Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Psychedelic assisted therapy is a novel way to heal anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and other mental health conditions
Psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT), also referred to as Psychedelic Therapy is gaining popularity and we now offer it in San Diego. It is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Ketamine-assisted therapy (KAP) is an approved method of PAT that shows great results with mental health treatment, especially with depression.
Many people have questions about using psychedelics for therapy. Is psychedelic therapy safe? How does psychedelic therapy work? What psychedelics are legal for therapy? Is psilocybin therapy better than ketamine assisted psychotherapy?
We are here to answer some of these questions. Discover everything you need to know about psychedelic-assisted therapy to see if it might be a good treatment option to treat your depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.
If you are looking for treatment options involving psychedelic therapy for mental health in San Diego, you are in the right place!
Contact us to schedule a consultation for Ketamine assisted Therapy with Dr. David Feifel.
WHAT is PSYCHEDELIC ASSISTED THERAPY?
Many San Diego residents are familiar with traditional forms of talk therapy. However, psychedelic therapy and integration is becoming an increasingly popular treatment option. Psychedelic-assisted therapy uses psychoactive substances (like ketamine, psilocybin, 5-Meo-DMT, LSD, and others) to change cognitive processes, perceptions, and attitudes.
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy at Kadima!
The psychedelic substances are carefully and professionally administered to help patients reach specific therapeutic goals. An approved treatment is Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) which is what we offer at Kadima.
Psychedelic therapy is often recommended for patients who are not responding to traditional forms of therapy or feel as though they have hit a roadblock in their therapeutic journey. Psychedelic-assisted therapy is especially targeted to help individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, substance abuse, and additional mental health issues.
Benefits of Psychedelic assisted therapy
Psychedelic-assisted therapy can have enormous benefits for individuals, especially those who experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, and OCD. Many people have fears about experiencing bad trips, but consuming psychoactive plants in a safe and therapeutic setting is an essential step in many people’s mental health healing journeys. The healing potential of psychedelic integration is becoming increasingly understood in a medical context while using psychedelic substances for therapeutic measures is also being de-stigmatized.
Psychedelics, when used in a safe setting and responsible dosage, can help people access their subconscious and heal from their mental ailments on a deeper level than traditional therapy alone can offer. Many people turn to psychedelic-assisted therapy to help them more fully understand themselves and free their minds from limiting thoughts and beliefs. While this form of holistic healing offers enormous mental health benefits for many people, it can also provide spiritual and physical pain relief as well with few side effects.
What Is Psychedelic Integration?
Psychedelic integration is the term used for the altered emotions, perceptions, insights, and attitudes gained from the usage of psychedelic substances in therapy. Psychedelic integration aims to bring together the fractured parts of the mind to make it whole.
Psychedelic integration is an essential step in psychedelic-assisted therapy. It helps patients achieve a sense of wholeness and unity in their bodies and minds as they work towards meeting their specific therapeutic goals.
Since psychedelic experiences can have transformative effects on people, psychedelic integration is often a revealing process for patients. An example of psychedelic integration is when a patient can accept a truth about their life, such as recognizing the responsibility they have played in their problems. Psychedelic integration allows clients to gain insight about themselves to tangibly achieve therapy goals and healing.
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Psychedelics are not yet approved by the government. The only legal way to use them is to be a participant in clinical trials.
Kadima is now enrolling for psychedelic clinical trials.
How Does Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Work?
All people reacted differently to psychedelic substances, which makes psychedelic-assisted therapy experiences different from person to person. However, psychedelic-assisted therapy must be performed in a safe and professional environment to facilitate maximum results. At Kadima, we place great emphasis on creating the optimal set and setting for individuals before and during their psychedelic experience. While the usage of psychedelic substances can help unlock the mind, a mental health professional can also help to guide the client through their healing.
How Does it Help Depression?
Psychedelic-assisted therapy can be considered an alternative approach to treating medical and mental health conditions, such as depression, that have become resistant to traditional treatments. Psychedelic-assisted therapy allows people to disconnect from their current way of thinking to explore a deep reality where healing can take place. The psychedelic integration process aims to help people confront the rigid and limiting beliefs that are holding them back in life and preventing further healing from occurring.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Many people in San Diego are curious about psychedelic-assisted therapy and what substances are used. Currently, the hallucinogenic fungus compound psilocybin, which is often referred to as magic mushrooms, is legalized in the California cities of Oakland and Santa Cruz. However, Senate Bill 519 was introduced and passed last year. The bill is expected to become a law, which means that psychedelics including psilocybin would be decriminalized for both personal and professional usage in California.
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is also on the rise in San Diego. While it is not a traditional psychedelic, ketamine usage in therapy can have emotional and mental health benefits. When administered correctly, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy can have great advantages for people with depression and other mental health issues. Another option for San Diego residents is cannabis-assisted therapy. However, many clients prefer to use psychedelic compounds such as psilocybin for the maximum therapeutic experience.
When it comes to introducing psychedelic substances, such as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, it is essential to find a trusted professional to monitor and guide the therapy. While the term “therapy” refers to the therapeutic effects of using psychedelics, only professional and experienced therapists with appropriate education perform psychedelic-assisted therapy at Kadima Neuropsychiatry. This is done so to ensure the safest and most beneficial patient experiences.
Patients should first be evaluated to see if they are healthy for psychedelic-assisted therapy. An interview process, physical exam, and medical history review will help to ensure that the proposed psychedelic-assisted therapy is the best treatment course for an individual.
At Kadima Neuropsychiatry, we aim to provide treatment options for patients who feel they have hit a roadblock with traditional therapies. We have been providing revolutionary and effective treatments to San Diego residents for neuropsychiatric conditions for over a decade. Our team takes full advantage of the evolution in medicine to help our clients uncover and face what is holding them back so that they can live life to their fullest potential.
Kadima Neuropsychiatry is our answer to the shortcomings of traditional treatments. All of our treatments are offered by highly-qualified, experienced, and compassionate physicians who provide a safe and productive healing experience for our clients.
Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t cover psychedelic assisted therapy, or ketamine assisted therapy at the moment.
Psychedelic assisted therapy is a fairly safe treatment if administered correctly and supervised by professionals. The only legal method today in the US is ketamine assisted therapy that is approved for mental health treatments.
Kadima Neuropsychiatry offers ketamine assisted therapy and provides integration with empathic and talented therapists.
At Kadima Neuropsychiatry we offer ketamine-assisted therapy
Currently, in California, only Ketamine is legal for mental health treatment. It is called Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. We are currently investigating psilocybin therapy in clinical trials. We believe it may be approved by the FDA around 2026. Another form of psychedelic therapy we are investigating is 5-Meo-DMT.
Whenever these substances will be approved, Kadima will be one of the first providers in the country to offer them.
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