Calliope Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy helps you prepare, integrate, and heal
The ketamine assisted psychotherapy program (KAP) at Calliope Health is designed to help you get the most out of the “window of neuroplasticity” that the ketamine molecule can powerfully provide to you. We believe that better outcomes with ketamine may be the direct result of getting into an open and curious mindset before the treatment. This is accomplished in our preparation sessions.
On treatment days, you will also meet with your KAP therapist for integration sessions. Drawing on the mindful and spiritual qualities of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, will give you a container with which you may hold a developmental and nurturing mindset with challenging or confusing emotional material.
How Our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Program Works
Our team will help you decide the best frequency of ketamine assisted therapy for you. Keeping up with the schedule and frequency of ketamine assisted therapy sessions is your responsibility. You will be charged only after services are provided, based on the following rates:
- 60-minute psychiatric assessment: $450 – video only
- Ketamine (sublingual or injection) + 45 minute psychotherapy (KAP): $650 – in-person only
- 45-minute psychotherapy only (without ketamine) $325 – may be in-person or video
- 30-minute psychiatric consult: $275 – may be in-person or video
BREAKDOWN OF THE KAP SESSION (2-3 hours total):
Based on our experience for optimal results, we prefer offering IM (intramuscular) injection for all KAP sessions. However, it’s also common for us to offer a sublingual (SL) first dose. SL dosing is accomplished by the medical staff using a syringe to squirt liquid ketamine under the tongue. While SL ketamine dosing only allows about 30% of the medicine to reach the brain, it can still offer a profound and significant experience. SL absorption of ketamine, relative to IM is what some have called a “longer ramp” into ketamine’s disassociative experience since absorption is more gradual.
Hour 1 = Ketamine (IM or SL) dose is given and you have a private, quiet room to yourself for 45 minutes. Eye shades and a weighted blanket are provided (optional). Noise cancelling headphones with a pre-arranged music selection are encouraged. Some people find that having a friend or loved one to sit quietly with you can be helpful, especially in the first few sessions. Having a “sitter” is not required. You will be able to ring a bell and medical staff will attend to you. Medical staff with periodically monitor and it is typical for administration of a second or third dose during the 45 minute journey.
Hour 2 = Talk therapy for 45 minutes
Hour 3 = Optional quiet recovery in lounge. Leave when you are ready after you confirm with staff that you are not driving yourself.