What is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a type of psychotherapy that uses ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic, as an adjunct to therapy. The drug is administered under the guidance of a licensed therapist, who helps the patient explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a safe and supportive environment.

Ketamine assisted psychotherapy is often used to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. The therapy is typically administered over several sessions, with the patient reclining in a comfortable position while the therapist guides them through their thoughts and emotions.

Ketamine is believed to work by temporarily blocking certain brain receptors, which can produce a sense of detachment from reality. This can allow patients to more easily explore their inner experiences and gain insights into their behaviors and emotions.

Starting in 2024, I am able to offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in my group practice, Moonstone Counseling. All ketamine sessions will occur in the Westlake office.

As a KAP-trained clinician, I have undergone 40+ hours of training in KAP in which I also received ketamine myself. Because of my own experience with ketamine, both oral and IM doses, I can fully appreciate the power of the medicine and ways that ketamine can be used in conjunction with therapy. 

Please check out the information about KAP and services at Moonstone by clicking here.

If you are interested in KAP, but cannot commit to the costs associated with it, consider a KAP group. This modality can make KAP more accessible and provide an additional benefit of community support at a fraction of the cost.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

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