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Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Ketamine-assisted therapy (KAT) is a type of treatment that combines ketamine (a psychedelic medicine) and psychotherapy. This approach aims to address the root causes of mental health conditions and their impact on neurological conditions, to help facilitate the potential for lasting change in your daily life. Our team’s approach provides treatment in a safe and comfortable medical environment.

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Our Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Program

Our team utilizes a multi-dimensional, team-based approach that prioritizes safety and individualizes needs and goals. You are supported by a team that consists of physicians, neurologists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurses and registered therapists trained in psychedelic and ketamine-assisted therapy.  

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At Numinus, our clinical team evaluates adults and adolescents (13 years and up) for a variety of mental health and neurological conditions, including the following:

Mental Health Conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Addictive disorders
  • Mental health impact of living with either a chronic or serious neurological illness or other medical illness
  • Other mental health conditions, as deemed appropriate by a Numinus prescriber

Neurological Conditions:

  • Functional seizures (i.e., psychogenic non-epileptic seizures)
  • Functional neurological disorders
  • Persistent post-concussive symptoms (i.e., post-concussion syndrome)
  • Migraine & chronic headache
  • Long-COVID with neurological features 
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All assessments are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). This means that there is no cost to our clients for evaluations and consultations with our medical team.

If you decide to go forward with, there are costs associated with the treatment sessions; some of these may be covered by private insurance that you may have through your employer.

Please feel free to contact our clinic staff, who will be happy to answer questions on cost, as well as to help guide you in finding out if your existing insurance may cover this service. 

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How Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Works

Ketamine is a legal medication in Canada that has been used for over 50 years as an anesthetic agent for surgery, and for over 20 years as a treatment for depression. It has been found to be safe when administered by appropriately trained health care practitioners in a safe, medical environment.

Ketamine is a medicine with psychedelic properties. It can affect perception and sensations in the body and mind, sometimes producing sensations of floating or “out-of-body” experiences, relaxation, changes to negative feelings, and dream-like states.

When experiencing the effects of ketamine in a medical environment, short-term changes in your state of consciousness can help process strong emotions and memories that could otherwise be too painful or difficult to access. This experience may lead to personal breakthroughs by clarifying and helping address the root causes of mental health conditions and their contribution to neurological illness.

Research has also shown that ketamine induces neuroplasticity, which means it increases and strengthens connections in the brain creating a state in which the brain may function more optimally.

The combined effect of the experience of ketamine and the changes induced in the brain, provide the potential to produce lasting change to mental health conditions and their contribution to neurological diagnoses and/or improvement in certain neurological conditions.

Interested in learning more? Our clinical team is here to help. Please fill out the form below to contact our clinic staff who can help you learn more about whether ketamine-assisted therapy is right for you. 

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