Once contact has been established, you will receive a 15 minute consultation with a therapist to ensure ketamine is appropriate for your condition. You will receive payment information and your intake appointment will be scheduled.
Step 2 – Counseling Intake
At your intake appointment the therapist will take your history and discuss your treatment goals. The ketamine experience will be explained in detail and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Full payment for your series is due at this time.
Step 3–Medical Intake
You will be given instructions by your therapist to contact our physicians. A virtual intake will be scheduled where the medical team will review your medical intake documents and provide you with a prescription. Your ketamine will be paid for directly to the pharmacy and shipped to your home address. You will bring your medicine with you to your treatments.
Your preparation appointment allows for a deeper exploration of your specific needs. Prior treatment and progress will be discussed in detail. Appropriate assessments will be given to gauge the current severity of your condition. Final details for your first ketamine session will be covered, including supplies and medicine.
Your first ketamine session will last 1-3 hours. The therapist will guide you through the set-up, after which you will take the medicine. Your therapist will be with you the entire time to provide support and help guide you through your journey. Once the effects have worn off, important details will be noted for further discussion. You will be taken home where you are to relax for the rest of the day.
You will meet within three days with your therapist following the ketamine session to process your experience. This session is vital to ensure you take advantage of the medicine. Additional notes will be made and the next administration will be discussed. Additional therapeutic techniques may be utilized at this stage.
Steps 5 and 6 will repeat until you reach your maximum dosage.
Step 8 – Processing
Your remaining therapy sessions will continue to apply your progress to daily life. Additional issues that surfaced during treatment will be discussed and coping skills implemented. At this point, additional therapy sessions may be granted if requested.
Step 9 – Closing
At your final session, you will retake appropriate assessments to help gauge your progress. The entire experience will be discussed and processed. Any remaining issues will be noted and what to expect following treatment will be addressed.
The process for couples will follow the same process as the individual program, with the exception of administration. The first 30 minutes of the ketamine experience will focus on the individual experience (with both members will be in the same room) and the rest of the experience will be for mutual exploration.
Group sessions will be designed to meet the specific needs of the participants. There is a two-session requirement for each group (per the pharmacy). At this time, we are unable to accommodate more than five people per group session. The typical arrangement includes a circle configuration with participants lying on comfortable mats with their heads facing the therapist in the center. The first 30 minutes of the ketamine experience focuses on the individual experience, after which mutual exploration is encouraged.
- 85% of people don’t respond to conventional treatments.
- Talk therapy is effective but it can take a long time.
KETAMINE REPRESENTS A PARADIGM SHIFT IN MENTAL WELLNESS.
Current research suggests that ketamine therapy is safe and effective for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
WHAT IS KETAMINE?Ketamine is an anesthetic used in operating rooms and clinical settings because of its safety profile. First approved by the US Food & Drug Administration in 1970, Ketamine was originally introduced as a safer alternative to anesthetics at the time. The FDA broadened the scope of Ketamine in 2019 and allowed it to be used to treat medication-resistant depression. Research continues to study its ability to treat other mental disorders as well.
How does Ketamine Work?
Ketamine allows synapses in the brain which have decreased as a result of stress, trauma, depression, and anxiety to reactivate. Connections are reformed and new pathways are created in a process known as neuroplasticity. Anxious thought-patterns are replaced with new and more productive ways of thinking.
Default Mode Network (DMN)
The DMN is an interconnected group of brain regions that reacts to our environment and gives us a sense of our place in the world. It is thought that the DMN is overactive following trauma, keeping the healing part of our brain from accessing the information it needs to heal. On ketamine, the DMN is temporarily shut down and the rest of the brain is able to function as intended.
- SAFE: Ketamine has been studied and used for over 50 years.
- EFFECTIVE: Ketamine has been shown to provide rapid and sustained relief.
- LEGAL: Ketamine is approved for therapeutic use in the US and Canada.
- QUICK: Ketamine takes effect in minutes and lasts for about 45-90 minutes.
- FLEXIBLE: Dosage is personalized throughout treatment, customized to fit your needs.