Psychedelic Psychotherapy

What is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

Psychedelic therapy is a technique that involves the use of psychedelic substances to aid the therapeutic process. At Minnesota Ketamine & Wellness Institute, we use ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to address several treatment-resistant conditions like depression, PTSD, and anxiety.

We specialize in a trauma-informed approach, which aims to help you develop a sense of safety with your therapist through unconditional empathy and careful attention to your emotional experience. While we recognize trauma may be ongoing, we hope to provide you with some tools you can use when the world inside and outside feels overwhelming.

Our therapy team will support you in processing traumatic material at a pace that feels right for your nervous system.  

What is Psychotherapy?

You may be familiar with psychotherapy under the term talk therapy. This is a general therapy option where a mental health counselor can guide you through your moods, emotions, and thoughts as related to your condition. From there, you can learn to build healthy coping strategies and the skills needed to fight your symptoms.

Psychotherapy is a practice that dates back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. It is often used to address things like:

  • Professional challenges
  • Personal struggles, doubts, and fears
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Stressful situations
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Mental health disorders


Though once frowned upon, psychedelics have become an innovative and promising new option for enhancing and bolstering therapy sessions.

Why Ketamine?

Psychedelics like ketamine have been used for thousands of years to alter perception and information processing. These substances can affect all your senses, changing how you think, experience time, or perceive emotions. With the guidance of a licensed therapist, these changes can make for powerful growth.

Clinical results so far have shown safety and efficacy, even for ‘treatment-resistant’ conditions, and thus deserve increasing attention from medical, psychological and psychiatric professionals. But more than novel treatments, the [psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy] model also has important consequences for the diagnostics and explanation axis of the psychiatric crisis, challenging the discrete nosological entities and advancing novel explanations for mental disorders and their treatment, in a model considerate of social and cultural factors, including adversities, trauma, and the therapeutic potential of some non-ordinary states of consciousness.”

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Learn how ketamine infusion therapy is helping people just like you regain control of their life. We invite you to schedule a free consultation to see if ketamine treatment is the right option for you. Contact Minnesota Ketamine Institute today to learn more.