Press Release 08/26/23: Minds in Motion is now Emerald Integrative Health.
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What is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is an intensive psychotherapy that can support the client in getting to core feelings and seeing, processing and rewiring emotional memories. KAP helps to relax prior habitual ways of thinking allowing for an update of the nervous system with new motivation, a capacity to feel joy and emotional regulation.

Through our research, personal experience, and extensive training we have created a ketamine program that can bring the most benefit while also considering costs of our clients. Our hope is to bring this practice and medicine to as many as possible.

Your package will include the cost of the medicine, a session with a psychiatric nurse practitioner and your ketamine session with a trained ketamine assisted psychotherapy counselor. a medical team will also be on site during your session in the rare case of needing medical attention.

In the future, we will be offering group sessions as a as an option, which will allow us to bring the cost down even more.

Who can Benefit

Our KAP treatment model can help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and other rigid psychological patterns to heal.

Our team will work collaboratively to identify and reach your goals.

During a typical KAP session—prefaced by thorough evaluation and discussions with the coach or provider—a patient will usually lie down in a quiet room and take the prescribed dose of ketamine.

Providers might put on soft music or have patients wear an eye mask to keep the environment as relaxed as possible.

In many cases, the medication will be in the form of a lozenge that dissolves under the tongue and takes about 10 minutes to kick in.

Other methods include a series of injections, depending on the patient, the therapist, and the treatment setting.

Shortly after, patients will start to feel the dissociative effects. For the next 45 minutes or so, with the therapist monitoring, patients explore whatever arises.

According to both providers and patients, these trance-like states that ketamine can produce, relax the walls that often come up when trying to address painful emotions. With these walls down, patients can access these things in a controlled environment without fighting against the mind’s natural defenses.

After the experience, the patient and provider sit together and discuss what came up. Patients can continue to work through their challenges in the weeks following, ketamine included or not.

Notably, patients tend to report few side effects from KAP, aside from those typically expected from psychedelic substances—dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and increased heart rate being the most common.

Many have found that the experience of KAP led to therapeutic breakthroughs at an exponentially faster rate than traditional talk therapy. They’ve uncovered repressed memories, faced previously unbearable emotions, and even found the purpose they have been searching for.

The journeying part of a ketamine session lasts 40-60 mins and is preceded by discussion to develop clear intentions, and a sense of security requires preparation. The insights from the ketamine sessions are then integrated in subsequent sessions. An effective treatment may require 4-12 sessions, depending on the issues, embedded in prep and integration work.

We typically use lozenges, which are easier to administer. Sometimes we use intramuscular administration. We will be offering IV Ketamine infusions soon.

Message from the team:

Angela Melzer and Cristen Malia have completed extensive training for ketamine assisted therapy with the leaders and innovators in the field, Polaris institute located in San Francisco. Polaris Institute are leaders in the field of KAP and have extensive training with MAPS – Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

Rudy completed her training with Integrative Psychiatric Institute (https://psychiatryinstitute.com/)

We are honored to accompany our clients on their path of healing and to support them in moving through and processing pain, grief, unresolved traumas. In this process we witness and foster our clients’ innate capacities to move toward wholeness and greater authenticity.

We recognize our valuable connections with various professional communities, at the local, national, and international levels, in both research and practice. We also acknowledge the importance of our diverse lineages of teachers and mentors who have inspired us to develop our clinical practice and our training program with the values of inclusivity, mindfulness, and compassion, and with great respect for the potential of expanded states of consciousness in healing.

In our work and teaching, we pay homage to the indigenous peoples who were the originators and keepers of shamanic healing traditions for thousands of years that continue to influence us in ways that extend beyond the knowable. And we honor the work of the innovators and leaders

in the field who have beautifully lead the way through these uncharted waters, believing in the benefits of the medicine and relentlessly showing up to prove it to the world.

How to Schedule

Please Call Amanda our office manager and KAP coach at (970) 761-2249 or click here for availability.


IV Ketamine

Introducing a breakthrough in mental health treatment. Are you tired of living with the burden of depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions that seem to weigh you down? We understand your struggle and want to offer you a ray of hope. That’s where Ketamine comes in!

Ketamine is an innovative treatment option that has been transforming lives and revolutionizing mental health care. It is an FDA-approved anesthetic that has shown remarkable effectiveness in treating a range of mental health disorders, including major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

What sets Ketamine apart from traditional treatments is its rapid and long-lasting effects. Unlike conventional medications that can take weeks or even months to show results, Ketamine can provide fast relief, often within hours.

Imagine a life where you no longer have to wait anxiously for your medication to start working. With Ketamine, you can experience relief almost immediately, allowing you to regain control of your life and find joy once again.

But how does Ketamine work? Ketamine works by targeting and restoring the balance of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, such as glutamate. This helps to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions, offering you a new lease on life.

Not only does Ketamine offer rapid relief, but its effects are also long-lasting. Many patients report sustained improvement in their symptoms even after the initial treatment. This means you can enjoy a better quality of life without the constant worry of relapse.

Emerald Integrative Health is now offering IV Ketamine sessions! The initial series of infusions are usually 6-9 sessions that occur over a 3-4 week period. Each session will take about 60-90 minutes to complete. Maintenance doses are usually recommended 4-12 weeks after the initial series.

How to Schedule

Please Call Amanda our office manager and KAP coach at (970) 761-2249 or click here for availability.