Ketamine Therapy at Asheville Integrative Psychiatry
In recent decades, ketamine has emerged as a powerful tool for treating a variety of mental health conditions. As a short-acting psychedelic medicine, ketamine can offer unique perspectives that lead to profound insights and positive therapeutic outcomes.
Like all psychedelic medicines, the context in which the medicine is taken is profoundly important. Current evidence and the experiences of our clients shows us that the use of psychedelic medicines in natural settings, paired with guidance in nature connection, leads to the best outcomes.
All ketamine therapies begin with physician consultation to make sure that treatment is safe and appropriate. Additional information about our two options for ketamine therapy can be found below.
We are happy to talk to you by phone about any and all of our services. Our goal is to provide the best possible fit between our services and our client's needs. Contact us to talk to one of our physicians.
Offering 1: The Healing Journey
What if your next doctor's appointment started with a walk in the woods?
Our Healing Journey Ketamine Therapy Protocol is built on research and experience utilizing the synergistic effects of nature connection and psychedelic medicines to nourish the healing potential that we all possess.
This 2 to 6 week protocol is tailored to each client’s individual needs and goals. It includes:
4 Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions
Preparatory and integrative therapy before and after each session
Guided nature connection
Physician oversight throughout.
With our highly trained therapists and medical monitoring by a nurse practitioner, we believe this to be the safest and best approach to the use of psychedelic therapies currently available.
Our Healing Journey Ketamine Protocol has benefited clients living with treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, addictive behaviors, and a range of anxiety disorders.
Offering 2: The Inner Voyage
Our single-session Ketamine Therapy is designed to complement existing self-care strategies and is best used by clients looking to catalyze a change in their lives. The Inner Voyage uses the power of a guided psychedelic experience to enhance connection to the self, to others, and to the natural world.
Clients prepare for their medicine session with an initial visit for medical screening, guided nature connection, and an orientation to our space and staff. On the day of their medicine session, clients begin with time in nature prior to a ketamine therapy session. To integrate and re-ground after the session, clients have the option of adding personalized bodywork from a trauma-informed massage therapist and yoga instructor. Clients will return the next day to continue integrating their experience with their therapist on site to help make their experience enduring and meaningful.
The price of this service includes physician consultation, over 20 hours of individualized therapy, medical monitoring during sessions, guided nature connection work, and all medications. Many clients complete their journey over 4 weeks but this can be accomplished in 2-6 weeks depending on needs and scheduling.
Group Ketamine Therapy
We offer ketamine therapy for groups of 5-10 with therapists specifically trained in psychedelic therapies and nature connection. These group experiences can be powerful reminders of what we all have in common in humans and the group can provide a level of support that is unique and enduring.
Our next group session is June 9th and this session (including pricing) is being tailored specifically as a self-care tool to support healthcare workers. See below or feel free to contact us for additional details.
Financing Your Treatment with CareCredit
To help patients access treatment, AIP has partnered with CareCredit, a specialized credit card that offers financing options for medical expenses. CareCredit lets you say "yes" to recommended treatment and pay for it in convenient monthly payments that fit your budget.
If you are interested in using CareCredit to finance your healthcare expenses with us, learn more and find out if you qualify.
If you already have a CareCredit card, you can use it at any time to pay for your treatments at Asheville Integrative Psychiatry.