Safe, Effective and Innovative Mental Health Treatments
Including Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
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Psychedelic medicines, or “psychedelics”, when used in the right context for the right patient, can offer profound improvement in mental health conditions. These medicines can break down negative fixed patterns of thinking and behaving, leading to transformational and lasting positive change. On a biological level, psychedelics increase neuroplasticity (brain connections).
At CCFPH we view treatment as much more than just incorporating psychedelic medicines into therapy. Psychedelic healing is a unique modality grounded in holistic therapeutic principles:
Ketamine, classified as a dissociative anesthetic, can also be referred to as “psychedelic medicine” due to its mind-altering qualities. Proven to increase neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to grow) and neurogenesis (the formation of new neural pathways), ketamine has rapid antidepressant effects that can be useful in addressing challenging and treatment resistant mental health conditions such depression, PTSD, OCD and substance use disorders. The ketamine experience entails a shift in consciousness that can help a person explore themselves in a completely new light. Ketamine has a long-standing safety record, a high level of scientifically-proven efficacy, and is legal for medicinal use in Canada.
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) combines traditional talk psychotherapy and ketamine. KAP utilizes ketamine as a psychedelic catalyst to encourage therapeutic breakthroughs and individual growth to treat a variety of mental health conditions. As a therapeutic modality, KAP can also be helpful for unhealthy patterns of attachment or those wanting to explore existential issues.
The body of medical evidence supports ketamine for treatment resistant depression and PTSD has beneficial effects in up to 70% of patients (1, 2, 3). Adding psychotherapy is likely to further enhance the benefits and allow them to endure (4). KAP is becoming increasingly popular as more and more Canadians are experiencing life-changing results.
Explore our collection of blog posts and interactive exercises you can incorporate post-treatment to better understand your new perspective