Transform Your Mind
in the Heart of Boulder

Elevate Your Healing with
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

What is Ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine is a legal, safe and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Ketamine has rapidly acting antidepressant and mood-enhancing effects, which can begin to take effect within 1-2 hours after treatment.

It works to help form new synaptic connections and boost neural circuits that regulate stress and mood. Ketamine has also been shown to enhance overall neuroplasticity for lasting symptom improvement.

How Does Ketamine Therapy Work?

Ketamine works by altering the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, which can lead to rapid symptom relief for those suffering from mental health conditions. It is thought that ketamine has a unique mechanism of action compared to other antidepressants, which can lead to quicker and more effective results.

How Long Does the Effect of Ketamine Therapy Last?

The effects of ketamine therapy can vary depending on the individual, but some people experience lasting symptom relief for several weeks or even months after a single treatment. Repeat treatments may be necessary to maintain symptom relief, and the frequency of treatments is determined by the healthcare professional.

How Does Ketamine Therapy Feel?

The effects of ketamine, which most patients find pleasant, last for approximately 45 minutes. These effects can make you feel “far from” your body, and facilitate shifts in perception that can often feel expansive in nature. Your motor and verbal abilities will be reduced, so you’ll be lying down in a comfortable position during the experience. Once these effects subside, we’ll spend the remainder of our appointment giving you space to process and discuss your experience. While it may feel hard to articulate what happens during the experience, patients feel like the insights gained are clear.

How Do I Begin Ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine therapy may be appropriate for those who have tried other forms of treatment, such as traditional antidepressant medications or psychotherapy, without success. A thorough assessment by a qualified healthcare professional is required to determine if ketamine therapy is appropriate for each individual.

If you would like to explore the possibility of using Ketamine Therapy, please schedule an initial consultation call to discuss eligibility and next steps. During this call, we will discuss the process and your questions to see if you are a candidate for ketamine therapy.

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