Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
What is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)?
An integrative journey, when set up appropriately by a trained ketamine psychotherapist, can prime and ignite the mind for permanent changes while minimizing the exposure to biochemical and pharmacologic interventions. This concept is not modern and has been practiced for centuries. What we call a psychedelic assisted psychotherapist can be considered shamanism in many cultures.
Much different from the cultural norm where prescription interventions are the solutions to your symptoms with very little to no discussion on your treatment or alternate options.
Changing The Model
Symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, mania, irritability, psychosis, compulsions, inattention, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, impulsivity, self-harm, hostility, unrealistic personal performance standards, and extremely self-critical can be seen as indicators of cognitive distortions, unprocessed traumas, repressed emotions, maladaptive perfectionism, and dysfunctional self-related beliefs. Defense systems created by the Ego can inhibit the ability to heal the underlying psychology pushing these negative symptoms.
Different from the typical medication approach where a pill is often randomly prescribed, we hope for the best, and treatment may be discontinued when symptoms resolve without addressing need to build resilience against future relapses. The truth is after over 30 yrs of antidepressants research has revealed clinical uncertainty about the benefits of an antidepressant and most patients relapse back into negative symptoms at some point regardless of medication adjustments. The goal of KAP is to create something self-sustaining within you.
KAP Provided In-Clinic
Life Tree has been working with the therapists at Therapy Transformed for the last 6 yrs and we are excited for this partnership allowing us to offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy to patients in our clinic. Contact us to learn more.
To Get Treatment
Fill out the contact form to schedule a consultation with the provider. Ask questions and find out if ketamine is a good fit for your mental health routine.
Our professional staff will take your through the ketamine therapy process. This generally takes about an hour and positive effects are often seen within the first 24 hrs.
The rapid effectiveness of ketamine is revolutionary and the duration of relief between sessions can last months for some patients.
About Ketamine Therapy
Ketamine has been shown to be effective in major depressive disorder (MDD), treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, and many other conditions when given through a variety of routes. Studies have demonstrated a rapid reduction in symptoms following a single dose of ketamine, and prolonged results lasting from weeks to months with frequent/repeated doses.
Get in Touch With Us
Do not hesitate to take the first step toward achieving mental wellness. Call us to schedule an appointment.