Isha Health

 
San Francisco CA
 
We offer online ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) in California to treat depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Anxiety. We use low-dose, sub-lingual ketamine lozenges and provide 1:1 support from trained and licensed professionals online. We are dedicated to helping people find healing and growth through the compassionate and ethical use of expanded states of consciousness. We strive to contribute to the ongoing development of clinical practice in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapies. KAP uses a safe, legal medicine called ketamine as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Ketamine works in two ways to help clients heal; it gently brings clients into an altered state of consciousness where processing difficult material may become easier, and clients may also experience a psychedelic-like journey into deeper parts of themselves. Ketamine also has a positive impact on the brain itself. Ketamine targets the neurotransmitter glutamate, a different neurotransmitter than the ones impacted by typical antidepressants. Ketamine can cause the brain to undergo a period of openness called neuroplasticity where new, healthier thoughts and beliefs can be incorporated with therapeutic support leading to positive outcomes not seen through either psychotherapy alone or with anti-depressant medication. Our board-certified physicians and licensed therapists provide the comprehensive KAT experience that includes psychological and medical evaluation, monitoring, and psychotherapy informed by a variety of traditions such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and trauma-informed care. We are also experienced in working with multi-culture issues, psychosomatic issues, and first responders. All of our clinicians have been trained in and provided KAP.
Ketamine is gaining popularity and there are many places to choose from when receiving your treatment. The Ketamine-Assisted Program at the Isha Health is unique in three important ways. First, we provide a comprehensive team of physicians and qualified psychotherapists who guide you through every phase of your healing journey. Most ketamine programs offer infusions where you might receive ketamine, but without direct therapeutic support in your session. We believe ketamine plus psychotherapy together has the greatest positive impact on your healing. At Isha Health, your session will be guided by a therapist team who administers the ketamine, acts as supportive guides during your experience, and then provides psychotherapy while you are still experiencing the medicine to maximize the benefit of your treatment. Our team members are highly experienced and have expertise not only in treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma, but every team member has specific training in working with clients experiencing altered states of consciousness. Our approach is tailored to your needs, highly individualized, and based on the vast experience of our staff working in collaboration with you. Unlike corporate or highly-medicalized ketamine settings, your therapists will get to know you and follow you through each step of the process. Lastly, we provide all the care online so that you can access this effective care from the comfort and privacy of your own home. We ship the medications and necessary equipment to your home and all the sessions are guided by our clinical team via telemedicine.