With an ongoing depression epidemic increasing suicide rates exponentially, it has become clear that revolutionary treatments are needed in psychiatry. Roots Behavioral Health is determined to address this mental health crisis by utilizing disruptive tools to deliver superior results.
Among these tools making waves in modern mental healthcare is ketamine: one of the most powerful and effective treatments in our field. We offer ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) sessions, facilitated by trained psychotherapists–not guides or sitters–to patients struggling with:
- Substance Use Disorders
Our therapists are specifically trained in KAP, as well as conventional psychotherapeutic modalities, and bring a wealth of experience and compassion to their craft. We understand that when it comes to ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, one size does not fit all. Most ketamine providers follow a fixed standard treatment protocol regardless of the patient’s needs. At Roots, our team designs a customized treatment that accounts for many factors, including dosage, frequency, types of supportive therapy, and treatment duration.
What happens in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
Before: We adequately prepare the space, set intentions or goals, and develop a clear understanding of the process, which will take place over 1-3 sessions
During: The therapist provides safety and guidance, helping the person remain comfortable throughout the experience. Ketamine leads to a unique softening of a person’s ego defenses. And as ketamine’s primary effects subside, the therapist and the patient then discuss the experience and mutually work to find solutions for the areas of focus
After: The therapist encourages the patient to remember the experience once the height of medication has dissipated. Decreased ego defenses result in more productive therapy, where patients can recognize how they are different, and process and analyze what they have experienced on a deeper level.
From a psychotherapy standpoint, a ketamine experience can provoke change at the most fundamental level. To experience ketamine in a safe, controlled setting with a psychotherapist greatly increases the likelihood of achieving a breakthrough, providing an opportunity to reduce or eliminate negative thoughts and, consequently, negative thinking patterns. A time outside of one’s ordinary mind can empower people to discover different perspectives and insights that can lead to improved mood, motivation, and overall functioning. You’re not just changing mood with ketamine, but the very lens of your perception.
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