Christy is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and has been in practice for 16 years. Currently she’s employed at a level one trauma hospital and most recently has become a founder and co-owner of the Minnesota Ketamine & Wellness Institute.
“Depression, anxiety, and suicide is becoming an epidemic within our society. I’ve lost family to suicide and the grips of depression continues to have a deep dark hold on many that I love. Ketamine is on the cutting edge, with research showing significant treatment benefits where traditional anti-depressant medications have failed. I’m excited to be a part of something that can offer hope to so many where sometimes there appears to be no hope. Ketamine is that hope.”
Paul has always had a special interest in psychology/mental health from pediatrics to adults. He also has a passion for exploring and providing alternative options or complementary therapies for patients battling mental health and/or Pain disorders. Mental health and pain does not discriminate against, race, religion, family, or friends and he was excited to be able to utilize his expertise in anesthesiology and translate it to providing mental health and pain services where there was a huge need. Dr. Colligan maintains an independent practice providing anesthesia services around the Twin Cities/Metro as well as with an anesthesia group. He also is an affiliate faculty for a major university where he enjoys working with students.
Dr. LaValla has worked for almost 20 years with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health needs. Her experience includes working in settings such as in client homes, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities, and inpatient psychiatric hospitals. She is a published author and has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. LaValla bases her work on the theory that healing occurs holistically and she tries to incorporate this into her practice. Although medications and traditional therapy can be an integral part of healing, she understands that other modalities may be beneficial. In effort to provide additional routes of care, Dr. LaValla has had further training in a variety of integrative therapies, including aromatherapy, acupressure, and Reiki.