Medication Assisted Psychotherapy
Current research into the use of medications to facilitate psychotherapy is booming!
At The Remedy we offer medication assisted psychotherapy as a way to efficiently deepen your therapeutic journey to resolve depression, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. We are the first comprehensive psychiatric clinic to offer this exciting, cutting-edge treatment.
While Ketamine infusions are an excellent way to resolve acute, debilitating symptoms of depression, trauma, and PTSD, they are not a cure. Ketamine can be used, sometimes in much lower doses, to facilitate deepening of your psychotherapy work to access the unconscious imprint of trauma and origins of depression, allowing the mind and body to let them go leading to lasting resolution of symptoms.
A somatically-focused therapy such as Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, Sensory Motor Therapy, EMDR, and others – in conjunction with Ketamine – can facilitate the ability to tap into your body’s intrinsic trauma memories, process them, and let them go.
As the well-known Harvard emeritus trauma researcher Bessel van der Kolk says, “The Body Keeps the Score”. Medication facilitated psychotherapy allows us to access, integrate and process these memories on the way to a lasting recovery. Ketamine is currently available for this type of facilitated psychotherapy (used off label).
In bringing this work to Minnesota, The Remedy will be well situated to bring new and exciting treatments to you in the near future as MDMA and psilocybin trials continue on their way to FDA approval for the treatment of depression and PTSD.