The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in five adults in the US lives with a mental health condition.
Approximately 51.5 million Americans suffering 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, 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. The benefits of ketamine therapy are enhanced with repeated infusions. Most patients see results with 4-8 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 to avoid negative medication interactions. Examples include medications like stimulants, benzodiazepines, and certain mood stabilizers.
Your treatment will take approximately two hours. Most patients receive their ketamine infusion for approximately 35 to 45 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.
Ketamine therapy is a short-term commitment for long-term gains. Typically, patients see lasting results within 4 to 6 ketamine sessions. However, if you are a chronic pain patient, it may be harder for you to keep pain levels down without maintenance appointments. In fact, after your initial sessions, you may need to book another infusion every 3 to 6 weeks to keep pain levels manageable.
There are few side effects from a ketamine infusion. If you eat or drink before your infusion, you may experience nausea. Elevated blood pressure and an increased heart rate are other side common side effects that are easily managed by our staff.
In rare cases, after prolonged ketamine use, some recreational users have developed bladder cystitis. Importantly, clinics that perform medically facilitated ketamine infusion therapy have not reported any cases of this condition.
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 five or six 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 health is worth the time.
Almost all side effects are short-term and immediately subside after the infusion is discontinued. They may include: elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate and nausea. 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 will not experience nausea.
Long term, the only documented side effect is Bladder Cystitis, but this was achieved from recreational dosing that is administered in far greater volume and frequency than in a medical setting. No medically facilitated Ketamine clinic has ever reported a patient contracting this disorder under appropriate care.
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.
Ketamine is an extremely safe medication, but it may cause nausea in a small percentage of patients. For this reason, we request that you don't eat or drink anything within 3 hours of your infusion time.
After a ketamine infusion, it is normal to feel somewhat 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.
At Transcend, it is our goal to have this treatment be a short term intervention for you. The majority of our patient will reach sub clinical levels of distress after an average of 5-6 sessions. The majority of our patients discharge after these session and do not require any form of maintenance therapy.
Because you are taking a sedative, YOU CANNOT DRIVE AFTER THE TREATMENT. You must arrange for someone to pick you up, otherwise you will not receive a treatment.
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 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.