr Seitz specialized in obstetric anesthesia as well as inpatient and outpatient anesthesia for most surgeries. His pivotal experience with ketamine occurred in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he provided relief anesthesia during the earthquake using peripheral nerve blocks and ketamine. He was introduced to the potential of intravenous ketamine therapy by his former Columbia colleague, Dr. Sarah Herman, in Menlo Park, CA. He then pursued additional training in Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy from Dr. Phil Wolfson and The California Institute of Integral Studies.
Dr. Seitz is affiliated with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, The American Society of Ketamine Physicians, and The American Psychedelic Practitioners Association.Supporting Team:
DetailsFounder(s) / CEO: John A Seitz MDRemote/Online: NoPrice Range: $500 per infusion
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
We believe that ketamine therapy works best with integration within 24-72 hours of the session. We insist on integration and/or psychotherapy being in place before proceeding with ketamine therapy. The Space Between is unique in that we work with the existing therapists of our patients alongside our ketamine treatments. Most of our patients have pre-existing relationships with their therapist or psychiatrist, and we strive to preserve those relationships and keep communication fluid and open throughout the processIntake Process:
Dr Seitz personally does the intake for each patient, usually by phone or by zoom.Psychedelic Substance Offered: