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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

This unique treatment is like a 'reset button' on the neuro-immune system and stimulates neurogenesis, which stimulates health. 
                                     - Susie Wiet, MD

Our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) protocol combines physician-directed ketamine treatments with expert therapy. The combination of this medication + therapy has demonstrated substantial benefit for our clients above ketamine-only treatment. We have developed our own KAP protocol, which has offered dramatic benefits – especially for clients who have a history of significant trauma and/or addiction. Our approach is guided by research and clinical application.

Most adults who consider ketamine have already tried many avenues of medication treatment and health-supporting activities, such as talk therapy, journaling and meditation, or physical exercise. Many have experienced mild or episodic changes in their symptoms and may seek ketamine treatment for sustained or greatly improved relief.

Generally, people who are eligible include those with:

  • severe depression that has not responded to prior trials of medication

  • suicidal thoughts

  • post-traumatic stress disorder

  • limited chronic pain conditions

  • history of addiction relapse

Our KAP protocol creates the emotional safety necessary for processing the old and integrating a new perspective for sustained change. This intensive transition stimulates neuro-remodeling and is a prime opportunity for forging new and healthy patterns of behavior. These changes are associated with greatly improving or fully resolving severe depression, chronic suicidal ideation, trauma and/or addiction. We encourage continued therapy after completing a KAP protocol series to optimize the ongoing benefits of emotional healing and growth.

Please be aware that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet established an approval for the use of ketamine as a treatment for psychiatric and related conditions (as above). Therefore, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and its use is considered off-label. The only official FDA ‘indication’ for use of ketamine is anesthesia or anesthetic purposes.

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