Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

In the safe and nurturing environment at State of Mind Wellness Center, I provide psychotherapy for PTSD, substance use disorders, and treatment resistant depression (TRD) using ketamine.If you struggle with treatment-resistant depression, there is somewhere to turn.

Ketamine sessions provide a holistic insight into an individual and their struggles. Individuals can reach a deeper understanding of their psychological make up by using ketamine as a therapeutic tool. We can establish a profound understanding of a person’s loss and develop a route to wholeness.  A ketamine session lasts approximately 2 hours. Generally, we perform 2 sessions per week for one month. Then treatments would progress to once a week for 1-2 months. Treatment protocols may be adjusted per patient’s needs.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, which has been widely used for about 45 years. It was discovered to be helpful for treating depression in the early 2000’s.

There is a form of ketamine, Spravato which has been FDA approved for TRD. We also provide this form of ketamine treatment.  There is a significant cost difference between Spravato and Ketamine due to marketing and branding.

Ketamine is provided via nasal spray in the office.  Dr. Parmar medically monitors and facilitates the psychedelic experience.  State of Mind Wellness Center provides a comfortable experience with music and gentle lighting. This is a huge contrast to high volume ketamine clinics where patients are not guided and are treated in a sterile post-op room.

What to expect?

·      A full psychiatric evaluation and treatment plan, which is completed in a 55-minute interview before the ketamine therapy begins and to determine if ketamine therapy is appropriate.

·      A collaborative approach with respect and safety provided by a trained psychiatrist

·      Symptom relief occurs quickly (many times overnight). Duration of relief is variable and can range from 1 week to 1 year.

·      Integration of the psychedelic experience with daily life post-treatment

·      On the day of administering ketamine, you will be asked not to drive until you have one full night of sleep.

Ketamine is not indicated for use in people who:

·      Have had a myocardial infarction

·      Have active psychosis

·      Cystitis (Bladder)

·      Have suffered from a recent stroke