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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy | KETA Medical Center

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy services offered in Oradell, NJ and New Rochelle and Upper West Side, New York, NY

Keta Medical Center offers Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) as an integrated component of treatment for interested patients.

For many patients,  Ketamine treatment coordinated with integration sessions with a psychotherapist trained in KAP can yield significant benefits.  

Keta Medical Center has partnered with experienced psychotherapists trained in KAP to offer this modality of treatment. We can also work to coordinate treatments with your own therapist, if they are trained to provide KAP.

KAP Process

Patients receive 1-3 psychotherapy sessions before the first ketamine treatment. These sessions will start with an initial intake, an assessment and general education on Ketamine treatment, and will allow you to identify goals and set intentions for your treatment.

The day after each Ketamine treatment, you will meet the psychotherapist for an “integration session” in order to process your experience.  This neuroplastic window is ideal for ‘rewiring the brain’ so the therapy may include exploring memories, reframing narratives and developing new coping strategies.

How many KAP sessions are reccomended?

It depends on whether you are being treated with Ketamine infusions or Spravato. Ketamine assisted psychotherapy usually involves 6 or more Ketamine infusion treatment sessions combined with psychotherapy sessions after each infusion. For Spravato, weekly integration sessions are recommended.

How much does KAP cost?

Patients can receive Ketamine therapy at Keta Medical offices in coordination with psychotherapy before and after each session.  For the Ketamine medical treatments, cost and insurance coverage depends on whether you choose I.V. Ketamine or Nasal Spray Ketamine (Spravato) for treatment.  Nasal Spray Ketamine (Spravato) is typically covered by insurance, while I.V. Ketamine is not covered by insurance plans and is $500 per session. More information is available at  Insurance Coverage page.  

Fees for psychotherapy are charged separately by our partner psychotherapists. Keta Medical Center has negotiated a discounted rate for our patient who work with our partner psychotherapists. 

Where will KAP take place?

You will receive Ketamine treatment at our offices, while the therapy sessions are generally done at the psychiatrist's office in-person or remotely. 

Can I receive KAP with my current psychotherapist? 

Yes, Keta Medical Center can coordinate KAP with your own therapist.  

Ketamine Treatment Indications

Depression