Meet Dr. Malchow
Dr. Malchow is honored to serve as the Medical Director to provide compassionate and competent care for those suffering from depression, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, and substance dependence.
He is an acknowledged U.S. expert on ketamine administration, having presented his extensive experience with ketamine in the veteran population at the American Society of Ketamine Physicians in 2018 and has given multiple lectures regarding the use of ketamine to national audiences in 2021. Dr. Malchow has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and serves regularly on worldwide medical missions supporting those in need.
Dr. Malchow served as an anesthesiologist for 25 years in the armed forces before retiring as a colonel in 2008. He then became an associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he was the first Vanderbilt physician to offer intensive ketamine infusion therapy in 2014. In 2015, he established one of the few ketamine infusion centers (KIC) in the Veteran Health Administration and the only KIC in the U.S. specifically targeting opioid cessation/reduction.
Meet Christopher Welch
My journey towards becoming a therapist has been a wild trip. Therapy is a second career for me as I have been practicing as a pharmacist for over 11 years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the seed for a future as a therapist was planted when I had a transformational experience in my own therapy.
I remember how powerful it was when my therapist witnessed and validated my story. Through a confluence of many things, I came to realize that my heart was not in the pharmacy profession. I remember the day when my wife asked me the question, “If you could do anything else, what would you do?” I was surprised to hear myself say, “maybe counseling?” Little did I realize that after much time and effort this would come to pass. I provide trauma informed, embodiment focused, compassion driven Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Together, we will seek to create a safe, therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, understood, and known. I have been extensively trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy by the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and The Ketamine Training Center. Just as my story was witnessed, I am passionate about witnessing your story and would be honored to walk alongside you through the difficult, painful, happy, and joyful times as you continue your journey of healing.
Meet Carrie Stout-Holder
Hi, I’m Carrie and I serve as the Practice Manager here at Tennessee Ketamine & Wellness Center. I’m typically the first person you’ll talk with and I hope to set the tone for a positive experience as I realize that reaching out for help can be difficult. My goal is to listen to your needs and answer any questions you may have regarding our services. I will ask you a few preliminary questions in order to schedule you with Dr. Malchow for a medical evaluation. I look forward to working with you!