Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is a specific approach to psychotherapy where the medicine Ketamine is used in a therapeutic environment followed by integrative work. In this context, Ketamine is used to promote faster growth and change through lowering defense mechanisms in a mind altered state.
Ketamine can be administered sublingually, through Intramuscular injections, or intravenously. Currently, at Harford Psychedelics Therapy, we help clients access sublingual administration of Ketamine.
Integrations session are an important part of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. We are able to help you process and understand your KAP sessions, and prepare for ongoing treatment.
Advance Care has been a leading provider of patient financing solutions since 2008. We have worked diligently to provide patients the most affordable options to finance their procedures or treatment plans.
Here is our current pricing structure:
Session Type Time Hourly Rate Cost
Psychological Preparation 2 hours @ $150/hour $300
KAP Session 3 hours @ $150 / hour $450
Medical Preparation and Prescription TBD by prescriber ($500-$600 typical)
(Above determined by the Independent Medical Provider)
Integration 45-50 minutes @ $150 $150
Total 6 hours $900 for the Initial Journey. Subsequent KAP sessions, and the number of Integrations sessions can vary.
A typical course of treatment would be:1 Psychological Prep session, 6 KAP sessions, and 6 Integration Sessions within a 2-3 week period would cost $3,900.00 This does not include the medical Preparation completed by the outside medical provider.
If additional journeys are desired, they are charged at a rate of $600 per session (1 KAP and 1 Integration).
In order for us to set realistic treatment goals and priorities, it is important to evaluate what resources you have available to pay for your treatment. If you have a health benefits policy or insurance plan, it will normally provide some coverage for mental health treatment.
The administration of ketamine for mental health concerns is currently not covered by insurance companies, as this is still considered an off-label use. However, you may be able to seek some reimbursement for the preparatory and integration sessions (as sometimes those can be billed as psychotherapy services).
We do not participate in or bill to any insurance networks. If your plan covers out-of-network mental health services, we can provide you with a billing statement (often known as a “superbill” or invoice) to submit for reimbursement to your insurance company. Payment must be provided to us directly at the time of service. To make this more affordable, we have partnered with a company that will assist with financing options that make KAP fit better into your budget.
Do I have to commit to six rounds of KAP? No, if approved we can try one round and see how you respond. before scheduling further. Keep in mind, prescribers often start patients on lower doses initially, so there may be a difference at higher doses. Lastly, no two experiences are ever the same.
Will I have a mind-blowing psychedelic/spiritual experience? Maybe. The purpose of the medicine is to help pull you through the difficult spots in your treatment, and post session, the growth continues. Sublingual doses are less bio-available than IM injections or IV Ketamine. Some people have the psychedelics experiences at low doses, others do not. Everyone is different. We can work with the prescriber to help suit your needs.
What if I just want to experience Ketamine- can I still try it? No. This medicine can only be available for those with an official ICD-10 diagnosis that warrants the use of Ketamine. Furthermore, we will only work with Patients who have existing treatment, and have a need to push through areas where their progress is stalled, ineffective, or they may feel stuck. In fact, we want to partner with your existing providers to help you along. KAP is meant to be brief, and an adjunct to your regular forms of treatment. We do not condone or offer assistance for any recreational use of the medicines, and neither do the prescribers we refer out to.
I can't find someone to take me home after the session, can I drive? No. The agreement with HPT and the medical prescriber is that you not drive until the next day. Even though you may feel ok to drive, there may still be some adjustments your body makes after the KAP session and for your safety and those on the road, we will not allow you to proceed unless you have a ride. Keep in mind, UBER, LYFT or even a conventional taxi can transport you to and from if need be.
Why do I need a KAP therapist? We have been trained to work with psychedelics to help clients manage their experience, feel supported and prepared, as well as help maximize the growth and change the medicine will initiates through integration. Though there are places that do not require integration and their are clients who prefer to try this medicine in their own homes, we do not offer unsupervised or unsupported Ketamine therapy.