Why You Should Consider Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

August 3, 2020
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Are you struggling to find a treatment option that will bring you relief after living with trauma, a clinical diagnosis of depression or PTSD?

If so, it could be time to check out Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP).

Learn more about how Jason Sienknecht is working with clients to help them find peace of mind using KAP and 5 reasons you can find it too!

When you have tried a variety of treatments for depression and nothing seems to work, you might start to feel hopeless – like relief is for other people.

Jason Sienknecht understands where you are, because he’s been there too. 

Discovering the power of psychedelics as a treatment option changed his mind…and ultimately his life.

Early on, Jason was able to make progress with the treatment of his clinical depression using psychedelic medication. That therapy sparked a life-long pursuit of learning about KAP and psychedelic treatment options. Today he is living out his purpose and passion as a KAP provider at Wholeness Center.

Working with Jason through a KAP protocol might give you the peace of mind you’ve been searching for.

Still have questions?

Here Jason addresses the top 5 things you should know when considering KAP:

  • IT IS SAFE.

JASON: Ketamine is one of the most widely researched and studied medicines and has been used safely as an anesthetic in surgical procedures for the past 50 years. As an anesthetic, the dose range of ketamine is 6-8 times higher than the dose range that we use at Wholeness Center to treat depression.

  • KETAMINE PROVIDES RELIEF FOR SYMPTOMS IN LESS TIME.

JASON: Unlike antidepressant medications, which can take 2-3 weeks to take effect, ketamine tends to act much quicker and stronger. For those who respond to ketamine (70% of people experience symptom relief), they are likely to start feeling better within 3 sessions. Many people feel better during or shortly after the first session. With each subsequent session, the relief of their symptoms becomes increasingly sustained. Usually by session #6 or #8, they have reached the full benefit of the medicine and further sessions are not needed.

  • SCARY, NO. DIFFICULT, SOMETIMES.

JASON: It is rare for someone to have a scary experience, although occasionally a person may have a difficult experience as they work through dark, stuck places within their psyche. Within an 8-session treatment episode, 1 or 2 of those sessions that may be dark, slow-moving, or absent of clarity and meaning. Oftentimes, a difficult experience can be quickly corrected with the support of the therapist.

  • THE RECOVERY PERIOD IS SHORT.

JASON: Unlike most traditional psychedelic medicines which can last 6-8 hours, the effects of ketamine only last 1-2 hours, making it ideal for clinical work.

  • KAP GIVES YOUR BRAIN A BREAK.

JASON: To the extent that depression is a product of negative thinking, the opportunity to take a break from the thinking mind allows for an experience of freedom from depression. Negative thoughts will fall away and thoughts in general will fall away. You will move from your “thinking self” into your “observing self”. In the absence of thought, you will experience what life is like without the incessant chattering of the mind, which allows your awareness to transcend your mind, your body, your ego, and even the room you are in. When you return to the room, to your body, and to your ordinary, chattering mind, you are likely to return with some clarity, perspective, and wisdom that will sustain you over the coming days and weeks.

Sometimes getting perspective is all a person needs to begin moving towards healing and wholeness.

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Want to learn more?
Jason Sienknecht LPC, CAC II is a licensed therapist specializing in treating adolescents and adults with mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and addiction to drugs and alcohol.

As a psychotherapist, my focus is to draw from the variety of therapeutic modalities in my toolbox and use these therapies to help my clients find their way through the various psychological barriers that eclipse their innate wisdom. I measure my success on the degree to which my clients find clarity of vision, relief from their suffering, and, eventually, full independence from professional support.

Please contact the Wholeness Center if you have questions about integrative medicine, and/ or mental health alternatives. If you live in the Northern Colorado/ Ft. Collins area and would like to learn more about the innovative programs the Wholeness Center has to offer, please call 970-221-1106 or email info@wholeness.com.

Posted in Anxiety and Depression, Depression, Ketamine by Kira James