Ketamine clinics have had a lot of success in treating patients for depression, but then what? We combine ketamine therapy with DBT and CBT to create lasting changes. We are different than ketamine clinics because we provide psychotherapy that goes beyond the ketamine itself. Patients come to us when they want long lasting results so they don’t have to keep coming back for treatment
Ketamine Clinics have had a lot of success in treating patients for depression, but then what?
You’ve heard about ketamine clinics, but what’s the deal? They treat people with depression by giving them ketamine infusions. This is effective in the short term: it can help people feel better and improve their mood for weeks or even months. But for those who are looking for long term results, this isn’t enough. There are many other factors contributing to your depression that need addressing before you can get out of bed each day feeling happy and confident again.
Ketamine works by blocking certain receptors in your brain called NMDA receptors that regulate glutamate levels–a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of pleasure and reward–and serotonin production (serotonin is another neurotransmitter responsible for regulating emotions).
We combine ketamine therapy with DBT and CBT to create lasting changes.
We combine the use of ketamine with DBT and CBT to create lasting changes in our clients. Studies have shown that ketamine combined with CBT is very effective. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28490030/
DBT is an evidence-based therapy that teaches skills to help you manage your emotions, improve relationships, and reduce self-destructive behaviors.
CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) focuses on changing negative thoughts and beliefs into positive ones so you can begin to feel better about yourself and your life.
We are different than ketamine clinics because we provide psychotherapy that goes beyond the ketamine itself.
While ketamine clinics are great for providing ketamine infusions, they are not a replacement for psychotherapy. Ketamine is an incredible tool and can be very helpful, but it’s only part of the puzzle. Our approach is different because we provide psychotherapy that goes beyond the ketamine itself and helps to create long-term changes in your life by addressing issues such as depression or anxiety head-on. This means that if you have been struggling with depression or anxiety for years and have tried various medications without success, then our program may be right for you!
Patients come to us when they want long lasting results so they don’t have to keep coming back for treatment.
Patients come to us when they want long lasting results so they don’t have to keep coming back for treatment. They come to us because they are tired of feeling like their life is out of control and they need help getting back on track. Patients come in with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia and more. We treat each patient as an individual with unique needs that can be met through our combination of psychotherapy and ketamine infusion therapy.
You can get the best results possible at one of our outpatient centers.
One of the biggest differences between ketamine clinics and our outpatient centers is that we provide psychotherapy. While ketamine is a powerful antidepressant, it isn’t enough on its own to cure depression. For example, if you were to take a pill that made you feel happy all day long without any side effects or negative consequences, then wouldn’t that be great? It would be–but there’s no such pill (yet).
Ketamine works by boosting neurotransmitters in your brain like serotonin and dopamine which can lift your mood for up to 72 hours before returning back down again unless sustained treatment is provided through therapy sessions or other methods like TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation).
Ketamine is not a cure for depression, but it can be an effective tool to treat your symptoms in conjunction with therapy and other treatments. Ketamine clinics are often run by doctors who don’t have any formal training in mental health or psychotherapy which means they can’t provide the long-term support you need to keep from relapsing after your treatment is over.
Instead, you should look for a clinic that offers therapy in addition to ketamine treatment. This is the key difference between a ketamine clinic and a psychotherapy practice.
Our treatment programs are different than ketamine clinics because we provide psychotherapy that goes beyond the ketamine itself. Our goal is to help patients get long lasting results so they don’t have to keep coming back for treatment.
We are available in person in Los Angeles, Torrance, Tarzana, and Scottsdale and remotely all over California and Arizona.