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    Yashica Budde, LMFT

    Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist (KAP)


    How Does Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Work?



    1. Initial Consultation With Journey Clinical


    • You schedule an initial evaluation with a clinician from the Journey Clinical medical team via Zoom. They will go over your medical and psychiatric history, provide education on the treatment and determine if you are eligible for KAP.
    • If Journey Clinical’s medical team determines that you are eligible for KAP, they will develop a personalized Ketamine prescription and outcome monitoring plan for you.
    • Journey Clinical’s medical staff will write a ketamine prescription for you, and a small amount of oral ketamine will be sent to your home–enough for the first two KAP sessions. You will be taught to take your vitals and self-administer the ketamine lozenges by Journey Clinical’s medical team in advance of our KAP sessions.


    2. Preparation Sessions


    Once you receive your ketamine lozenges, we will schedule time together for our KAP preparation, dosing and integration sessions. Preparation session(s) will be scheduled just like regular therapy sessions prior to the KAP dosing session. The goal of a preparation session(s) is to align on the process and set intentions for our KAP sessions together.


    3. KAP Dosing Session


    • A typical ketamine dosing session lasts from one to two hours and can take place either in-person at my office, or remotely via telehealth.
    • During a dosing session, you will self-administer your ketamine lozenge. Although a KAP dosing session may be largely an internal experience, I will be present with you the entire time to hold space and provide support as needed.


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