Why Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?
Ketamine therapy, also known as ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), has gained attention as a potential treatment for various mental health conditions. People consider ketamine therapy for its potential benefits in treating various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Ketamine is an anesthetic that, when administered in controlled doses, can have a rapid and profound effect on mood and emotions. It works differently from traditional antidepressants, targeting the brain’s glutamate system instead of serotonin. Ketamine therapy may be considered when other treatments have been ineffective, offering a potential alternative for individuals who have not responded well to standard therapies. It has the ability to provide rapid relief and potentially reset neural pathways, making it a beneficial option for some patients.
As with any procedure, we understand you may have questions. Call us at 503-772-3297 and someone from our professional Tualatin staff can assist you. Outside of business hours, send us your questions and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
ANSWERS ABOUT KETAMINE THERAPY
Ketamine therapy, also known as ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), is a specialized form of therapy that utilizes ketamine to facilitate transformative experiences and support mental health treatment. Ketamine, when administered in a controlled and supervised clinical setting, can produce unique therapeutic effects that can potentially alleviate symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and chronic pain conditions.
The best evidence we have to date indicates KAP is helpful for:
- Major Depressive Disorder, Severe and Treatment Resistant
- Bipolar Disorder, has received support from a mood stabilizer but continue to have depressive episodes
- Depression from Physical injury
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Suicidal Thoughts, Chronic, Ruminative, and Distressing to the Individual
- Social Anxiety
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Depression, PTSD, Suicidality
- Can cause suicidal thoughts to go away almost immediately for some patents
- Postpartum Depression
- Substance abuse
- Some pain conditions
Yes. At Bridgeport Laser & Wellness, we recognize that each individual’s journey is unique, and we tailor our Ketamine Therapy treatment plans to address your specific needs and treatment goals. During your medical intake, Dr. Young will conduct a comprehensive assessment to evaluate your mental health condition, medical history, and treatment history. This information guides the development of a personalized treatment plan that incorporates the appropriate dosage and administration method of ketamine, as well as the frequency and duration of therapy sessions.
Yes. Ketamine therapy at Bridgeport Laser & Wellness is conducted under the supervision of our experienced healthcare professionals. We prioritize your safety throughout the treatment process, closely monitoring your well-being during and after ketamine administration. The treatment is personalized to fit you and your needs. Our team is trained to manage any potential side effects or adverse reactions that may occur, ensuring your comfort and peace of mind.
If you have any questions about the process or the steps of Ketamine Therapy, please call our office at 503-772-3297 for further clarification and information.
Unfortunately not. Ketamine Therapy may be a risk for people with the following conditions:
Psychosis or active mania
Those taking Lamictal, Benzos or Adderall
Ketamine therapy sessions typically last 40 minutes to an hour, with the duration varying based on individual needs. The number of sessions required depends on treatment goals and the person’s condition, ranging from single sessions to a series over weeks. Long-term treatment duration varies; some may require ongoing intermittent sessions, while others gradually reduce frequency as improvements stabilize. It is crucial to consult a qualified healthcare professional experienced in ketamine therapy to determine the most suitable treatment plan based on individual circumstances, condition, and response.
At Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center, we believe that the best long term results happen when Ketamine Therapy is combined with psychotherapy (KAP). Your initial treatment will include a comprehensive medical intake, pre and post therapy integration with our highly trained LMFT specializing in KAP, medication administration, and one-on-one support during administration sessions.
Follow-up treatments include a medical check-in, pre and post therapy integration, and one-on-one support during administration, Treatments are done in-office and under the supervision of our Medical Director. Our goal is to have you well on your way to long-term healing within 3 sessions.
Our Ketamine Therapy program is $1200 for your initial intake, medication and therapy. Following your initial treatment, additional sessions may be purchased as needed at a discounted rate under the guidance of our therapist and medical director.
Direct insurance billing is not available at this time. If your insurance company covers all or part of Ketamine therapy, you may be able to seek reimbursement for out of pocket expenses. We are happy to provide you with necessary documentation for reimbursement.
If you have a Health Savings or Flexible Spending account (HSA/FSA), you may use those pre-tax dollars to cover treatment costs. Check with your employer to see if they offer this benefit.
Ready to schedule? Call 503-772-3297 for more information.
THE BENEFITS OF KETAMINE THERAPY
Ketamine Therapy treats more than you realize.
BEGIN THE PROCESS
At Bridgeport Laser & Wellness, we believe in a collaborative approach to your ketamine therapy journey. We provide ongoing monitoring and support to ensure optimal results and adjust your treatment plan as needed. Complete our intake form to get started on your personalized journey.
With over 40 years combined experience, the providers at Bridgeport Laser & Wellness have treated thousands of patients with hormone therapy, Botox, dermal fillers, laser procedures, and non-surgical body contouring. Founded in 2007 and with over 5,000 5-star reviews, Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center is consistently rated among Portland’s top medical aesthetic and wellness centers. Attention to detail, compassion and good customer service are the qualities our patients appreciate about us. We pride ourselves in paying close attention to patient care, safety, sterile technique and continually staying up-to-date with medical knowledge.
Appointments are easy with our Tualatin Medspa clinic located on the corner of Boones Ferry Road and Seneca St. near Tualatin-Sherwood Road. Contact us today at 503-772-3297 to begin your Thoughtful Aging journey.