Reena Nandihalli, DO

Portland OR
We begin with a free consultation to discuss what your needs are, conduct a brief medical screening for KAP if appropriate, and discuss financial aid/payment plans if needed. If you decide to proceed, I will schedule you for a comprehensive evaluation to obtain psychiatric and medical history. Following this, you will be scheduled for a preparation session with me, in which I will discuss what to expect for the medicine sessions, risks and potential side effects of ketamine, and how to prepare yourself for a fruitful experience. You will also have preparation sessions with your therapist. The ketamine sessions are with myself and one of the therapists in my collaboration, Sequoia Collective. If you already have an established relationship with a therapist that you would like to work with, you may contact me to discuss this further. I ask that you commit to six treatment sessions, given once weekly. (You may discontinue treatment at any time if needed). Frequency may be increased or decreased as needed. We will evaluate your progress together at the end of six sessions, and determine if there is a need for further sessions. Treatment is individualized, there is no "cookie cutter" approach. Follow-up sessions will be scheduled with me as needed to discuss how the treatment sessions are going, if any adjustments need to be made, and to monitor for any adverse effects of the medication. You will also have integration sessions with your therapist. ~Fees are listed on my website, ~Preparation and integration sessions may be covered by your insurance, please discuss this with your individual provider ~No interest payment plans are available. Financial assistance is available for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ through Sequoia Collective ~Telemedicine appointments are available. All providers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 ~Inquire about group sessions
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing in Portland, Oregon. I attended medical school at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. I was drawn to osteopathic medicine because of its unique approach to patient care. Osteopathic physicians are taught to evaluate the whole person, rather than just looking at their symptoms. They consider lifestyle and environmental factors, and believe that all parts of the body work together and influence one another. They are specially trained in the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system (muscles and bones). As part of their education, they learn osteopathic manual medicine (OMM), a hands-on approach to diagnosing, treating, and preventing illness or injury. After graduation from medical school, I completed my residency in Adult Psychiatry, followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, at the University of Michigan Hospital. At the end of my training in 2009, I moved to Portland and subsequently became a mom. Since then, I have been working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of treatment settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient for eating disorders, and residential. I have extensive experience working with emotional trauma, both professionally and personally. Mindfulness and somatic (body-centered) strategies are integral to my treatment approach. After sustaining a rock climbing injury in 2015, I was introduced to the John Barnes method of myofascial release, a powerful form of healing bodywork and movement therapy. I was so impressed that I decided to pursue professional training in this form of mind-body healing, and incorporate these techniques into my practice when indicated. I prescribe psychiatric medications judiciously when appropriate, and I have trained with Polaris Insight Institute to provide ketamine assisted psychotherapy, a new, cutting edge treatment modality.