It all starts with connection. The first step is to connect with our clinic staff so that our team can guide you in discovering which treatment options are a fit for your needs and goals. Psychedelic treatment is not for everyone, and your safety and well-being are our primary concern. We will work with you to determine whether you are eligible for treatment and give you an opportunity to get to know the people who will be supporting you throughout your journey.
Once we have determined together that you are eligible for treatment, we prepare to set you up for success. We will get to know you and your story, and you will be provided with materials and training to ensure you get the most out of your sessions.
Your psychedelic experience is usually where things start to shift. 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, we will help you to feel supported throughout your time at Numinus.
Integration may be the most important part of your healing journey and is an essential ingredient to ensure the healing potential of your psychedelic experience is harnessed. 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.
Healing is not a linear, individual process with a clear finish line. Sometimes we transform and peel back a layer only to reveal deeper more significant work that we now have the capacity to undertake. Reconnecting can mean pursuing additional treatment, joining one of our ongoing integration groups, or even taking what you have learned and lived and becoming a positive healing presence in someone else’s life.
Location & professionals
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393 Laurier West Montreal H2V 2K3 QC
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Unit 208 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N4C1
Ketamine treatment aims to address the root causes of mental health conditions and to help you create lasting change in your daily life. We offer treatments that combine leading-edge therapy with psychedelic medicine in an environment designed for your comfort and safety.
Ketamine is now available for depression, anxiety, trauma, addictive disorders, and other mental health conditions, as well as for those experiencing the mental health impact of living with a chronic or serious medical illness.
The Power of Psychedelic Medicine Combined With World-Class Clinical Support
When given in a controlled environment by a medical professional, ketamine is a medicine that can cause altered states of consciousness. Research suggests that ketamine, especially when combined with therapy, can help individuals overcome a broad range of conditions, from depression and anxiety to addiction and trauma.
Our Ketamine Treatments
Our ketamine treatments are flexible, designed to meet your individual needs and support you on your healing journey. In our treatment options, your ketamine experience can involve a guiding therapist, or you may choose to engage in self-guided healing. During Ketamine Sessions, short-term changes in your state of consciousness occur that can help to process strong emotions and memories that may otherwise be too painful or difficult to access. You may also experience personal breakthroughs that may resolve some of the root causes of your symptoms.
Evidence-Based Research on Ketamine Treatment
Ketamine for the Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Comprehensive Systematic Review
Efficacy of Ketamine in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review
A Retrospective Analysis of Ketamine Intravenous Therapy for Depression in Real-World Care Settings
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Repeated Ketamine Administration for Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A Randomized Trial of an N-methyl-D-aspartate Antagonist in Treatment-Resistant Major Depression
Toward Specific Ways To Combine Ketamine and Psychotherapy in Treating Depression
Start your healing journey
It all starts with a FREE intake call with one of our Care Coordinators.
Ketamine is a synthetic medicine classified as a dissociative anesthetic. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. It was developed in 1963, approved for use in 1970, and adopted by many jurisdictions because of its rapid onset, proven safety, and short duration of action.
Though ketamine is most commonly used as an anesthetic agent in surgical and emergency department settings due to its good safety profile, it has also been used to manage acute and chronic pain conditions.
In the last two decades, ketamine has been increasingly used to address various mental health conditions, such as depression, substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health conditions. If you would like to learn more about how ketamine could help you in your healing journey, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
Our ketamine treatments are flexible. They are designed to meet your individual needs and goals to best support your healing journey.
Your ketamine experience can range from:
- Three sessions with two practitioners which include Preparation and Integration Sessions
- A single treatment session, including preparation and integration. You may choose to engage in healing without a therapist.
- 12 SPRAVATO® Sessions that last 120 minutes each. SPRAVATO® is a branded form of ketamine available for clients with treatment-resistant depression.
During Ketamine Sessions, short-term changes in your state of consciousness can help you feel connected with your inner healing capacity and enhance your ability to meaningfully engage in therapy. You may be able to process strong emotions and memories that may otherwise be too painful or difficult to access. The experience can help you experience personal breakthroughs that may resolve some of the root causes of mental health conditions.
