Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

A TRANSFORMATIONAL APPROACH TO PSYCHOTHERAPY

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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is an exciting new approach to therapy that differs from traditional methods. KAP combines ketamine with talk therapy in order to enhance the effectiveness of both. Ketamine is best given within the context of a safe, supportive, and healing therapeutic relationship. The therapist can help you address underlying emotional or mental blocks that hinder your long-term growth. With your therapist, you can identify your entrenched behavioral patterns, get to the root of the problem, and design a path to move forward. KAP is a treatment that can be used to address treatment-resistant conditions like depression, childhood trauma, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, addiction, or chronic pain conditions.

Ketamine is effective, but when paired with therapy sessions it can allow your therapist to guide you through the experience. Most patients carry relational trauma from their pasts, and being supported and guided by a therapist can create a corrective relational experience, ultimately strengthening the amount of positive effect that ketamine can have on your mental health. Ketamine, even at the lower doses, can induce a trance-like state. This allows your psychotherapist to help you move past the barriers and defense mechanisms that your psyche has put up in response to trauma or stress. This can significantly augment the effects of therapy sessions.

During a higher dose KAP session, many patients report seeing images and accessing memories or subconscious emotions. It can be very helpful to have a therapist there to guide and support you during your session to ensure you remain in the right frame of mind. Oftentimes patients will have a profound transformational experience and your therapist can help you integrate this experience into your everyday life.