Ketamine/Spravato Patient Support Group

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Free Patient Support Group at New Pathways Clinic

At New Pathways Clinic, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health and well-being. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest initiative, the Ketamine/Spravato Patient Support Group. In our continuous effort to offer maximum support, we have developed this group to empower individuals who are embarking on their journey to mental wellness. The support group is currently held once a month virtually on Wednesdays at 4 PM and is free to any New Pathways patient. The support group is led by Dr. Harry Pepper, a psychologist intimately familiar with Ketamine treatments. Please see below for more details on the support group, and how it can positively impact your mental health journey.

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Understanding Ketamine and Spravato

Ketamine, once primarily used as an anesthetic in medical procedures, has gained significant attention for its potential in treating various mental health conditions. Over the years, clinical research on ketamine has shown promising results in the use of ketamine to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mood disorders. Unlike traditional antidepressants that can take weeks to show effect, ketamine has been recognized for its rapid-acting properties, offering relief to patients in a matter of hours or days. At the support group we discuss Ketamine and Spravato (Esketamine) in detail to help patients better understand this new and unprecedented type of treatment. Anything from the actual experience to maximizing benefits, possible side effects, and more will be discussed during meetings.

The Ketamine/Spravato Patient Support Group: A Beacon of Support

Starting Ketamine or Spravato can be both exciting and intimidating, and we understand that having a strong support system is crucial during this time. Our new Support Group aims to create a safe and nurturing environment for individuals who are considering or have recently begun Ketamine or Spravato treatment. Dr. Harry Pepper has created customized programs based on his extensive professional and ketamine supportive experience. Here’s what you can expect from our support group:

  1. Knowledge Exchange: Our support group gatherings will provide a platform for patients to share their experiences, ask questions, and receive guidance from experienced fellow participants and the Executive Director who moderates the group. It’s an opportunity to learn from one another’s journeys and gain valuable insights.
  2. Emotional Support: Dealing with mental health challenges can be isolating, but in our support group, you will find empathy, compassion, and non-judgmental listening from people who understand what you’re going through. Sharing your feelings and experiences can be therapeutic.
  3. Building Resilience: Beyond the immediate support, our group aims to foster resilience and coping strategies. Our goal is to give participants the tools needed to navigate their mental health challenges confidently and to maximize the length of their remissions.
  4. Sense of Community: The support group offers an opportunity to connect with others who are on a similar journey. Building relationships with like-minded individuals can provide encouragement and a sense of belonging. We are always surprised how much our patients have in common regardless of their demographics.

New Pathways Clinic provides Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for our clients

Who Can Join?

Our Ketamine/Spravato Patient Support Group is open to any of our patients who have had an initial assessment. Whether you are considering getting started, are just beginning treatment, or have been receiving treatment for years, we believe there is value in attending. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or another qualifying condition, we welcome you with open arms.

How to Participate

To join the Ketamine/Spravato Patient Support Group, please reach out to our friendly staff at New Pathways Clinic. You can ask to be included by emailing us at [email protected], by calling 440-973-8400, or by asking any of our staff in-person. At that time, you will be provided with information about upcoming sessions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Facilitated by Harry Pepper, Ph.D. (Psychologist)

Harry Pepper, Ph.D. is a psychologist with more than 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups of diverse client populations in private practice and college counseling center environments. He has served for over 15 years as an international coach and facilitator of leadership and organizational development work across a wide range of settings and industries. Harry’s early career highlights include his time as a staff psychologist at Oberlin College and as the Director of Adult Programs at Common Ground, a non-profit organization committed to mindfulness, conscious living, and leadership development.

Harry is a senior consultant and coach at the Telos institute, a leading global organizational development firm. At Telos, Harry supports the world’s foremost leaders and organizations by designing, supporting, and facilitating liminal space opportunities to catalyze disproportionate transformational change. His expertise in identifying individual and organizational strengths partners with his philosophy that prioritizes awareness, allowing individuals and organizations to better understand and address unconscious, self-limiting, belief and behavior patterns in order to actualize their most essential and highest goals.


At New Pathways Clinic, we believe that effective treatment extends beyond medical interventions. Our Ketamine/Spravato Patient Support Group reflects our commitment to comprehensive care and a patient-centered approach. Through this group, we hope to create a community that empowers, supports, and uplifts each other on the journey to improved mental health and well-being. Together, we can explore hope and healing through the transformative potential of ketamine and Spravato treatments.

Contact New Pathways to Schedule an Appointment

If you have questions about our new support group for ketamine and Spravato patients, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our Contact page. Again, you may also reach out to us using this email address: [email protected]. New Pathways Clinic is excited about this new opportunity for healing and community and we hope that our patients will consider joining – come and receive support while supporting others in the process!


At New Pathways Clinic our heartfelt mission is to establish a holistic mental wellness campus that touches the lives of individuals in the greater Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati regions. We are dedicated to combining state-of-the-art mental health treatments, like Ketamine therapy infusions and Spravato nasal spray, with the expertise of compassionate mental health professionals to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, migraines, and bipolar disorder.

Our unwavering commitment drives us to continuously evolve and adapt as the scientific landscape of ketamine research expands and diversifies, leading to innovative mental health treatments. We are determined to pave the way for a healthier future for Cleveland, central Ohio, and southern Ohio.

New Pathways Clinic also offers Semaglutide & Tirzepatide weight-loss shots, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and  ketamine/Spravato support groups for patients.

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