KETAMINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (KAP)

 

“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free”

Rollo May


"Words are still not enough to fully explain the vibrant experience. As one should live through it."

 

Ketamine: What is it?

 

Ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic, has been proven to be successful in treating a variety of mental health issues.

Since antidepressants have been the cornerstone of mental health therapy for the past 30 years, you're undoubtedly more familiar with them. Many people don't respond well to traditional antidepressants, which control serotonin levels in the brain. In fact, the medicines could operate as a roadblock to restoring mental health through alternative forms of treatment. For instance, the STAR*D research found that the majority of antidepressant users saw no discernible improvements in their depression. Even worse, antidepressants can make it more likely that other forms of treatment would be ineffective.

However, ketamine functions differently from the majority of antidepressants and has been shown in several clinical trials to be superior to antidepressants in the treatment of resistant depression. According to these trials, symptoms of depression decreased in 70% of the individuals who had ketamine infusions.

The contrast between antidepressant usage and ketamine therapy is stark and striking.

Ketamine has a low potential for dependency when provided in a therapeutic context, despite the fact that it can be habit-forming when taken improperly.

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that enables the patient to separate their awareness from their sense of who they are. This enables a more impartial perspective of oneself that is independent of the story our egos create and that we use to define our identities. The patient may now identify how their attitudes, actions, and thinking and behavior patterns are causing them pain.

 

What Can Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) For Me?

 

KAP immediately provides comfort for patients by increasing the hormone Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). This essential brain hormone aids in the development of new neural connections, which can replace those that were damaged by the effects of severe depression.

 

What to expect and how to prepare for your Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy session.

 

This immersive 90-120 minute experience is designed to maximize the benefits & comfort of psychedelic therapy. During your intake with Dr. Morrell he will assess goodness of fit, as well as the specific practices that would serve you best. Practices such as sound bath with our guided meditation expert, breath work, guided visualization, aroma therapy, or even pet therapy in session. At then end of each session, Dr. Morrell will help you integrate the lessons you learned during your journey into your daily life & perspective for long lasting effects.

Please plan to have a ride for your arrival and departure. Driving is not permitted.

 

To Learn more about Ketamine Assisted Therapy, Contact Dr. Morrell’s office today — 405-905-1273