Tripsitter Clinic CEO, Dr. John Huber, interviewed for Medium's Authority Magazine
By TripSitter.Clinic • May 17, 2022
Contributor and Candor CEO, Dave Philistin and Dr. Huber discussed a range of topics including the reputation of big tech, connecting one's roots to their current work, addressing wellness through tech, and a whole lot more.
Here's a little excerpt from the interview.
Dave Philistin, CEO of Candor: ... Let’s now shift to the main part of our discussion about the tech tools that you are helping to create that can make a positive impact on our wellness. To begin, which particular problems are you aiming to solve?
Dr. John Huber: When patients come to us, many of them have exhausted all other options. Many are resistant to different kinds of psychiatric medications. Some may have just never found the right provider to trust. Although mental health services are being offered more widely, it still takes time to find the right fit. Not every therapist is for everyone — it takes a few tries. Likewise, not every treatment works for everyone. It’s not a one-size-fits-all situation. We want to provide individualized services using psychedelic-assisted treatment to provide effective and proven results.
How do you think your technology can address this?
With our online services, we’re able to help a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise be getting the help they needed. With telehealth, our patients can seek services in the privacy and safety of their own home. There aren’t any needles. We monitor their treatment. They’re happy and they get better. It’s not a magic pill; it takes a lot of work but is achievable with the right guidance.
Can you tell us the backstory about what inspired you to originally feel passionate about this cause?
I come from a background in school psychology. I later transitioned to forensic psychology. I’ve witnessed the mental health system fail many people because — if we’re being honest with ourselves — the system isn’t designed for everyone. I met many people who were resistant to traditional treatments despite their efforts of having undergone them to do everything they could. I even felt defeated having to hold space for people as a counselor, knowing that sometimes all I could do was listen. Although listening has tremendous power, especially when those who don’t feel heard are finally listened to, listening alone isn’t an end-all cure for conditions like PTSD and bipolar disorder.
However, once introduced to the potential of ketamine and psychedelic-assisted therapy through my mentor Dr. Bonnett, things started to look up. I could finally provide something more tangible and effective to patients who needed something transformative.
How do you think this might change the world?
Unlike conventional mental health approaches like multistep programs, our success rate is significantly higher. We have an 80 percent success rate. Plus, everything can be done from home. We’re extremely committed to bettering the industry to make ketamine therapy overall more affordable, accessible and equitable. Many of our patients are veterans and sexual violence survivors who walk away with their life totally changed and are at peace with themselves, despite once being held back by the traumatic events they experienced.
Read Dave Philistin's full excellent interview.
Health Tech: Dr John Huber On How TripSitter Clinic’s Technology Can Make An Important Impact On Our Overall WellnessDave Philistin, CEO of Candor
By harnessing breakthrough, evidence-based psychedelic therapeutics and the latest clinical tools of virtual medicine, TripSitter.Clinic empowers patients to embark on a personalized, physician-directed treatment plan designed to give you the sustained relief you need from debilitating mental health conditions while opening up new pathways to healing.