I provide Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with highly trained prescribing psychiatrists in the Boston area. Practitioners in this partnership include MDs, psychopharmacologists, psychotherapists, and experts trained in nursing and rehabilitation.
I work with KAP in a very specific way, as a short-term, intensive medicine-assisted psychotherapy, most often in adjunct to a client’s ongoing psychotherapy.
I use ketamine, generally in the form of lozenges, to invite a trance or psychedelic state that softens the psychological defenses. This allows for novel perspectives of, and increased access to, psychological and emotional material. Each session sets the stage for deep, interpersonal psychotherapeutic work. Intensive KAP can be hard and intense work; but it can help clients who have struggled to get “unstuck.”
Rather than serve as a standalone treatment, in most cases KAP will supplement your ongoing therapy. You can continue to work with your outside therapist during the KAP course, and return to them afterwards.
A KAP treatment generally lasts from 3-6 weeks. Within this intensive, short-term psychotherapy, the ketamine serves as a catalyst for the psychotherapeutic work. While some other practitioners use alternative models of ketamine treatment (such as IV infusion) without psychotherapy, I do not work within those models.
This treatment model can help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and other rigid psychological patterns to heal. We work together, along with any other mental health providers you have, to identify and work toward your goals.
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