Kathleen Barrett, PhD

Patient Advocate Board Member

Kathleen Barrett is a geoscientist with over twelve years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. She has an education deeply rooted in the STEM sciences, graduating from Arizona State University in 2004 with a BS an MS in geosciences and later receiving her PhD in geosciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2008. Her focus has always been grounded in a data-driven scientific perspective fostered from a place of curiosity.

Kathleen is honored to be on the Board of Directors for The American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners, where she hopes to provide insight into the patient experience. Her primary goal as a patient advocate is to leverage education within the medical community to help frame the discussion of ketamine as a therapeutic treatment with a broader audience and open a better dialog around depression and anxiety disorders. As someone managing drug-resistant depression and anxiety with ketamine and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), she believes it is important that the medical community be in touch with the questions, concerns, and perspectives of patients. Furthermore, there is still much to learn and a lot of societal misconceptions to be dismantled. Her hope is that by providing general education as well as a forum for patients to share their experiences, patients will become more empowered and even better holistic care can arise.