Transcend offers a variety of psychotherapy services by Telehealth or In-Person
Transcend Health Solutions is proud to offer traditional (non-ketamine) psychotherapy services at affordable prices. These services are provided by skilled mental health counselors and are primarily offered through a virtual format, although periodic in-person sessions are available when necessary.
Psychotherapy, often referred to as “counseling,” is the process of discussing various life concerns with a qualified, licensed mental health provider. In its simplest form, psychotherapy works by providing a person with an objective “other” who can actively listen to problems with empathy and unconditional positive regard. In addition, counselors are trained to identify and treat problematic mood, thinking, and behavior patterns that have become detrimental to a client’s mental health.
Psychotherapy can address a multitude of problematic issues ranging from everyday life concerns (e.g., academic, work, or relationship distress) to clinical mental health conditions and significant life trauma. Common conditions treated through mental health counseling include:
There are a multitude of ways a counselor can address a patient’s concerns in psychotherapy. These approaches, often referred to as therapeutic “models,” are well-developed methods for assessing a patient’s presenting concerns; diagnosing problematic thought, mood, and behavior patterns; and responding to a patient who is undergoing counseling. Transcend psychotherapists are trained in a variety of counseling techniques that include:
How long a client meets with their therapist depends upon the nature of the issue being treated. For difficulties managing life stress and clear adjustment issues, an individual may only need to meet with their therapist for one to three 50-minute therapy sessions. For other issues, such as PTSD, chronic mental illness, or personality disorders, therapy can last for months to even years. How long a course of therapy lasts, and the frequency of meetings, is something that will be discussed at your intake interview and decided upon by you and your counselor.
Transcend Health Solutions does not accept insurance as a form of payment. However, we can provide you with diagnostic codes you can use to attain reimbursement from your insurance company. Fortunately, Transcend offers psychotherapy services that are affordable for a majority of clients.
Standard therapy is used by counselors to treat problems and mental health conditions that are typically less severe and more transient that issues requiring ketamine treatment methods. Ketamine assisted psychotherapy(KAP) is typically utilized to treat chronic mental health conditions that have not responded to other forms of therapy and medication. Examples are chronic treatment resistant depression and severe forms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Also, KAP is often used to treat chronic pain conditions. If, during the course of standard psychotherapy, you and your therapist determine that KAP may be the appropriate treatment method for you, then you will be referred to our medical staff for an intake appointment.
· In-Person Talk Therapy
· Telehealth Talk Therapy
· Group Therapy
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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.
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