Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

IV Ketamine & Psychotherapy

Intravenous (IV) Ketamine is considered the gold standard, the safest and most predictable route (relative to oral, sublingual, or intramuscular) to receive ketamine treatments.

Psychotherapy has been shown to be enhanced by ketamine by promoting a state of increased openness, emotional receptivity, and processing. 

At Relevare we look to optimize your experience by offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy alongside your IV ketamine treatments. 

Patients experiencing existential distress, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and those experiencing mental distress secondary to chronic pain could likely benefit from Ketamine Assisted Therapy. 

How does it work?

First, you will be medically cleared by our physician at Relevare to optimize the dosing and frequency of treatments. To learn more about IV Ketamine please click here. Infusions typically take 40 minutes and you are given 10 minutes to relax and process. After this time your hour-long psychotherapy session will begin. Psychotherapy sessions will be offered on Fridays at select times. For more information on how to prepare for your ketamine journey please visit our Patient Prep Page.  We typically recommend your therapy immediately after your IV journey. Therapy sessions have also shown to be beneficial sometime after your IV treatment. If you have a working relationship with a therapist we recommend you schedule a therapy session with them within 24 to 48 hours of your treatment. In select cases, we can arrange so that you may receive psychotherapy during your ketamine treatments. Your healthcare provider will gladly talk to you more about it during your intake evaluation. 

Meet Your Therapist
Heili D. Lehr MA, LPC, NCC

Heili is a therapist in private practice who pulls from a robust toolbox of clinical intervention techniques to assist you in intention setting, integration, meaning making and processing while undergoing your Ketamine treatments.

Heili is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Reality Choice Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, is trauma-informed and skilled in training resilience building and distress tolerance skills and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Heili is offering post-ketamine treatment psychotherapy appointments in-house at Relevare on Friday afternoons at 2:00, 3:30, or 5:30 p.m.

Click the link below to view availability and to schedule.

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