Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Psychological roadblocks, crippling mood disorders, oppression from historic traumas and spiritual crisis or just feeling “stuck”. Ketamine is a powerful catalyst when added to psychotherapy to help you work through these barrier to happiness and peace.  We partner with several therapists in the community who help guide you on your healing path, but feel free to discuss have us work with your current therapist

Ketamine is now an “off-label” treatment for various chronic “treatment-resistant” mental conditions. Ketamine is a Schedule Ill medication that has long been used safely as an anesthetic and analgesic agent and is now often effective for treating depression, alcoholism, substance dependencies, PTSD, and other psychiatric diagnoses, as well as for existential, psychological, and spiritual crises and growth.

These may prove auspicious in resolving your existential problems, accelerating your psycho-spiritual growth, and leading to a profound personal transformation and optimization of your lifestyle. Such change is best facilitated within a structured, supportive psychotherapeutic milieu in connection with therapists who have a view of your issues, hopes, desires, and struggles. As a byproduct of your experience, you may feel improvement in your emotional state and a reduction in symptoms that bother you, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic manifestations. You may well notice that you are a bit different after a ketamine experience and that difference may be liberating and allow for new mindfulness and behavior.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does insurance cover my Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?

No. We can provide you with a superbill (an itemized medical treatment receipt) so that you may try to get reimbursed for your expenses but this service is generally not covered by most insurers at this point in time. Our fees are:

• Medical Intake $200
• Medicine session usually a 1 1/2 -3hr session at $225/hr. Duration is dose and patient-dependent.
• All participants must have an integration appointment with their therapist within a week of our session.

Where are you located?

We have a business office at 626 Frederick St. Santa Cruz. This is where you may come to get PCR testing for COVID, flu or RSV. Testing is collected in your car or at our front door. All our other services are mobile, reach out to us and we will coordinate when and where we can treat you.

What are your hours?

The business office for lab testing is open Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm
Our physician services are available 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday.

Do you have after-hours services?
Yes, we offer after-hours services: 5pm-8pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-8pm on weekends. We charge a $199 concierge fee per visit during these off-hour times.
What is a concierge fee?

A concierge fee is a convenience fee you pay for us coming to you. It would not be a fee that insurance companies would reimburse nor may you use HSA/FSA to pay for it.

Our Concierge fee rate:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, $99/site visit
Monday-Friday 5pm-8pm, $99/site visit
Saturday & Sunday 9am-8pm, $99/site visit

Does a concierge fee cover my medical expenses?

No, think of the concierge fee as a luxury expense for the convenience of not having to spend half a day in an ER or urgent care. We will bill your insurance as an in-network provider and bill you for any copay, deductible and coinsurance. Please check with your insurance to know your plan specifics and Explanation of Benefits.

Health Insurances Accepted

We are currently working (in-network) with the following insurances:

• Anthem Blue Cross of California
• (Anthem Blue Shield of California- Out-of-Network)
• Aetna
• Cigna
• Meritain
• United Healthcare (UHC)
• UMR
• Medicare
• And most private insurances as an out-of-network provider.

Insurances we do not accept:
• MediCal,
• Central Coast Alliance for Health
• Any HMOs

If you are unsure whether we can work with your insurance contact us.