Living with a mental health condition is frustrating and, all too often, debilitating. Talk therapy, or psychotherapy, is an extremely effective way to ease your symptoms over time. But what if you want something that works fast? To help, Stefany Wolfsohn, MD, offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics in Camarillo, California. Pairing fast-acting ketamine with the long-term support of psychotherapy with a licensed mental health professional helps patients heal. Learn more by calling the office to schedule a consultation.
Ketamine has been around for more than 50 years as an FDA-approved anesthetic agent and has a high safety profile. In March 2019, the FDA approved the ketamine nasal spray Spravato for treatment-resistant depression. Slow intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion therapy is an exciting intervention that has gained recent attention for its rapid-onset antidepressant effects and it’s being touted as one of the biggest breakthroughs in mental health disorders in recent years.
Ketamine works on different pathways in the brain compared to conventional antidepressants. Ketamine is believed to lead to neuroplasticity and affect new changes in the brain. Positive changes have been observed in areas of the brain involving memory, learning and executive functioning.
Psychotherapy is a highly effective treatment for a wide range of mental health disorders, but there’s a catch. It takes time. Shifting your perspective and retraining your brain is involved work that can’t be accomplished overnight.
That’s why Dr. Wolfsohn offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy which happens to be the most studied form of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy within the last few years. As you do the work of talking with a licensed therapist, supporting your mental health long-term, she uses fast-acting ketamine to provide quick relief from your mental health disorder symptoms. Not only does this help you feel better right away, but the improved clarity in your thinking after ketamine treatments support your ability to do meaningful work in your therapy sessions.
Whatever mental health disorder is affecting your life, don’t hesitate to talk to Dr. Wolfsohn to explore your treatment options. Learn more about ketamine-assisted psychotherapy by calling the office or request an appointment to schedule a consultation