Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
at Asheville Integrative Psychiatry
What if your next doctor's appointment started with a walk in the woods?
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.
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 clients' needs.
What to Expect
As pioneers in research and treatment with psychedelics, Dr. Tiffany Sauls and Kaity Horseman (LCSW, LCAS) leverage their years of experience into a treatment protocol for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) that is grounded in first-hand experience with this powerful medicine. By combining the therapeutic benefits of nature connection with the transformative potential of psychedelics, we can foster and amplify the innate healing potential that exists within each of us.
When you choose to work with us, you can expect to receive:
A comprehensive medical evaluation to support your well-being during treatment
Preliminary counseling sessions to achieve familiarity with your therapist and discuss your unique needs and goals prior to treatment
A thorough orientation to our process, site, and staff
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with dosing and treatment protocol specifically tailored to your individual needs and preferences
Non-invasive medical monitoring throughout your session
Private and comfortable treatment settings in your choice of a rustic outdoor cabin, nature setting, or indoor yoga/meditation room
Guided nature connection work, with dedicated time in nature prior to beginning the ketamine session
Guided meditation and somatic integration
Integrative therapy following your session to assist you in processing your experiences
Option to add personalized bodywork/massage from a trauma-informed massage therapist and yoga instructor
Free access to classes and events at Asheville Integrative Psychiatry while enrolled in KAP services
We use guided nature connection on our secluded retreat to prepare and ground our clients for the psychedelic terrain ahead. Afterwards, we offer a personalized combination of tools and practices to facilitate integration and embodiment of your experience. Integration may involve nature connection, therapeutic dance, artistic expression, or sensory processing, depending on your unique intentions and journey. We also encourage clients to extend their time at the sanctuary following their ketamine session, taking time to journal, listen to music, or just be in nature. Extended integration services are available as needed/requested.
Tailored to each client’s individual needs and goals, this intensive healing protocol takes place over the course of 2 - 6 weeks. Our Healing Journey Ketamine Protocol has successfully benefited clients living with treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, addictive behaviors, and a range of anxiety disorders.
The Healing Journey includes:
All accommodations listed above
4 sessions of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
20+ hours of individualized therapy to help you maximize the benefits of ketamine therapy and cultivate lasting change
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.
The Inner Voyage includes:
All accommodations listed above
One session of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
One preparatory therapy session before KAP
One integrative therapy session after KAP
Group Ketamine Therapy
Our group ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) sessions are open to clients who have previously completed one or more courses of KAP treatment at our practice.
Group sessions are offered periodically and typically include 5 - 10 participants. These group psychedelic experiences can serve as powerful reminders of our shared humanity and offer a unique and enduring form of support.
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.