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Married with two daughters, Patrick enjoys golf, fishing and fitness. His experience includes:
"The ability to provide greater quality of life to individuals who may have exhausted other therapies is of the utmost importance to me."
When Natalie is not working, she spends time with her husband and two children. She enjoys trail biking, yoga, running, golf and soaking up the summers of Northern Minnesota. Her experience includes:
Dr. Varma is a psychiatrist who has been working in the mental health field since 1993. His practice includes psychiatric consultation / psychotropic medication evaluation and management.
Dr. Varma is currently affiliated with Psy-Fi TMS Clinic in Edina. They offer a wide variety of therapy programs that can be tailored to specific types of mental health goals. The mission of Psy-Fi TMS is to be the leading provider of mental health services to clients in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.
Dr. Varma is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public interest and the professions of psychiatry and neurology by promoting excellence in practice through certification and continuing certification processes. (Read More)
I was born in Hibbing and have lived here all my life, so I understand the unique challenges that can affect people on Minnesota's Iron Range. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse Practitioner. I have my Masters in Nursing with an emphasis on psychiatry from The College of St. Scholastica. Prior to that I obtained my undergrad at St. Scholastica and my Associate in Science and Arts as well as Nursing degree from Hibbing Community College.
As a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am trained and licensed to assess, diagnose and treat the needs of patients who have mental health disorders or substance abuse problems. I can provide therapy, prescribe psychotropic and addiction medications, and also certify patients for inclusion in Minnesota's Medical Cannabis program.
My focus is to help people enjoy life and thrive here on the Iron Range and beyond. I care about each individual and their needs, and I believe that each unique patient benefits from a personal approach to their care. I enjoy being outside when the weather is nice- kayaking, hiking, going for walks or just relaxing by a fire. I also like to travel, seeing different places and meeting new people, which lends to an appreciation and deeper understanding of myself and how I can use that to help others.
It would be an honor to work with you. Our past and present challenges offer us a place from where we can learn, heal, and grow. I believe that we come to understand more about ourselves, others, and the world around us through our relationships. While the healing process is unique to each of us, it is never linear. I am committed to working together with you to manage and ease any distress or challenges that you may be experiencing on your journey. I'm passionate about helping others move out of surviving and into thriving in all aspects of life. I have experience in Trauma Therapy, Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy (IFOT), EMDR, and somatic experiencing and mindfulness techniques. I am in constant awe of the beauty of nature and it brings me joy and keeps me grounded! I generally spend my time hiking, backpacking, camping, and cross-country skiing. I also enjoy reading, knitting, crocheting, and spending time with my family.
Sara grew up here in Duluth where she currently resides with her husband and 2 children. She first graduated from UMD with her degree in Elementary Education and continued on teaching elementary school for a handful of years before heading back to school at The College of St. Scholastica to pursue her degree as a Registered Nurse. She comes to us with extensive experience in surgery; pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care. Sara is excited to be a part of the Ketamine North team where her passion for caring for people, connecting with them in an environment that makes them feel safe, and impacting their lives in a positive way is what fulfills her as a Registered Nurse. We are excited to share Sara with all of you.
In Sara's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, being outdoors and even sneaking in a good nap from time to time.
Abbey grew up in Hibbing, MN, where she excelled in academics and athletics. She recently graduated with a BA in Psychology from St. Scholastica, and will be starting her Masters in Forensic Psychology this Fall. Abbey may be seen working at both clinics, however primarily in Duluth.
“I work at Ketamine North to help provide people with tools to live a better life.” -Abbey
I'm a former 911 dispatcher and EMT.
I've also worked in hospice care for a time.
I’m a mother of six children and was a stay at home mom for seventeen years.
I started my personal Ketamine journey over three years ago and have had great progress and changes with my own PTSD.
I look forward to helping others see their continued growth and healing with Ketamine North.
Lauren grew up north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She currently lives in Duluth with her husband, 2 boys and dog. She graduated from UW-Stout, where she studied Retail Management/Interior Decorating. She worked in the retail industry for 20+ years. Lauren took a leap of faith to join the Ketamine North Duluth team in early 2023. She is our Director of Operations- answering phones, prepping rooms and patients for the day and helping create zen in our spa-like space. She was drawn to the impact we make on mental healthcare in our community. In her free time, Lauren enjoys yoga, gardening, hanging out with family and friends. She's looking forward to building relationships and providing a welcoming client experience at Ketamine North.
"Cid" comes to us with two decades of nursing experience including ICU, ER, and hospice. Her personal wellness journey motivated her to spend countless hours reading and attending courses on diverse psychological and spiritual topics like mindfulness, meditation, neuroplasticity, and the use of medicines like ketamine. She began using ketamine as a tool in her journey in 2019. She met Natalie at a Psychedelic Guiding Seminar this spring and is excited for the opportunity to use what she's learned to help others along their own paths to wellness.
She grew up in the twin cities and has lived multiple places across the across the country. She came to Duluth initially to study nursing at the College of St Scholastica and returned in 2013. Her eyes light up when discussing anything furry, her nephews, and wilderness adventures.
Jim has been working as a Paramedic for around 30 years - 14 years at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, MN as a Respiratory Therapist/Paramedic, and 17 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Hibbing Fire Department. He is married with six children.
“Since joining the Ketamine North family a year ago it has been a very rewarding experience working with others who also struggle with their mental health. I look forward to working with you to try and bring relief and happiness back into your life again.” -Jim
Carter has been working in emergency services for over 4 years as an EMT and then firefighter/medic. He started working for Ketamine North last year and it has been very rewarding for him. Carter takes pride in his work and truly enjoys taking care of helping others to get the very best out of their lives.
“I look forward to continuing my work in the field of mental health at Ketamine North.” -Carter
Ayshia grew up in Kelly Lake, MN, where she graduated from Hibbing High School. She played soccer most her life & then went on to coach for 6 undefeated seasons. In her free time she enjoys running her photography business, hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.
“I look forward to meeting everyone and taking this journey together!” - Ayshia