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Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine-assisted therapy aims to address the root causes of mental health conditions and to help you create lasting change in your daily life. It combines leading-edge therapy with psychedelic medication in an environment optimized for your comfort and safety.

Now available for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, addictive disorders, and other mental health conditions.

The power of psychedelic medicine combined with world-class therapeutic support

Ketamine-assisted therapy combines structured therapy with the medical administration of ketamine. When used in controlled doses, ketamine is a psychoactive substance that can contribute to altered states of consciousness. Recent research has shown that, when combined with forms of counselling by trained mental health professionals, these psychedelic experiences can enable people to overcome a broad range of mental health challenges, ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction and trauma.

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The Numinus ketamine-assisted therapy program

In our protocol, ketamine is combined with therapy. During Ketamine Sessions, short-term changes in your state of consciousness occur that can help you feel connected with your inner healing capacity and enhance your ability to meaningfully engage in therapy. Guided by your therapist throughout all the sessions, you may be able to process strong emotions and memories that may otherwise be too painful or difficult to access. This process is intended to help you experience personal breakthroughs that may resolve some of the root causes of your condition.

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Guidance every step of the way

Throughout the entire program, you will have a team of health care practitioners, including therapists, medical doctors, nurses, and other care support people, that are there to support you during your entire journey. We believe that the power to heal comes from within you and our goal is to create the right conditions that may enable you achieve lasting change that is both profound and personal.

A Personal Health Navigator will also be there to support you and answer any questions you have as you enter and proceed through the program.

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The Process

It all starts with connection. The first step is to connect with our team of caring experts and make sure that the program is a good fit for you and your needs at this point in time. Psychedelic-assisted therapy isn’t for everyone, and your safety and wellbeing are our primary concern. We’ll 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’ve determined together that you’re eligible for treatment, we get working on setting you up for success. Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is a process. We’ll get to know you, and your story, and you’ll be provided with materials and training to ensure you get the most out of your sessions.

Your lived experience with the medicine is usually where things start to shift, and become more workable. These experiences can be blissful or challenging, mild or mind-blowing, depending on where you are in a treatment process and your unique story. Whatever the nature of your experience, you’ll receive the best possible care ensuring both physical and psychological safety.

An essential ingredient to ensuring that the potential of your psychedelic experience is properly and safely harnessed, integration may be the most important part of your healing journey. 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 isn’t 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’ve learned and lived and becoming a positive healing presence in someone else’s life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ketamine is a synthetic pharmaceutical compound classified as a dissociative anesthetic. It is a widely used medication and 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. 

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 utilized successfully in managing acute and chronic pain conditions due to its analgesic properties. 

While ketamine is known to be used recreationally as a street drug outside of medical applications, its use in this context is unrelated to medical and therapeutic use, which has been shown to be safe and associated with positive outcomes. 

In the last two decades, ketamine has been increasingly clinically applied at subanesthetic doses as an off-label treatment for various chronic treatment-resistant mental health conditions, such as depression, substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health conditions. If you have any questions or concerns about ketamine itself, do not hesitate to inquire with the Numinus medical team about it during the screening process. 

To learn more, book a free info call today. 

Ketamine-assisted therapy combines structured therapy with the medical administration of ketamine. When used in controlled doses, ketamine is a psychoactive substance that can cause altered states of consciousness. Recent research has shown that, when combined with forms of counselling by trained mental health professionals, these psychedelic experiences can enable people 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 opportunity is to harness the openness of this altered state with structured therapy to engage with and process strong emotions that may otherwise be painful or simply difficult to access. Cultivating this emotional awareness with your therapist can then make it possible to ‘reorganize’ core experiences, see important relationships in a new light, and create a coherent and meaningful narrative that supports positive transformation, and coming into balance. 

To learn more, book a free info call today. 

We presently use rapid dissolving tablets that are dissolved in the mouth for initial ketamine doses and nasal spray for supplemental ketamine doses. Your team will work with you to determine and adjust your dose for each session, helping you ease into the experience. Each time ketamine is administered, your response will be closely monitored. 

To learn more, book a free info call today. 

Ketamine can alter your perceptions. At the dosages provided at Numinus, you may experience mild reductions in pain, anxiety, and depression, in addition to the following: 

  • A dream-like or ‘floating’ feeling 
  • Altered sense of time and space 
  • Mild changes in perceptions of sounds and sights 
  • Relaxation of ordinary concerns and usual mindset 
  • Disruption of negative feelings and preoccupations 
  • Diminished or altered body sensations; some people may have an “out-of-body” experience, where the usual awareness of the physical body is reduced 

Many clients find the ketamine experience pleasurable, though some people may experience nausea at times. Also, the ketamine-assisted therapy journey can cause discomfort to surface through revisiting painful feelings or memories and presenting challenging new perspectives. You will be encouraged and supported to remain open to what may arise; uncovering and reprocessing these events with your therapist can provide the key to reaching your wellness goals. 

