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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

We offer short-term therapy as an adjunct to therapeutic work you're already doing with us or with another clinician. KAP can be a fantastic option if you are feeling stuck in talk therapy, suffering from treatment-resistant depression, or simply interested in engaging in an altered state of consciousness with intention and support. Our KAP sessions will consist of the preparation phase, experiential phase, and integration phase. We do not prescribe or administer the Ketamine, however we do have partners that we collaborate with who will be happy to assist you on your journey.

What is it?

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is an intensive treatment approach that combines the use of the dissociative anesthetic drug ketamine with psychotherapy to address a variety of mental health conditions. This approach has been shown to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction.

Ketamine is a medicine that has traditionally been used as a surgical anesthetic, but in recent years, it has been increasingly used to treat mental health conditions. It is believed that the drug works by increasing the production of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in mood regulation and feelings of well-being.

KAP involves the administration of a low dose of ketamine in a safe and controlled setting, followed by a psychotherapy session. During the session, the clinician helps you explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a supportive environment.

What are the benefits?

One of the benefits of KAP is that it can produce rapid results. Unlike traditional antidepressant medications, which can take weeks or even months to take effect, patients may experience improvements in their symptoms within hours of receiving a ketamine infusion.

KAP has been particularly effective in treating treatment-resistant depression, which is depression that does not respond to traditional treatments such as antidepressant medications or psychotherapy alone. Studies have shown that KAP can produce long-lasting improvements in mood, even in patients who have not responded to other treatments.

In addition to treating depression, KAP has also been shown to be effective in treating anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. It can also be used to treat PTSD, particularly in patients who have not responded to other treatments.

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