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Psychedelic Therapy

Legal psychedelic therapy for depression, anxiety, bipolar, and PTSD.

Is Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Right For You?

  • Do you suffer from chronic depression, anxiety, bipolar or PTSD?
  • Have you tried other interventions such as medications or talk therapy, and it’s not getting you anywhere?
  • Are you curious about how legal psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy can help you get relief immediately?

Mental health challenges are rampant. According to the World Health Organization, nearly twenty-five percent of the world’s population suffer from a mental health or neurological disorder in their lifetime. Medications have helped but unfortunately they haven’t done enough as mental disorders are one of the leading causes of illness and disability worldwide. Psychedelic psychotherapy offers great promise to curbing this growing trend across the globe.

How to Find a Legal Psychedelic Guide

Most psychedelics such as LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca and DMT are not currently legal for psychedelic therapy. In addition, not enough research has been completed yet on these psychedelics and mental health. However, a lesser-known psychedelic called ketamine has been extensively researched for mental health issues and is completely legal under proper medical supervision.

Which psychedelic therapy center is right for you…

As a psychedelic therapy center focused on mental health issues, we only treat patients with clinically significant mental health issues where research has shown favorable responses to ketamine treatments. We do not advise individuals to seek out psychedelic guides using psychedelics that haven’t been legalized, especially since we do not have enough data to show the benefits and adverse side effects of these practices.

IPC never recommends the use of ketamine without proper medical supervision. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy requires therapists trained specifically in psychedelic therapy so they can navigate the traumatic memories, insights and spiritual experiences that often occur on the healing journey. At IPC, our medical director is an experienced MDMA psychotherapy researcher and all of our psychotherapists have been trained by MAPS. In addition, we are extremely conscientious of safety protocols with a nurse and physician on-site so you can focus on the experience and leave the rest to us.

During a ketamine session, mystical experiences commonly occur as the boundaries between the self and the universe melt away. Some studies have reported an association between the depth of the psychedelic experience and efficacy of the antidepressant effects of psychedelics generally and ketamine, specifically.[1]

How Effective is Ketamine as a Psychedelic for Mental Health Issues?

Medications used judicially for mental health challenges can save lives. However, psychotropic medications often come with unpleasant side effects or don’t work at all.

Psychedelic Psychotherapy: Ketamine Infusions for Depression, Anxiety and PTSD

Seventy percent of individuals that undergo ketamine infusions reliably experience a reduction in symptoms of depression[2]. No other medication for treatment-resistant depression has demonstrated this level of efficacy. In addition, ketamine shows promise for other conditions such as anxiety, bipolar, PTSD and OCD.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Depression and Anxiety

In 2019, a large study using Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy reported a significant decrease in depression and anxiety.[3] This study is important because it shows that combining psychotherapy with ketamine is very effective.

Figure: Dore et al 2019

Psychadelic Therapy

  • Personal Outcomes

    Imagine a medical clinic where your spiritual experience is valued as part of the healing process. As you take a deep inner journey, visualize a healing space where your psychedelic guide helps you traverse some of the most fascinating and challenging aspects of your psyche. Most importantly, picture waking up in the morning feeling refreshed and inspired to meet the day and all that life has to offer. IPC patients repeatedly report these types of experiences and results when other treatment interventions have failed.

How We Are Different

Choosing a medical provider can be a stressful experience. We want to help you find the right ketamine provider for your needs. Although there are an increasing number of places offering ketamine, there are several key things that make our clinic different which are important to consider when determining if IPC is the right place for your care:

  • Medical Team:
    Our founder and medical director, Dr. Will Van Derveer, is a nationally recognized educator, researcher, and author who is one of the leaders of this emerging field. Additionally, our medical team is one of the most experienced groups of ketamine providers in the country.
  • Investment:
    At IPC we understand that patients who choose to pursue Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy are making a significant financial investment in their long term health and we take that seriously. We are committed to keeping our costs as affordable as possible without compromising any aspect of the quality of care. We do not take medicaid, medicare or insurance, however, we can provide out-of-network claim forms if you want to seek reimbursement.
  • Integrative Psychiatry:
    Our clinic believes in assessing and treating root causes of mental health conditions. Unlike most ketamine clinics, you will be evaluated for your ketamine consult by an Integrative Psychiatrist. Rest assured, if we believe ketamine is not the right or only course of action, you will be recommended other treatments that go after the root of the problem.
  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy:
    Ketamine’s dissociative effects offer a unique opportunity to uncover new ways of understanding your depression. Most ketamine centers place multiple patients in one room without any psychotherapist. We have treated a number of people who felt very disturbed by the experience of being left alone on ketamine. Each patient in our clinic has a private room and a highly skilled therapist throughout the ketamine treatment. 

  • Physician On Site:
    Some ketamine centers do not provide a physician on site. Additionally, there are therapists who will provide psychotherapy for clients in their office who have received sublingual ketamine without medical staff present, even though the FDA recently mandated that a newly approved version of ketamine cannot be administered outside of a medical office. Although medical emergencies are an extremely rare outcome of ketamine, we stand firmly for safety first by having a physician and nurse on-site, and we do not condone the use of ketamine outside a medical office setting.
  • IV Ketamine:
    There are several different ways of administering ketamine and at IPC we prefer IV infusion because it is the most studied route of administration. If for some reason IV is not best for a specific individual we also have other routes of administration which can be discussed between a patient and their individual provider. Unfortunately, sublingual ketamine research is not compelling and scant, therefore, we do not generally recommend this route of administration.

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1. Garcia-Romeu et al. Clinical Applications of Hallucinogens: A Review. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology © 2016 American Psychological Association. 2016, Vol. 24, No. 4, 229–268.
2. Andrade, C. Ketamine for Depression, 1: Clinical Summary of Issues Related to Efficacy, Adverse Effects, and Mechanism of Action. J Clinical Psychiatry 2017 Apr;78(4):e415-e419.
3. Jennifer Dore et al. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP): Patient Demographics, Clinical Data and Outcomes in Three Large Practices Administering Ketamine with Psychotherapy, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 51:2, 189-198.