A comprehensive medical clearance exam and a preparatory session are required before beginning all ketamine therapy options. This exam is offered both in person and virtually by our two prescribing clinicians.
A medical clearance exam includes a detailed medical and psychological history, as well as other tests or exams if deemed necessary.
This element of the treatment process ensures that ketamine therapy is specifically safe for you, allows a space for you to be supported in fully understanding what ketamine therapy entails and your unique preparatory needs.
Guidance in setting an intention, exploring set and setting, and cultivating curiosity and openness are key elements of preparation for your ketamine experience.
Patients can expect to come away from a preparatory session having addressed these elements, as well as having explored their personal goals and hopes for ketamine treatment.
Both medical clearance exams and preparatory sessions offer you a space to begin the process of anchoring your intentions for ketamine therapy, though the preparatory session is uniquely dedicated to this element of the treatment process.
Support on your ketamine journey is vital. We connect with you the day after IV and IM ketamine sessions with a check in call, and offer the option of individual or group integration sessions with our trained therapists during the neuroplastic window following a ketamine session. These 24-96 hours are the a crucial time for supporting neural growth and changes in neural connection.
You are also highly encouraged to schedule an appointment with one of our integration therapists or your personal therapist in this “neuroplastic” window.
A monthly check in visit with a prescribing provider is also required during home ketamine lozenge therapy.