German Ascani brings with him a broad range of clinical expertise having worked over a decade extensively in public psychiatry, community mental health systems, and private practice in California. He has worked in primary care and specialty clinics providing psychiatric consultation and patient services across the full spectrum of mental health 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 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 completed accredited training in the use of Ketamine in mental health and has collaborated in the latest published research regarding Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). He has begun his training for MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD through MAPS and is excited to soon be part of the Wholeness Center’s research team in conducting FDA phase 3 clinical trials for this promising therapy.
Prior to joining WC, Dr. Ascani lived in California and founded Evolve Mind Wellness, a psychiatric clinic based in Sebastopol, 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 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.
Scheduling of Ketamine IVs, injections and sublingual services needs to be completed with our staff. Ketamine integration sessions and ketamine preparation session may be booked online. In order to book these sessions a NEW PATIENT visit must be done BEFORE booking these visits. Please call 970-221-1106 to schedule ketamine sessions.
Below you will find options for scheduling with this provider. Please note only one meet and greet per FAMILY. If you are an established patient at Wholeness DO NOT schedule a meet and greet visit. Please schedule the appropriate visit with your provider or call 970-221-1106 for more assistance. Patients must call to schedule ketamine services.