Pioneering PTSD Treatment: How Ketamine, EMDR, and CBT Therapy are Transforming Lives

You are not alone. Millions globally are grappling with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that can shackle individuals to their traumatic past. At our clinics in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, we are revolutionizing PTSD treatment with a multifaceted approach that harnesses the power of ketamine-assisted therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

PTSD: A Global Challenge

PTSD is a life-altering condition that can emerge after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). It can drastically disrupt day-to-day life, strain relationships, and deteriorate physical health, leading to a significant decline in quality of life.

Ketamine Therapy for PTSD

Ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic, has emerged as a promising tool in the battle against various psychiatric disorders, including PTSD. While its use in psychiatry is off-label, it is both legal and accepted under professional guidelines (Sanacora et al., 2017).

Ketamine therapy for PTSD is gaining traction because of its rapid antidepressant effects, often reducing PTSD symptoms within hours instead of weeks (Feder et al., 2014). By influencing the brain’s glutamatergic system, it fosters neuroplasticity, enabling the brain to develop new, healthier patterns (Krystal et al., 2019). In our clinic, we deliver ketamine therapy under strict healthcare professional supervision to ensure patient safety and comfort.

EMDR Therapy: Healing Trauma

We also employ EMDR therapy, a revolutionary psychotherapy technique that aids individuals in processing traumatic memories (Shapiro, 2014). During EMDR sessions, the therapist assists the patient in recalling the traumatic event while facilitating specific eye movements. This approach seems to enhance the brain’s natural information processing capability, encouraging recovery from traumatic experiences (Chen et al., 2014).

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Transforming Thought Patterns

CBT is a tried-and-tested psychotherapy form that enables individuals to identify and alter destructive thought patterns impacting their behavior and emotions negatively (Hofmann, Asnaani, Vonk, Sawyer, & Fang, 2012). At the heart of CBT lies exposure therapy, cognitive restructuring, and stress inoculation training. By working through these components, individuals can manage their PTSD symptoms and enhance their quality of life.

Our clinic stands at the forefront of innovative PTSD treatment. By synergizing ketamine-assisted therapy, EMDR, and CBT, we empower our clients like our victims of violence, trauma, firefighters, police officer, and first responders to regain control over their lives and health. This unique combination is tailored to each patient’s specific needs, resulting in a highly personalized and effective treatment plan.


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  • Sanacora, G., Frye, M. A., McDonald, W., Mathew, S. J., Turner, M. S., Schatzberg, A. F., … & Nemeroff, C. B. (2017). A consensus statement on the use of ketamine in the treatment of mood disorders. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(4), 399-405.
  • Feder, A., Parides, M. K., Murrough, J. W., Perez, A. M., Morgan, J. E., Saxena, S., … & Charney, D. S. (2014). Efficacy of intravenous ketamine for treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized clinical trial.

Clear Mind Treatment is specialized in helping folks deal with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Bipolar. We utilize the best and latest techniques, medicine, and procedures to help people break past their current mood disorder. 

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