Your team consists of an MD, 2 ARNP’s, and 2 psychotherapists. Each of our ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) programs consist of an initial intake by an MD or Nurse Practitioner in which you will be screened medically and psychologically to determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.
If appropriate, KAP begins with a preparation appointment where we work with you to help you set an intention for your treatment. We will discuss with you what to expect, dietary and medication considerations, as well as before and aftercare.
After the initial intake and preparation appointment, you will be placed into a 6-week program in which ketamine-assisted therapy will be provided in either one of the following ways:
- Deep Dive KAP session: intramuscular (IM) ketamine-assisted psychotherapy session. Each session is approximately 120 minutes. After every ketamine-assisted psychotherapy session, there is an integration follow up session
- Lower dose KAP session: intramuscular (IM) ketamine-assisted psychotherapy session. Each session is 120 minutes. After every KAP session, there is an integration follow up session.
After completing your individual KAP program, if appropriate, you may have the option to join our Group KAP program.
While enrolled in any of our KAP programs, we offer a bi-weekly KAP Integration Group. It helps to solidify insights, build support/community, and increase connection. Although this is optional it is STRONGLY recommended to optimize the benefits of KAP.
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*Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and ketamine for pain are currently considered experimental therapies by major insurance companies. AIMS Institute can directly bill insurance companies we are contracted with for medical/psychiatric screening, preparation, integration, and psychotherapy visits. For experiential ketamine-assisted therapy sessions, fees will be collected at the time of service. For Tele-KAP, $250 fee is also applied for session ended due to early technical failure.
Other KAP Resources
This list is by no means exhaustive, but represents a variety of different resources about the therapeutic usage of ketamine.
- Ketamine Stirs Up Hope as a Depression Drug – Wired Magazine
- Can we Stop Suicides? – New York Times
- Psychedelics Promote Structural and Functional Neural Plasticity – Cell Report – Ly et al
- Ketamine acts fast to treat depression and its effects last — but how? – Summary of University of Chicago Study in Science Daily Magazine
- Efficacy of Ketamine in the Rapid Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: a meta-analysis of randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled studies
- Ketamine for Depression by Dr. Stephen Hyde
- The Ketamine Papers by Drs. Wolfson and Hartelius
- Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Technology for Accessing Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness by Eric Sienknecht of the Polaris Insight Center