Ketamine

What Is Ketamine Treatment?

Discover the power of Ketamine Treatment

Ketamine has been FDA since the 1970s as a general anesthetic. Ketamine physically remaps and restructures the neural pathways in the brain causing neuroplasticity or new neuron connections in the brain, and it turns on receptors in the brain which creates dopamine. 

We Offer Ketamine Treatment for The Following Conditions

Relief Is Possible

The Biggest Breakthrough in Mental Health Treatment in More Than 50 Years

Depression

Trauma/PTSD

Suicidal Ideation

Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia

Neuropathy

Addiction

Couples Therapy

The Benefits of Ketamine

Our Southwest Florida clients have discovered a number of benefits when trying Ketamine  Therapy. Whether it is individual or group Ketamine Therapy, we are dedicated to offering you the highest service on your journey back to wellness. Ketamine  Therapy benefits include:

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Our Approach

Our plan begins with an appointment—simply give us a call and our medical staff will work with you to establish goals, treatment plans, and to secure additional resources that will help you reach the next level of your life. 

 

We are sympathetic to those who are struggling with their mental health—but there is hope. Ketamine  Therapy is an innovative treatment that provides relief when nothing else has worked in the past. We take a hand-holding approach, and we empower clients on their wellness journeys by working on a treatment plan together. Our Bonita Springs team is compassionate, active listeners, and well-versed in modern treatments that escape the pitfalls of conventional therapy.

 

Ketamine  can be administered in a number of ways including intravenous infusion (IV), intramuscular injection (IM), intranasally, orally, and sublingually (as a dissolving troche or lozenge). Each route varies in the onset of action (time), bioavailability (absorption), and clearing time and also varies for each person. Although a response is generally predictable based on past administration, it is possible that a client may experience different physiological, psychological, and emotional effects with the same dose.

We firmly believe that multiple Ketamine  sessions are needed in order to facilitate the cumulative anti-depressant or other mood-altering effects of the medication. This is necessary to assess how a client reacts to the medicine, to allow the new neural pathways to form, and to reorganize synaptic connections.




IM (intramuscular)

In this session we typically start with a stacked intramuscular shot. The purpose of this is twofold. First, it allows our staff to assess your response to the medication and gives us a baseline to work with. The purpose of the IM Ketamine treatment is to create a non-ordinary or altered state of consciousness in order to facilitate a profound transpersonal (transcendental, mystical, or spiritual) peak experience.

IV (intravenous)

Much research has been done with the IV administration of Ketamine , and although it also yields the same cumulative effect, it may not produce a profound experience which can play a vital role in the healing process.

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How Our Integrative Treatment Plans Work

Ketamine  is a tool to help you get to the root cause of your symptoms, unlike other medications that only mask the feelings of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and pain. However, we do not rely on Ketamine  Treatment alone. It is one piece of a full integrative healing process that includes therapy, lifestyle changes, and more. Our team starts with your goals and challenges in mind before offering a comprehensive mental wellness plan. 

We are experts in both conventional “talk therapy” and Ketamine  Therapy which is a  breakthrough therapy in mental health that helps you overcome your feelings of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. No matter where you are on your path, our Bonita Springs team is here to assist you on your healing journey.

Ketamine  is a useful medicine in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. When paired with therapy, our goal is to explore and clear the psyche so you can experience a full mental reset using Ketamine  Therapy.

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Ketamine  Therapy is a practical treatment alternative for assisting in psychological healing and mental health issues, as well as chronic pain symptoms, and may be particularly effective for individuals who have come to be resistant to narcotics and various other pain-relieving treatment methods.

The science is based on neuroplasticity; the ability of the brain to form new connections and pathways and change how its circuits are wired. When we learn something new, we create new connections between the neurons in our brain. We also rewire our brain to adapt to new situations. This happens on a daily basis, but it’s also something that we can encourage and stimulate, which is why you are looking at Ketamine  as a viable treatment option.  

Research shows Ketamine  increases expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is the brain’s own repair inducer. This protein promotes the survival of neurons by playing a role in the growth, maturation (differentiation), and maintenance of these cells. Not only does Ketamine  increase BDNF, but it also increases the number of receptors that BDNF binds to. With time, there is more repair factor and more receptors available to be activated by the repair factor. 

