Therapeutical solutions to get you started on your ketamine journey.
We are excited to now offer patients ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Patients should expect to receive intravenous ketamine at a tailored dose, allowing them to more fully relax their minds while remaining fully conversational with our trained therapists. Patients can opt for sessions with our therapists weekly or biweekly to help them properly process emotions and set the tone for the life they want to live.
Ketamine has several physiologic effects within our central nervous system. The most well known of those are related to its uses in anesthesia, pain management, and mood disorders. Since 2016, we have been treating patients with diagnosed Treatment Resistant Depression and Anxiety as well as certain pain conditions such as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. We are excited to offer this new service line to provide our patients with the best possible outcome.
Particularly at lower doses, researchers have established ketamine’s ability to reduce certain aspects within our personality which make it easier for us to process difficult situations or traumas we are currently experiencing, or ones we have experienced in the past. This transition within our personality is called “ego death,” and it facilitates a shift in perspective allowing us to properly process and internalize unresolved situations currently causing symptoms.
Since we first started seeing patients, it became obvious that our mood disorder patients were able to achieve much better long term responses when they paired their IV infusions of ketamine with therapy, allowing them to integrate their experiences, determine causality for past and current mental roadblocks, and work towards goal setting unencumbered by the weight of self-blame. This therapy modality is useful for anyone who is struggling to deal with emotional distress, but particularly helpful for patients who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.