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Ketamine- Assisted Psychotherapy

Impactful Ketamine treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. We take on the psychotherapy portion of the experience, while our partner medical team supports you on all medical aspects. This includes determining eligibility, developing a custom treatment plan, prescribing the medicine, and monitoring outcomes. Below is more information about KAP to help you navigate if it may be a good fit for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ketamine & What Does it Treat?

Ketamine is a legal, safe, and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Ketamine has rapid antidepressant and mood-enhancing effects, which can begin to take effect within 1-2 hrs. after treatment. It works by blocking the brain’s NMDA receptors as well as by stimulating AMPA receptors, which are thought 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. SHARE’s Ketamine program utilizes easy-to-ingest lozenges.

How Does Ketamine 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, you’ll spend the remainder of your appointment processing and discussing your experience. While it may feel hard to articulate what happens during the experience, patients feel like the insights gained are clear.

Costs & Next Steps

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is an affordable and accessible modality. Although the medical intake and follow-ups are not covered by insurance, they are eligible for out-of-network reimbursement.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy:

  • Preparation and Integration therapy sessions can be paid utilizing your insurance benefits or flexible self-pay options with dosing sessions paid out-of-pocket. 

  • We currently accept Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Oscar, & United Health Plans.

  • Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare coming soon!

KAP Medical Costs for First-Time Patients:

  • Initial medical consultation: $250

  • Cost of medication: Included (enough for 2 sessions)

Ongoing treatment:

  • Follow-up medical consultation: $295 (at least once per quarter)

  • Cost of medication: included (enough for up to 6 sessions)

How Does Ketamine Therapy Work?

Mindfulness
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