Pacific Psych Advantages

Our commitment is to high-quality, individualized, interdisciplinary care, using traditional-to-advanced treatments, based on the patient’s needs.

  1. We are one of the most experienced psychiatric clinics in the US with the use of IV ketamine infusions for treatment-resistant depression and other psychiatric conditions. Since 2015, we have completed over 3500 infusions without any severe adverse events. Other clinics may “dabble” with ketamine, or use a less evidence-based modality such as oral, intranasal, or intramuscular injection. However, the focus of our clinic’s ketamine service is the intravenous administration method, which has the most medical evidence for efficacy.
  2. We are one of the only private practice psychiatry clinics in the nation to have both a psychiatrist and an anesthesiologist on staff. We are able to tap into the expertise from both fields to provide ketamine infusions that are as safe and effective as possible.
  3. As you might expect based on our experience and expertise, our current protocol’s success rate is, as far as we are aware, among the highest in the nation, at more than 80%, based on objective data collected. 80% of patients that start IV ketamine treatments in our clinic successfully move from the induction phases to the maintenance phase.
  4. We are not a “ketamine clinic.” We are an interventional psychiatric clinic, which means we treat all levels of depression with an array of treatment modalities, from conservative psychiatric medication management, psychotherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, theta burst stimulation, IV ketamine therapy, Spravato™ (esketamine) nasal spray, and injectable nutrient therapies.
  5. Availability and Accessibility: We are open six days a week (closed on Sundays and major holidays). This means we don’t have to bend our recommended protocols around our limited availability as “part time ketamine clinics” may. We are conveniently located in downtown Del Mar in a beautiful medical building.
  6. We are in-network with most major health plans and can bill most of our services (excluding ketamine treatments) directly to insurance companies. Our staff is very experienced with billing, prior authorization requests, and other insurance matters. We help take the guesswork out of what insurance plans will and won’t cover, and how much you will be expected to pay for specific services within our clinic, well before treatment begins.
  7. We were the first psychiatric clinic in California to obtain health plan approval and reimbursement of the FDA-approved intranasal antidepressant Spravato™ (esketamine), which was approved in 2019. Our clinicians and staff are dedicated to becoming the foremost authority on the clinical use of Spravato and on insurance issues related to it.
  8. Dr. Jake Hollingsworth is currently an Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Fellow, bringing the latest advances in holistic and alternative medicine to our patients.
  9. It can be time-consuming to decipher what’s “good” and what’s “a scam.” With both Western and nontraditional perspectives, we present you with carefully curated options, so you can make the choices that are best for your own health.