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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

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ketamine-assisted psychotherapy

How It Works

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a powerful, legal, therapeutic use of ketamine to help aid the process of gaining insight and healing during therapy sessions. Ketamine temporarily creates a non-ordinary state of consciousness that is often described as calm, expansive, and present-moment centered; which allows clients to explore and process difficult emotions at the root of their trauma, treatment-resistant depression, deep patterns of self-loathing or worthlessness, and anxiety. 

Ketamine targets NMDA receptors in the brain via mechanisms that are entirely different in comparison to traditional antidepressants (SSRI/MAOI/SNRI). Research has shown Ketamine’s biological effects include increased neurogenesis (creation of new neurons), increased neuroplasticity (formation of new neural pathways), and dimming of the ‘default mode network’ (associated with the rumination found in anxiety and depression).


The Process

Treatment begins with an assessment phase to determine if based on your symptoms, you could benefit from ketamine-assisted therapy. Considering specific mental health concerns and goals for treatment, we will design a protocol that includes preparation for and integration of the ketamine treatment. Part of the intake process also involves screening and assessment by the local provider with whom I partner for KAP. At no point do I prescribe, handle, or administer the ketamine. The correct dosing for infusions and mitigating health concerns are all issues you can discuss with the medical provider during the initial assessment.


Together, we will explore any questions or concerns during preparation sessions, as well as set intentions and process any themes that might come up throughout treatment. This initial phase will allow us to assess your current situation, collaboratively identify goals, and build a sense of safety and trust. The ketamine treatments are followed by integration sessions to ensure the highest benefit from those sessions.


During the integration process, we will use an Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework to help you understand and integrate the parts of yourself that might have been present during the experience. And because IFS, along with ketamine-assisted therapy, revolves around creating harmony and new perspectives, you are likely to experience shifts in your emotional and thinking patterns in the days and weeks following treatment. 


If you’re interested in discussing your options or learn more about how I can help, please contact me to schedule a free 20-minutes phone consultation.