Enhance traditional talk therapy with ketamine in a safe and supportive setting
Ketamine-assisted therapy (KAT) is a unique therapeutic method. This is the therapy my clients are usually most curious and apprehensive about. This page should help demystify this powerful and transformative treatment.
Effectiveness of Ketamine
KAT is shown to be effective at offering relief for a variety of mental health conditions including depression, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, addiction, and some forms of anxiety. KAT involves the use of ketamine combined with psychotherapy and other integrative forms of treatment. When used as a therapy supplement, the curative effects of ketamine can be amplified and prolonged.
Book an introductory call to explore whether ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is right for you.
How Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Can Help
Is KAT right for you? Contact me to discuss KAT as a therapeutic option if you are looking for results such as:
We will start with a written intake in which you describe your symptoms and determine whether ketamine-assisted therapy (KAT) might benefit you. If so, you will meet with me for a few preparatory sessions before meeting with a prescribing physician for an initial consultation and psychiatric assessment. If you qualify, you will continue to work with me to prepare for your KAT session. There will be a minimum of three preparatory sessions before your first KAT session. In some cases, more than three sessions may be essential to your treatment.
I work in partnership with physicians, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses who provide medical monitoring and supervision. I regularly consult with clients’ primary medical and mental health care providers (If applicable), and when appropriate, I provide referrals for other treatment options.
The ketamine session itself typically lasts 2-3 hours. I will be with you throughout the ketamine session. While there are many possible routes of administration, I primarily work with sublingual lozenges. The effects appear after about 15- 20 minutes, peak for about 40 minutes, and dissipate over 1-2 hours. Positive impacts on mood have been shown to last over the following days and sometimes weeks.
After your first KAT session, you will have at least two integration sessions in which I will help you integrate your experience during the ketamine session, discuss how you responded to the medicine, and determine an individualized course of treatment moving forward. I recommend a commitment to at least three ketamine sessions, as this medicine tends to have a cumulative effect and is most beneficial after multiple treatments.
Ketamine-Assisted Therapy at OM Vera
Don’t hesitate to schedule an intro call to get more detailed information. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have and discuss the potential for ketamine-assisted therapy to change your life.