Ketamine Therapy Services
Are you suffering from treatment-resistant anxiety, depression, or PTSD? Are you struggling to create new patterns in your thinking, emotions, and behavior?
Ketamine therapy might be the answer you have been looking for to get the results that have eluded you thus far.
How Does It Work?
You have several options to get started quickly and easily.
We want to make sure ketamine is a good fit for you based on your diagnosis, medical history, and current medications and treatments. In as little as two hours, you can have your evaluation and first treatment. We usually can treat you the same week you contact us.
You will be evaluated at our clinic by one of our nurse practitioners. You can also talk with your primary care provider, psychiatrist or other medical provider to obtain a referral for ketamine infusion therapy. This referral must come from a licensed medical practitioner (MD, DO, NP, PA) and should include your current diagnoses and their medical evaluation of you.
Discover the benefits of our dual ketamine services: infusion (intravenous) therapy and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (via oral troche). Our expert staff is ready to guide you through the selection process based on your unique history and requirements. Upon approval, either through an in-clinic evaluation or a referral from your medical provider, you can easily schedule your preferred ketamine therapy. Choose the path to enhanced well-being with our specialized ketamine services.
Option one: Experience the transformative power of infusion therapy, a comprehensive series of 6 to 8 ketamine infusions typically completed within 4 weeks. For eligible candidates, an infusion can be scheduled immediately following a successful evaluation. While effective as a stand-alone treatment, we highly recommend complementing infusions with integration psychotherapy.
Integration psychotherapy is held 24-48 hours post-ketamine treatment to help you optimize the potential gains from your ketamine experience. During this critical period, your brain exhibits heightened neuroplasticity, facilitating the formation of new, healthier patterns. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself, forming new neural connections for enhanced adaptation, learning, and recovery throughout life. You can learn more about neuroplasticity and ketamine here. To harness the benefits of neuroplasticity with integration psychotherapy, explore our referral to psychotherapists specifically trained in this practice through Great Salt Lake Wellness. Discover more on the GSLW website.
Option Two: Embark on ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, a structured program featuring 6 sessions of oral ketamine via troche, dissolved during extended psychotherapy sessions. Each session is followed by integration psychotherapy 24-48 hours later. Collaborating with the skilled psychotherapists at Great Salt Lake Wellness, we ensure a seamless and supportive experience. Learn more about our partnership on the GSLW website. Through our integrated approach to ketamine therapy.
Benefits of Ketamine
Based on Condition
Depression and Suicidal Ideation
Individuals with depression can experience sadness, low energy, poor sleep, loss of appetite, low self-esteem, nervousness, apathy, withdrawal. restlessness, thoughts of death or suicide, and racing thoughts. Individuals can experience the immediate effect of ketamine as it circumvents classic serotonin pathways to glutamate activation, rather than typical antidepressants which can take 4-6 weeks to activate serotonin before glutamate.
Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, can experience flashbacks, loneliness, fear, nightmares, insomnia, irritability, jumpiness, hostility, social isolation, flashbacks, and emotional trauma. Individuals struggling with PTSD can feel relief of symptoms through intravenous (IV) ketamine treatment which may enhance synaptic connectivity in the brain otherwise inhibited by extreme stress from trauma. Previous trauma can also be processed in different ways with the use of ketamine, so that individuals can find resolution for previous traumatic events.
Other Anxiety Disorders
Individuals can struggle with a number of anxiety disorders, which can include a range of symptoms to include excessive cognitive worry, rumination, physiological signs of anxiety (racing heart, restlessness, difficulty breathing, shaky hands, panic), agitation, hyper-vigilance, and compulsive thoughts. According to a study published by clinicaltrials.gov, fifty percent of patients receiving ketamine felt their symptoms ease within three days.
Individuals experiencing chronic pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, back pain, radiculopathy, chronic neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, post-herpetic neuralgia, and chronic pos-surgical pain, can experience both short and long term (up to three months) benefits of ketamine’s powerful analgesic properties.
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) can cause individuals to experience repeated, persistent, and unwanted thoughts; intrusive urges or images, agitation, impulsivity, hyper-vigilance, hoarding, and compulsive thoughts. According to a study published by clinicaltrials.gov, fifty percent of patients receiving ketamine felt their symptoms ease within three days.
Pricing for Ketamine Therapy Services
Affordable Ketamine Clinic does not bill insurance companies for ketamine services. Payment for treatment is on a pay-as-you go basis. We accept cash, credit cards, or Health Savings Account (HSA) cards. We require you pay for your visit 24 hours prior to the visit.
Once you contact us, you will receive a PDF copy of our “Good Faith Estimate,” which lists all your out of pocket costs we can reasonably anticipate, based on our current rates and the type of treatment you are requesting. Our current rates are:
- Medical Evaluation (one-time): $150
- Ketamine Infusion for mood disorders: $285 each
- Ketamine Infusion for chronic pain: $345 each
Affordable Ketamine Clinic uses the credit card processing company called NMI. Follow the link below to add your credit card to our NMI system so that the practice manager or billing specialist can run your credit card once you are invoiced through Simple Practice (our Electronic Health Record system).
*Please note- include the name of the PATIENT (not the parent or responsible billing party) when you include your credit card info in the NMI link.
To prepare for ketamine infusions, please fast for 4 to 6 hours to reduce the risk of nausea. The treatment works best when you are not feeling stressed or exhausted. To the extent you can, avoid stressors and get a good night’s sleep before your scheduled treatment. You must bring a relative or friend to stay with you during the infusion and drive you home afterward. For your mind and body to fully benefit from ketamine infusions, please refrain from alcohol and recreational drug use for several days before your appointment.
-Intake/Referral appointment $150
-Each infusion appointment for mood disorders $285
-Each infusion appointment for chronic pain $345
We have provided a number of resources for learning more about the benefits of ketamine. Check out our resources page for links to Ketamine research. We also have several blog posts with related content.
What are the advantages of ketamine infusion therapy versus intramuscular injections or esketamine nasal spray?
Appointments for infusions for depression and mood disorders are about an hour in length, with the first appointment’s orientation lasting an additional half-hour. Pain infusions last one and a half hours each time.
Patients should avoid alcohol and illicit drugs for a minimum of 1 day before treatment. You will get the most benefit from ketamine as a psychedelic medicine if you also avoid alcohol and elicit drugs for 48-72 after the ketamine medication, as the brain is the most malleable and open to change following a psychedelic medicine during that 72 hr window. You want to get maximum benefit from each ketamine dose and give your brain an opportunity to change and develop from its ketamine experience.
We strongly encourage patients to live a healthy lifestyle, which has a positive effect on their ketamine treatment outcomes.
The use of ketamine is on its way to becoming a mainstream treatment with the 2019 FDA approval of an isomer form of ketamine, called esketamine (Spravato, manufactured by Janssen), for mood disorder treatment, available only in a nasal spray that must be administered in a physician’s office.
Tips to Maximize your Treatment Results
If you’ve had a ketamine treatment for your mental health issues, you know that it can provide relief from challenging symptoms like depression and anxiety. But sometimes the symptoms come back to some degree even after receiving intensive treatments. We put together some helpful blog posts that include ways to extend the effectiveness of treatment.