Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy


nerve before and after

The addition of ketamine to the process of therapy (KAP) can provide significant results for 55% - 70% of those challenged with treatment resistant depression, stuck &/or compulsive behavior. Ketamine is very safe when monitored & prescribed by an experienced medical prescriber. Some utilize medication treatment alone; however, studies show a supported treatment protocol with KAP enhances the effectiveness and longevity of positive changes.

KAP Services

KAP service circle series

Initial Preparation
Clients are prepared with a thorough psychoeducation about ketamine itself, what it does, what to expect, and the overall process to reinforce successful treatment.

Medication Session Preparation & Support
At the beginning of the medication session, the KAP therapist will assist the client as requested with “set & setting” and stays with the client, who is often focused inward during the majority of their journey (~45-60 minutes) and may note observations (e.g. facial expressions, shifts in body positions) during the client’s journey. The amount of support is client directed.

Early Integration
After returning to the awareness of the room, clients may share their experience, thoughts, and feelings connected to their journey with the KAP therapist who listens, encourages and supports.

Ongoing Integration
Later integration of new perspectives, new behaviors are generally easier and KAP will utilize tradition psychotherapy modalities to capitalize on the neuroplasticity.

KAP Information

  • Preparation & Integration Sessions - onsite at Living Arts office (preferred) or via telehealth. $130/hour
  • Medication Session Support - TWR KAP certification permits onsite sessions at Triangle Wellness & Recovery in Cary. $150/session (usually 90-180 minutes). IKTR participants are offered free KAP support for the required initial TWR medication session.