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Heal, Grow, Love, Transcend: Ketamine & the Future of Mental Healthcare - Sam Zand, D.O.

Heal, Grow, Love, Transcend: Ketamine & the Future of Mental Healthcare - Sam Zand, D.O.

Welcome to Episode 171 of the Psychedelic Podcast by Third Wave! In this episode, Dr. Sam Zand, Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer of Better U, joins Paul F. Austin to discuss at-home ketamine-assisted therapy. As a practicing psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer of Better U, Dr. Sam Zand utilizes his expertise in neuroplasticity to help patients address the root cause of their problems and establish new ways of thinking. After initial psychedelic medicine research at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Zand began treating patients clinically with ketamine in 2019. He now teaches psychedelic medicine rotations to psychiatry residents and medical students and is an advocate and spokesperson for the FDA-approved esketamine, Spravato. He is trained in general psychiatry, addiction recovery, and psychotherapy, and has a passion for psychedelic therapy, crisis intervention, relationship counseling, and integrated spiritual therapy. In addition to being a co-founder of Better U, Dr. Zand is also the owner and CEO of a national telepsychiatry service, Anywhere Clinic. He has merged his passions for lifestyle medicine, performance coaching, and entrepreneurship to establish platforms that build leaders and medical healers. He assisted in Crisis Intervention Training for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, helped create mental skills departments for professional sports teams and corporations, and has worked with industry leaders, corporate executives, and pro athletes. Dr. Zand is passionate about increasing education to end the stigma that surrounds mental health topics, advancing the integration of psychiatry and spirituality, and making clinically proven, innovative new therapies more accessible for all. For a full summary and show links, go here: Highlights: 00:00 Introduction 02:05 Dr. Zand’s introduction to psychedelics and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy 06:38 Understanding the differences between Spravato and generic ketamine, and the role each might play in the future of psychedelic-assisted therapy. 16:04 ‘The Skill of Psychedelics’ - looking at medicines like ketamine in the bigger picture of healing, growth, and transformation. 18:46 Dr. Zand’s Four phases of healing: Heal, Grow, Love, Transcend 21:56 What differentiates Better U from other telemedicine psychedelic-assisted therapy services 27:25 Dr. Zand on effective dosing, intention-setting, and utilization of psychotherapy. 35:49 Exploring the correlation between dissociative experience and positive transformation 38:39 How ego actualization and ego dissolution fit into the greater path of healing and transformation. 44:27 Transcending pathology and the disease-care model of mental healthcare to embrace the biopsychosocial-spiritual model. 54:18 The ‘Powered by Better U’ Model of collaboration to bring beneficial ketamine treatments beyond the clinic. 59:25 Closing Episode Links: Better U: Better Universe Foundation: Dr. Zand on LinkedIn: Recent clinical trial on the safety and efficacy of at-home ketamine treatments: Third Wave’s Guide to Ketamine: MAPS: Get Third Wave’s Free Microdosing Mini-Course which gives you the most essential information you need to begin a mindful microdosing practice: For more information on psychedelics and microdosing, go here: For access to our best-selling microdosing course, go here:
The Drug That Could Be The Cure To Mental Health w/ Dr. Sam Zand | Heal Thy Self w/ Dr. G #176

The Drug That Could Be The Cure To Mental Health w/ Dr. Sam Zand | Heal Thy Self w/ Dr. G #176

