End of Life Doula
Over the last several months, Dr. Alessi has received training as an end-of-life doula. An end-of-life doula is someone who is trained to assist people in approaching the end of their lives from a number of different perspectives.
Being a doula-informed psychiatrist, one of the areas he can assist in is addressing the anxiety and fear that people often experience when entering the end of their lives. For this, there have been a number of interventions that have been suggested, including psychotherapeutic support to the possible use of different medications. One such medication that has been suggested as an end-of-life existential dread therapy is Ketamine.
Therefore, one of the services that is being offered through the Center is Ketamine administered subcutaneously for people who are experiencing this phenomena. Those interested should contact the Center. In the coming months, we will also be developing an outreach program that connects with those in the community that may be experiencing existential dread. Our program includes a series of treatments and is different from other palliative care interventions that only offer one-time administrations.