Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Amplified Long-Term Healing


What is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (also known as KAP) comes in many forms, but it always revolves around supporting, enhancing, and cementing the therapeutic qualities of Ketamine treatments. There is no right or wrong method to accompany therapy with ketamine treatments, but such therapy should always be customized to the patient.

Generally, Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in Columbus and Cleveland includes an introduction to ketamine and a preparation session, integration sessions after each or every other ketamine treatment, and optional guided experiential sessions with the patient. Generally, the goal is to enhance the psychotherapy process via ketamine, and to augment the efficacy of ketamine with trenchant psychotherapy – a true symbiotic relationship.

New Pathways Clinic provides Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for our clients

When is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Recommended?

A recent psychological study suggest that talk therapy within 24 hours of a ketamine treatment increases response rates and lengthens remissions for patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression in both Columbus and Cleveland. At New Pathways, we believe in holistic care supported by scientific research, so this study reinforces our recommendation for Ketamine treatments to be complemented by therapy.

Some patients in the Columbus and Cleveland areas would prefer to use their current therapist, while others would prefer to see a second therapist who specializes in therapy customized for ketamine treatments. Either way, we recommend patients are seen within 24 hours of a ketamine treatment once a week. We particularly emphasize that patients without their own therapists in Columbus and Cleveland should engage in Ketamine- Assisted Psychotherapy. All patients desire the best possible outcome and progress for their treatments, and ketamine plus talk therapy is indicated to be the best route to achieve that result.

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy provides greater success in treating mental health conditions than just ketamine infusions alone

How does New Pathways Clinic offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Columbus and Cleveland?

New Pathways Clinic has cultivated a partnership with Stella Luna Counseling and Wellness to provide Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in both Columbus and Cleveland. Stella Luna shares a patient-centric approach that we trust wholeheartedly and has the most experience in the Cleveland area working with patients undergoing ketamine treatments. They are conveniently located less than a half a mile from New Pathways in both cities, and can meet with you at our clinic or in their offices. Any patient is free to schedule as many appointments as they see fit. We recommend at least four sessions – one introduction & preparation session and then three integration sessions.

Does Insurance Cover Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Columbus and Cleveland?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is covered by insurance just as traditional talk therapy is covered in both Columbus and Cleveland. Stella Luna Counseling and Wellness accepts most insurance plans and can work with each patient to make sure that they know their coverage before starting treatment. Patients with insurance coverage will owe no more than for any other session with an in-network therapist. For patients without coverage, therapy is available for the standard $125 an hour in both cities.

Contact New Pathways in Columbus or Cleveland to Schedule an Appointment for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy or to Have Your Questions Answered

At New Pathways Clinic locations in Columbus and Cleveland, we are always sensitive to each patient’s unique history and needs. We will never make you feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in our care. Reach out to us today to find out if ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is right for you.


At New Pathways Clinic our heartfelt mission is to establish a holistic mental wellness campus that touches the lives of individuals in the greater Cleveland and Columbus regions. We are dedicated to combining state-of-the-art mental health treatments, like Ketamine therapy infusions and Spravato nasal spray, with the expertise of compassionate mental health professionals to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, migraines, and bipolar disorder.

Our unwavering commitment drives us to continuously evolve and adapt as the scientific landscape of ketamine research expands and diversifies, leading to innovative mental health treatments. We are determined to pave the way for a healthier future for Cleveland and central Ohio. 

New Pathways Clinic also offers Semaglutide & Tirzepatide weight-loss shots, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, ketamine/Spravato support groups for patients, and medication management for psychiatric medications.

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