The outcome is that over a period of weeks, neuroplasticity and repair occur in the brain. Ketamine  also binds to NMDA receptors creating a glutamate surge and releasing growth factors. This allows your brain to make new synaptic connections. When paired with new healthy habits it paves the way for healthier thought patterns while increasing your resilience to chronic stress and lasting effectiveness.

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How Does Ketamine Treatment Help With Mood Disorders?

What distinguishes Ketamine   in comparison to various other antidepressants is how it functions to have an effect on the human brain. Antidepressants generally concentrate on boosting chemicals in the brain like serotonin as well as dopamine.

Using Ketamine   for clinical depression, nevertheless, can in fact assist in repairing neuron synapses that commonly do not operate correctly in the brains of depressed individuals. Ketamine  prompts a reaction in the brain, and it’s the adjustment to that provocation–the regrowth of synaptic networks–that is accountable for the quick progress in the mood it produces.

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How Does Ketamine Treatment Help With Chronic Pain?

Ketamine  therapy is a practical treatment alternative for dealing with chronic pain symptoms, and may be particularly efficient for individuals who have come to be resistant to narcotics and various other pain-relieving treatment methods.

 

Ketamine treatment delivers encouraging results for pain clients and may be a worthwhile alternative to most conventional treatments for CRPS. Ketamine  functions by means of resetting the central nervous system’s sensitization to pain, thereby providing relief.

Unlike opiates that make clients more hypersensitive to pain in time, Ketamine  serves to help quiet the brain during the course of treatment and brings back regular handling of pain in the brain to supply long-lasting pain reduction.

Our Bonita Springs team is compassionate above all else, and eager to meet with you to discuss Ketamine  treatment options.

 

With Ketamine   therapy, there is hope, and there is help—

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The Process

Book a Consultation

To find out if ketamine therapy is an appropriate treatment option for you, we invite you to book a consultation. Within 24 hours of the assessment, you will be contacted by a wellness professional to help you schedule and prepare for your initial ketamine evaluation with our psychiatrist.

Complete the Forms

Prior to your first visit you must fill out the required forms. A link will be emailed to you after you book your appointment of you can fill them out here.

Psychiatric Evaluation

Your first appointment will be with our psychiatrist, Dr. Andrew Ferber. During the 30 minute visit you will discuss your mental and physical health, both past and current as well as the reasons you are seeking ketamine treatments. If approved you will meet with one of our wellness professionals to go over your ketamine wellness plan. This is determined by a number of factors including current mood, mental health history, tolerance to medications and psychedelics, your assessment scores, and overall health. Your wellness journey is unique to you and, because of that, we custom tailor your ketamine treatment and any supplemental services to meet your exact needs. This can include psychotherapy sessions, integration sessions or groups, dietary planning assistance, yoga classes, meditation groups, healing circles, workout activities, and more.

Before Your First Treatment

Please carefully read the pre-treatment instructions concerning guidelines for your experience to be successful.

Setting Your Intentions

In order to facilitate a positive experience, both set and setting have to be taken into consideration. We have taken great care to ensure that the setting is relaxed and comfortable and we offer music, soft lighting, blankets, sleep masks, etc. in order for you to allow yourself to let go. But how do you prepare your mindset for an experience? The best way to do this is through setting intentions. An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to live and a way to bring heart and mind into alignment.

Your First Treatment

It is not uncommon to feel a little nervous or apprehensive prior to a session, especially the first one. You will work with our staff to find an appropriate dose during your treatment. Generally you will titrate up to larger doses in subsequent sessions which can lead to more profound experiences. No two experiences are the same and no one can tell you what you may experience. Learn about “Trust – Let Go – Be Open”.

Integrating Your Experience

Ketamine can do a lot of amazing things, but it cannot change your diet, habits, environment, or who you associate with. All of these things have to come from the individual and it takes courage and bravery to facilitate these changes. In the days and weeks that follow an experience, it may become easier to allow these changes to become a part of your usual lifestyle. However, it is important that if these changes are resisted the will to make these changes may fade. That is why it is imperative to reflect, integrate, and make changes directly following a session.