Ketamine-Assisted Therapy (KAT) for Mental Health

Give recovery a chance. Explore our tailored and holistic approach to ketamine-assisted therapy at Ethos Wellness. 

Who is Ethos Wellness?

Ethos Wellness is an integrated healing center that specializes in tailored mental health care for challenges ranging from substance use disorders to mood and personality disorders. We are a people-first and principle-first wellness center that puts patients above all else.

No matter where you are, there is always a path forward. At Ethos Wellness, we’re here to walk alongside you as you work toward sustainable well-being.

Overview of Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAT)

At Ethos Wellness, our ketamine-assisted therapy involves ketamine use and tailored psychotherapy. Once we believe that you’re a good fit for KAT, we carefully create a personalized treatment plan that includes ketamine dosing sessions. 

Our KAT process is effective at treating mental health conditions like:

Ethos Wellness’s Commitment to Integrative, Client-Specific Recovery

We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to ketamine-assisted therapy. We take the time to know each of our patients, understanding their backgrounds and unique needs. Our integrative approach to wellness guarantees high chances of success in one’s wellness journey.

Importance of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy in the Holistic Healing Process

KAT, combined with holistic treatment options, helps people gain better self-awareness, reduce stress, and improve better mind-body connection.

Understanding Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that works by binding to the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. As a drug with dissociative effects, we always advise taking ketamine only with medical supervision.

How Ketamine is Used in Therapeutic Settings

Apart from ketamine’s common use in medicine as a dissociative anesthetic, we found that it also has a unique function in mental health settings. Ketamine has rapid-acting antidepressant effects, which can improve mental health conditions.

Ketamine’s short but intense “peak experience” triggers an afterglow, causing a positive change in motivation, behavior, and cognition.

At Ethos Wellness, we believe in accompanying ketamine-assisted therapy with counseling sessions to improve whole-person wellness.

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Benefits and Potential Outcomes of Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

The effects of ketamine-assisted therapy cut across various spheres of wholeness. Based on our experience at Ethos Wellness, KAT can:

  • Enhance addiction treatment
  • Calm the mind
  • Reduce pain
  • Help against suicide attempts (Commonly used by emergency responders)
  • Decrease the need for narcotic painkillers

Integration of KAT into Ethos Wellness’s Comprehensive Approach

We successfully integrate KAT into our comprehensive approach to wellness by:

  • Encouraging an open-communication policy where patients can discuss their experience in ketamine therapy with our professionals after each session.
  • Ensuring the scheduling of ketamine and holistic therapies are structured in a complementary manner. For example, the client may want to meditate before or after KAT to improve self-awareness.
  • Encouraging clients to write any thoughts or feelings during and after the ketamine therapy session for reflection in the future.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Our customized treatment plans allow us to focus on each person’s unique needs for better recovery outcomes. 

When crafting a suitable treatment plan, we consider factors such as:

Medical history
Substance use history
Recovery goals

Individualized Assessments for the Appropriateness of KAT

We value individualized assessments to avoid using the wrong approach to ketamine-assisted therapy. 

A potential client may benefit from KAT if they are:

  • Clinically depressed and have not improved from antidepressants
  • Experiencing severe pain or distress due to illnesses like cancer
  • Assessed by our licensed experts and found to need KAT

Collaboration Between Our Medical Professionals, Therapists, and Holistic Practitioners

At Ethos Wellness, we don’t just work as individual experts, but also as a team. To ensure that our clients get the best possible ketamine-assisted therapy, our medical experts, therapists, and holistic practitioners work together during and after sessions.

We will collaborate with you on your sustainable success story.

The Ethos Wellness Experience

Ethos Wellness takes pride in offering a transformative journey toward healing and long-term wellness. We believe in the potential for anyone to experience positive change and sustained healing.

Residential Setting Conducive to Healing and Self-discovery

We value your comfort and convenience. For that reason, we offer a secure home-like setting with a nurturing atmosphere. Our environment encourages clients to understand themselves more deeply, laying a foundation for lasting recovery.

Compassionate and Experienced Staff

Our team at Ethos Wellness are compassionate professionals with a zeal to empower clients on their path to healing. Our staff combines clinical proficiency with genuine empathy.

Holistic Therapies Complementing Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for a Comprehensive Recovery

For complete mental wellness, we also provide holistic therapies like:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness

If you or your loved ones have questions on KAT, we’re happy to guide you and answers any questions or concerns.

Is Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Safe?

Ketamine-assisted therapy is safe and effective when supervised by professionals like those at Ethos Wellness. Unsupervised ketamine-assisted therapy can lead to dependence and adverse psychological effects like hallucinations and confusion.

No, KAT doesn’t involve swapping one addiction for another because it provides a controlled environment guided by experts. KAT doesn’t only involve administering ketamine, it also offers holistic therapies that ensure healing from depression.

Ketamine works by allowing neurons to form new connections in the brain, which is normally impaired for clinically depressed individuals. By administering ketamine in controlled doses alongside psychotherapy, the brain’s ability to change improves, which helps against depression.

Ketamine-assisted therapy helps treat clinical depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. KAT is a great treatment option for people with those conditions who haven’t responded well to other treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Our ketamine-assisted therapy at Ethos Wellness involves ketamine dosing and psychotherapy sessions. The first session may begin with discussions about consent and deciding on a system that fits the patient’s specific needs. 

Once we’re sure about your needs, your subsequent ketamine dosing and psychotherapy session will fit.

During therapy, the dissociative effects of ketamine dosing last about 2 hours per session. The beneficial effects of ketamine-assisted therapy last a lifetime in treating depression, PTSD, and OCD since it has a significantly positive effect on brain function.

Ethos Wellness offers a comfortable residential setting, utilizing natural lights that positively impact mood and overall mental health. All of our medical professionals, therapists, and holistic practitioners work together to provide tailored support for each patient undergoing ketamine-assisted therapy.

Yes, Ethos Wellness offers a variety of in-network insurance options, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth, Magellan Healthcare, and United Healthcare. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for insurance verification and payment information.

Experience Personalized Recovery at Ethos Wellness

At Ethos Wellness, we don’t leave you in the dark. Instead, we work closely with you to understand your strengths and challenges to create a roadmap for your recovery journey.

Our approach to treatment isn’t short-term or temporary. We equip you with the necessary skills and resources to maintain your well-being and thrive in the long run. 

We Value the Holistic Approach to Wellness

If you’re seeking a holistic approach to recovery, we are here to support you. We integrate traditional therapies with practices that nurture physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Do You Have Additional Questions?

We understand that embarking on a journey of healing can raise countless questions. You may be unsure of the steps ahead or have specific concerns. No matter what questions you may have, we encourage you to reach out to us. We’re here to guide you with expertise and understanding.

There is Always Another Path Forward

Ready to forge ahead on the path to recovery? Get in touch with us, and we’ll walk with you through every step of your journey. Feel free to give us a call at (713) 324-3754 or reach out via our contact page.

We can’t wait to help you thrive.

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