Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Mar 18
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What is Ketamine Therapy?

IM Ketamine therapy is administered intramuscularly through a calculated and precise dosing method. This form of therapy is used for treatment-resistant diagnoses and provides a fast acting response. Typically, a client will receive a series of multiple injections over the course of a few weeks with dosage adjustments along the way. Alternatively, Ketamine lozenges are offered for a gentler approach.

How Does Ketamine Therapy Work?

Ketamine works as a psychoactive medicine because it interacts with some of your brain’s neurotransmitter receptors. Its effects can include relieving anxiety and pain relief, and acting as an antidepressant. Under medical supervision, lower doses of Ketamine can relax your mind and allow you to temporarily disengage from your routine thought patterns. When combined with psychotherapy, studies found Ketamine can be helpful in reducing anxiety and depression.

How Does Ketamine Therapy Feel?

It is difficult to describe how taking Ketamine feels because every person may react differently to the experience. You may experience a sense of disconnection—that you are observing your mind and body from outside rather than within. The experience has also been described as “euphoric,” “calming,” and “mystical.”

How Long Does Ketamine Therapy Last?

Whether you are engaging in the IM injection or lozenge method, a typical Ketamine session at Field Trip Health will last anywhere from 45-90 minutes. Expect to spend about 2 hours total at our clinic, which includes the intention-setting foundation, peak psychedelic experience and additional time spent reflecting with the therapist talking about the experience. 

Is Ketamine Therapy Safe?

When used in a supervised setting at low doses, Ketamine therapy is quite safe. You will have fully trained health professionals at your side throughout your treatment journey. 

Are there side effects with ketamine injection therapy?

As with any treatment, there are potential risks and side effects. Before beginning your treatment with Field Trip, you will meet with our medical team to ensure it’s a good fit for you.

How is Field Trip’s Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Different?

Field Trip’s approach to Ketamine-assisted therapy is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach that takes the psychedelic qualities of ketamine and utilizes this benefit for healing. As a result, we have carefully designed our spaces to promote a feeling of safety and comfort, which is an essential foundation to the self work, exploration, and integration that happens for each person in their experiences and with their therapist. In addition, the Ketamine that is provided is dosed taking careful consideration of each individual’s unique mindset, circumstances, and past history. 

Ketamine Injection with Psychotherapy vs Typical IM Ketamine Treatments

While Ketamine as a medicine (whether in IM or lozenge form) will naturally have antidepressant effects, it is in combination with a cultivated therapeutic relationship and feeling of safety that allows individuals to be able to go deeper into the healing process. IM Ketamine clinics take a solely biomedical approach to the use of Ketamine and provide treatment of Ketamine as a medicine in isolation. There is no additional therapy that is layered on, and the psychedelic properties of Kare not taken into account in the healing process. As a result, we find that the need for maintenance doses to be considerably less when paired with our approach.

How Do I Start With Ketamine-Assisted Therapy?

Ultimately, it all starts with you. Our treatment programs are designed to help you utilize your own ability to heal. Because that ability may be inaccessible due to past experiences or learned patterns, our team is here to support you and serve as a guide, with the medicine being a catalyst to open up access to healing. We believe in empowering you as the agent of healing in your life.

How Much Does Ketamine Therapy Cost?

We understand that the first step in any new treatment program is a big one. Our offerings include financing options to help you ease your way into the journey ahead. Our evidence-based* treatment protocol was designed to help our clients reach their desired outcomes, and each package is a different investment based on your needs. With this in mind, our medical team will recommend either 4 or 6 Ketamine Exploration + Integration sessions over the course of 4 weeks (on average) as part of a personalized plan. We pair multiple sessions together as research and health center results have proven** that this extends the effects of treatment, leading to lasting relief.

4 Exploration Programs

6 Exploration Programs

For more information on rates*** and investment, please visit our Services & Pricing page.

Does Field Trip Health have a ketamine therapy clinic near me?

Field Trip Health has clinics throughout the US and Canada. If your ready to begin your journey towards a better, personalized treatment plan that's best for your well-being then Give us a call to learn more:

  • 1-888-519-6016 (USA)
  • 1-833-222-0084 (Canada)

Or schedule an appointment time online that's best for you and our team will reach out to you.


*A randomized, double-blind, active placebo-controlled study of efficacy, safety, and durability of repeated vs single subanesthetic ketamine for treatment-resistant depression.

**Field Trip Health preliminary data, 2020-2022

***^Rates are 0% APR based on credit and subject to an eligibility check. A down payment may be required. Estimated payment amount excludes taxes. In the US, financing is managed through our partner, Walnut. See for details.

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