To determine the best ketamine treatment for you, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
Ketamine can be administered by intramuscular injection (IM), nasal sprays, and rapid dissolving tablets. Your team will work with you to determine which option is right for you. Each time ketamine is administered, your response will be closely monitored. We also offer SPRAVATO®.
To learn more, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
Ketamine can be administered by intramuscular injection (IM), nasal sprays, and rapid dissolving tablets. Your medical team will determine which ketamine option and dosage is the best for you.
The physical and emotional effects of ketamine will differ from person to person; however, common experiences include:
- Altered states of consciousness and feeling separated from reality
- Disruption of negative feelings
- A dream-like or “floating” sensation
- Relaxation of ordinary concerns and usual mindset
- A sense of euphoria
- A dream-like or “floating” sensation
- An altered sense of time (losing track of time; time slowing down or speeding up)
- Diminished or altered body sensations; some people may have an “out-of-body” experience, where awareness of the physical body is reduced
- Tunnel vision, or seeing things through a fog
- Pain reduction
- Mild changes in perceptions of sounds and sights
It is also possible to have uncomfortable feelings as suppressed traumas arise. Safety and care are the top priorities of our team members, and your practitioners will be there to support you as you navigate any challenging experiences.
Our rooms for Ketamine Sessions have been intentionally designed to ensure your comfort and support your journey. You may choose to be in a reclined or semi-reclined position, wear eyeshades, and listen to music to enhance the experience. To learn more about our ketamine treatments, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
At Numinus, ketamine treatment is only available to individuals between the ages of 14 and 65 in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia.
To be eligible for ketamine treatment, you must be evaluated by a medical practitioner and not have any contraindications to this therapy, including any medical or other psychiatric illnesses that suggest this treatment might be unsafe. Conditions that may make you ineligible for ketamine treatment include, but are not limited to: a history of psychosis (e.g. hallucinations), mania, untreated hypertension, heart disease or stroke, and seizures. Similarly, severe liver disease, untreated thyroid disorders, or other medical conditions may require management prior to ketamine treatment.
If you believe you are eligible for ketamine treatment and would like to proceed, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
Ketamine treatment is an innovation in mental health care, but because it is still new, it is currently an uninsured medical service; however, if you have a private insurance provider, you may be able to claim some session types and medications. We will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs for each service. Medical visits are covered by public health care plans in Canada. For additional pricing information, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
If you think you are eligible for ketamine treatment, contact us at 1-833-NUMINUS (686-4687) or book a call.
Our ketamine treatment offerings are flexible and are designed to meet your individual needs and goals and best support you on your healing journey. Though we offer many options for our ketamine treatments, there is no need to feel overwhelmed in making your choice; our clinical team will help you to decide what form of treatment will best meet your current needs and healing goals.
Our treatment options include:
Ketamine-assisted therapy combines structured therapy with the medical administration of ketamine. When used in controlled doses, ketamine is a medicine that can cause altered states of consciousness. Recent research has shown that, when combined with forms of therapy by trained mental health professionals, these psychedelic experiences can enable some individuals to overcome a broad range of mental health challenges, ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction and trauma. In the context of ketamine-assisted therapy, the aim is to harness the openness of this altered state by combining it with structured therapy to engage with and process strong emotions that may otherwise be painful or simply difficult to access.
Working on this emotional awareness with your therapist may then make it possible to ‘reorganize’ core experiences, see important relationships in a new light, and create a coherent and meaningful narrative that supports changes in behaviours and thought patterns. The Standard Program includes two Preparation Sessions, three Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Sessions, three Integration Sessions, and a Closing Session; an Introductory Program with one Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Session is also available.
We also offer ketamine medicine as a standalone treatment, without one-to-one preparation and integration with a therapist. This is ideal for clients with therapy experience who are well supported in the community. Here, we allow you to build your own healing program with the assistance of our clinical team. You can choose between several session types to meet your current needs and healing goals. At the core of this program are Ketamine Sessions; in these sessions, you are given ketamine under medical supervision, but your experience is not guided by a therapist. You may also choose to add in Preparation or Integration Sessions with a therapist to better support you through your experience. This journey is entirely customizable, and our clinic staff will help you to design an individual program that will work best for you. You can always switch things up as you go along, adding in more sessions if you feel the need for further support.