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Psychadelic Assisted Therapy

What is Psychadelic Assisted Therapy?

  • Psychedelic Therapy (aka Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy) is a type of practice, which has its roots in Indigenous Medicine, that involves ingesting a psychedelic substance as part of the therapeutic process. 

  • In this work, we would combine the use of a psychedelic substance, in this case a Ketamine lozenge in combination with our somatic therapy sessions.

  • Ketamine is used to create a mood altering and consciousness expanding state, that sometimes helps people to feel "far from" your body, facilitate a closer connection to yourself and to nature/universe. 

What is Ketamine Assisted Therapy and its benefits?

  • Ketamine Assisted Therapy is the use of Ketamine, a safe, legal medication prescribed off-label to treat a variety of mental health diagnoses including depression, anxiety and PTSD. It has a fast acting antidepressant and mood enhancing effect which can begin to take into affect minutes after treatment and last for several days/weeks after. 

  • Ketamine is traditionally used as an surgical anesthetic (for kids all the way up to older populations), but is used as an off label way to treat a garden variety of mental health disorders

  • Ketamine works by interacting with the brain's receptors, kind of like a switch. It helps create new connections between brain cells and improve your mood. Think of it like giving your brain a little boost to feel better. Ketamine has been found to making the brain more adaptable and open to learning new patterns or things.

  • Ketamine comes in many forms. It can be given through an IV (intravenous), IM (through the muscle via an injection) or orally (through a lozenge). 

  • I only work with folx using an oral intake of Ketamine prescribed through Journey Clinical

Nitty Gritty-- logistical questions. How can I  get started?

1. Schedule a free consultation with me by clicking here  to see if we are a good fit for each other. 

2. Set up a consultation with a medical prescriber at Journey Clinical to see if you qualify for ketamine assisted therapy. They will go over medical and psychiatric history with you and provide education for the treatment. an hour initial prescribing session with JC will cost around $335 and it includes 2 dosages of ketamine (if you are eligible). 

3. Receive 2 doses of ketamine via UPS mail within a week or two. 

4. Schedule 1-3 sessions to prepare for ketamine dosing. This is where we will not be using any ketamine, but will spend some time going through your family history, background, intentions, expectations and be educated about the process around dosage. 

5. Dosing sessions- a typical ketamine dosing session lasts between 2-3 hours and is fully remotely via Telehealth.  In person sessions (Beacon Hill, Seattle) will be an option, but provided on a case by case basis. During the session, you will administer the ketamine lozenge yourself and will be in a comfortable reclining position on your bed or couch, with an eye mask and listening to calming music. A lot of people prefer to go internal and may find themselves more quiet. I will be present the entire time to offer support, as needed. 

6. in between dosage/integration sessions- these sessions happen 24-72 hours after your dosing sessions. We will spend time reviewing any memories, images, thoughts and insights that came up during your dosing. And spend time preparing for your next dosage session. 

7. Follow up consultations with Journey Clinical- after our first dosage session, JC medical team schedules regular follow ups with you to monitor outcomes and prescribe refills if needed. 

8. a lot of people find it beneficial to have at least 2 dosage sessions (preferably up to 6) for maximum potency and effect.

What is the cost of everything?

  • 1-3 initial consultations- $275 per 50 minute meeting.

  • 3 hour ketamine assisted psychotherapy journey session- $825 (60% of this time may be reimbursable through insurance) 

  • follow up therapy sessions in between and after dosage- $275 per 50 minute session

  • Journey clinical costs:

    • Medical intake: $250 (one time fee reimbursable through out of network coverages)​

    • Follow up sessions with JC- $150/session, minimum of 1/quartner, reimbursable through out of network coverage)

    • cost of ketamine lozenges: $74 for approximately 4-6 lozenges (not covered by insurance)

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Journey Clinical?

  • They are a third party platform that licensed psychotherapists, like me, partner with, in order to incorporate psychedelic therapies in their practice safely. 

  • Journey Clinical has an in house medical team that helps me determine patient eligibility, create and send prescriptions of the Ketamine and monitors outcome... all while I do the therapy work

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