Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a new and specialized form of therapy that takes place during ketamine infusions.  It involves psychotherapists who have experience with and knowledge about ketamine and its effects on the brain.  While the patient is hooked to the IV, a licensed practitioner sits with them and conducts a therapy session.

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Ketamine Integrative Psychotherapy is another form of therapy that takes place in between ketamine infusions. It is conducted by psychotherapists who are familiar with ketamine. You will undergo at least one preparatory session before your infusions; in between ketamine infusions, while your brain is neuroplastic from the ketamine, you meet with your therapist for integration therapy sessions to more deeply understand your experience and begin forming new thought patterns with the help of your therapist.

It is important to find a specialist that you feel safe with and can agree on a treatment plan with prior to your first session. We offer either 150 minutes or 300 minutes of Ketamine Integrative Psychotherapy with three preferred providers.

Rheem & Associates

Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT, [Euro-American, cisgender, heterosexual, she/her] is a Certified EFT trainer, supervisor & therapist and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist (KAP). She’s a co-owner of Rheem, Clark & Associates, LLC, a private practice that treats couples, individuals and families across the spectrum of relationship and mental health struggles over the last 19 years. As a Trainer, she’s a co-director of the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT and a co-founder/director of the EFT Café, an award winning monthly online class for couple therapists around the world. Kathryn teaches and presents EFT regularly to audiences in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand and has published 14 articles/chapters and two books on the application of EFT, including as a co-author on the recently released An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Relationship Loss: Healing Heartbreak Session by Session (Routledge, 2023) and the second edition of Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook (Routledge, 2022) and co-author of the forthcoming An Emotionally Focused Workbook: Healing Heartbreak Session by Session (Routledge, 2023).

Kathryn works extensively with couples where one or both partners have endured trauma and has published and presented on the application of couples therapy with trauma numerous times. In addition to the application of EFT with trauma, Kathryn has a special passion for working with and teaching the Withdrawer Re-engagement process. For her doctoral dissertation, Kathryn completed the first analysis of Withdrawer Re-engagement, and she enjoys teaching clinicians how to come alongside to help those who cope by withdrawing to share with their partners. Kathryn was voted a Top Couples Therapist in Washington, D.C. by the Washingtonian magazine in its most recent poll, December 2012.

Kathryn has received 126 hours of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy training from the Ketamine Training Center, Polaris Insight Center, Fluence, the Psychotherapy Networker and PESI.

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Lauren Trecosta

Lauren , one of our preferred ketamine assisted psychotherapy providersLauren Trecosta is a Psychotherapist and Integration Specialist who works in partnership with
Avesta Ketamine and Wellness Clinics and others to offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
(KAP) to people who want to maximize the healing potential of Ketamine Therapy. Lauren works
with clients to develop mindset and clear intention before a ketamine session, guide clients toward their inner healing Infinite Intelligence during a session, and help clients integrate their ketamine experiences into insight and everyday life after a session.

Lauren has been a therapist for 20+ years and has completed training from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for psychedelic-assisted therapy. Lauren specializes in working with veterans, first responders, and their partners. She has in-depth experience with a broad range of life situations and presenting issues, including trauma / PTSD, adult survivors of child abuse,
anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders including bi-polar disorder, and couples issues. Lauren believes that each person has the power and wisdom to transform their life and that psychedelic-assisted therapy is a powerful resource to do so.

Lauren works with following insurance companies: Aetna, Oscar Health, Oxford, United Healthcare, and Cigna. (Participation with the following insurance companies is pending: CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield- DC/VA and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield – Virginia)

Contact Info:
(703) 261-4220

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