Ketamine & Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy
Psynergy Centre is at the forefront of innovative treatments for mental health conditions by offering Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in Medicine Hat as part of our comprehensive wellness services. KAP is an emerging therapeutic approach that combines the use of low-dose ketamine with psychotherapy to enhance the treatment of various mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and certain chronic pain conditions.
Team members have other extensive training in additional treatment options of Psilocybin and MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy that are available by SAP (Special Access Program by Health Canada).
How Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Works:
- Initial Assessment: Clients interested in KAP undergo a thorough psychiatric, medical and psychological evaluation to determine their suitability for the treatment. This assessment ensures that ketamine therapy is safe and likely to be beneficial for the individual’s specific condition.
- Ketamine Administration: Ketamine is administered in a controlled, clinical setting under the supervision of medical professionals. The administration method may vary (e.g., intravenous, intramuscular, or sublingual) depending on the individual case and clinical guidelines.
- Psychotherapy Sessions: During the ketamine session, clients are supported by a psychotherapist who helps facilitate a therapeutic process. The psychotherapist guides the client through the experience, helping them explore their thoughts, feelings, and sensations in a supportive and therapeutic manner.
- Integration Sessions: After the ketamine session, clients participate in integration psychotherapy sessions. These sessions are crucial for processing and making sense of the experiences during the ketamine session, allowing clients to apply insights and changes to their daily lives.
Benefits of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy:
- Rapid Symptom Relief: Ketamine has been shown to provide rapid relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety, particularly in cases where traditional treatments have been ineffective.
- Enhanced Psychotherapy: The altered state of consciousness induced by ketamine can help break down psychological barriers, enabling deeper insights and a more profound therapeutic process.
- Neuroplasticity: Ketamine is believed to promote neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to form new neural connections. This can aid in the healing process and improve mental health over the long term.
- Safety and Efficacy: When administered under professional supervision and in appropriate doses, ketamine has been found to be safe for therapeutic use, with minimal side effects.
Our Approach at Psynergy Centre:
Psynergy Centre prioritizes the safety and well-being of our clients. Our KAP program is designed to provide a supportive and therapeutic environment, ensuring that each client’s experience is positive and beneficial. Our team of medical professionals and psychotherapists works closely together to provide personalized care, tailoring the treatment to meet the unique needs of each individual. We are committed to staying at the cutting edge of mental health treatments and offering our clients in Medicine Hat access to the latest evidence-based therapies.