Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is a type of therapy that combines the use of the anesthetic drug ketamine with psychotherapy. Ketamine is known for its dissociative and hallucinogenic effects, but in KAP, it is used at sub-anesthetic doses to enhance the therapeutic process.
KAP is typically used in conjunction with traditional talk therapy, and may involve multiple sessions over a period of weeks or months. It is generally considered safe when administered by a trained professional in a controlled setting, but like any medication, ketamine does carry risks and side effects that should be carefully monitored.
Overall, KAP offers a unique and promising approach to treating mental health conditions that have not responded to other forms of therapy.
During ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, you’ll work with our experienced trauma therapist during your infusion. The relaxation you feel during the infusion can help you feel more comfortable processing negative emotions and memories associated with PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and addiction. These 90 minute treatment sessions include integration and reprocessing with the therapist after the infusion ends.
We encourage you to work with your own therapist outside of your infusion days as well, and we will speak with them if you’d like to coordinate your care. KAP is a collaboration between Initia Nova, where Dr. Sullivan administers the infusion, and Fostering Greatness, where Rena Beyer, MSW, LCSW provides virtual therapy. The cost of each service is paid separately. You may work with your own therapist during your infusions as well if you prefer.