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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

"A ketamine journey provides a respite from the stress and distractions of our daily lives.  Within that pause, we discover the infinite creativity deep within." - Amanda Yoder

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Connie Ittner, LCSW

Connie Ittner and I collaborate to provide a curated and individualized approach to ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.  We view this treatment as a journey, an initial experience with ketamine that works as a change agent and becomes integrated at deeper levels over time.  While we consider the unique needs of each individual during treatment planning, our experience has shown us that it is most useful to commit to a minimum of three sessions to approach an optimal dose and to begin to develop a cadence, or flow, within the process.  We have observed the most consistent and optimal results with an induction phase of six once-weekly sessions before considering a maintenance regimen or a return to one's pre-existing psychotherapeutic approaches. 

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1 / Initial Consultation with Connie Ittner

50 minutes.  The consultation and alliance-building period will require one to three sessions.  Connie will begin to understand your story, your goals for KAP, and your current psychotherapeutic support.  She will be able to answer initial questions about the experience and you will assess, together, whether our services and your needs are aligned.  The two of you will work to build sufficient mutual understanding and trust to create a safe space for the work.

2 / Medical Intake

60 minutes.  You and I will meet in person only (no telehealth).  This appointment will cover your past psychiatric, medical, family, and social histories, standardized symptom assessments, evaluation of vital signs and a focused physical exam as needed.  I will take a close look at your current medication regimen and any health conditions to ensure medical appropriateness for ketamine use, and make recommendations, if needed, to prepare you for the journey.  I will also coordinate with any medical providers (Psychiatrists, Primary Care) as needed, with your written permission.  During this appointment we will review the medical informed consent and how the risk/benefit profile of KAP applies to you as a unique individual.

3 / In-Office KAP Session with Connie and myself

3 hours.  Arrival, settling into the space, intention-setting, medical assessment and sign-off, ketamine dose, journey, post-journey integrative psychotherapy, and medical clearance.  You will not be permitted to drive yourself home after the journey.

4 / Post-journey integration sessions with Connie

45 minutes.  These sessions are an essential part of the work and will be scheduled as needed on an individual basis.  Connie will coordinate with your regular therapist to ensure your work is primed to continue its evolution even after your session(s) with her are complete.

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713.714.6209

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