Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy In Pikesville, Maryland

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Welcome to a transformative journey with Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in Pikesville, Maryland. Here’s a guide to help you understand what Ketamine is, its potential benefits in processing trauma, anxiety, depression, and overcoming feelings of being stuck.

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Here are a handful of common questions clients often ask about Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and whether it is right for them.

Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic that has gained recognition for its potential therapeutic effects on mental health. In the context of psychotherapy, it is used at sub-anesthetic doses to facilitate a unique and profound therapeutic experience.

Research suggests that Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy may have rapid and enduring effects on mental health. It has shown promise in addressing:

  1. Trauma: Ketamine can help individuals process traumatic memories, offering a unique opportunity for healing.
  2. Anxiety and Depression: KAP has demonstrated effectiveness in alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression, often providing relief where other treatments may have been less successful.
  3. Feeling Stuck: For those feeling stuck in their personal or emotional growth, KAP can offer a breakthrough, fostering a sense of movement and progress.

Research suggests that Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy may have rapid and enduring effects on mental health. It has shown promise in addressing:

  1. Trauma: Ketamine can help individuals process traumatic memories, offering a unique opportunity for healing
  2. Anxiety and Depression: KAP has demonstrated effectiveness in alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression, often providing relief where other treatments may have been less successful.
  3. Feeling Stuck: For those feeling stuck in their personal or emotional growth, KAP can offer a breakthrough, fostering a sense of movement and progress.

A Ketamine session is 2 hours long. The cost of the session is the same as the regular fee per hour and equals $360 for two hour session. 

You will also be responsible for any fees incurred from the psychiatric nurse practitioner. However, these fees are often covered by insurance. 

  1. Initial Consultation: We begin with an initial consultation to assess if Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is the right fit for you. This session allows us to understand your needs, goals, and address any concerns.
  2. Referral to Psychiatry: The psychiatrist will evaluate your suitability for ketamine treatment. If you are approved, we will schedule a time to meet at the psychiatrists office where you will be administered the ketamine. 
  3. Treatment Session: During the KAP session, I will be there with you at the psychiatrists office to be your therapist during the process. The psychiatrist will be there as well. I will guide you through the experience ensuring that the set and setting are safe and supportive. 
  4. After the ketamine session, we will do a follow up psychotherapy integration session back at my office and we will assess whether another Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy session is indicated. 

If after reading all of this you’re interested in exploring Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with me, please schedule a free consultation call with me so we can talk over your specific situation and see if working together makes sense for us both.

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