Special guest segment: Founders of Better U, Dr. Sam Zand and Derek Du Chesne join the show to talk about the state of mental health. Is a mental health diagnosis helpful or detrimental? How are we overlooking what heals mental health? Do psychedelics have a role in healing mental health? How is ketamine used for mental health? How has conventional medicine missed the boat on treating mental health disorders? What is the future of mental healing? Guest Bio: Dr. Sam Zand is a compassionate psychiatrist, motivational speaker, and socially conscious business developer. He has merged his passions for mental health, performance coaching, and entrepreneurship to establish platforms which build leaders and self-healers in the community. Whether treating addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health issues, Dr. Zand is able to build rapport by truly getting to know his clients and helping them increase their self-awareness. His passion is helping his clients overcome mental and emotional obstacles towards unlocking their peak potential. While his training is in general psychiatry, addiction recovery, and psychotherapy, his passions are in crisis intervention, peak mental fitness training, relationship counseling, psychedelic therapy, and spiritual growth. Dr. Zand works to help his clients cover all aspects of their mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Dr. Zand has worked with industry leaders, corporate executives, professional athletes, and the everyday hardworking citizen. He has established psychiatry clinics and mental health teams in over twelve states. Dr. Zand has worked with the San Francisco Giants to create a mental skills department. He spent time with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to assist in mental health and crisis intervention training. Dr. Zand also speaks for several pharmaceutical companies to help providers bridge the gap between neurochemistry and mental/emotional wellness. It is Dr. Zand’s mission to continue opening avenues towards strengthening mental health care, decreasing any perceived stigmas, improving spiritual alignment, and ultimately helping others become the best versions of themselves. After exhausting traditional treatments for depression and suicidal ideation, Derek reluctantly tried ketamine therapy in 2019. Derek experienced a rapid mental transformation, which inspired him to collaborate with clinicians from Stanford’s Psychedelic Science Center and Depression Research Clinic to explore ways to increase accessibility to psychedelic medicine. After discovering how psychedelics may treat a multitude of mental health challenges, making psychedelic medicine more accessible became his mission. In 2021, Derek partnered with Dr. Sam Zand, a pioneer in psychiatric and psychedelic medicine from Johns Hopkins University, to create Better U. “It was the single most profound moment in my life at that time. For months it felt like everyone around me was breathing and I was drowning. After the first session, I felt like I could breathe again. My entire ethos was plant-based medicine and prior to this, I thought ketamine was a horse tranquilizer. After researching the benefits of this type of therapy, I decided what else do I have to lose and gave it a go. Grateful that I did, not sure if I’d still be here if I didn’t make the appointment. Psychedelic therapy saved my life. The treatment was expensive ($1,500 per treatment) and there was zero mental preparation prior and no support after the session. I grew up in Wisconsin and thought of my family and friends that are struggling with depression and how this may help them but it wasn’t accessible. After 2 years of development, Dr. Zand & I created Better U to make breakthrough mental health treatments more accessible, provide a support system for people who are struggling, and improve the standard of care for mental wellness. Visit link below And use the code DRG15 for 15% off the new Dock Pro Sleep System and DRG30 for 30% off a full OOLER, CUBE, and chiliBLANKET sleep system. These offers are available exclusively for Dr. G listeners. Become the best version of yourself and get 15% off Ned products with code DRG. Go to or enter code DRG at checkout. To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit Be sure to like and subscribe to #HealThySelf Hosted by Doctor Christian Gonzalez N.D. Follow Doctor G on Instagram @doctor.gonzalez

Dear Future Client, 


We haven’t met yet, but when we do, please trust that you are in good hands. We have a team of caring and. compassionate mental health professionals. It is our absolute pleasure to assist in your care. Whether you are new to mental health or you’ve been working on improving yourself for a while, it is our mission to help you achieve mental clarity, inner peace, and overall happiness.  We will work together to cover all aspects of your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.


Throughout my experiences at Johns Hopkins University, UNLV School of Medicine, VA Hospitals, community clinics, professional sports settings, and corporate workplaces, I have seen mental health prioritized by growth-minded individuals from all walks of life. While traditional focus has been on medication management, newer brain science is showing us that there is much more to our mental and emotional health. Our team can help with emerging technologies like TMS and Psychedelic Therapy, as well as traditional therapeutic interventions and holistic modifications to help you be the best version of yourself. If you allow me to be your partner in your path towards happiness, I pledge to work as hard as I can to help you achieve your goals. Please click on the LinkedIn logo below to view my resume. 

You may call our office number below to learn more about scheduling an appointment. While I may not be taking new clients in your region, I have the utmost faith in our team to help you through your current stage of your mental health journey. It is with great privilege that we are able to assist you with your mental health needs.




Sam Zand, D.O.

& The Anywhere Clinic Team



"Be ready to face your real life problems. If you put in the work, Dr. Zand will gently help you push your boundaries and guide you towards your goals."


"My provider team at Anywhere Clinic helped me conquer my addiction by opening my eyes to the reasons I was using rather than focusing on the substance use."


"It's hard to find a kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate psychiatrist. I started seeing Dr. Zand monthly, and now I see his PA, who is just as amazing."



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