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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Banyon tree with light shining through. Ketamine assisted psychotherapy.

Since the 1970’s, Ketamine has been used in the medical field due to its safety and effectiveness as a dissociative anesthetic. Ketamine was deemed an essential medicine by the world health organization in 1985. It was the first psychedelic medicine to be approved by the FDA in 2019. However, the doses used for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy are much lower than anesthetic indications.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a well researched and safe psychedelic therapy modality that combines the healing properties of the medicine with the support of a trained psychotherapist. The dissociative and psychedelic effects of Ketamine provide a “time-out” from our typical mind that may contribute to anxiety and depression. As a result, this neuroplasticity can provide a perspective shift and insights for new ways of being. In addition, the neuroplastic effects of Ketamine on the brain create more openness and receptivity to interrupt old patterning. Lastly, Ketamine increases cognitive flexibility.

When paired with psychotherapy, Ketamine helps to re-wire your brain to support new pathways for healing and growth.

I believe in connection: with Self, others, the unseen world, existential realms and/or sacredness (whatever that means to each of us). Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is a tool towards healing. Ongoing mentorship, training, and therapy are imperative to my own growth. I bring my love of nature and movement into my work. 

I am dedicated to staying grounded, present, and aligned to be a steward in psychedelic healing and Ketamine therapy. 

Research has shown that Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy can be beneficial for depression, trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, and addiction. Additionally, Ketamine can be a tool to unstick patterns of behavior.  It can be used to support psychological, spiritual and emotional exploration, and to help increase focus, creativity, motivation, and insight.

 

As a Denver therapist providing Ketamine Assited Psychotherapy, I believe preparation and integration sessions are a necessary part of your KAP treatment.  I aim to provide a safe, supportive, and grounded container. My commitment is to hold space for your experience and to support your internal healing intelligence that guides this work.