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Candace Curzon

LCSW

Candace graduated from the University of Utah in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and in 2012 with a Masters of Social Work. She worked at University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute as a member of their crisis team. and as a therapist on the inpatient psychiatric unit at LDS Hospital.

While working at LDS Hospital, she saw excellent results with Ketamine treatment for severe depression, OCD, and suicidal ideation. Realizing she wanted to do deeper work with clients beyond the initial crisis of being in the hospital, she opened the Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives in 2019.

Candace’s approach to healing is focused on helping client’s develop practical skills to calm the mind and body, discontinue irrational thoughts, and find peace throughout the day. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT, EMDR and mindfulness skills to help clients regulate their lives and create lasting, positive change.
Candace and Austin have both trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). They have also trained through the Ketamine Traning Center by Phil Wolfsen, who is the leading researcher on Ketamine and Ketamine Assisted Therapy.
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Austin Francom

APRN, FNP

Austin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He started his work in health care at Volunteers of America social detox and the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute while obtaining undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology.
After starting a nursing career, with experience largely in mental health and critical care, he earned a master’s degree in nursing from Westminster College. He has been practicing in the Salt Lake Valley in primary care since 2013. Austin continues to work at UNI as an advanced practice clinician. In 2015, he began working full time in family practice at Summit Primary Care.
Together, Austin and Candace began Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives in February 2019. They believed that Ketamine therapy could be safely and effectively administered in a setting that was less clinical and more welcoming. They set out to create a clinic that reflected this belief that inviting and comfortable surroundings could foster a more ideal environment for healing to happen. Each treatment room at Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives is designed with this philosophy in mind.
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Candace Curzon

LCSW

Candace graduated from the University of Utah in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and in 2012 with a Masters of Social Work. She worked at University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute as a member of their crisis team. and as a therapist on the inpatient psychiatric unit at LDS Hospital.

While working at LDS Hospital, she saw excellent results with Ketamine treatment for severe depression, OCD, and suicidal ideation. Realizing she wanted to do deeper work with clients beyond the initial crisis of being in the hospital, she opened the Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives in 2019.

Candace’s approach to healing is focused on helping client’s develop practical skills to calm the mind and body, discontinue irrational thoughts, and find peace throughout the day. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT, EMDR and mindfulness skills to help clients regulate their lives and create lasting, positive change.
Candace and Austin have both trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). They have also trained through the Ketamine Traning Center by Phil Wolfsen, who is the leading researcher on Ketamine and Ketamine Assisted Therapy.
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Austin Francom

APRN, FNP

Austin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He started his work in health care at Volunteers of America social detox and the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute while obtaining undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology.
After starting a nursing career, with experience largely in mental health and critical care, he earned a master’s degree in nursing from Westminster College. He has been practicing in the Salt Lake Valley in primary care since 2013. Austin continues to work at UNI as an advanced practice clinician. In 2015, he began working full time in family practice at Summit Primary Care.
Together, Austin and Candace began Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives in February 2019. They believed that Ketamine therapy could be safely and effectively administered in a setting that was less clinical and more welcoming. They set out to create a clinic that reflected this belief that inviting and comfortable surroundings could foster a more ideal environment for healing to happen. Each treatment room at Ketamine Therapy at Therapeutic Alternatives is designed with this philosophy in mind.
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Ali Aspen

Ketamine assistant, Healing & Life Transformation Coach

Ali is passionate about holding safe healing space with and for others. 

She believes that every person is whole, complete and enough. Yet many of us doubt this. Our internal programming is out of alignment with this message. Often we go about the world feeling disconnected, stuck or like there’s something wrong with us. There’s not. And, she understands embodying this message takes time and healing.

Ali is a certified trauma-informed coach and yoga instructor. She has over fifteen years experience as an allied health and wellness professional- educating and easing clients toward better self-care and out of anxiety, seven years of facilitating yoga and mindfulness, and two plus years of coaching. She holds certifications in trauma-informed education and embodied social justice. She specializes in working with clients navigating healing work, faith-transition, life transitions, self-identity, self-trust and those wanting to deepen and heal their relationships with themselves.
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Angelina Snelling

Patient Care Coordinator

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Patient Care Coordinator

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