To learn more, book a free info call today. 

The ketamine-assisted therapy provided by Numinus is available to adult Canadian residents in jurisdictions where we operate to address treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addictive disorders, and other mental health conditions as indicated.  

To be eligible for ketamine-assisted therapy, you must be evaluated by a medical practitioner and not have any contraindications to this therapy, including any medical or other psychiatric conditions that suggest this treatment might be unsafe.  

Conditions that may make you ineligible for ketamine-assisted therapy include, but are not limited to, a history of psychosis (e.g., hallucinations), mania, untreated hypertension, heart disease or stroke, and seizure. Similarly, severe liver disease, untreated thyroid disorders, or other medical conditions may require management prior to ketamine-assisted therapy. Individuals of childbearing age who are capable of becoming pregnant must use contraception if they are sexually active. Actively breastfeeding individuals may participate if they refrain from breastfeeding for 24 hours following ketamine administration. 

We also offer an Introductory Program for clients who want to try ketamine-assisted therapy for the first time. To be eligible for the Introductory Program, you will need existing mental health supports. This could be a counsellor, therapist, or physician—or other care provider—who will support you on an ongoing basis after your ketamine treatment. This support will be reviewed as part of your screening. Other definitions of community mental health supports can be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Numinus MD and Therapist. You may also wish to begin with a therapist at Numinus before exploring the Introductory Program. 

To learn more, book a free info call today.

Ketamine-assisted therapy is an innovation in mental health care, but because it is still new, it is presently an uninsured medical service. Unless you have a private insurance provider or other provider to pay for ketamine-assisted therapy, you will need to pay out of pocket as it is presently an uninsured service; however, if you have a private insurance provider, you may be able to claim some or all of the individual therapy sessions. We will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs for each aspect of the service should you require it for any additional insurance coverage you may have. Medical visits are covered by public health care plans.  Please contact us for additional pricing information. 

Great question! Payment for treatment occurs after each stage of the service so that the cost is more manageable for our clients.

If you require financial assistance, we have identified a preferred financing company – iFinance Medicard (iFinance). Through them, you can apply for financing and possibly be approved for the funding you require. They provide financing for other types of non-insured health services such as Dental care, cosmetic procedures, and private medical testing and procedures.

Numinus does not receive any financial benefits or payments from iFinance for this service. We have engaged with iFinance as an option for clients that require assistance. To learn more, feel free to reach out to our Care Coordinators at our clinics.

If you’d like to apply for financial assistance through iFinance, please click here. 

At Numinus, your safety is our top priority. To help us meet that commitment, Numinus has put in place policies and protocols to protect our clients while they access our therapists and services. 

Psychedelic-assisted therapy offers strong potential to help individuals struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. In research trials, compounds used in psychedelic-assisted therapies—such as MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine—have been found to be safe from a human toxicology perspective and, while research is ongoing, may provide substantial improvement over available pharmacotherapies in terms of both safety and efficacy. 

We recognize that there can be risks to clients while under the influence of psychedelic substances and potentially for days or weeks following administration when close attention is not paid to the appropriateness of the clinical setting, the therapeutic protocols, or the calibre of attending therapist(s). Specifically, people undergoing psychedelic-assisted therapy may be vulnerable to manipulation and exploitation for a period before, during, and after psychedelic experiences. Additionally, many people seeking psychedelic-assisted therapy have unresolved trauma and are at risk of re-traumatization if accompanied by unskilled practitioners. 

To mitigate risks, Numinus has implemented strict processes for the recruitment and training of highly skilled and professional therapists with expertise in trauma-informed therapy. All Numinus therapists have passed criminal record checks in their local jurisdictions. In addition, they must comply with our Numinus Code of Ethics for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy that prioritizes client care and safety. 

Numinus’s protocols are based on international best safety practices, and our clinic infrastructure has been specifically developed for client safety. A range of safeguards are in place, including the recording of psychedelic sessions. Storage of the recording is secure and confidential and meets all medical regulatory standards. 

All safety protocols are explained to clients as part of our admission procedures, and all our services are in compliance with local, provincial, and federal health regulations. 

To learn more, book a free info call today. 

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