Although there are many places these days to go and receive a Ketamine infusion or injection, Transcend provides real IV Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. A service that unfortunately is extremely hard to find.
There are very few clinics in the US that provide IV KAP with clinicians as experienced as ours. Transcend is second to none.
Individual KAP sessions are $449 each for KAP therapists with under 1000 sessions experience and $699 each for KAP therapists with 1000+ sessions experience.
Our Team KAP program is facilitated in cohorts of 3 patients undergoing KAP together. Team KAP is the most cost-effective option, and is equally efficacious for the majority of clients. Team KAP sessions are $375 each. Learn about the Team KAP process here.
When you meet your therapist they will advise you which format has the best chance of success for you and will be the most cost-effective.
We discount treatment for Veterans and First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS). We are a Veteran and First responder owned and operated entity, if you are struggling, we will do everything we can to help you get treatment, just call the clinic. We got you.
Getting started with treatment.
Step 1: Call us to consult and we can book an intake appointment after we discuss with you what treatment is like and answer any questions that you may have about this kind of therapy.
Step 2: The initial meeting with your KAP therapists to determine if you are a good fit for this treatment, go over your history, and your goals for treatment, help you get prepared, and just get to know each other. This session is $149. At this first appointment, we will provide you with a “good faith estimate” for the projected course of your treatment. Most patients are eager to start treatment and do not want additional prep sessions, and most patients do not need them, but some will benefit from additional prep sessions prior to the first KAP session and this is always an option for any client who feels would like this, or if the therapist feels it would be beneficial.
Step 3: The second meeting is with our doctor or nurse practitioner to go over your medical history and determine your initial Ketamine dosing, this appointment is $99.
Step 4: Start your initial KAP treatment series with sessions once a week for 4-8 weeks, with or without optional integration sessions as needed. Integration sessions can be very beneficial and are highly encouraged, but optional. Integration sessions are therapy sessions that focus on continued processing of the content from the previous KAP session. There is evidence that integration sessions conducted within the 48 hours after a KAP session might accelerate progress, as the brain is the most receptive to change in this window.
Is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy covered by insurance?
Transcend does not directly accept insurance. We do however provide "Superbills" to our clients upon completing treatment. Clients may receive some reimbursement for the costs of treatment by submitting the Superbill to their insurance company. Often the therapy aspects of treatment are reimbursed, and sometimes the part of the medical aspects of the treatment are as well, but not always. FSA/HSA accounts can be used for treatment costs.
Financial assistance is available!
Call us and we can discuss financing options including payment plan options, and non-profit resources to apply for to help get treatment.
Additionally, we are an approved provider for "Advanced Care".
Click here to apply -> Advanced Care Application Link
The treatment is worth it, and you deserve to be able to access it, regardless of your income level.
Transcend Karma cases
Transcend sees a certain amount of cases each year at significantly reduced pricing or at no charge. If you are interested in applying to be seen by a us but cannot afford treatment costs email your situation to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will read the submissions and do what we can to see cases as often as we can. Application does not guaranty treatment.
We are here to answer your questions regarding Ketamine assisted therapy.
Ketamine is a very short acting medication. Generally speaking, any side effect experienced from Ketamine will be short-term and will subside after the infusion has stopped. It can be normal to have slight increases in blood pressure and heart rate during an infusion. A small percentage of patient do experience some nausea during or right after the infusion. Nausea, elevated blood pressure and heart rate are easily managed through IV medications during the session should these arise. Most patient who do not eat for three hours prior to the session, and keep their eyes closed or use eyeshades during the session, will not experience any nausea.
In high doses and or with very frequent administration Ketamine can be irritating to the bladder. For the purposes of facilitating KAP, doses of ketamine are low and most patients will only do one or two sessions per week. In this dosing and frequency there an extremely low risk of for developing bladder irritation caused by the administration of Ketamine. We have never had a patient develop bladder issues from this treatment at our clinic.
During your medical intake, we will determine if you need to alter your medication regime prior to treatment. There are only a few medications that should be altered prior to initiating treatment. For instance, stimulant medications, benzodiazepines, and medications like Lamictal may need to be held or adjusted prior to treatment.
We request that you don't eat a meal within 3 hours of the start of your appointment time.
After receiving a ketamine infusion, it is normal to feel slightly tired or loopy for several hours. It would be unsafe to drive after a session so we do require that you arrange a family/friend to pick you up or utilize a taxi or other ride service.
It is best to provide time to fully process the therapeutic content that may have been worked through in the session. We encourage our clients to journal and integrate in the time following the session.
At Transcend, it is our goal to have this treatment be a highly transformative, short term intervention for you.
One of the reasons to undergo the KAP process with a therapist vs. receiving Ketamine infusion or injection only is because most people are more able to avoid needing maintenance treatment longterm with KAP. When symptom reduction has occurred through the chemical effects of ketamine only, there is often a need to re-administer ketamine every 20-30 days to keep symptoms at bay. With KAP, symptom reduction is more often secondary to therapeutic progress which does not dwindle in time, and therefore maintenance treatments are often not required.
The majority of our clients will reach sub-clinical levels of distress after an average of 5-6 sessions. Most of our clients will discharge from our care after these sessions and won't need any form of maintenance therapy. Some people do benefit from revisiting KAP intermittently throughout the year following the initial series as needed to continue therapeutic progress but this is not the most common treatment plan at Transcend.
For chronic pain treatment, it is more difficult to keep baseline pain levels down and flair-ups without maintenance infusions ongoing. The majority of patients with chronic pain will do sessions every 30-90 days to keep the baseline pain levels reduced.
You can expect to be at the clinic for approximately 2 hours. There are many factors that influence the length of the infusion but most patients will receive a 35-50 minute ketamine infusion. Your Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy trained therapist and a registered nurse will be by your side throughout your entire time during the infusion. Your therapist will be with you before to help set goals for the session, during for guidance and processing, and after for continued therapy, integration, and reflection.