A Transformational Approach to Psychotherapy
ketamine assisted psychotherapy
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WHAT IS KETAMINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a ground breaking approach to healing depression, trauma, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and anxiety. KAP is a life changing method that utilizes the power of psychedelic medicine – in this case ketamine –within a 2 to 3 hour psychotherapy session. This combination has robust research showing that many clients are able to achieve growth, change, and healing in just a few sessions that otherwise can take months or even years to achieve.
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
Ketamine is typically administered orally through a losenge that is prescribed to you by Dr. Naveen Thomas, Patrick's physician partner.
WHAT'S THE SCHEDULE?
You can expect the following steps on your journey:
A course of KAP typically begins with an intake session with Patrick to determine if KAP is a good fit for you, and to identify treatment goals.
Schedule and attend an initial consult with Dr. Naveen Thomas, Patrick's physician partner.
Dr. Thomas writes your ketamine prescription.
Attend your initial ketamine session at Patrick's office. This 1.5-3 hour appointment includes both Dr. Thomas and Patrick who work to dial in the optimal dosing and route of treatment. The first session is a mellow, less potent dose to begin your journey. The varying length of time depends upon dose, response to the medicine, recovery time, and other factors that are discussed during the intake session.
Subsequent journeys will be led by Patrick only and last between 1.5-3 hours each. While some patients may request a single KAP session, we recommend committing to an individualized course of treatment that may occur over several weeks. Traditional therapy focused on support, integrating insights, and identifying and reinforcing change may also be a part of the treatment process.
WHAT'S THE SCIENCE?
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
WHAT DOES IT TREAT?
Issues that may respond to KAP include but are not limited to:
PTSD / Trauma
Unresolved issues from childhood
Rejoining life after a major illness
Grief & Loss
End of Life distress related to dying
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Difficult life transitions
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects are generally limited to the timespan directly after session and usually resolve quickly. These may include mild nausea, dizziness, derealization, drowsiness, or feeling a bit drunk. Our medical staff will help ease any side effects that occur.