Ketamine Assisted Holistic Therapy
What is Ketamine Assisted Holistic Therapy?
Ketamine is an incredibly useful anesthetic agent. Its technical class is a dissociative anesthetic. In low doses, it is useful as an analgesic (pain-relief) and anxiolytic (anxiety-reduction). More recently, its off-label use has been shown to improve a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It is available only by prescription and it is now considered a potent psychedelic. In a safe “set and setting”, ketamine can contribute to profound psychological and spiritual insights. As with all other psychedelics, ketamine is not a magic bullet and the most benefit is seen when used in conjunction with holistic therapy and other lifestyle changes.
Packages and Fees
Because Ketamine Assisted Psychedelic Holistic therapy is considered “off-label” use, it is not typically covered by insurance. Our average self-pay rate is on a sliding scale from 120-to 160 per hour. This price does not include the cost of the medicine and the cost of the psychiatric/medical evaluation. The cost of the psychiatric/medical eval is $300 and the follow-up is $150. Another part of the program is integration sessions, the self-pay cost for these are the same on a sliding scale from $120-160 per hour.
The patient and prescriber will determine how many sessions but best practices advise at least 3 KAP sessions followed by integration and then re-evaluate. At that time, another 3 sessions may be recommended or possibly move to maintenance. We require a psychiatric evaluation and 2-3 prep sessions to prepare for the first KAP dosing session. We also recommend at least 1 integration session after your KAP session. You don’t have to transfer care if you are working with another therapist, in fact, we encourage that and love collaborating with other therapists interested in this work.
Accessibility is important to us so we do offer a limited number of sliding scale sessions. We also ask those that can donate to our KAP scholarship fund to make this treatment more accessible to others who need it.
This powerful, quick-acting, and quick-to-wear-off psychedelic can elicit a state of wonder by manifesting extraordinary visuals and inspiring a deeply felt presence. When coupled with Holistic therapeutic integration, ketamine has shown to be helpful for the relief of treatment-resistant depression and trauma-related (PTSD) symptoms such as anxiety, hopelessness, disordered eating, and poor sleep. Ketamine also is not serotonergic, so unlike other classic psychedelics, clients do not need to stop using their psychiatric medications in order to participate in this modality.
Once the below screening form is complete, please expect to receive confirmation emails including a detailed receipt and Step 2 for booking a date and time for your session.
How does it work?
Traditional medications for mental health conditions often take several weeks to work, or may only work for as long as a person takes them. Most research on psychedelic therapy, by contrast, has found an immediate improvement, often with a single dose.
Researchers do not know exactly how psychedelics work, and these drugs do not work for everyone. Some potential ways they might work include:
Mystical or psychedelic experiences: Intensely meaningful experiences under the influence of psychedelics may shift a person’s mindset or belief system, causing them to think or behave differently.
Increased suggestibility: People using psychedelics may be more suggestible. This can make them more responsive to positive suggestions from a therapist, or to the benefits of their own hallucinations.
Neurotransmitter changes: Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the brain. Many mental health drugs act directly on neurotransmitters to change the mood. Certain psychedelic drugs also may act on neurotransmitters, changing the brain’s behavior and improving mood.