Time for a change? Traditional medications and therapy not getting you to where you want to be?
Begin your transformation today with safe, effective, and affordable psychedelic therapy in the comfort of your own home. Unlock your true potential with physician-prescribed online ketamine therapy to help you grow and live your best life.
Relationship growth takes time. It starts with self-love, the ability to feel peace and happiness with self. With self-love, relationships become a bonus, not a necessity. Explore ways to increase your self-esteem and improve your relationship building skills.Learn More
Losing a loved one is never easy. Grief can present differently for everyone. The goal is to be present to our emotions, allocate time to reflect, and then continue to honor and remember our loved ones in an empowering way. Healthy grieving allows us to continue their legacy and impact on the world they left behind.Learn More
Financial hardship can become overwhelming and anxiety provoking. Let’s learn to consolidate our budget, plan for the future, and find peace with our current situation. Financial planning and career building resources can give us the momentum we need to persevere through.Learn More
Any unhealthy addiction is a result of a few common factors. If we are not feeling at peace with our current emotional state, we often seek escape. We might not have healthy coping skills to deal with stress. Further, a chemical dependency can make quitting a challenge. Awareness is the first step.
Physical pain can temporarily displace emotional pain, leading to an unhealthy and often dangerous coping habit. Instead of resorting to self harm, let’s explore the root cause of our anguish and slowly find relief in healthier ways.
If we lose hope in the ability to feel better, we may think there’s no options left. Let’s not make a permanent decision for a temporary feeling. Life offers opportunity for healing and growth. There are people who care and want to help. Let’s explore solutions to find a healthier mindset.
Whether dealing with acute trauma or healing from past trauma, it’s important to process what we’re going through. Repressed feelings can surface in unhealthy ways such as anxiety, anger, insomnia, or depression. The earlier we can confront our emotional conflicts the better. The goal is to reframe our past experiences and find peace and empowerment in the present.
Our sexual health is a largely unspoken factor affecting our mental health. Whether we feel conflicted in our sexual habits, preferences, identity, or otherwise, talking with a professional can improve clarity, foster acceptance and remove any self-judgment towards our intimate feelings.
Spirituality can be a vague, emotionally activating concept. If we’ve experienced religious conflict, trauma, or grief, our view of the world may be affected. There is no right or wrong answer to the spiritual questions of life. A healthy exploration of these concepts can help us find our own truths that bring peace and empowerment to our lives.
We all have family conflict, one way or another. Whether the foundation of love exists or not, we can strive to lead with empathy and understanding in order to mend relationships and improve healthy communication.
Prejudice and hatred stems from ignorance and rigidity. If we lead with love and empathy and remind ourselves that other’s actions have very little to do with us, we can decrease the emotional charge we feel and model acceptance and understanding to those who need it most.
Technology has its advantages, but we must set healthy boundaries in our cell phone, computer, social media, and electronic entertainment habits. Electronic hygiene is more important now than ever. Let’s consider a periodic digital detox and healthier interactions with our tech.
We all get irritable and upset sometimes. It’s a normal human emotion. But when those emotions happen way too often, are uncontrollable, interfere with our daily functioning, or cause discord in relationships, it can be a sign of a treatable condition. We can help manage it before things get worse.Learn More
Anxiety is a normal human emotion. When it becomes overwhelming, neglected, or out of control, anxiety can interfere with day-to-day life. If we can change our perception of anxiety and address the underlying causes, we can work through and overcome those feelings to find peace and balance.Learn More
We all have ups and downs, the difference between feeling sad and suffering from depression is when the feeling of sadness lingers from weeks to months. Let's explore these feelings further and find ways to achieve happiness in our daily lives.
When the world seems dark, and it's difficult to find hope, there are a lot of actions we can take to regain optimism. A "mental reset" or shift in perception is sometimes all it takes to start feeling better.
Everyone feels lonely sometimes. Feeling lonely doesn’t mean you’re weak. It just means you’re human. Loneliness could mean actually being isolated from other people or it’s often about not feeling understood or connected to the people around us. There are healthy ways to overcome loneliness, let's explore options together.
Stress can be a healthy motivating factor when addressed appropriately. It can range from acute stress from day-to-day life, feeling completely overwhelmed, to chronic stress that affects your ability to function or think clearly. We can help you explore different ways ways to cope and prevent chronic stress.
Better U is an alternative mental health organization that is designed to enhance the human experience. Clinician-prescribed online ketamine therapy programs for those wanting to experience an alternative to traditional therapies and medications. Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) is a breakthrough treatment that may help individuals facing depression, chronic stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and post traumatic stress disorder. Our psychedelic therapy program provides rapid relief and can be an effective treatment even when other medications fail. We work with you to create a safe environment where you can begin your healing journey, guided by a world-class team led by the renowned Dr. Sam Zand, from Johns Hopkins University. Our program supports individuals looking to improve their mental health and provides long term success.
Emerging clinical studies have shown that mental wellness is more complex than you might think— it’s a reflection of your health in three key areas - mind, body and lifestyle. By exploring these areas and getting to know you we can find the root causes of your symptoms.
Depression actually decreases the number of synapses in the brain.
Ketamine binds to the NMDA receptor and releases a glutamate surge. Research has shown that ketamine stimulates brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and the growth of neurons in the brain. In patients treated with ketamine therapy, researchers have observed increased synaptic connections. Ketamine also improves neural activation, or communication between brain cells by working as an NMDA receptor antagonist. This neuronal growth and increased neuronal interconnectivity have been shown to improve mood and cognition.
We believe in bringing breakthrough therapies to individuals in an environment they feel safest and most comfortable at: their own home. Better U is improving mental wellness by enhancing brain function and performance through scientifically proven mental health treatments.
“My thoughts were stuck in a revolving depressive pattern, and I felt like I kept carving deeper and deeper into these ski slopes of misery. Ketamine was like fresh powder. It helped me to reset the way I was thinking and carve new thought patterns. It’s like ALT-CTL-DEL for the brain and I recommend it to everyone. ”
"It’s hard to describe but on a small scale, I feel like I can think about things that normally make me extremely anxious, scared, or angry. I’m able to accept things and give myself room to reflect on things without extra negative emotions. When that wears off the after effects are kind of just contentment with my feelings. This ketamine prescription has completely changed my outlook on life."
"One of the primary benefits for me is that my state of hyper-vigilance or not feeling safe was improved. Once I got through the treatment, I felt relaxed and comfortable enough to realize that things are okay. My body became less tense and I was able to finally let go of some anger and anxiety. I never thought I'd try something like ketamine, but I'm glad I did. It was like getting years of therapy in one session!"
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Touro University of Osteopathic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Sam Zand utilizes expertise in neuroplasticity to help patients address the root cause of their problems and establish new ways of thinking. After initial psychedelic medicine research at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Zand began treating patients clinically with ketamine in 2019. Dr. Zand teaches psychedelic medicine rotations to psychiatry residents, medical students, and is an advocate and spokesperson for the FDA-approved esketamine, Spravato. Training includes: general psychiatry, addiction recovery, psychotherapy, and has a passion for psychedelic therapy, crisis intervention, relationship counseling, and integrated spiritual therapy. He has merged his passions for lifestyle medicine, performance coaching, and entrepreneurship to establish platforms that build leaders and healers in the community. Crisis Intervention Training for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, assisted with developing the Mental Skills department for the San Fransisco Giants, and recently initiated clinical trials at U.C.S.F. Dr. Zand is dedicated to increasing education to end the stigma that surrounds mental health topics, advancing the integration of psychiatry and psychedelic medicine, and making clinically proven, innovative breakthrough therapies more accessible for all.Let's Talk