Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
In collaboration with The Linden Medical Center, New Earth Therapy is now offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for treatment resistant depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD. We are proud to be the first and only clinic in Saskatchewan offering this service!
KAP is a unique approach to traditional psychotherapy, where we combine the medicine ketamine with 2 hours of psychotherapy. This combination and approach to therapy may accelerate growth and change. At 2 hours for a session, this service is longer than traditional therapy, and is done in collaboration with a team consisting of a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and registered nurse.
Ketamine is known as a "dissociative anesthetic", which means that it has the tendency to produce a disconnection from our usual way of feeling or thinking. Given at lower doses during a psychotherapy session, it produces shifts in consciousness that may lower your defenses and allow you to dig deeper into your psyche, traumas and healing processes. Individuals often report that they feel much calmer, lighter, and free of worries and anxieties during ketamine treatment.
Ketamine may in some instances and for some people, facilitate psychedelic experiences such as non-ordinary states of consciousness and spiritual growth/connection.
We are welcoming current Linden clients and new clients for KAP. New clients require a referral from their physician to initiate the intake with The Linden. Please contact either New Earth Therapy or The Linden Medical Centre for any questions.
Depending on which therapist you work with, you may be able to receive coverage through your extended benefit provider for KAP sessions.
6 week KAP Program:
Our KAP program is 6 weeks in length, with one KAP session a week. Integration sessions are optional, but strongly recommended.
Included in the fee:
- 1 psychiatric intake (covered by SK health)
- 1 psychotherapy on-boarding/intake session
- 1 Psychotherapy prep session
- 6 KAP sessions + 6 Ketamine doses
- 3 integration sessions (optional)
Total Cost: $3,720 without Integration
$4,260.00 with Integration
KAP Maintenance Sessions:
2 hour KAP maintenance (after the 6 week program in completed) - $560
**Depending on the therapist that you work with, and your extended benefit provider, you may be able to claim a portion of the psychotherapy costs**
KAP Team - Saskatoon
Dr. Hooper co-founded the Linden Medical Centre in 2018, with a vision for bringing cutting-edge psychiatry treatments to SK. She likes walking and hiking, and her kids (most of the time).
Zach began his nursing career in Lloydminster so he could be closer to home to help farm, then moved to Saskatoon to work in the ICU, and joined The Linden in 2019. He likes taking his wife for ice cream and golf.
Sarah founded New Earth Therapy in 2020, specializing in psychedelic therapy. She partnered with Dr. Hooper in January 2021 to co-create KAP. She likes being outside, reading and spin.
Jeremiah graduated from his masters degree in 2021, and joined New Earth Therapy in June of 2021. He likes spicy food, boxing and stand-up comedy.
KAP Team - Regina
Info coming soon!