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About Us

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Utah Ketamine Retreats

Utah Ketamine Retreats is a ketamine-assisted therapy retreat in southern Utah where participants can find healing, and rediscover the light within. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for our guests. Our unique approach combines the healing power of ketamine with mindfulness practices, therapy, and other holistic modalities. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms, and we are committed to helping our guests achieve lasting transformation. 

Melanie Reese, FNP

Mel is a nurse practitioner with 20+ years working in the medical field. Warm and approachable, Mel possesses a remarkable ability to connect with others on a deeply personal level. Through attentive listening and genuine empathy, she creates a safe and nurturing environment where people feel seen, heard, and valued. Her compassionate and gentle demeanor instantly puts individuals at ease, instilling a sense of trust and confidence in her care.

Mel enjoys cooking, swimming, walking, and has a deep, and abounding love for Ted Lasso.

Cory Reese, LCSW

Cory has more than 20 years of experience as a social worker and therapist. He is a regular presenter at conferences and organizations.


Cory is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and has participated in extensive training for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy through Integrative Psychiatry Institute.


In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is a piano composer, ultramarathon runner, and author of three books including "Stronger Than the Dark," listed by Men's Journal as one of the Top 20 New Books of 2021.

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