What is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is an innovative approach to mental health treatment that differs from traditional therapy. At Minnesota Ketamine & Wellness Institute, we use KAP to address several treatment-resistant conditions like depression, PTSD, anxiety, and more.

The differentiating factor in KAP is using ketamine to accentuate and enhance therapeutic sessions. Likewise, psychotherapy can enhance the positive effects of your ketamine experience.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy | Minnesota Ketamine & Wellness Institute

Melissa Bollinger-Kinney | MSED, PCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Melissa holds a Master’s of Science degree in Education – Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN. She completed certification from St. Mary’s University and St. Thomas University. Melissa has been practicing as a therapist for 23 years, working mostly with teenagers in group and individual therapy as well as adults, families, and couples. Melissa has launched school-linked mental health programs in Columbia Heights and Centennial school districts.

Melissa’s approach encompasses a blend of CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. She tailors her approach to each individual and meets the client where they are. She has experience working with issues related to depression, self-mutilation, anxiety & panic, self-esteem & identity issues, stress & anger management, parenting & relationship issues, as well as grief and loss. She is also working towards certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Melissa is a board-approved clinical supervisor. She provides clinical supervision to individuals working toward licensure and interns completing their clinical practicum and internship.

Melissa believes that the patterns of our mind that keep us trapped in emotional suffering are fundamentally the same patterns of mind that stand between us and the growth towards our potential for a more deeply satisfying way of being. Melissa enjoys scuba diving, snowboarding, and volleyball. She is currently learning how to kiteboard.

Her favorite quote: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think… we become.” ~ Buddha

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