Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #82007
Certified EMDR Psychotherapist
EMDRIA Approved Consultant
Certified Brainspotting Psychotherapist
Brainspotting Approved Consultant
Certified Ketamine Psychotherapist
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
You can experience natural healing with Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in my office in Westlake Village. The set and setting of the environment where you experience Ketamine is very important. We will discuss your needs for comfort including meditation, setting intentions for the session, music selections, aromatherapy, and snacks. It is a wholistic approach and a wellness experience. You will not be alone in a room and we will have the time to process your experience and help you integrate the information. I have training and certifications in trauma intensives using Brainspotting, EMDR, Attachment EMDR, DNMS (Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy) and IFS (Internal Family Systems). We will discuss the use of these types of modalities to enhance your Ketamine experience.
Initial Consultation with Journey Clinical
You schedule an initial evaluation with a clinician from the Journey Clinical medical team via zoom. They will go over your medical and psychiatric history with you, provide education on the treatment and determine if you are eligible for KAP.
If Journey Clinical’s medical team determines that you are eligible for KAP, they will develop a personalized Ketamine prescription and outcome monitoring plan for you.
Journey Clinical’s medical staff will write a ketamine prescription for you, and a small amount of oral ketamine will be sent to your home, enough for the first 2 KAP sessions. You will be taught to take your vitals and self-administer the ketamine lozenges by Journey Clinical’s medical team in advance of our KAP sessions.
How Do I Sign Up?
If you would like to explore the possibility of working with me on KAP, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on my confidential voicemail at 805-390-8180 to discuss eligibility and next steps.
Who is Journey Clinical?
Journey Clinical is a platform for licensed psychotherapists to incorporate science-based psychedelic therapies in their practice safely and effectively, starting with Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Journey Clinical’s in-house medical team takes on patient eligibility, prescriptions and outcome monitoring, while I take on the therapy. Their collaborative care model is designed to deliver personalized treatment plans to meet your individual needs and improve long-term outcomes.
Preparation Sessions, Dosing Sessions and Integration Sessions
Once you receive your ketamine lozenges, we will schedule time together for our KAP preparation, dosing and integration sessions. Preparation session(s) will be scheduled just like regular therapy sessions prior to the KAP dosing session. The goal of a preparation session(s) is to align on the process and set intentions for our KAP sessions together.
KAP Dosing Session:
A typical ketamine dosing session lasts between 1 to 3 hours and can take place either in-person at my office, or remotely via telehealth.
During a dosing session, you will self-administer your ketamine lozenge either in my office or in your home. You will be in a comfortable, reclining position wearing an eye mask and listening to calming music. Although a KAP dosing session may be largely an internal experience, I will be present with you the entire time to hold space and provide support as needed.
After our KAP dosing session, we will meet for multiple integration therapy sessions to review the memories, thoughts & insights that arose during your dosing session, and to prepare for the next dosing session.
Follow-up Sessions with Journey Clinical
After our first KAP session, Journey Clinical’s medical team schedules regular follow ups with you to monitor outcomes and prescribe ketamine lozenge refills, as appropriate. The frequency of follow ups depends on your unique treatment plan, at a minimum of once per quarter.
What is the Cost of Ketamine with Journey Clinical?
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is an affordable, accessible modality. Although the medical intake and follow ups are not covered by insurance, they are eligible for out-of-network reimbursement.
My typical hourly rate is $300 for Intake Sessions, Dosing Sessions and Integration Sessions.
Journey Clinical Medical Costs
Medical Intake: $250 (One time fee, reimbursable through
Follow-up Sessions: $150/Session (minimum of 1/quarter,
reimbursable through out-of-network)
Cost of Ketamine Lozenges: $75 for approximately 4-6 lozenges (not covered by insurance)
Let's work together to help you heal naturally...
Here are some helpful resources.
Paradigms of Ketamine Treatment by Raquel Bennett, Psy.D. for MAPS
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP): Patient Demographics, Clinical Data
and Outcomes in Three Large Practices Administering Ketamine with
Psychotherapy - research study by Jennifer Dore et al, 2018
Ketamine for Depression and Mood Disorders by Erica Zelfand, ND for
Ketamine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression by goop
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with Jonathan Sabbagh of Journey Clinical - Psychology Talk Podcast