Ketamine is a safe anesthetic agent that has been used in medical procedures for for over 50 years. Used in sub-anesthetic doses, ketamine has been shown to have a powerful + accelerating affect in aiding in mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, suicidality, eating disorders, + trauma. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is combining the unique properties of ketamine with talk + somatic psychotherapy in order to accelerate a healing process. It supports the innate healing potential in each individual by cultivating their ability to be with their emotions, pain, + distressing memories without the dysregulating affect that can occur in an ordinary state of mind.
Ketamine creates a non-ordinary, psychedelic-like state of consciousness that allows one to experience transcendental, and sometimes spiritual, experiences that can aide in resolving personal problems + more optimization of life. What we often see in clients is a reported experience of improved emotional states, empathy, loving-kindness + compassion towards self + others, and inner peace.
It also works on blocking glutamate receptors which has been found in research to have a powerful affect in depression.
We can discuss what your goals are for this work that will help identify the best course of treatment for you. Treatment includes preparation, ketamine-application sessions, + integration. We work together with a physician to ensure that you are a good candidate for this type of therapy + what process of application is suitable.
The cost of this treatment varies depending upon the number of sessions we agree would be appropriate + beneficial for you.
Cost includes the fee of therapist (Dr Cat $300/hr) + physician, as well as, ketamine medication. Ketamine-applied sessions can range between 2-3 hours in length.
Presently, insurance does not yet reimburse the application of ketamine; however, we can discuss ways in which the sessions can be partially compensated based on psychotherapy coding and we will provide billing whenever possible.
I can also assist clients in processing and integrating a wide range of transpersonal experiences that may occur through shamanic + psychedelic /entheogenic work. My role here is in helping clients make sense of their experience + implement any insights from the abstract space into concrete reality + actionable steps to transform their everyday. Sometimes our experiences with psychedelics or with the facilitators can be challenging + re-traumatizing. Sometimes clients access memories of previous abuse + trauma that were not accessible before. I am skilled in helping clients process + move through to find groundedness, sense, + relief again.
For more information + discussion about whether this could be a good fit for you, email me from the contact page.