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We are committed to what we do, and we focus on just one thing – ketamine-based therapy. We promise to use all of our knowledge, experience, and expertise to provide each person we meet with the best possible treatment available for the relief of their illness.

We are working every day to help individuals who are suffering from complicated and treatment-resistant disorders that have been given up on by other health care providers. It can be difficult, and it takes time, effort, and experience working with one person at a time to get the greatest possible result.

Meet The Team

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Nykol Rice, CRNA

Owner / Founder

Nykol Bailey Rice is a Board Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with a graduate degree specializing in anesthesia from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. She is the owner and operator of Boise Ketamine Clinic and helps run a small chain of clinics in Utah under the Mindful Infusion brand. She has personally performed thousands of ketamine infusions and is passionate about providing a quality, collaborative ketamine course. She also practices anesthesia part time at St. Luke’s Children’s hospital.

Nykol obtained her undergraduate degree in Grand Junction, Colorado followed by an ICU internship with the University of Utah Critical Care Internship program in Salt Lake City for which she was later a fellow. She is also on the guest lecture circuit at Boise State University lecturing prospective future mental health care professionals on utilizing ketamine for mental health patients. Her main passion is educating other healthcare professionals on the benefits of ketamine and providing this life changing option to her community.

Mitchell Bailey, CRNA

Mitch has over 27 years of experience in Anesthesia mostly serving the rural communities located in the 4 corners area. He was retired from the Army Reserves when 9/11 occurred and he immediately volunteered and re-enlisted with the Army’s first Forward Surgical Team (FST) that was activated for Operation Freedom in 2003.

This unit accompanied the first ground troops that were sent into Iraq. Mitch received the Army Commendation Medal for that service. In addition, Mitch and another CRNA were nominated for the Bronze Medal for their service during this time.

Mitch is excited to be providing this much-needed service in the 4 Corners area. In his spare time he enjoys backpacking, 4-wheeling, riding motorcycles and his side by side in exploring the beauty of this part of the country with his family. He enjoys serving others and this clinic is an extension of that service.

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Adora Diaz, CRNA

Adora has over a decade of experience in providing compassionate health care. She began her nursing career in Sacramento, CA taking care of patients on a trauma medical-surgical floor, moved to the ICU, and eventually transitioned to pursuing her Masters’s in Nurse Anesthesia at Westminster College. As a nurse anesthetist, she enjoys the complexity of the operating room and the comprehensive care required during the surgery process.

However, over the last year, she has passionately blended her professional and personal life. Adora believes in every person’s innate ability to heal themselves. She has completed a 500-hour yoga teaching certificate and a 10-day silent retreat called Vipassana. She hosts weekend mindfulness retreats and teaches dance movement therapy. Adora uses states of non-ordinary consciousness, such as breathwork, meditation, and sound healing to promote connection and deep healing. When she received the opportunity to manage Mindful Infusions, Adora never felt more sure about something. She was motivated and invigorated to hold space for people on their healing journey.

Adora has completed several modules of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training at Polaris Insight Center. She attends workshops regularly on topics such as trauma, somatics, and healing modalities. She loves climbing and snowboarding, as well as her tiny dog, Shiva. She is the manager and head CRNA at Mindful Infusions.

Michael John-Paul Ryan, RN BSN NPS

Emergency Room Nurse

Michael has been involved in healthcare for over 6 years. His explorations as a travel nurse have led him to Pennsylvania, Colorado and his now home of Utah, where he is currently finishing his degree as a family nurse practitioner. Michael thrives in critical environments in which he can use both his critical and intuitive thinking skills.

In recent years, Michael has taken interest in providing to others through different facets such as ketamine therapy. Being exposed to the surge of psychological disparity after the pandemic, he noticed the lack of mental recovery from patients. He believes the brain is more powerful than meets the eye, and hopes to help others recognize their true potential through ketamine therapy.

Michael is an avid backcountry split boarder, climber, and frequently involves himself in playing music with others.

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Rachael Christensen BSN, RN

Operating Room Nurse

Rachael began her journey into healthcare 15 years ago. Starting as a pharmacy technician and working in many different settings, her position sparked a love of learning about the human body as well as patient care. She found pursuing a higher education and the complexity and variety of nursing very appealing.

Rachael obtained her BSN from Westminster College and jumped right into the operating room.  After working in the OR for over 2 years, Rachael was ready for a new challenge. While loving many things about the operating room, she missed the connection with patients. This has urged her to learn more about ketamine therapy and the role she can play. 

When she isn’t working, she can be found in the mountains, traveling, eating, reading, or spending time with family and friends.

Ibrahim Choudhary, LCSW

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist

Ibrahim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Utah, having received his undergraduate and graduate degree in social work from the University of Utah. He has received his training and certification in ketamine and psychedelic medicine through the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute (PRATI). 

It is Ibrahim’s belief that together you can engage in your healing process and self-exploration beyond anxiety, depression, and trauma using ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). His practice focuses on the use of ketamine as one of the tools to access the inner-healing wisdom that we all possess. Ibrahim’s role is to walk with you through that process while you learn to listen to the wisdom and strength you possess within.

In his free time, Ibrahim loves to be outside in nature and enjoys exploring new places. He enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, reading, and playing guitar. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family.

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Maria Skedros, LCSW, AASECT Certified

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist

Maria Skedros is an LCSW and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist working in a private practice in Millcreek. She is also an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah, College of Social Work, teaching human sexuality and advanced practice mental health. Her area of specialty and passion is working with individuals and couples that are exploring their sexuality, gender expression, sexual orientation, and how their relationship with their social upbringings has impacted their relationship with sex. Maria has
worked as a Victims Rights Advocate, is a Yoga Nidra practitioner, and an active facilitator in Women’s
Empowerment, helping minority individuals regain their personal power and heal from past trauma.

Maria received her training as a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist through the Psychedelic Research
and Training Institute (PRATI). Maria believes that with the use of Ketamine, individuals can access
deeply rooted held beliefs that do not serve them, process them, and let them go so they no longer cause distress in their lives. You possess the wisdom and are your own healer. The therapist and the
medicine assist in this process.

Maria has a passion for travel and design. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs Penny and Daisy.

Grayson Hendryx, RN

Psychiatric RN

Grayson, a dedicated Psychiatric RN at Mindful Infusions, offers more than 4 years of healthcare experience. He holds degrees in Nursing and Psychology, along with a Certificate in Spirituality and Health from Gainesville, Florida. Grayson is deeply committed to compassionate care. He has spearheaded medical triage clinics in Panama and Honduras and launched a meditation club during his university years. Grayson’s professional journey underscores his focus on mental health and the profound benefits of holistic practices such as breathwork, music, and meditation for overall well-being. He practices yoga and loves living in Salt Lake City for the world class climbing and snowboarding.

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Susie Winters

Secretary and Scheduler
Susie lived in San Diego, California, for 17 years, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. She moved to Idaho and enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains with her family. 
 

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