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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

**Currently not accepting new clients for ketamine treatment.
Please reach out to Rachel Burton at, Asheville Integrative Psychiatry or Southern Ketamine Clinics for treatment options**


Why Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?


The purpose of the ketamine experience is to create an enhanced state of consciousness to facilitate transpersonal and non-ordinary experiences for growth, enhancement of flexibility versus being stuck, and for therapeutic benefit. These may prove valuable in resolving your existential problems, accelerating your psycho-spiritual growth, and leading to positive personal transformation, relationships, and lifestyle improvement. Such change occurs within a structured, supportive connection with a therapist who sees your issues, hopes, desires, and struggles. As a byproduct of your experience, you may improve your emotional state and reduce symptoms that bother you, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic manifestations. You may well notice that you are different after a ketamine experience and that difference may well be liberating and allow for new mindfulness and new behavior.

One of ketamine's benefits is that it increases neuroplasticity, a process that repairs damaged brain synapses or neuron connections, which become impaired over time due to long-term stress, depression, and other suspected factors. Ketamine shifts the brain into a more reparative mode and a corrective state. Old ruminative patterns change with increased mental and cognitive flexibility and openness to new learning and growth.


Do You Have Training?


Our KAP therapist is a masters level therapist that has specialized training in ketamine assisted psychotherapy through the Polaris Institute as well as training in EMDR used for trauma work.

Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner has a masters degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and is board certified through the ANCC. She obtained her KAP training through Polaris Institute and Rainfall Medicine

How Do I Get Started?

Client completes screening questionnaire and submits to Daya for review (access under new client ketamine forms tab on this website)

Clients provider may reach out to our office to send a referral. Providers can fax or email records or a treatment summary to 765-392-4263 or

Please make sure you have a release of information on file for other providers

Review of information/ client records by our providers to rule out anything that may exclude client from treatment 

Where Is The Research?

There is no shortage of research available on ketamine assisted therapy for a variety of mental health concerns. We have compiled a list that will allow you to get started learning about how ketamine is changing lives

What Does The Process Look Like?

One On One Sessions With Our KAP Therapist:

** We only provide IM ketmaine**

Once you submit the screening paperwork we will schedule you for our intakes.

1  Intake appointments:

  • Psychiatric Assessment and Intake - 90 minutes

  • Therapist Assessment and Intake - 60 minutes


**A decision will be made at this point if client is a good candidate for KAP**


2. Preparation session:

  • Preparation session with therapist - 60 minutes


3.  KAP session:

  • Evaluation, assessment, medication administration and medical monitoring 

  • KAP session with therapist and monitoring by nurse practitioner on site - up to 180 minutes


4. Integration session:

  • Usually 1-2 days post KAP session

  • Therapist integration session - 60 minutes

**Administration and medical monitoring, KAP Session and Integration sessions will repeat weekly for 4 weeks or a predetermined time by providers and client**


5. Completion of sessions:

  • Therapy exit ceremony- 60 minutes

Multiple Participant Dosing Session Without Our KAP Therapists:

**We only provide IM ketamine**

We will provide the opportunity for clients to receive the ketamine injections in an environment where they will be safety monitored by a medical professional. While there will be up to 3 clients participating at one time, each client will be in their own private office during their entire session. We DO NOT do group KAP sessions.


You will be REQUIRED to have a referral from a therapist that will provide the integration sessions for you each week.

We find it most beneficial for clients to have therapy alongside the medication and will not be solely administering the medication if the client does not have a working relationship with a therapist.


Once you submit the screening paperwork we will schedule you for our intake

1  Intake appointment:

  • Psychiatric Assessment and Intake - Up to 90 minutes


**A decision will be made at this point if client is a good candidate for KAP**

2.  Dosing session:

  • Dosing session using IM ketamine with medical monitoring- nurse practitioner on site - up to 180 minutes

There MUST be a minimum of 2 participants 

What Is The Cost?



  • Initial intake with psychiatric nurse practitioner -  $250 ***

  • Initial intake with therapist - $175 ***


Preparation Session

  • Prep session with therapist  - $150 ***


KAP Session: 1 on 1 with our therapist

  • KAP session with therapist - Up to 3 hours - $450


Integration Sessions

  • Integration Session with therapist - 60 minutes - $150 ***


Completion Session

  • Therapist - 60 minutes - $150 ***


Multiple Participant Dosing Session Only:

  • Dosing session with monitoring- nurse practitioner on site - up to 180 minutes - $300



  • Urine drug screen and/or pregnancy screen ***

  • Labs - Varies. Laboratory will submit insurance claims and bill you directly.

  • Medications - Cost varies and insurance can be billed directly from pharmacy with any remaining balance paid by client 

We now accept CARE CREDIT!


***  =  insurance billed for these services

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