Nykol Rice, CRNA - Owner
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. She serves on the Board of Directors at ASKP and is nearly complete with her psychiatric nurse practitioner degree. Her main passion is educating other healthcare professionals on the benefits of ketamine and providing this life-changing option to her community.
Sarah Purser, CRNA
In 2017, Sarah started working with Nykol at the Boise Ketamine Clinic as a fulfilling addition to her work life. She’s seen BKC’s client’s lives changed by the process. So many people with chronic pain and mental health issues have had negative reactions in healthcare for a variety of reasons. Many have been marginalized by society and healthcare, pushed aside, told to “buck up,” been ignored or lost all hope that the burden of mental illness could be lifted or eased. After ketamine infusions, Sarah has seen people finally experience life without the smothering weight of PTSD, depression, anxiety and many other conditions. Her favorite part of working at BKC is seeing the hope return to her patient’s lives.
Sarah is born and raised Idahoan and grew up in a big family in southeastern Idaho. After attending Idaho State University, Sarah earned her bachelor’s degrees in Behavioral Science & Health and Nursing at the University of Utah. After nursing school she moved to Rochester, Minnesota and worked at Mayo Clinic. After a few years working as an ICU nurse she attended anesthesia school in Connecticut and became a nurse anesthetist. She worked in New England for a time but the pull to return home was always there. Her family returned to Idaho in 2013. When not at work, Sarah enjoys spends her time with family and friends or remodeling her house with her husband.
Jeremy Rice is an Idaho native with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Boise State. After performing accounting services for several local businesses, he was recruited to act as Office Manager for the clinic. In addition to his enthusiasm for all things finance, he is a serious Broncos fan.
Marisa Radha Weppner, MA - KAT Facilitator
Marisa Radha Weppner (Radha) received her BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2001, a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2007 and became a Certified Life Coach in 2014 through the Life Purpose Institute. She has been facilitating transformation and self-awakening for nearly 2 decades through a variety of settings including leading yoga and mindfulness classes, wellness and spiritual retreats, community organizing, guiding psychedelic journeys, and private coaching. She is a faculty member of Esalen Institute and the co-owner Source meditation | space in Boise, ID.
At the Boise Ketamine Clinic Radha offers Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, Life Coaching, Prep and Integration Sessions.
Much of her learning has come through her personal experiences with plant medicines, psychedelics and spiritual explorations. Merging ancient wisdom with direct experience, she creates a grounded, safe and expansive environment in which to explore one’s inner world. She has extensive experience working with groups and individuals to help them heal core wounds, release limiting beliefs and create a life of depth, meaning and purpose.
You can learn more about Radha through her podcast Love, Service, Wisdom.
Michael Sapiro, PsyD - Clinical Psychologist
Michael is a clinical psychologist, Dharma teacher, writer, meditation researcher, and former Buddhist monk. He is on faculty at Esalen Institute, is a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is completing a study on time travel, hope, and love with Dr. Julia Mossbridge of The Institute for Love and Time. Dr. Sapiro completed his postdoctoral fellowship in advanced psychology at the Boise VA Medical Center where he specialized in rural health, PTSD, and combat trauma. He is often on podcasts, and teaches nationally on the art and science of transformation, expanded human capabilities, psychedelic integration, self-care, and nondual meditation for personal and community growth. Dr. Sapiro is adjunct faculty for Psychedelic’s Today “Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists” training program.
Michael’s work integrates practices of loving awareness, self-love/compassion, and insight meditations with psychology, noetic sciences, and social justice. He is dedicated to personal awakening for the sake of collective and planetary transformation. He can be found at michaelsapiro.com.
At the Boise Ketamine Clinic Michael offers Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Transformational Coaching, and Psychedelic Specific Integrative Therapy.
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