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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy services offered in Howell, NJ

If you’re living with a treatment-resistant mental health condition, ReYou in Howell Township, New Jersey, offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life. The team uses ketamine infusions along with talk therapy to maximize your benefits from psychiatric treatment. To see if you’re a candidate for ketamine therapy, call ReYou or book an appointment online today.  

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Q & A

What is ketamine-assisted psychotherapy?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is the use of ketamine along with talk therapy to promote the beneficial effects of psychiatric treatment. ReYou may consider you a candidate for ketamine therapy if you haven’t found relief from your symptoms with psychiatric medications or psychotherapy alone. 

For years, the psychiatric world believed that it was a deficiency in the neurotransmitter serotonin that contributed to most forms of anxiety and depression. 

Rather than serotonin, ketamine works on the neurotransmitter glutamate, which is why it’s a powerful solution for people who don’t respond well to traditional medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 

How does ketamine-assisted psychotherapy work?

Ketamine allows the brain to increase flexibility in thinking, allowing for new, healthier thoughts to replace damaging spirals. These new neural connections stay even after ketamine is not longer in the body. 

As you move through psychotherapy with your provider, which provides you with an opportunity to express yourself, ketamine may aid in the process of helping you see situations and thoughts differently. Your provider also helps you find new ways to cope with your feelings and emotions, and you may be more receptive towards these ideas. 

Which conditions can ketamine-assisted psychotherapy help with?

ReYou  uses ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to benefit several mental health conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety

Your provider at ReYou may also use ketamine therapy to help with an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorders.

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