Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is an exciting new treatment option for a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, existential distress, and many others. There is a compelling and growing body of clinical research showing the benefits of combining ketamine and psychotherapy. Researchers at Yale and Johns Hopkins have recently published papers on this innovative approach. Importantly, KAP can help those who have not gotten adequate relief from traditional psychotherapy or medications alone.
What is the process like?
KAP has three distinct phases. First, you will meet with your therapist several times to discuss your goals and intentions. Next, you will have a ketamine session with your therapist present for support and processing of the experience. Finally, you will have several sessions to integrate the insights gained during the ketamine session. The number of ketamine sessions will be individualized for your treatment plan.
How does it work?
Ketamine offers a timeout from your ordinary mindset, which may have negative thought loops, feelings of depression and anxiety, or other conflicts causing distress. It also allows access to feelings and memories that cannot be accessed during normal states of consciousness. This timeout may allow new insight and clarity into life’s struggles. Ketamine can also provide a profound transpersonal experience, facilitating a sense of meaning and connectedness. You and your therapist can use this experience to make real therapeutic progress.
Where do I start?
MD Infusions is a Chicagoland area Ketamine clinic specializing in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Your first step is to call us at 844-463-8734 or fill out our contact form so that we can arrange a free in-office consultation. We will assess your medical and mental health history to make sure you are a good fit for KAP. Next, we will introduce you to our therapist who is specially trained in Ketamine assisted psychotherapy.
If you’re not sure about KAP, we also offer Ketamine treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD and OCD. At any time you can request to add KAP to your treatment course.