What We Do

At Midwest Institute for Hearts and Minds, we serve our patients' mental health and chronic pain needs by listening to, screening, and treating them on a whole-person basis.

Treating Mind, Body, And Spirit

Too often, patients are labeled with a diagnosis that might be incomplete. This diagnosis results in incomplete, lengthy, or incorrect mental treatments. We believe that a well-informed and well-educated patient is the critical ingredient in self-healing.

We offer a new and unique perspective on your mental health or chronic pain treatment options. If your condition has been treatment-resistant, we are here to help diagnose why your issues have not been solved by traditional therapy or medication. We offer ketamine infusion treatments, which research has shown can improve mood, rapidly trigger dopamine receptors, and rewire synapses in the brain with little risk of addiction.

Screening Process

When you first visit the Midwest Institute for Hearts and Minds, we will give you a full screening to determine if you are a suitable candidate for ketamine infusions. The screening process at our St. Louis ketamine clinic will review symptoms for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disease
  • Chronic daily headaches (including analgesic rebound and chronic migraines)
  • Chronic neuropathic pain
  • Cognitive dysfunction (difficulty in thinking, issues with memory or reaction time)

Further Education

Before we can approve you for ketamine treatment, we also want to educate you about other treatment options and how your condition affects your entire body. We will discuss with you:

  • Depression and brain inflammation
  • Depression and the gut microbiome (mycobiome, virome)
  • Micronutrients, macronutrients, and general health
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Your Treatment Options


Every case is unique and we recognize that ketamine infusion treatment is not for everyone. We can discuss all manner of treatment options for your mental health or pain situation including:

  • Rapid acting antidepressant therapy: NMDA receptor antagonist therapy with intravenous ketamine *
  • Mindfulness
  • Spirituality
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relationships or connections (human, animal, virtual)
  • Talk therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Physical exercise
  • Electrical acupuncture
  • Hypnosis and autohypnosis
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep therapy
  • Light exposure
  • Art therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Aroma therapy
  • Whole-body hyperthermia
  • Whole-body cold shock
  • Guided imagery/visualization
  • Role playing/method acting

We Listen To You

Getting to know and understand all our patients is at the heart of what we do. We ensure that you are comfortable and secure throughout the entire ketamine infusion process. We take time out to talk to all our patients, understand their worries and concerns, and make sure that your ketamine infusion experience is as beneficial as it can be.

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Success rate of more than 85%

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