Reports from our patients


Experience with augmented Psychotherapy

We understand how valuable it is to read other patient’s experiences with Ketamine-Augmented Psychotherapy. We want to provide a resource which can provide some insight. Some of our patients share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences with us to share with others. The patient’s statement is never edited but we do hide their names for patient privacy purposes.

Experience with ketamine-augmented psychotherapy

“I would say it was a very well thought out, really well put together experience on the part of OVID. When I talked to my regular therapist about my experience, he said that the ketamine-assisted therapy might just be like a massage that temporarily solves the problems. I don’t think that’s the case: I think it’s more like massage combined with physical therapy that really gets to the root of the problem. You learn to identify a problem, and you work your way up to the point where you’re actually able to solve the problem. And then there’s a framework that you can build on and work on. The ketamine experience itself gave me access to certain things that I wasn’t quite sure about before. After those experiences, I had a different perspective on things and was able to better articulate certain things and recognize where the problems might actually be so that I could then address them. While the ketamine was an incredibly helpful tool, I think it’s only part of the process, and the combination of therapeutic support and integration really worked for me.” (translated from English)

Patient, 20-30 years old (September 23, 2021).

“The OVID practice sets the gold standard for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. It matters how your clinician treats you as a person, and that’s what sets OVID apart. I believe that the therapeutic effect was enhanced by the close collaboration between me as a patient and the treatment team. Dr. Gaus and Mr. Pérez provided truly patient-centered care from the moment I made the initial request. I received clear information about treatment options, prognosis, potential side effects, and costs so that I could make an informed decision. As part of an individualized treatment plan, they consistently demonstrated their caring and commitment to my healing process by tailoring treatment to my needs and desires. Immediately after my first ketamine infusion and first session of integration therapy, I experienced a paradigm shift. I felt a transformative awakening of emotions, a realignment of goals, and a restoration of hope that grew stronger over the course of five weeks. I highly recommend the OVID practice to anyone who needs help shifting their mental state from illness to wellness.” (translated from English)

Patient, 50-60 years old (April 23, 2021)

Experience with ketamine therapy and psychotherapy: OVID Clinic Berlin
Efficacy of ketamine therapy

“After 25 years of depression and therapy experience, I learned about Augmented Psychotherapy from the OVID practice.

In a pleasantly relaxed practice atmosphere I was received in a friendly and professional manner, informed comprehensively, cared for and accompanied. The ketamine infusions triggered an immediate, lasting mood elevation in me. I got an unexpectedly intensive access to my problem areas.

This was worked through in the following integration sessions and I received helpful recommendations for action. At present I feel strengthened and armed.

I would like to sincerely thank the “OVID – Team” and will be happy to turn to them again and again, if necessary.”


Patient, 50-60 years old (May 31, 2022)

“In 2022, motivated by a television report, I participated in Augmented Ketamine Psychotherapy. Admittedly, the expectations were very high due to the substance component (ketamine).

In the course of the therapy, however, it became quite clear that for me personally the therapeutic component was more valuable than the substance administration.

Nevertheless, I am convinced that the potential of the combination of substance and therapy is immense. Especially when I consider how long classic medication-based depression treatment, at least for me, has been marked by only limited success.”

Patient, 40-50 years old (September 06, 2022)

Experience with ketamine-augmented psychotherapy