Ketamine Therapy
for Anxiety Relief

Our treatment philosophy views anxiety as subconscious programming that has created a not-so helpful worldview in a person. They are locked in a cycle where they rely on previous experiences and programming to create a hypothetical future which likely will never come to pass. Ketamine can create a space of detachment and separation which allows a person to better live in the moment and reframe their view of the world. 

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Ketamine Treatment for Anxiety

When treating anxiety with ketamine, we encourage patients to create positive present tense affirmations to use alongside ketamine therapy to help remodel the subconscious mind. In this process we draw a great deal of inspiration from the author (and former psychiatrist) Ram Das. In his book “Be Here Now” he describes how the practice of continuously being in the present moment makes it very difficult to be anxious about the future. This is clearly easier said than done however the ego-disruption and transpersonal disconnection of ketamine can help patients reframe their mental paradigm.

"Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it."
– Ram Das

What does it mean to change a mental paradigm?

A woman with anxiety sitting on a couch holding her hands.

Imagine anxiety as a heavy backpack you’re carrying around every day. This backpack is filled with worries, fears, and uncertainties. Sometimes, the weight feels overwhelming, making it difficult to move forward comfortably.

Now, let's break it down

  • The Backpack: The backpack represents anxiety itself. It’s something you carry with you everywhere you go, affecting your daily life.
  • The Weight: The weight inside the backpack symbolizes the various stressors, fears, and worries that contribute to your anxiety. These could be anything from work or school pressures, relationship issues, health concerns, or past traumas.
  • Removing Anxiety: Just as you wouldn’t want to lug around a heavy backpack all day, you don’t want to carry anxiety with you constantly. So, how do you remove it?
  • Identify and Empty the Backpack: The first step is to identify what’s causing the weight in your backpack. This involves recognizing your triggers and understanding the root causes of your anxiety. Once identified, you can start emptying the backpack by addressing these issues one by one.
  • Seek Support: Sometimes, the backpack might be too heavy to handle alone. Seeking support from Klarisana, friends, or family can help lighten the load. They can offer guidance, reassurance, and practical strategies to cope with anxiety.
  • Practice Self-Care: Just like you wouldn’t neglect your physical health while carrying a heavy backpack, it’s essential to take care of your mental well-being. This includes engaging in activities that bring you joy, practicing relaxation techniques like mindfulness or deep breathing, getting enough sleep, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • Mindful Awareness: Mindfulness is like periodically checking the contents of your backpack. It involves being aware of your thoughts and feelings without judgment. By practicing mindfulness, you can observe your anxiety without letting it overwhelm you, allowing you to respond to it more effectively.
  • Gradual Unpacking: It’s unrealistic to expect to empty the backpack all at once. Just as you wouldn’t dump everything out of your backpack in one go, managing anxiety is a gradual process. Take small steps each day to address your worries and fears, and over time, you’ll lighten the load and feel more at ease.

What is the process for treating anxiety with ketamine?

At Klarisana, we recommend an initial series of six intramuscular ketamine sessions with Integrations spaced out over two to four weeks to treat a variety of mental health conditions. Each intramuscular session is about an hour and a half  long. During the Induction Series, patients are treated in a private room with careful monitoring and a personalized dosing plan. Additionally as described above, we encourage patients to start a practice of positive affirmations to help remodel their subconscious mind in conjunction with the ketamine treatment. 

We progressively increase the dose of ketamine over the course of the Induction Series sessions to help the patient enter a powerful transpersonal and mystical space known as the Psychotropic Therapeutic Response. The Induction Series is a very dynamic process because who you are in terms of how you see yourself and your relationship with the world changes between each session.

Post-Induction Series

After the Induction Series patients can engage in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with one of our licensed therapists. In these sessions patients receive a lower dose of ketamine and then work with a therapist in an ego-disrupted state to process issues. The ego-disruption of the ketamine can make the therapy sessions much more productive than just traditional psychotherapy.

Ketamine treatment for anxiety near me

Interested in becoming a patient at Klarisana? Check out our locations page to see if there is a treatment center near you. 

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Ketamine infusion redefines anxiety treatment

At Klarisana, we embrace the idea of breaking the cycle of severe anxiety with ketamine therapy, whose reduced risk of side effects and addiction allows patients to get rid of long-term anxiety symptomology and enjoy a long-awaited emotional and physical well-being.

Behavioral health services for severe anxiety

In case you don’t feel ready to incorporate ketamine into your treatment approach yet, Klarisana works with a wide range of national insurance providers to make behavioral health services a more accessible and viable option for your mental health care journey.

Great experience and great company. I’m so glad that this treatment is available for anyone experiencing anxiety, depression or PTSD…these treatments helped me feel strong enough…

Lura I., Anxiety

… ketamine is the only treatment that gives me true, real, and lasting relief.

May G., Severe Depression

I feel like an actual person again and like I can live my life.

Heather H., Chronic Pain