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Free Psychedelic Therapy Info Session for Therapists

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Free 1-hour consultation sessions for group practices

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Autumn Starks, LCSW

Autumn Starks 

LCSW

Professional Psychotherapist (LCSW) with Masters of Social Work from Boston University; Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute

Richard Clark, CRNA, APRN

Richard Clark

CRNA, APRN

Board Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist; American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, & Practitioners; Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider,  Integrative Psychiatry Institute

Michelle Taufmann, LCSW

Michelle Taufmann

LCSW

Michelle is a part of the Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy team at Starks Therapy Group. She is available for Ketamine-related services including KAP, preparation and integration services.

Grace Harrington, LCSW

Grace

Harrington

LCSW

Grace is a part of the Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy team at Starks Therapy Group. She is available for Ketamine-related services including KAP, preparation and integration services.

{ KETAMINE-ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY }

We are excited to announce we are providing Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in-office at STG. Through our partnership with AyaFusion Ketamine Clinic, we are using ketamine to support clients with persistent depression, anxiety, those who are healing from trauma, and other mental health conditions.  

 

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been used safely and extensively since FDA approval in 1970. Ketamine is included on the WHO list of top 10 essential medications, due to its wide margin of safety across all age groups.

 

While IV Ketamine has been used for two decades to treat those with suicidal thoughts and treatment-resistant depression, ketamine-assisted therapy shows promising results for others who may be feeling stuck in their mental health journey with other presenting problems. 

 

We specialize in treating therapists struggling with burnout, secondary trauma, and other mental health symptoms in connection to their journey as a therapist. 

 

In addition to intramuscular and IV ketamine, we offer treatment with sublingual ketamine in the office setting which can reduce the cost of treatment and create more flexibility in scheduling with your therapist. This option isn’t appropriate for all but if you are interested we are happy to discuss this option and if it could be a good fit for you. 

 

 

HOW DOES KETAMINE WORK?

 

Ketamine decreases hyperconnectivity within the Default Mode Network and induces neuroplasticity. These two actions offer a reduction in habitual thinking and feeling patterns while inducing a window of opportunity to learn new techniques and make new connections to support a reduction in symptoms. 

 

This is why we feel strongly about pairing Ketamine treatment with psychotherapy. Appropriate preparation and integration can optimize benefits which often can feel slow and challenging for those with a chronic mental health concern. While Ketamine can speed progress and bring relief, changing habitual ways of thinking and acting can support the reduction of symptoms long term. Therapeutic support helps bring intention to this process. 

 

We tailor ketamine treatment schedules to each individual client. All clients will receive a medical and mental health evaluation, and preparation sessions and integration sessions along with their ketamine treatment sessions. Using Ketamine in this context can lengthen the period of time needed between treatment sessions. 

 

We work closely with your existing therapist to provide consultation and any other support that may be needed throughout treatment to continue to integrate your experience and make the most out of your Ketamine therapy. If you do not have an outpatient therapist, we will support you in finding one that is Ketamine-informed and can continue the integration work you began with us. 

 

For details on pricing, and to learn more about our typical protocol, click on the FAQ button.

 

If you're ready to inquire and see what your first steps might be, Contact Us.

WE ARE OFFERING FREE

1-HOUR CONSULTATIONS TO GROUP PRACTICES who would like to learn more about psychedelic-

assisted psychotherapy (PAP).

 

Psychedelic medicines seem to be in the news and in documentaries weekly with a lot of hope for the future and plenty of unanswered questions. 


We (Richard and Autumn) have completed a year-long certification in PAP and are currently working with clients using Ketamine as we await the FDA’s approval for other medicines. ​

Psychedelic Therapy Info Session

We are offering these informational sessions to share about what clients can access now, where the field may be heading, why we are focusing on Ketamine treatment and make space to have conversations about psychedelic medicines with other professionals. 

 

In our session we will share a brief presentation about PAP and dive into the work currently being done with Ketamine in clinical practice. We will also leave lots of time for questions. 

 

Consultations are done on Zoom and will focus on:

  • Altered states of consciousness used in therapy

  • Currently available treatments: Ketamine

  • Clients who may be a good fit for Ketamine treatment and who might not

  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and why we are working with clients in this way

  • A hopeful and grounded take on psychedelic medicine

  • Q and A

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