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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Banyon tree with light shining through. Ketamine assisted psychotherapy.

I value ritual and ceremony and bring my love of nature and movement into my work. I believe in connection: with Self, others, the unseen world, existential realms and/or sacredness (whatever that means to each of us) and using Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy as a tool towards healing.  I am committed to staying in right relationship with the medicine. I practice humility in my role towards collective and individual healing. Receiving ongoing mentorship, training, and therapy is extremely important to me and I am continually doing my own work. 

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

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. 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. 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.

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.

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic.  Since the 1970’s, Ketamine has been used in the medical field due to its safety and effectiveness. However, the doses used for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy are much lower than anesthetic indications. 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.

As a Denver therapist providing Ketamine Assited Psychotherapy, I believe preparation and integration sessions are a necessary part of your KAP treatment. Will we co-create ritual and ceremony for your journey, or not. Your internal healing intelligence guides this work.  My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and grounded container to steward your experience and the healing potential of the medicine.