Most people would rather hide from change than embrace it. When we do, unseen opportunities aren’t realized. Change is one of the most powerful tools you have as you go forward in life, if you embrace it.




Most people would rather hide from change than embrace it. When we do, unseen opportunities aren’t realized. Change is one of the most powerful tools you have as you go forward in life, if you embrace it.








Important Information as to what makes us different

Integrated Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (IKAP)


Dr. Henrie has developed this highly effective ketamine program through years of research and experience. She has been in practice for 25 years and has been using ketamine for 10 years. Her innovate program has been developed through clinical experience and the research.  Our clinic continues to do outcome research to improve our patient’s mental health and provide the best modalities that create change.



Riverwoods is a clinical research based facility.  With three PhD psychologists on staff and other experienced ketamine therapists engaged in treatment. Our team provides a highly effective and successful approach.  

Our research continues to provide groundbreaking support on the successful benefits of IKAP. We are working with a research team at the University of Utah.  Our research has been published in Frontiers of Psychiatry and we are currently working on other publications.

Ketamine Research Publications:

  • ·Case Report: Unexpected Remission From Extreme and Enduring Bulimia Nervosa With Repeated Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.764112/full

How we’re different:

  • Microdosed IV sessions along with a positive outlook on life, working with the changes that ketamine produces in the neural pathways, and an experienced therapist guide creates a perfect environment for change, especially for those who have treatment resistant mental health problems. 
  • ·We administer ketamine through IV which is more effective and can be controlled better than other methods of administration.
  • ·We provide therapy with a licensed therapist before, during and after the ketamine session
  • ·A therapist is with the patient the whole time providing immediate processing of the experience
  • ·We use an evidenced based grounding technique
  • ·Each ketamine session is an individual experience in one of our state of the art rooms.
  • ·A Nurse Practitioner will  monitor vital signs at all times.



Trish Henrie Barrus

Dr. Barrus and her team at Riverwoods behavioral health are the foremost experts in Integrated Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (IKAP). Here are some of the conditions they treat with their IKAP protocol.

category depression

Depression is an illness that negatively impacts how you think, feel, and act. Depression can cause changes in appetite, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, depressive feelings, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of suicide or death. [more]

category ocd

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder in which individuals have recurring, unwanted thoughts, or ideas known as obsessions, that make them feel driven to engage in repetitive behaviors known as compulsions. OCD obsessions can include: fear of contamination, extreme concern with order and precision, and recurrent intrusive thoughts of sounds, images, words, or numbers. OCD compulsions can include: excessive hand washing or other hygiene practices, repeated cleaning, arranging items in a specific way, repeatedly checking locks or appliances, constantly seeking approval or reassurance, and repeated counting. [more]

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Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and fatigue. When an individual faces potentially harmful triggers, feelings of anxiety are normal and necessary for survival. However, most modern anxiety triggers involve work, money, family life, health, and other concerns that require attention without requiring the ‘fight-or-flight’ response. [more]

conditions suicide prevention

Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thinking, is the desire and comtemplation to take one’s own life. Suicidal ideation may be passive or active. An individual with passive suicidal ideation may wish they were dead or could die, but don’t have a plan to commit suicide. An individual with active suicidal ideation has intent to commit suicide, including a plan of how to do it. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideation, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1 (800) 273-8255. [more]

category addictions

Ketamine has long been used as an anesthetic, but researchers are now finding that it may be effective in treating addictions. Studies have shown that ketamine can help to reduce cravings and dependence on addictive substances. In addition, ketamine has been found to be helpful in treating other conditions such as depression and anxiety. If you are struggling with addiction, ketamine may be the solution you need.[more]

header ketamine pain

Pain management is a series of approaches taken to alleviate chronic pain. Chronic pain conditions include: back pain, headaches, arthritis, cancer pain, or nerve and muscle pain. A pain management provider will create a plan that may include medications, therapy, injections, and exercise to assist individuals in feeling better and improving their quality of life. [more]

Testimonial – Heather

When I decided to try Ketamine assisted therapy I was at the end of my rope. I have a very stressful job where secondary trauma is common. I struggled with treatment resistant depression and anxiety for the majority of my life, as well as PTSD.   I worked with Psych NP’s and psychiatrists throughout my life adjusting medications as well as therapy which included CBT, EMDR, etc.

These interventions worked fine, but I was at the point where these didn’t work anymore. Ketamine assisted therapy provided immediate relief within my first two treatments unlike medication that takes a month to fully take effect. I didn’t realize the weight on my shoulders and deep despair I had been in until my first couple Ketamine treatments. It was such an immediate change.

My negative thought patterns dissipated and rarely consumed me afterward. Ketamine assisted therapy changed my life and the therapists and NPs ensure you feel safe and comfortable.

They are wonderful and an amazing at what they do! 

Testimonial – Robb

Ketamine therapy at Riverwoods Behavioral Health has been a game-changer for me. I’ve been struggling with Bipolar Depression for about 10 years. I’ve been prescribed multiple medications and have been to counseling three times.

These various treatments each only helped a little, and I was miserable. Each day for me was a never-ending battle to keep my spiraling emotions under control, and most days I did not prevail. It was tearing me, my family, and my marriage apart.

Recently, I learned from a neighbor about Ketamine as a treatment for my condition. After doing much research, I decided to go with Riverwoods and I am so grateful that I did. Dr. Trish, Gentry, and the rest of the staff are understanding, non-judgmental, and just plain brilliant!

Dr. Trish combined Ketamine with CBT therapy and it worked wonders where nothing else really has in the past. Dr. Trish taught me how to retrain how I think about myself, others, and the problems that were keeping me stuck in misery. Then the Ketamine made it such that I actually could follow through and do what she taught me to do. 

I finished my last Ketamine session several months ago, and since then I have found that my mood swings happen much less frequently and are much less intense than they used to be. It’s not a complete cure.

The mood swings still come, but after completing Ketamine therapy I have been able to manage them much more effectively than I ever have before. As a result, I have actually felt happiness and joy in my life again.

It has also helped me repair the relationships that the bipolar damaged. I would not hesitate to recommend Riverwoods to anyone who is struggling with these kinds of issues!

Testimonial – Jesse

Ketamine therapy with Dr. Trish has been one of the most effective and rewarding therapy experiences of my life.  As a recovering alcoholic and someone who also suffers from depression, I was an ideal candidate for ketamine therapy. After my very first session, I was convinced of its effectiveness. 

I have recently just finished my sixth session; and I was so impressed with the results that I am determined to have my wife and children introduced to Dr. Trish in order for them to begin therapy as well. 

My wife and children all suffer from some sort of anxiety, depression, trauma or PTSD, and I am convinced that they would all greatly benefit from the therapy. 

I believe one of the unique aspects to the Ketamine therapy with Riverwoods Behavioral Health is that the therapists guide you throughout the entire ketamine session – it is such a positive and safe experience that I would entrust my wife and children into their care. 

Thank you Dr. Trish and Riverwoods Behavioral Health!