Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a therapy modality that is sometimes used together with our ketamine treatments. Research has explored the potential benefits of psychedelics in psychotherapy for decades. It is most commonly used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but can be utilized to assist with other disorders as well. It involves using the dissociative properties of the medication to help patients work through emotional and mental challenges that may arise during their treatment. Having a trained KAP therapist there with patients during this experience helps them navigate those issues in safe space with the right tools and resources.

What will my KAP journey look like?
Step 1
Preparation appointments with KAP therapist
Step 2
Meet with KAP therapist during Ketamine treatment
Step 3
Integration appointment with therapist the day after treatment
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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) can be beneficial to individuals who:

– Struggle with chronic depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, or unresolved trauma.
– Cannot find relief despite the many medications they have tried.
– Have tried therapy for years but struggle to achieve the improvements they seek.
– Have been told they have exhausted all the standard courses of treatment.
– Seek clarity to reduce negative thoughts, emotions, and patterns.

Ketamine versus Spravato

Our practice offers KAP for both intravenous ketamine as well as Spravato, the nasal spray form of esketamine. Both have been found to be effective treatments for treatment resistant depression. However, there are a few differences including delivery method, dosage, and chemistry. Consult your doctor about which may be the right fit for you.