At Transcend, we specialize in treating mental health conditions with IV Ketamine infusions paired with psychotherapy. The development this modality (Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy) has been one of the most important discoveries in the realm of mental healthcare in decades. Read more about how we treat mental health conditions with KAP below.
Approximately 51.5 million Americans suffer from mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD.
Just like any other illness, mental health conditions require treatment to manage symptoms and improve behaviors. While some patients see improvements through talk therapy and daily medication, others do not.
That is why Transcend Health Solutions is excited to offer a unique form of ketamine treatment to patients in Texas with mental health conditions. Our ketamine-assisted psychotherapy sessions help patients improve their conditions faster than medications or traditional therapy.
Transcend Health Solutions treats a variety of mental health conditions. Mental illness can occur at any stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental illness can devastate your emotional, behavioral, and social wellbeing.
Your mental health is important to us, and we are committed to helping you improve. Conditions we treat include:
Transcend Health Solutions uses ketamine infusion therapy, paired with psychotherapy, (Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy) for the treatment of mental health conditions. If you’re suffering from a chronic mental health condition and traditional therapy and medication are not effective, you may benefit from Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Ketamine has neurochemical effects that are often more effective and longer-lasting than traditional antidepressants. Once you are in a ketamine-infused state, you will engage in talk therapy with a therapist trained in various forms of psychotherapy. Unlike typical therapy, ketamine gives you deeper access to negative thought patterns and memories to enhance your psychotherapy session. Most patients see results within 4-6 sessions.
We review your medical history during your initial appointment to determine how to best meet your needs during your ketamine infusion. In some cases, you may need to adjust the dosing of medications you are being prescribed or temporarily suspend them prior to your treatment. Examples of medications that may need to be held on the day of a session are stimulants, benzodiazepines, and certain mood stabilizers.
Your treatment will take approximately two hours. Most patients receive their ketamine infusion for approximately 30 to 50 minutes, followed by another 45 minutes of psychotherapy. Your ketamine-assisted psychotherapist will stay by your side for the entirety of your appointment.
You will need a friend or family member to pick you up after your infusion. Ketamine may make you feel fatigued for a few hours after your treatment. Thus, it’s not safe for you to drive yourself home.
While rare, some patients experience nausea as a side effect of their ketamine infusion. Because of this possibility, we ask that patients stop eating or drinking for at least three hours before their appointment. Our medical staff is ready to provide nausea medications at any time in the event that you become nauseated during the process.
Ketamine therapy is a short-term commitment for long-term gains. Typically, patients see lasting results within 4 to 6 ketamine sessions.
Consider ketamine infusion therapy with paired psychotherapy if you are frustrated with the slow progress you are making using traditional medications and talk therapy to treat your mental health condition. Ketamine infusions are a safe and potent way to access your feelings and gain rapid insights into your mental health condition.
Transcend Health Solutions offers patients in Texas the opportunity to receive ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. In 4 to 8 sessions, you can achieve great improvements in your mental health that it may have taken years to achieve through traditional psychotherapy. Contact our office today for a free consultation.
Your peace of mind is worth the time.
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.
Have another question? Don't hesitate to reach out to us.