Why in the world would The Attach Place create KAP@TheAttachPlace for the delivery of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy? Don’t we have enough to do? Yes, we definitely have enough clients. Getting more clients is not the reason we are expanding to include KAP into our menu of services.
We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art modalities to treat our clients who experience persistent, protracted trauma symptoms. Depression, anxiety, and emotional reactivity from PTSD are hard to tackle using western psychopharmacology. Many of our clients have tried one, two, three, or more different SSRIs, SNRIs, and even anti-convulsives to seek relief, sadly, to no avail. They encounter side effects or consistency issues or long-term deleterious impacts on relationships from SSRI/SNRI use that are simply not tolerable. I am not even mentioning all of the invasive treatments my clients have tried that did not work without side effects–ECT, large pharma cocktails, and in-patient confinements to name just a few. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is proving to be an effective new way to use an old molecule, with nearly no side-effects and with a big dose of compassion, openness, and wonder.
Yes, ketamine was used by many to do harm to others. Sexual predators (CHOMOS) have used ketamine to subdue their victims. This is deplorable and never acceptable. However, using ketamine for good to heal is a righteous use of this potentially psychedelic medicine. The way ketamine works on the brain/body complex in conjunction with preparation and integration psychotherapy is groundbreaking and life-changing. It is time we used this medicine to achieve what SSRIs/NSRIs promise but cannot always deliver.
If you are struggling with treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, or reactive emotionality from PTSD, get a KAP consultation to see if you are eligible. You will be glad you did.