KAP is an adjunctive form of psychotherapy utilized to treat mental health disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and chronic pain syndromes.
When integrated along with ketamine infusion, KAP enhances and prolongs optimal therapeutic responses. Call us at 804-993-3039 to schedule your KAP session with one of our therapists.
At Alchemy Wellness, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness, and we are excited to share with you our care model that revolves around the essential components of preparation and integration for ketamine-assisted therapy (KAT) sessions. We are committed to helping you embark on a transformative journey towards better mental health and overall well-being.
Why have a preparation session? The work one does before and after a ketamine infusion is as important as the work done during the infusion. The medication only facilitates change—but the change itself comes from you! The preparation session sets the stage for all subsequent treatment sessions.
During the preparation stage, we will do the following:
Doing this work in a preparation session means that when you arrive for your first infusion session, we can begin the process quickly since we have completed the preparation work ahead of time. Our experience has shown us that minimizing tasks prior to a patient’s first infusion leads to a more relaxed and focused first infusion.
What does integration mean? A common question that arises when patients are near the end of their infusion sessions is: What do I do with what I have learned during my infusion sessions? Integration sessions are used to explore and “unpack” things discovered during your infusion sessions. Unlike psychotherapy, which can be open-ended and can cover a variety of topics, integration sessions are limited in number and focus on themes brought up during infusion sessions.
Integration sessions can include:
The number of integration sessions is up to the client. While it is possible to conduct integration sessions with your current therapist, we find it most effective to work with clinicians who have experience in working with psychedelic medicine.