Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a therapy modality that is sometimes used together with ketamine treatments. 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.

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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

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.

How do I begin at Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin?

We will set up a thorough screening process to assess a patient’s condition before recommending treatment. Each patient will receive a personalized care plan to ensure that we design the treatment that suits his or her condition. However, if we believe that a patient should not undergo Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), we will provide consultation and guide the patient to an alternative treatment. 

The number of sessions will depend on the patient’s assessed condition and treatment plan. The session will take place in a private room, where the patient can either choose to have his/her family member(s) present. We will do our best to make the patients experience safe, comfortable, and soothing. 


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