Your Mind’s Health is Your Health
PSYCHIATRY, KETAMINE INFUSIONS & PSYCHOTHERAPY
A psychiatric clinic in Bethesda, MD, that offers ketamine infusions with psychotherapy. Read What is ketamine assisted therapy?
How we help
We provide psychiatric assessments and medical treatment for depression, anxiety, and PTSD with “conventional” medications that have been around for decades and work well for some people. If these medicines are ineffective, you may qualify to receive ketamine infusions. Ketamine is proven to rapidly relieve severe depression or anxiety, and may regenerate synaptic connections between brain cells damaged by stress and depression, according to Yale-led research.
Step 1: Medical Assessment
Call today to discuss the kind of psychiatric treatment plan that is right for you. We have two options for treatment: General psychiatric care (video/telehealth only) and/or Ketamine-Assisted Therapy (KAP). It’s only $250 for a psychiatric assessment and no further fees are required if you later opt for our highest level of care with ketamine treatments.
Step 2: Medication Management and/or Supervised Ketamine Infusions
Our psychiatric nurse practitioner will meet monthly (or sooner in the beginning) if you begin treatment with conventional psychiatric medication. If you’re starting the ketamine program, you’ll have one session with your therapist before booking your series of four, weekly two-hour ketamine sessions. We typically administer ketamine through an infusion (IV), or sometimes, intramuscular (IM) injection.
Step 3: Track Weekly Progress
The effects of a ketamine infusion helps your brain remember what it’s like to feel relaxed, open-hearted and serene. Sometimes spontaneously and sometimes with skilled coaching, many people learn to use this state of relaxed flow to release physical fear associated with painful experiences. Your therapist will support you as you learn how each week’s “reboot” of your brain is allowing you to feel more like yourself, find meaning, and remember what is truly important to you.
“I was on the merry-go-round of pharma….I tried multiple SSRIs. Nothing helped until I tried ketamine. It made me remember what it’s possible to feel like.”
Relief From Anxiety and Fear
“…the fibromyalgia pain stopped for the first time ever. I can’t tell you how glad I am to have my life back from the anxiety and fear. It’s been hard work too. Ketamine is not a miracle. But it’s a powerful tool for healing.”
“I’d come home and say ‘it’s not working.’ Then my kids would say, ‘Dad, we haven’t heard you laugh like that in a long time.’ Something was changing at a deep level like a window that was opening again for me to look at myself, my problems, with new light.”