How many sessions are typical with ketamine therapy?
The length of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy varies greatly. Our team tailors treatment to your specific needs, including presenting concerns, severity and duration of symptoms, responsiveness, and previous treatments. Typically, ketamine assisted psychotherapy includes approximately 6 dosing sessions and 6 integration sessions during a 3 – 8 week period.
In recent research, it appears that higher-doses of ketamine, more frequent ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and longer durations of integration psychotherapy increases the efficacy and durability of improvements for individuals with a range of mental health concerns. Based on this research and individual differences among treatment populations, it is not possible to recommend an ideal number of sessions, although it is best to tailor approaches to individuals and their presenting problems (Drozdz et al., 2022).