Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Offering new hope for healing and personal transformation to those experiencing mental health challenges.

KAP can provide significant improvement in symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, traumatic stress and anxiety that hasn’t responded to traditional treatments. In this innovative form of treatment, ketamine is used as a tool to facilitate a holistic healing experience — in tandem with psychotherapy, this medicine can lead to impactful transformation.

At the California Center for Psychedelic Therapy in Hollywood, every KAP session includes dedicated time for integration therapy with a licensed psychotherapist with specialized expertise in both ketamine therapy and other psychological approaches. All our treatments are legal, evidence-informed, and client-centered. Cole Marta, MD,  Brooke Balliett, LMFT, and our compassionate team of licensed mental health professionals provide Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy to help you transform your life.

Schedule an evaluation by submitting an online request today. 

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Q&A

What is ketamine-assisted psychotherapy?

Ketamine has historically been used as an anesthetic in medical settings and was first concretely demonstrated to have antidepressant properties over 20 years ago, since which it has been used to treat chronic pain, depression, and a variety of other mental health concerns.

In this innovative form of treatment, ketamine is used as a tool to facilitate a more holistic healing experience — in tandem with psychotherapy, this medicine can lead to impactful transformation.

Treatment-resistant depression affects 30% of people with major depressive disorder. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is a treatment available at the California Center for Psychedelic Therapy that provides new hope for personal transformation and healing in people struggling with these types of stubborn mental health challenges. 

What mental health conditions benefit from ketamine-assisted psychotherapy?

Ketamine is an anesthetic medication used in medical and mental health settings. It’s effective for treating:

  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar Depression

Combining ketamine with psychotherapy offers promising results for people struggling with treatment-resistant mental health concerns.  Ketamine Assisted-Psychotherapy facilitates a holistic healing experience, as medicine combined with therapy leads to impactful transformations. 

What makes ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at our center unique?

We prioritize an evidence-informed course of treatment, developed and implemented by our collaborative team of psychiatrists and psychotherapists. All our therapists have advanced licensure in clinical psychotherapy, ensuring you are being cared for by experienced, licensed experts. Our team has pioneered the reunion of psychedelics and modern mental healthcare both locally and globally. Your well-being is our first priority.

Ketamine-assisted therapy may:

  • Reduce suicidal thoughts
  • Improve your mood when traditional treatments fail
  • Provide relief from long-lasting depression
  • Help you rediscover internal balance 
  • Optimize your mood

This therapy may dramatically restore your quality of life supporting your healing from the inside out. 

The administration method used at the California Center for Psychedelic Therapy is 98% bioavailable, which is higher than most alternatives on the market. This method ensures superior availability of the medicine to the body, without excessive dosing from less efficient delivery methods.

How long does ketamine-assisted psychotherapy take?

Your treatment team will work together to develop an individualized plan based on your needs. Typical treatment consists of two 90-minute sessions per week for four weeks, after which you may choose to continue with an individualized maintenance plan.

Do I need to pick up a ketamine prescription?

You don’t need to pick up a ketamine prescription to undergo ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. An advantage of choosing an all-in-one psychiatry team is that you don’t have to bring your own medication. Your psychiatric specialist provides comprehensive care during ketamine-assisted treatments, prescribing and administering ketamine right in the office.

In addition to ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, the California Center for Psychedelic Therapy offers traditional medication management, psychotherapy, and psychedelic integration therapy. Our clinical team has unique experiences in research settings delivering psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted therapy for PTSD which provide expertise when it comes to supporting patients with psychedelics experiences.

Learn more about ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at the California Center for Psychedelic Therapy by submitting an online request today.