KETAMINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY

WHAT IS KETAMINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a therapeutic modality that is used to address a range of mental health conditions including depression, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, and some forms of anxiety. Ketamine is used to enhance and deepen the therapeutic process in combination with the use of psychotherapy before, during, and after sessions.

Ketamine has different effects at different doses. In low doses, ketamine can reduce and soften psychological defenses, create space for new meaning. and contribute to deeper self reflection and psychotherapeutic processing.

In moderate doses, ketamine has psychedelic effects that can contribute to profound transpersonal experiences. Transpersonal experiences can lead to new insight, increased clarity, and a sense of meaning and

 interconnectedness.

Ketamine can be administered numerous ways, however only sublingual lozenges are used in this practice. It  is strongly recommended, if not required, that clients have a long term therapist whom they work with in addition to their KAP therapist as KAP is intended to be a short term therapy to augment and support ongoing therapeutic work.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR KETAMINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY?

STEP 1

Call or email to set up a 20 minute free consultation

STEP 2

If after the consultation it is determined that KAP may be a good fit, you can attend an initial 50 minute intake appointment to assess your needs and gather some background information. 

STEP 3

If you pass an initial health and background screening with your therapist you will then be referred to a medical doctor who can make final health and safety determinations before prescribing Ketamine lozenges.

STEP 4

Once you have been prescribed Ketamine by a physician you will make an appointment to begin the KAP treatment protocol. The protocol involves the following:

1) In person 50 minute preparation session(s) to establish goals and to prepare for doing work with Ketamine.

2) Ketamine dosing session (3-4 hours) in which you self-administer a prescribed dose of Ketamine while in the presence  of your therapist. The protocol requires a minimum of 3 KAP sessions each followed by integration support sessions.

3) Zoom based integration support session to follow each Ketamine dosing session. 

4) Closure session with follow-up check-ins at 3 and 6 weeks to determine if additional dosing sessions are needed.