Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, or KAP, is a relatively new form of treatment that shows promise in improving a variety of mental health conditions. During the KAP session, the patient ingests the ketamine (in the form of rapid-dissolving lozenges) and experiences a trance state that usually lasts about an hour. During the integration session (usually the next day), the patient and I discuss what they experienced while in the trance state, how it relates to the issues they have brought in to work on, and how they can make use of the experience in their everyday life.
As part of the KAP process, you will undergo both a psychological assessment by me and a medical assessment by a prescriber to determine whether you are a good candidate for KAP. Conditions that can increase the risk of engaging in KAP include, but are not limited to:
The out-of-pocket cost for a single KAP session, including a preparation session and an integration session, is $1000. For a three-session package, including a preparation session and three integration sessions, the cost is $2500. While most insurances will not cover KAP treatment, some will cover the preparation and integration sessions, which may reduce your out-of-pocket cost. Additionally, you will be responsible for the cost of the medical assessment and the ketamine.
To find out more about the way I provide KAP treatment, please read through my Informed Consent document. You may also want to read through some of the articles at the therapeutic ketamine reading list hosted by the KRIYA Institute. For additional questions or to inquire about beginning KAP treatment, please contact me via my Psychology Today profile.