Going Deeper. Getting Healed.
Ketamine is a legal, safe and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. I also use it with my couple clients that feel stuck in areas of their relationship. Ketamine has quick-acting mood-enhancing effects, which take effect within one to two hours after treatment and last for up to two weeks. Its properties work in the brain to help form new connections and boost neural circuits that regulate stress and mood. Ketamine has also been shown to enhance overall neuroplasticity for lasting symptom improvement.
This means, old places that you have historically felt stuck in become flexible allowing for new connections and patterns to develop that lead to Deep healing
Ketamine can be administered in a variety of ways, but in my work with Journey Clinical we only use the sublingual lozenge form.
What is Ketamine?
What Does it Feel Like?
It feels really really safe.Almost like being wrapped in a warm blanket. Ketamine ushers in a hypnotic or dream-like state, which most clients find relaxing. You may feel like you are dropping down deep within yourself or you may feel as if you are observing yourself from a distance. This state lasts for approximately 45 minutes and can allow for shifts in perception that can often feel expansive and healing as they move beyond defense mechanisms, limiting beliefs and rigid patterns.
You’ll be lying down in super comfortable position during the journey, wearing an eye mask and listening to calming music. Once the effects of Ketamine subside, we will use the remaining time to digest, process and discuss your experience.
It's honestly hard to describe. For those of us that have dabbled in other recreational drugs (hand raise), it honestly doesn’t compare to any other drug experience. Clients often feel like the insights gained are deep and clear Studies have shown that the benefits to mood and neurological growth can last up to two weeks after the Ketamine experience
What's the Process?
Let me Know You're Interested!
Let’s see if you are a good candidate and I will send over some information and a referral to Journey Clinical
You schedule an initial eval with a clinician from the Journey Clinical medical team via Zoom. They will go over your medical and psychiatric history, provide education on the treatment and determine if you are eligible for KAP
If determined eligible, they will develop a personalized prescription and plan for you.
Journey Clinical’s medical staff will write a ketamine prescription for you, and a small amount of oral ketamine will be sent to your home–enough for the first 2 KAP sessions. You will be taught to take your vitals and self-administer the ketamine lozenges by Journey Clinical’s medical team in advance of our KAP sessions.
Once you receive your ketamine lozenges, we will schedule time together for our KAP preparation, dosing and integration sessions. Preparation session(s) will be scheduled just like regular therapy sessions prior to the KAP dosing session. The goal of a preparation session(s) is to align on the process and set intentions for our KAP sessions together.
A typical ketamine dosing session lasts from 1 to 3 hours and can take place either in-person at my office, or remotely via tele-health.
During a dosing session, you will self-administer your ketamine lozenge. Although a KAP dosing session may be largely an internal experience, I will be present with you the entire time to hold space and provide support as needed.
After our KAP dosing session, we will meet for multiple integration therapy sessions to review the memories, thoughts and insights that arose during your dosing session, and to prepare for the next dosing session
After our first KAP session, Journey Clinical’s medical team schedules regular follow- ups with you to monitor outcomes and prescribe ketamine lozenge refills as appropriate. The frequency of follow-ups depends on your unique treatment plan, at a minimum of once per quarter
What is Journey Clinical...
Journey Clinical is a platform for licensed psychotherapists to incorporate science-based psychedelic therapies in their practice safely and effectively, starting with Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Journey Clinical’s in-house medical team takes on patient eligibility, prescriptions and outcome monitoring, while I take on the therapy. Their collaborative care model is designed to deliver personalized treatment plans to meet your individual needs and improve long-term outcomes.
What is the Cost of Treatment?...
Initial Session $200
Ketamine Session $500
Journey Clinical Fees
Medical Intake $250
(One-time fee, reimbursable
out-of-network insurance coverage)
Follow-up Sessions $150/Session
(Minimum of one per quarter, reimbursable through out-of-network insurance coverage)
Cost of Ketamine Lozenges $75
(For approximately 4-6 lozenges not covered by insurance)