Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
A safe and effective option for
depression, anxiety and PTSD
Three (3) of our therapists offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical. KAP is a holistic modality in which the medication Ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible clients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms.
We take on the psychotherapy portion of the experience, while Journey Clinical’s medical team supports you on all medical aspects. This includes determining eligibility, developing a custom treatment plan, prescribing the medicine, and monitoring outcomes. Below is more information about KAP to help you navigate if it may be a good fit for you.
Please note that we are currently offering KAP as an adjunct to your ongoing therapy or coaching process. You don’t have to move all of your mental health care to Breathing Space as we will collaborate with your current providers for your best outcome!
What is Ketamine?
Safe. Legal. Effective.
Ketamine can be administered in a variety of ways, including IV infusion, intramuscular injection, via nasal spray and using sublingual lozenges. In my work with Journey Clinical we only use the sublingual lozenge form.
Ketamine is a legal, safe, and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Ketamine has rapidly-acting antidepressant and mood-enhancing effects, which can begin to take effect within 1-2 hrs. after treatment and last for up to 2 weeks. It works by blocking the brain’s NMDA receptors as well as by stimulating AMPA receptors, which are thought to help form new synaptic connections and boost neural circuits that regulate stress and mood.
Ketamine has also been shown to enhance overall neuroplasticity for lasting symptom improvement.
How does Ketamine Feel?
The effects of Ketamine most patients find pleasant, last for approximately 45 minutes. These effects can make you feel “far from” your body, and facilitate shifts in perception that can often feel expansive in nature. Your motor and verbal abilities will be reduced, so you’ll be lying down in a comfortable position during the experience. Once these effects subsided, we’ll spend the remainder of our appointment giving you space to process and discuss your experience. While it may feel hard to articulate what happened during the experience, patients feel like the insights gained are none-the-less.
Studies have shown that the benefits to mood and neurological growth can last up to two weeks after Ketamine dosing experiences.
While the brain is most open to reorganize and grow new connections, we can focus on making change and creating new healthy habits that will stick! Integration of the experience is critical.
How Does KAP Work?
Initial consultation with Journey Clinical
PAP Dosing Session
Depending on your goals, more than one dosing session is often needed.
We recommend up to 6 within the first several weeks of treatment.
Follow-Up Session With Journey Clinical
What is the cost of KAP?
What is Journey Clinical?
Journey Clinical is a platform for licensed psychotherapists to incorporate science-based psychedelic therapies in their practice safely and effectively, starting with Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Journey Clinical’s in-house medical team takes on client eligibility, prescriptions, and outcome monitoring, while I take on the therapy. Their collaborative care model is designed to deliver personalized treatment plans to meet your individual needs and improve long-term outcomes.
Are you ready for some deep change?
Connect today to see if Ketamine is the
right choice for you!