Psychotherapy Services in Utah
Great Salt Lake Wellness is thrilled to announce we are putting on weekly group sessions for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in our Kaysville office.
Many Utahns struggle with depression, anxiety, and unresolved trauma that impact them in their relationships and functioning. Ketamine is a prescription medication which, combined with psychotherapy, can be powerful in getting through the issues that keep you stuck in the past, or make it difficult to move forward in a healthier way.
When utilized in a group setting, the KAP can be even more robust treatment, as so many people feel isolated in their struggles and fear talking about their issues around others outside the medical setting. Group KAP affords the opportunity for individuals to not only benefit from the medicine and the psychotherapy, but also the connection they inevitably make with the other individuals in their therapist-run group.
If you’re wondering if ketamine might be a good option for you, you can speak with your Great Salt Lake Wellness provider about it. Or, if you’re not already a patient of Great Salt Lake Wellness, you can get in touch with us and schedule an evaluation with one of our KAP providers. We will determine your appropriateness from a mental health perspective, and then will get you scheduled with a prescriber for a medical evaluation and to prescribe the ketamine lozenges to you. Ketamine can help you see your life experiences and traumas from a different perspective, and can help you to wholeheartedly believe the affirmations or the healthier adaptive beliefs you’ve been working on in your individual therapy.
Group KAP is set up in our yoga room at the Kaysville office. Everyone will set up a spot on a yoga mat with yoga props for the entirety of the three-hour group. The KAP-trained psychologist/therapist will be present the entire session to monitor participants and offer assistance if anyone needs to stand up and use the restroom.
research shows more robust outcomes in those who also make lifestyle improvements during their ketamine treatment.
Lifestyle recommendations include:
KAP is for people who are willing to put forth a big effort in a short period of time to get feeling better. The efficacy rates are 60% and above and most people are finding great improvement in their mental health symptoms and are able to function at a much higher level. It is possible that you will need “booster” KAP sessions every few months to maintain your benefits, so you will work out a plan with your provider to address your needs.
*Prep sessions and integration sessions may be billed to insurance if your provider is in network with your insurance and you meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis.
Clinical Psychologist and owner of Great Salt Lake Wellness, Dr. Emily Bullock, describes how she first started to study the powerful effects of Ketamine and how she’s incorporated it into her practice. She describes the different types of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, or KAP for short, she uses in her clinic.