We offer a cutting-edge therapeutic approach using Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). This therapy integrates ketamine, a legal prescription medicine with psychoactive properties, alongside psychotherapy. Unlike the strictly medical model of administering ketamine, KAP prioritizes the therapeutic relationship, psychological insight, and emotional processing to optimize the healing potential of ketamine experiences.
A crucial aspect of KAP is the integration process, which involves reflecting on and making sense of the insights or experiences that emerge during ketamine sessions. Integration helps to ensure that the benefits of the therapy extend beyond the sessions themselves, promoting long-lasting shifts in patterns of thought, behavior, and emotion. Our therapists are experienced in guiding clients through this process, fostering personal growth and transformation.
The setting of KAP sessions is another essential component of this therapeutic approach. Research indicates that the environment in which ketamine is administered can significantly influence the quality of the experience. Oak Branch Counseling provides a comfortable, safe, and nurturing setting to support therapeutic outcomes. Our therapists are present and attentive throughout the entire process, facilitating a supportive and secure environment.
KAP is particularly effective in treating treatment-resistant conditions, including depression, suicidality, and anxiety. Through the strategic integration of ketamine and psychotherapy, we can access and heal emotional and psychological patterns that might not be as accessible through traditional therapy alone. This approach provides a promising alternative for clients without adequate relief from other treatments.