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KETAMINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY

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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (known as KAP) uses a safe, legal medicine called ketamine as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Ketamine works in two ways to help clients heal; it gently brings clients into an altered state of consciousness where processing difficult material may become easier, clients may also experience a psychedelic-like journey into deeper parts of themselves. 

 

Ketamine also has a positive impact on the brain itself. Ketamine targets the neurotransmitter glutamate, a different neurotransmitter than the ones impacted by typical antidepressants. Ketamine can cause the brain to undergo a period of openness called neuroplasticity where new, healthier thoughts and beliefs can be incorporated with therapeutic support leading to positive outcomes not seen through either psychotherapy alone or with anti-depressant medication. 

Ketamine is gaining popularity and it's important to educate yourself about the various forms of Ketamine administration. Research has shown that Ketamine is significantly more effective when used in combination with psychotherapy. At Samadhi Therapy Associates your KAP sessions will be guided by a therapist who has undergone specific training in working with clients experiencing altered states of consciousness. Our therapists acts as supportive guides during your experience, and then provides psychotherapy while you are still experiencing the medicine to maximize the benefit of your treatment. Your therapists will get to know you and guide you through each step of the process. 

Affiliated KAP Providers

At CHI, we affiliate with and endorse providers who have completed rigorous training in psychedelic work, have engaged in their own deep journeys of self exploration and psychedelic work, and have shown themselves to be dedicated to providing the highest quality of care with a high level of ethics. 
Jenna Witkowski, LCSW-R
Greg Loewen, DO
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Ofer Ziv, LCSW
Mindi Lobuzzetta, LMHC
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