Transcend provides IV Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy at a rate competitive with places that provide Ketamine administration only.
To start treatment with Transcend, clients will first intake with a KAP therapist and a nurse practitioner to ensure that they are a good candidate for this treatment and it is safe for them. These intake appointments cost $249 total.
During intake, your therapist will help you determine what the best and most cost-effective way to be supported through the KAP process is for you, based on your history, goals, and a variety of other factors. Most clients will be eligible to receive Ketamine infusions in a group cohort with 2 other matched individuals and with group integration therapy. Some individuals would be best supported with one-on-one therapeutic support throughout the entire KAP session. Individual KAP sessions are $499 for entry-level KAP therapists and $699 for master-level KAP therapists.
The price of these sessions includes all of the medicines delivered; the presence of a licensed NP or RN who delivers the medication(s) and monitors the treatment; and the time you will spend with your Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy trained therapist.
Most clients will require 4 to 8 KAP sessions to experience significant shifts in their presenting condition.
All Veterans, First Responders (police, fire, EMS), and healthcare workers will receive a $50 discount on every KAP session.
Financial assistance is available!
Transcend has partnered with Walnut to help provide financial assistance to our patients. By using Walnut, treatment can be financed starting at 0% APR over a period of 3 to 60 months. Please contact the clinic to acquire a quote for your expected treatment course and we will send you a link to apply for the loan. The application process takes just a few minutes to get approval and applying does not affect your credit score. Another option for financial assistance is applying for Advanced Care Card.
In-Home Ketamine Therapy
Transcend is one very few providers in the nation that offers IV Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy provided in the comfort of your home. For pricing of in-home treatment please contact the clinic for a quote. Pricing may vary depending on the distance traveled to home.
Is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy covered by insurance?
Transcend does not 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.
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.
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 20-40 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 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 3-6 weeks to keep the pain reduced.
You can expect to be at the clinic for approximately 1.5-2 hours. There are many factors that influence the length of the infusion but most patients will receive a 35-45 minute ketamine infusion. Your Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy trained therapist and medical provider will be by your side throughout your entire time in the clinic.