Who is a Good Candidate for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

I am often asked ‘Who is a good candidate for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy groups?’ And what I would say first and foremost, someone who is able to access a longing for change. A client who has a sense that parts of self are blocked or that there is something that they want or long for that they cannot access internally. A client who possibly feels like they are sleepwalking and going through the motions of their life without accessing the fullness that they intrinsically know is available to them. A client who feels stuck. A client who has tried many forms of therapy and medication to treat symptoms and is still suffering. From a clinical sense I would say clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or OCD are good candidates. Again, leaning into the fact that the client can access longing for change. The client wants something to be different. They have a sense that there is more for them in their daily experience. Ketamine does such a beautiful job of helping us in those places where were really stuck. Ketamine allows access to blocked parts of self, emotions, and experiences. Clients are able experience self in a new and fuller way.

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