Counseling Services

Elev8MD is the only Ketamine clinic in Charlotte, NC to offer an on-staff certified anesthesiologist and licensed psychologist to help determine the best course of treatment for you. Ketamine infusion therapy has been proven effective in over 70% of patients with treatment-resistant depression but it is not a silver bullet. Ketamine is best used as a tool to jump start one’s healing process. We advise patients entering ketamine therapy to continue usage of their standard antidepressants and incorporate talk therapy to develop real life strategies for difficult circumstances.

Dr. Lauren Gross

Dr. Lauren Gross is a licensed psychologist, school psychologist, health services provider, and trained EMDR therapist.  Dr. Gross works with children, adolescents, couples, and families.  She is an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care and Aetna

Psychotherapy Services: $130

During sessions with Dr. Gross, emotional difficulties and life challenges can be addressed and worked on in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Development of coping mechanisms, working through the impact of trauma, adjusting to life transitions, chronic pain & illness, grief, day to day stressors and mental health challenges are among the many areas that can be addressed.  If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or dissatisfied with aspects of your life, this may be a helpful approach to work through it.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: $160

EMDR therapy is one of several treatment modalities offered at Elev8MD. It is a research-based therapeutic method that helps individuals heal from trauma, disturbing events, stress disorders (such as complex PTSD), and negative cognitions.

Using detailed protocols and procedures, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes by isolating and removing mental blocks associated with emotionally disturbing memories. Studies have shown that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have PTSD symptoms after only three EMDR sessions. Moreover, the American Psychiatric Association (2004) has stated that EMDR is recommended as one of the first line treatments of trauma.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy – $150

Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is available for select clients, who are currently being treated for treatment resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD and other chronic mental health conditions.  The use of ketamine during sessions may lower the client’s resistance, self-consciousness, and shame, all which can interfere with the therapeutic process. Without these obstacles, the client may increase the likelihood of discerning the root of the issue. 

Behavioral Consultation – $150

Families can also seek out behavioral consultation services for their loved ones who may be experiencing behavioral difficulties. In these sessions, the function of challenging behavior is analyzed and a plan to address behavior is developed. Our goal is to provide quality care in a safe, supportive environment with personalized services allowing us to manage a multitude of behavioral concerns.

Psychological Testing: $255

Dr. Gross is an approved psychologist for the Charlotte Area Independent Schools (CAIS). She provides the standardized cognitive assessments necessary to be an applicant to private and charter schools.   Cognitive assessments are also available for children and adults who are looking to learn more information about their intellectual ability.


8000 Corporate Center Drive, Ste 212
Charlotte, NC 28226

M-W-F: 9am-5pm
T-TH: 11am-7pm
Saturdays and Sundays:  Closed

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