Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Ketamine assisted psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that combines the use of ketamine with psychotherapy to enhance the therapeutic process. This innovative approach has shown promise in helping individuals with personal growth goals and various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ketamine is a legal, safe and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions. Ketamine has rapidly-acting antidepressant and mood-enhancing effects. It works by blocking the brain’s NMDA receptors as well as by stimulating AMPA receptors, which are thought to help form new synaptic connections and boost neural circuits that regulate stress and mood. Ketamine has also been shown to enhance overall neuroplasticity for lasting symptom improvement.
Benefits vary. Some possible benefits include:
- Rapid relief/shifts in mood
- Enhanced therapeutic process
- Access to unconscious material
- Increased self-awareness
- Increased neuroplasticity
- Trauma processing support
- Increased mind-body connection
- Enhanced exploration and personal growth
Ketamine is used as a supplemental therapy to traditional psychotherapy, not as a stand-alone treatment. If you are already working with a prescriber or clinic, I can support you with integration after ketamine sessions. If you are not currently undergoing treatment, I can refer you to a company that will determine if treatment is right for you and prescribe you the medicine if approved. Typical treatment includes:
- Evaluation with outside medical provider (referral provided if needed)
- Preparation sessions with therapist
- KAP Dosing session with therapist
- Integration sessions with therapist
- Follow-up consultations with medical provider
If you would like to explore the possibility of KAP, schedule a consultation to discuss eligibility and next steps.