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What is Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy?


There has been a lot of talk in the media and mental health world about psychedelic therapy the past few years. Many of us are hopeful that the resurgence of research around psychedelics will inform a change in our laws about using these medicines in the next few years.


But did you know that psychedelic therapy is available right now? Therapists and doctors have been using ketamine at a psychedelic level dosing for decades to help those with treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, substance use disorders and other pervasive mental health concerns. It can also be used to deepen the therapeutic work target areas of behavior, thought patterns or places one is feeling stuck.


Ketamine is used within the psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy model. This includes safety assessment sessions, preparation sessions, dosing experiences and integration sessions. This model nestles ketamine dosing sessions within a web of a highly supportive and intentional therapeutic process to support the best outcomes available with ketamine treatment. Not only does one receive the benefits of the ketamine dosing experience itself, but the most is made of the neuroplastic window that follows.


At Starks Therapy Group, we are using sublingual ketamine for those wanting to deepen their therapeutic work. For those with suicidal thoughts or treatment-resistant depression, we partner with AyaFusion Wellness to provide IV and intermuscular ketamine-assisted therapy.


Please reach out via our contact form with any questions about the Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy that STG provides.



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