Ketamine Therapy

Autism Specialist, ADD Testing & Integrative Psychiatry located in Rochester, NY
Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine Therapy services offered in Rochester and Brooklyn, NY and Albuquerque, NM

If you have treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, or another mental health disorder, you may be a candidate for ketamine therapy. At Radical Healing, at-home ketamine therapy is available for individuals who can’t find symptom relief with traditional medications. Jess Kurzdorfer, PMHNP-BC, and the providers can work closely with your therapist to help you overcome hopelessness, intrusive thoughts, and suicidal ideation to help you move forward in your life. Radical Healing also offers ketamine integration services for those that do not currently have a therapist. Text to schedule a ketamine therapy consultation or book an appointment online today.

Ketamine Therapy Q & A

What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine is traditionally a surgical anesthetic. In lower doses, the medication can quickly relieve severe symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric conditions.

The medication works directly on your brain by establishing new neural connections. These connections make it easy to develop more positive patterns of thoughts and behaviors.

Some individuals achieve a drastic reduction in suicidal thoughts and other severe symptoms during their first ketamine treatment. When you complete your final treatment, ketamine can keep you symptom-free for several months.

When should I consider ketamine therapy?

Radical Healing offers ketamine therapy for individuals with treatment-resistant disorders that don’t respond to traditional medications.

During your initial consultation, the providers determine whether you are a candidate for at home ketamine therapy based on if your current mental and physical diagnoses.

They also ensure you have the required home supplies for ketamine therapy, including:

  • Safe home environment
  • A peer treatment monitor
  • A home blood pressure cuff
  • Eye mask and noise-canceling earbuds
  • Instrumental playlist free of advertisements/disruptions

“Navigating Psychedelics: Trip Journal” by Kylie Buller and Joe Moore and blank journals are also recommendations for your therapy sessions.

What can I expect during ketamine therapy?

You can do oral ketamine therapy sessions at home with the help of a peer who monitors your treatment. Microdoses of ketamine are available for daily use or as needed use to provide mood-boosting and anxiety-reducing benefits.

Radical Healing providers can prescribe anti-nausea and other medications to address any side effects you experience during your ketamine treatments. 

As a ketamine client, you must complete weekly anxiety, depression, suicide, and substance surveys, so the providers can closely monitor your treatment. You must also sign an informed consent and controlled substance agreement.

You will also meet with the Radical Healing providers at least once a month. While the practice doesn’t offer regular psychotherapy services, they provide weekly or biweekly integration therapy sessions during your home ketamine treatment. They will also coordinate with your current therapist regarding your care. 

You may be referred to a therapy professional for ongoing support following your integration sessions. Therapy or integration sessions are required as they play a crucial role in the effectiveness of ketamine therapy.

Call Radical Healing to schedule a ketamine therapy consultation, or book an appointment online today.