Common Myths About Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Updated: Jan 31, 2022
Have you have listened to a podcast, scrolled Instagram, or watched the news in the last year or so? If so, you’ve likely heard something about ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Some people are calling this time in the mental health industry the new “psychedelic revolution.” More research around using these medicines to treat mental health issues becomes mainstream. It is great news that this life-changing work is becoming more accessible. But, this exposure has also created some myths and misconceptions. So, I am here to clear up some things about ketamine assisted psychotherapy in Summit County, CO.
At Grit Therapy, we are proud to be introducing ketamine assisted psychotherapy. We use ketamine and want to provide you with the facts about this effective and safe treatment.
Myth #1: Ketamine is unsafe.
Ketamine is very safe when used in sessions with a licensed therapist. At Grit Therapy, clients interested in ketamine assisted psychotherapy in Summit County, CO meet with a prescribing NP. They will complete a full medical evaluation. Plus, they will answer any questions about the medicine.
Myth #2 I have to have severe trauma or symptoms to benefit from ketamine-assisted therapy.
Ketamine assisted psychotherapy is effective for a wide variety of clients. You may have tried talk therapy in the past and now feel stuck. Or, you may be ready to re-program old stories and beliefs and move past what holds you back from the life you deserve. At Grit Therapy, we use ketamine therapy to heal many issues. These include:
Chronic worry or fear
And low self-esteem
Myth #3 Ketamine is only a recreational drug.
Ketamine is a well-researched medicine. It was approved as an anesthetic by the FDA in 1970 and was approved by the FDA as a treatment for depression in 2019. Over the last several years, many medical and academic organizations have documented the effectiveness of ketamine when used to treat various mental health disorders.
Are you interested in learning more about ketamine assisted therapy. If so, contact us to set up a free phone consult with a licensed therapist.
This blog post was written by Hannah Buzzo, our trained psychedelic-assisted therapist.
Begin Ketamine Therapy in Silverthorne, CO
These new forms of therapy can often come with many questions. Our caring therapists would be happy to offer more information about ketamine therapy and our other services. We offer support from our Silverthorne, CO-based therapy practice. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:
Reach out to Grit Therapy using the form below
Schedule a free phone consultation
Start healing from the comfort of home!
Other Services Offered with Grit Therapy
Ketamine therapy isn't the only service offered at our Silverthorne, CO-based therapy practice. Other services include addiction counseling, therapy for depression, anxiety and panic, trauma, EMDR, and eating disorders. We also offer parenting support groups, parent coaching, support for pregnancy and postpartum, & help clients of all ages. This includes teen therapy, family therapy, and older adults. Learn more by visiting our blog or about page!