Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Ketamine is a pathway to accessing a non-ordinary state of consciousness that can cause a disruption from unhelpful thoughts and patterns of being.
This powerful shift in engrained ways of thinking and behavior creates space for exploration from a more accepting place. This curiosity allows us to make positive changes that may otherwise feel overwhelming or out of reach. Ketamine coupled with psychotherapy creates an avenue to access your deeper self so you can realign with what truly matters to you.
We work with you to prepare for your experience, guide you through your medicine session, and offer support afterward as you integrate new information to create lasting changes. Ketamine combined with psychotherapy has shown to be the most beneficial way of using this psychedelic.
Ketamine is one of the most widely used drugs in the world due to its safety profile. As a dissociative psychedelic, it creates a sense of disconnection from one’s ordinary reality. This psychedelic experience is crucial to creating changes in perspectives and moods and allows people to have a bird’s eye view of their life.
Research also shows that ketamine has neuroplastic properties, which is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. We theorize that neuroplastic changes can translate into concrete new thought patterns and behaviors. During this window of neuroplasticity, we leverage the strengths of integration through psychotherapy to create lasting change.
Ketamine works on a different neural pathway than traditional psychiatric medications, so it can often help those who have not found relief through common psychiatric medications.
Ketamine can be effective for Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicidal Thoughts, Grief & Pain Syndromes, Migraines, Addictions, Stress
The Path of a Healing Journey
Although each person’s needs are unique, the following reflects the trajectory of a typical course of treatment...
Evaluation (2 sessions)
These evaluation sessions will help determine if KAP is a healthy option for you. First, a psychedelic-informed therapist will complete a diagnostic assessment and review your current and past mental health history. Second, your physician will complete a brief exam as well as review your current physical conditions, medications, and any previous health records.
Preparation (1-3 sessions)
Your therapist will connect with you to create a safe and nurturing relationship and learn about your intentions for your medicine session. Together, we identify your hopes, goals, and understanding for your ketamine session, and also process any hesitation you may have about the psychedelic experience itself.
Your physician and therapist will support you during the administration of the medicine, which is done by intramuscular injection (IM) and be by your side during the experience.
The treatments take place in a specially curated room with music designed to facilitate your journey and typically last 1.5-2 hours.
Your therapist will debrief with you at the end of your journey and a final physical exam will be conducted before being discharged home.
Experience the healing power of ketamine therapy in the comfort of your own home through our partnership with Nue Life.
IIT has partnered with Nue Life to offer you personalized psychedelic treatment that includes health coaching, integration sessions, and progress tracking.
Sublingual ketamine therapy is an effective way to treat symptoms in your own time, in your own space, and with support. Our innovative and convenient at-home ketamine therapy program allows you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and mental wellness without leaving your sanctuary.
Integration (2-3 sessions)
Your therapist will help you process your medicine session and glean new perspectives from your experience. Due to the neuroplastic effect of ketamine, we want to capitalize on new insights and ideas that occurred in the session and lay the groundwork for you to instill these changes into your daily life.
Integration is often the most important part of the psychedelic experience because it allows you to make meaning of the experience and anchor the lessons into your life. We will also collaborate next steps with you to encourage continued healing.
Healing is Collective
If you are interested in healing as a couple, as a family, or in a group setting, consider our group ketamine assisted psychotherapy experience.
Groups are a powerful way to heal collectively. Group work helps us to not feel isolated in the journey, to find commonalities within our struggles, and to meet other people who are on the healing journey with you. The process is similar to our individual sessions, but you will complete the preparation, medicine, and integration steps together with your group members. This option is also more cost effective.