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German Ascani, M.D., M.S.

German Ascani, M.D., M.S.


Evolve Mind Wellness


Practitioner Bio

German Ascani brings with him a broad range of clinical expertise having worked extensively over a decade in public and community mental health systems. He has experience in primary care and specialty clinics providing psychiatric consultation  to serve diverse clinical populations across the full spectrum of mental health and illness. His care philosophy prioritizes a health and wellness approach focusing on patient autonomy, shared decision-making and a healing intention.  He employs evidence-based and interdisciplinary approaches to mental health treatments. He combines the best of modern psychiatry with integrative practices that offer improvements in mental health outcomes often with less side effects than conventional psychotropic medication. He is experienced in the latest clinical treatment tools such as Ketamine for refractory conditions.  German has particular interests in the potential for psychological, emotional and spiritual healing that new and emerging psychedelic medicines bring to the mental health field.  He supports the safe use of these powerful transformative tools to open up a process of deep exploration, self-reflection and lasting growth.

German is a board certified psychiatrist and a graduate of the University of California Davis School of Medicine. He completed his general psychiatric training at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.  He has a Masters of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University and a BA in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He has collaborated in the latest published research on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). He also presently serves as co-faculty and medical lead for PRATI (Psychedelic Research and Training Institute) for their KAP trainings for mental health professionals. He is research therapist for the MAPS phase 3 research trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Fort Collins. (MAPS). Prior to moving to Colorado, Dr. Ascani lived in California and founded Evolve Mind Wellness, a treatment center in Sonoma County, offering ketamine-assisted therapies for refractory depression, trauma, and other psychological disorders.

German is a native of Argentina and is bilingual in Spanish and English and also speaks French.  He is a soccer enthusiast and has played competitively for many years as well as coached youth teams.  When not at work he likes to spend time with family traveling, camping, hiking and snowboarding.


Prescriber, Ketamine, Therapy

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