How It Works

Getting Started with Ketamine Therapy

1. Find out if Psychedelic Therapy is right for You

We'll ask a few questions to get to know you and your mental health history and find out if Ketamine Therapy is right for you.

2. Schedule your Psychiatric Evaluation

You'll meet with your Psychiatric Clinician to conduct a comprehensive evaluation and determine if ketamine therapy is right for you.

You'll be refunded if there is a decision not to proceed.

3. Your At Home Ketamine Experience

Our trained guides will sit with you on a zoom call during the session. From there you'll start the introspective therapy that will last 1-2 hours.

Ketamine allows you to disconnect from ordinary reality. It may provide insights, inspiration and an openness to new ideas while also enhancing feelings of purpose and creativity.

4. Integration

Integration is a critical part of the experience. After the experience, you’ll reflect on your session and refresh your mind. Journaling immediately in your notebook, will allow you to solidify and grow on your experience.

Your first ketamine experience

Your experience assistant will handle the details of the day so you can focus on diving inwards and having an impactful experience.

Preparation

Our medical team will help you prepare for the first experience. You will be mentally and physically prepared. We welcome any questions during the process.

Your first experience

Your first experience will be monitored in a safe and comfortable fashion to allow you to drift into a 1 hour introspective journey. The oral ketamine will dissolve under your tongue and the onset of the medicine will occur around 10 minutes later.

The medicine allows you to disconnect from ordinary reality. It may provide insights, inspiration and an openness to new ideas while also enhancing feelings of purpose and creativity. Some clients may also have sensory effects - visual & auditory.

Integration

Integration is a critical part of the experience. After the experience, you’ll reflect on your session and refresh your mind. Journaling immediately in your notebook, will allow you to solidify and grow on your experience.

Continuing The journey

After your initial two experiences the medical team may prescribe additional sessions to expand on any progress made. We'll be with you along the way to ensure the insights from your experiences are integrated meaningfully.

Integrate with a personalized plan

Integration will not look the same for everyone. Our team works with you to develop a personalized plan catered to your experience, insights and needs.

1 on 1 post experience integration sessions

We give you a choice! You may be satisfied with your progress but know that our team is here to support you with 1 on 1 integrations sessions.

Psychedelic therapy 101

Along the journey we will be a resource to you. So much is unknown about psychedelics and the clinical evidence can be difficult to read. We're here to provide clarity and basic education through our therapies.

Frequently asked questions

01

What is Choose Ketamine?

Choose Ketamine is a team of mental health specialists based out of Austin, Texas that provides virtual consultations and therapy sessions. When other treatments have failed to work, we give people in need access to ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Choose Ketamine's mission is to empower people to regain their happiness through ketamine assisted therapy that is delivered in an equitable way.

02

Who is a good candidate for ketamine therapy?

Choose Ketamine was created for anyone seeking to take control over their anxiety, depression, or PTSD. Oftentimes, these mental health challenges are driven by life changes, grief, relationship issues, or burnout. Whether you're looking to enhance your current treatments or other treatments haven’t provided relief, Choose Ketamine can help develop a treatment plan specifically for you.

Although many people are good candidates, ketamine assisted therapy isn't for everyone. Choose Ketamine always puts the patient's health first and treatment decisions are made at our clinician’s discretion. A new patient will not be a good candidate at this time if: under 18 or over 70 years old, pregnant, history of intracranial pressure, actively struggling with illicit substance abuse, serious heart issues, uncontrolled high blood pressure, BMI greater than 40, taking/using kratom, psychosis, active methadone, suboxone or clozaril/clozapine prescription.

Complete the online assessment HERE

03

Is at-home ketamine therapy covered by insurance?

Choose Ketamine does not accept insurance. Some insurance companies may provide some reimbursements for "out-of-network" treatments - we recommend speaking with your insurance provider first about out-of-network coverage. Choose Ketamine can provide you with a Superbill which you can provide to your insurance provider. A Superbill is an itemized receipt of the services provided to the patient. It is your proof of service"

To check with your insurance provider about possible out-of-network reimbursement up to $450, the billing codes that we use on the super bill are:

99204 - 45 min initial evaluation ($250)

99214 - 25 min medical mgmt. f/up visit ($200)

Choose Ketamine is one of the most affordable at-home ketamine provider with multiple payment plan options. We do what we can to meet our clients in their current financial circumstances.

04

What happens during a ketamine therapy session?

Ketamine has a dissociative effect. This means that it creates a separation of mind and body, also commonly referred to as an out of body experience.  While ketamine is not a true psychedelic, it does have psychedelic properties and creates an altered state of consciousness, allowing the mind to be outside of its normal waking status. In this state, the mind can access subconscious information.

Ketamine is a powerful disruptor of limiting beliefs around ourselves and our world, allowing one to see themselves truly without all the labels and limitations. It often creates a euphoric feeling for people and many people report having a sense of oneness and connectedness to others and to something bigger than themselves. Ketamine can also allow people to revisit times or memories of trauma and reconsolidate the memories around those events in a less painful, fearful or traumatic way.

05

What medicine do you offer?

Choose Ketamine's clinicians may prescribe ketamine assisted therapy for indications of depression or anxiety. Ketamine is a prescription medication that doctors can prescribe off-label to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and other mental health-related conditions.

Ketamine is used in hospitals daily. Over the last 50 years, doctors have discovered multiple uses for ketamine in mental health conditions. In fact, the evidence is so strong the American Psychiatric Association put out a statement saying that the antidepressant effects of ketamine are both rapid and robust.

Choose Ketamine sources its prescription ketamine medication from the following licensed compound pharmacies

  • Millers Of Wykoff Pharmacy - 678 Wyckoff Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 - Phone 201-891-3333
  • Precision Compounding Pharmacy - 2657 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710 - Phone 516-833-6262

06

Are Choose Ketamine's clinicians licensed?

Yes, Choose Ketamine's clinicians are licensed by the relevant governing professional board or organization in the states where they practice.

Learn more about our Choose Ketamine's medical team.

07

How does at-home ketamine therapy work?

At-home ketamine therapy begins with an online assessment and video consultation with a psychiatric nurse practitioner. If our medical team determines you’re a fit for this kind of therapy you'll be prescribed oral ketamine and schedule your first virtual appointment. During the initial appointment you'll prepare with your therapy guide and undergo your first ketamine treatment. 

Based on your response, the medical team will provide a personalized plan for your follow up sessions. Throughout your treatment, you'll use Choose Ketamine's online platform to help prepare for your sessions, explore your inner mind and integrate your experiences into your daily life.

08

What Is ketamine and is it safe?

Ketamine is a legal medication, originally used for anesthesia. It was developed in the 1960s and was commonly used in the Vietnam war because it could be used in the field safely and effectively.  Ketamine does not suppress the respiratory drive or paralyze muscles the way other anesthetics do, and its dissociative properties provide for rapid pain relief.  

Ketamine has been used in mental health for more than 20 years, and as a result we know the medicine itself is extremely safe for most individuals. It’s also used as an off-label medication for pain and a variety of mental health conditions.  

09

Can I continue taking antidepressants while undergoing ketamine therapy?

Yes. Ketamine can be used safely with many antidepressant medications. Always discuss medication plans with your primary physician to determine if any adverse effects may be possible. You can also discuss your options with the clinical team at Choose Ketamine.

10

In which States is Choose Your Horizon available?

Arizona, Colorado, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Connecticut, Washington State, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Montana, Iowa, Minnesota, Maine, Nebraska, Oregon and Wisconsin.

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