German Ascani, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Educator, Consultant
Denver CO
Individually or with co-therapist. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (SL/IM), 1:1 and groups Ketamine adjunctive treatment (added to ongoing medical/psychiatric care) Collaborating with other providers and therapists in the appropriate and safe use of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Zoom/video/phone appointments available both in Colorado and California. In person services only in Colorado.
Dr. Ascani has a broad range of clinical experience having worked over a decade in public psychiatry, community mental health systems, and private practice in California and Colorado. His care philosophy prioritizes a health and wellness approach focusing on patient autonomy, shared decision-making and a healing intention. He combines the best of modern psychiatry with integrative practices that offer improvements in mental health outcomes. Dr. Ascani has particular interests in the potential for psychological, emotional and spiritual healing that new and emerging psychedelic medicine paradigms bring to the mental health field. He supports the use of powerful transformative tools to open up a process of deep exploration, self-reflection and lasting growth. Dr. Ascani is a board certified psychiatrist and a graduate of the University of California Davis School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric training at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He has a Masters of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University and a BA in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He has collaborated in published research on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). He is MAPS certified and trained as a therapist using MDMA-AT, and served as study physician and therapist in the FDA phase 3 study on MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. He is presently a MAPS associate consultant for MDMA-AT. Dr. Ascani is core faculty for PRATI (Psychedelic Training and Research Institute) and has helped trained hundreds of health professionals in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy treatment. He is core faculty at Naropa University in the Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate Program. He is an educator and consultant in psychedelic medicines for organizations and professionals starting up their psychedelic assisted therapy practices. Prior to moving to Colorado, Dr. Ascani founded Evolve Mind Wellness to offer ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for refractory depression, PTSD, and other psychological disorders. German is a native of Argentina and is bilingual in Spanish and English and also speaks French. He is a soccer enthusiast and has played for many years as well as coached youth teams. When not at work he likes to spend time with family traveling, camping, hiking and snowboarding.
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