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Sydney Bergen & Noemi Toth: A Patient's Experience With Ketamine Therapy

April 19, 2021

Today on the Psychedelic Therapy Podcast, for the first time, we are discussing a firsthand account of a patient’s experience of psychedelic therapy. Sydney Bergen shares her experience receiving ketamine infusions administered by Noemi Toth.

The conversation starts with Noemi’s work with the Aspen Ketamine Center and Sydney’s reasons for pursuing psychedelic therapy. We talk about ketamine’s safety as a dissociative anesthetic and the subjective experience of that dissociation. Sydney and Noemi both emphasize the importance of integration therapy after treatment, including in Sydney’s case, Internal Family Systems therapy. Finally, we end the show with lessons and suggestions for potential ketamine infusion patients. 

Sydney is an Emotional Clearing Facilitator, dedicated to her own healing journey and to supporting others by sharing her story.

Noemi has been practicing as a Nurse Anesthesiologist since 2010. She has performed hundreds of ketamine infusions over the last four years and helps people overcome depression and anxiety disorders. 

The Aspen Ketamine Clinic, located in Aspen Colorado, takes a multi-disciplinary approach towards mental health. In addition to resources mentioned on the show, this includes nutritional counseling and bio-identical hormone therapy as options for treatment through their network of specialists. You can learn more at

Show notes


Aspen Ketamine Center:


  • :04 - Noemi’s experience founding Aspen Ketamine Clinic
  • :12 - Ketamine’s safety as an office procedure
  • :22 - The subjective experience of dissociation
  • :29 - Sydney’s use of Internal Family Systems therapy particularly for the integration piece.
  • :39 - The post infusion process and integration therapy
  • :49 - Lessons and suggestions for those interested in receiving ketamine assisted therapy
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