Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Emerging evidence demonstrates that psychotherapy or talking during or scheduled around ketamine therapy can be useful in some patients with major depressive disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and other mood disorders.

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KAP has been in clinical development for almost a decade. One of the properties of ketamine includes some degree of mind alteration. This is typically dose-related and experienced differently among patients. Some patients and clinicians prefer to avoid these mind alterations. In contrast, some clinicians and researchers believe that the dissociative effects produce a psychedelic experience that renders some patients subsequently open to more meaningful psychotherapy. The prevailing thought is that ketamine releases negative thoughts and opens the mind’s ability to accept new ideas and ways to think about past traumatic events, experiences, and memories. Adding KAP increases the effectiveness and duration of relief for some patients. KAP is useful not only for the treatment of depression but also OCD, PTSD, substance use, etc. KAP includes ketamine infusions and a therapist who guides the patient through factors that might contribute to the current health problems. Additionally, the therapist helps the patient discover new insights and perspectives to help with the healing process.

What is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

Ketamine at proper doses produces psychedelic effects, such as changes in awareness, reduced worry, and reduced anxiety. These changes in consciousness can enhance the therapist-patient relationship and enable the patient to better explore specific experiences, trauma, emotions, new ways of thinking, and general insights.

Does Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Work?

Yes, in some patients, the addition of psychotherapy can improve the results beyond what is seen with ketamine alone. Some experts believe that ketamine-assisted psychotherapy can prolong the benefits of ketamine treatments and reduce the need for recurring ketamine therapy.

Is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Required?

Nearly 80% of patients with major depressive disorder will improve with ketamine therapy alone. KAP can be added at any time during a series of treatments. Some patients not achieving their goals may choose to add KAP to bolster their healing progress.

How Do I Schedule Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

  • During your initial free consultation, discuss with our anesthesiologist/CRNA whether ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is right for you.
  • You can use your own therapist, or we can schedule an appointment with a licensed therapist experienced in KAP.
  • KAP last the duration of the ketamine therapy. Typically sessions are one hour but can be extended if required.
  • Each KAP treatment costs an additional $200/hour

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Contact Amity Infusions and Therapeutics to request your consultation and learn more about how ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in San Antonio, TX , can change your life.