Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Combining medically supported ketamine with guided therapy to address the root causes of mental health conditions and create lasting change.

What is Ketamine-Assisted Therapy?

Ketamine, a commonly used anaesthetic, has also been shown to be an effective treatment for mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. At the right dose, ketamine also has psychedelic properties. It can affect perception and sensations in the body and mind, sometimes producing feelings of floating or “out-of-body” experiences, relaxation, changes to negative feelings, and dream-like states.

When combined with therapy, in the right setting, short-term changes in your state of consciousness can help you process strong emotions and memories that could otherwise be too painful or difficult to access. These personal discoveries can help to resolve some of the root causes of mental health conditions. With the guidance of a skilled therapist, you’re able to draw insights from your psychedelic experience and use these learnings to positively impact your daily life. To learn more about Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, book a free informational call with one of our health navigators.

Common Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness

Ketamine is known to be particularly effective for treatment-resistant conditions

In the event of an emergency, it’s crucial to seek help as soon as possible. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, also known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, is available 24/7 to provide support and resources.

You can access this service by dialing 988 or by calling 1-800-273-8255.

In the case of an immediate danger to yourself or others, calling 911 should be your first course of action.

How Does It Work?

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy works on both a chemical and emotional level to facilitate lasting change. 

Ketamine treats depression in a different way than most conventional antidepressants. Ketamine targets the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, which results in increased activity of glutamate in the brain. Researchers believe this causes creation of new connections between neurons which in turn is believed to allow for new creation of positive thought and behaviour patterns in patients treated with ketamine. This is commonly referred to as neuroplasticity.

Ketamine helps to accelerate the therapeutic process. Working with a therapist during ketamine-assisted therapy makes it possible to ‘reorganize’ core experiences, see important relationships in a new light, and create a coherent and meaningful narrative that supports a long-term shift in how you feel.

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The Process

Our team will take a comprehensive approach to your care, collaborating with other health care providers to provide you with the best outcomes. Here is what you can expect from your ketamine-assisted therapy treatment.


Step 1: Connect

You’ll start by meeting our team to walk through your medical history and treatment goals. We will work with you to determine whether ketamine-assisted therapy is the right fit for you. Your safety and well-being are our primary concern.

Step 2: Prepare

The key to successful ketamine-assisted therapy is careful preparation. We’ll work together to ensure you’re set up for success. This can include exercises and guidance to help you mentally, emotionally, and physically prepare.

Step 3: Experience

Your ketamine sessions involve the administration of medicine (either via intramuscular injection, oral lozenge, or IV). These experiences may be blissful or challenging, mild or intense, depending on where you are in your healing journey. Whatever the nature of your experience, you will have the full support of our expert team, ensuring your comfort and safety. Your medical team may recommend multiple ketamine treatments for sustained results.

Step 4: Integrate

Integration is one of the most important parts of a ketamine experience, helping to maximize the healing potential. In the days following your ketamine therapy, you’ll work with your therapist to unpack your experience. If a psychedelic experience is about breaking open all that is stuck and stagnant, integration is about putting the pieces back together in a new, more balanced configuration.

Step 5: Reconnect

Healing is not linear. Sometimes we transform and sometimes we peel back an important layer, only to reveal deeper work to undertake. Reconnecting can mean pursuing additional treatment, joining one of our ongoing integration groups, or even taking what you have learned and using it to better connect with yourself and the people in your life.

Locations

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy is offered at our safe and comfortable clinics, designed with you in mind.

Numinus American Fork
48 N 1100 E Suite B, American Fork, UT 84003
Numinus Draper
721 E 12200 S, Draper, UT 84020
Numinus Layton
2950 N Church St, Suite 101, Layton, UT 84040
Numinus Murray
154 E Myrtle Ave, Suite 204, Murray, UT 84107
Numinus Springville
672 W 400 S, Suite 201, Springville, UT 84663

Schedule an informational call with a health navigator to get started.

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disclaimer

Other than Spravato,® a form of esketamine, ketamine has not been approved by Health Canada or the Food and Drug Administration for any mental health indication. Information on this page is presented for educational purposes only and is not an exhaustive summary of the current state of research relative to psychedelic treatments, their reliability, contraindications, risks, side effects, or other pertinent information. Please refer to the FAQ below and our Educational and Opinion Disclaimer.

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