Transcend is known for being one of the nations leading IV Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy practices. Generally, when this treatment is done it is in the clinic setting. Transcend believes that for this treatment to be as successful as possible, some clients may be best served in the comfort of their own homes. Our in home team is ready to bring the same quality of care you can expect to find in one of our clinics, to you or a loved ones home.
While our in-clinic ketamine therapy services are the best fit for many of our patients, there are certain patients who prefer to receive ketamine treatments within the comfort of their home.
Typically, in-home services are preferred by clients who want to receive ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) with the utmost discretion, perhaps because they fear the stigma that can be associated with this new and novel form of treatment. For these individuals who may fear the social and/or professional implications surrounding ketamine, our in-home KAP sessions can ensure a maximum degree of privacy while still delivering the safest and most effective form of ketamine treatment available.
For other individuals who have mental health and pain conditions that make leaving home challenging, such as agoraphobia or limited mobility due to an injury or medical condition, then in-home KAP may be a better option than in-clinic treatments.
Like our in-clinic treatments, Transcend in-home sessions center around a powerful and long-used medication, Ketamine, that can reduce depression, diminish anxiety, and reduce pain. Ketamine, when administered in relatively low doses, is a powerful antidepressant and can repair damaged pain receptors.
Transcend in-home services involve a team of highly skilled clinicians coming to you or a loved one’s home to administer a series of ketamine treatments for a variety of mental health and pain conditions such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, and cancer related pain (among others).
If you or a loved one are considering ketamine assisted therapy but prefer treatment in a more private and comfortable setting, then contact us to book your in-home intake appointment.
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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.
Have another question? Don't hesitate to reach out to us.