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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy 101: A Promising Path to Mental Health and Wellness

Updated: May 18, 2023


In recent years, the field of mental health and wellness has witnessed a groundbreaking

development known as Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). This innovative therapeutic modality has shown promising results in helping individuals experience breakthroughs and achieve sustained improvement in their mental health. In collaboration with Journey Clinical, the Neighbors Counseling Center is excited to introduce Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy as a complement to

traditional psychotherapy. Let's delve deeper into this approach and understand how it may benefit those seeking relief from conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Understanding Ketamine:

Ketamine, a legal and safe medicine, has long been utilized in various medical settings. However, its potential in mental health treatment has gained attention in recent years. Ketamine is known for its rapid-acting antidepressant and mood-enhancing effects, which can begin within just 1-2 hours after treatment. By blocking the brain's NMDA receptors and stimulating AMPA receptors, ketamine helps form new synaptic connections and enhances neural circuits responsible for regulating stress and

mood. Furthermore, ketamine has been shown to promote neuroplasticity, leading to lasting symptom improvement.

Ketamine Administration:

Ketamine can be administered through different methods such as intravenous (IV) infusion, intramuscular injection, nasal spray, and sublingual lozenges. At the Neighbors Counseling Center, the focus is on utilizing oral lozenges for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. This method ensures a safe and comfortable experience for clients with benefits and reduced after-effects.

The Ketamine Experience:

During a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy session, patients typically find the effects of ketamine to be pleasant. The experience lasts for approximately 45 minutes and often evokes a sense of being "far from" the body. This altered state of perception can facilitate profound shifts in one's understanding and perspective. While motor and verbal abilities may be temporarily reduced, patients are supported in a safe and calming environment throughout the experience. Afterward, ample time is provided to process and discuss the insights gained. Although articulating the experience may seem challenging, patients often describe the insights as clear and transformative.

Cost of Treatment:

One of the significant advantages of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is its affordability and accessibility. While medical intake and follow-up sessions are not typically covered by insurance, they are eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. At the Neighbors Counseling Center, hourly rates for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy can be discussed directly with the therapist. Journey Clinical's medical costs, which include the initial intake and follow-up sessions, are priced at $250 and $150 for 3 months while in psychotherapy. The psychotherapy cost to Neighbors Counseling is $185 per session with to 4-6 90-minute sessions over a three-month period. Insurance covers most psychotherapy costs but the remaining amount may be requested out of pocket.

Introducing Journey Clinical:

Journey Clinical is a respected organization dedicated to offering science-based psychedelic therapies to licensed psychotherapists. In collaboration with Journey Clinical, the Neighbors Counseling Center provides a safe and effective platform for incorporating Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy into their practice. Journey Clinical's specialized medical team handles patient eligibility, prescriptions, and outcome monitoring, while the Neighbors Counseling Center focuses on delivering personalized therapy. This collaborative approach ensures tailored treatment plans that

address individual needs and maximize long-term outcomes.

Taking the Next Steps:

If you are interested in exploring the potential of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy at the Neighbors Counseling Center, reaching out directly to the therapist via email is the first step. By initiating a conversation, you can discuss eligibility, address any concerns, and determine the next steps in your journey toward improved mental health and wellness.


Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy represents an exciting frontier in mental health and wellness. With its ability to rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as its potential to enhance neuroplasticity and promote lasting improvement, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy holds great promise for those seeking relief from mental health conditions.

If you are ready to explore the possibilities of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and embark on a journey of personal transformation, take the first step today. Reach out to the Neighbors Counseling Services directly via email to initiate a conversation with the therapist, discuss your eligibility, and begin your path toward improved mental health and wellness.

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Fact: Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a recent development in the field of mental health and wellness.

Fact: Ketamine is a legal and safe medicine with rapid-acting antidepressant and mood-enhancing effects.

Fact: Ketamine blocks the brain's NMDA receptors and stimulates AMPA receptors, promoting neuroplasticity.

Fact: Ketamine can be administered through various methods, including intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection, nasal spray, and sublingual lozenges.

Fact: Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy sessions typically last for approximately 45 minutes.

Fact: Journey Clinical is an organization dedicated to offering science-based psychedelic therapies to licensed psychotherapists.

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