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Are you disappointed with the results from other therapies or medications? Is something blocking progress, but you’re not sure what? Find out if psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy is right for you.

5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1675,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 320,
Arlington, VA 22209

8101 Hinson Farm Road, Suite 201
Alexandria, Virginia 22306


What is Ketamine clinic Arlington for?

Ketamine was first developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an anesthetic, however, today it is also a promising medication in the field of mental health and pain conditions treatment. When administered intravenously, the anesthetic has been linked to efficacy in 80% of patients suffering from depression. Unlike most oral antidepressants, the anesthetic has a low-risk profile as it neither suppresses breathing nor lowers blood pressure.

It may be administered in a variety of ways including in the form of lozenges, nasal spray, intravenously, and intramuscularly. The most popular administration route is through IV. 

Ketamine is not a first-line solution to treat mental health and pain conditions, as it is used off-label when first modalities fail to provide relief. Therefore, Ketamine clinics Arlington accept only those patients who have been previously referred by their healthcare providers. Depending on the clinic’s protocol, Ketamine treatment Arlington may extend on 6 sessions 40 minutes to 1 hour each for mental health conditions, and 2-3 hours on average for pain conditions. Some clinics may occasionally offer the maintenance phase which predetermines the intake of boosters to maintain relief until a patient may go on alone without relapse to depression.

Like other medications, Ketamine is not a good modality for pregnant and nursing mothers, patients with uncontrolled hypertension, active psychosis among others. Speak to your healthcare provider about the applicability of infusion therapy for your particular case.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Those patients with treatment-resistant conditions such as depression may benefit from Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). KAP is an innovative alternative to traditional psychotherapy, however, with the use of the anesthetic for maximizing healing effects. KAP usually consists of 6 sessions 2-3 hours each. Each session starts with the administration of the anesthetic and is followed by psychotherapy. A psychotherapist aims to discover and process the possible roots of depression, and replace them with positive insights or help a patient reassess their severity. When completing a series of KAP sessions, a patient is offered to proceed with the maintenance period.

Unlike infusion therapy alone, KAP is believed to provide a patient with significant improvements and behavioral changes that are to last for months without relapse.

There are currently no KAP providers in Arlington. Speak to your doctor about the possibility of undergoing KAP in nearby states/cities.

What are the operating Ketamine clinics Arlington?

There are 3 Ketamine clinics Arlington where you may address your doctor’s referral to undergo infusion therapy.

Avesta Ketamine and Wellness / APMI

  • Managed by Ladan Eshkevari, Ph.D., CRNA, LAc.

  • This Ketamine clinic near Arlington offers IV infusions for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and chronic pain.

  • They also offer Spravato.

  • The cost per infusion is tailored individually, while Spravato costs $350 per spray and $700 per visit together.

  • Servicing Chevy Chase.

Mind Peace Clinic

  • Managed by Patrick Oliver, MD.

  • This Ketamine clinic Arlington offers IV infusions for depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, RSD, CRPS, anxiety, migraines, suicidal ideation.

  • They also offer Spravato.

  • The cost per infusion/Spravato may vary.

  • Servicing Arlington.

NOVA Health Recovery LLC

  • Managed by Christopher Sendi, MD.

  • This Ketamine clinic near Arlington offers IV infusions for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, migraine, chronic pain.

  • They also offer opioid and alcohol addiction management, medical weight loss programs, as well as hair restoration.

  • The cost per infusion may vary.

  • Servicing Alexandria.

How were these Ketamine clinics Arlington chosen? 

These Ketamine clinics Arlington are approved by the American Society of Ketamine Physicians.

What are the studies confirming the efficacy of Ketamine treatment Arlington?

Severe Depression or Treatment-resistant Depression

Ketamine has been found to relieve the symptoms of depression within hours, rather than the usual weeks most antidepressants can take.

PTSD

Those suffering from PTSD may find relief with Ketamine Infusion Treatment when other options have failed. 

Chronic pain condition

Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Learn how Ketamine treatment is providing relief.

Bipolar

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels.

A variety of research and studies exist confirming the efficacy of prescribing Ketamine treatment Arlington:

Ketamine for depression 

The following study has been conducted:

 

Ketamine for anxiety 

The following study has been conducted:

 

Ketamine for PTSD

The following study has been conducted:

 

Ketamine for OCD 

The following studies have been conducted:

 

Ketamine for bipolar disorder

The following study has been conducted:

 

Ketamine for chronic pain 

The following studies have been conducted:

 

KAP or psychotherapy

The following studies have been conducted: 

Beyond that, Arlington VA Ketamine infusion center may occasionally offer additional treatment services, such as:

  • Alcohol addiction management
  • Holistic and alternative treatments

What is the typical infusion session of Ketamine treatment Arlington?

Upon arrival at Ketamine clinic Arlington, every patient starts with a one-on-one consultation with a psychiatrist who guides patients through plans, concerns, goals, and preferences regarding the treatment. If a patient is both physically and mentally ready to start with the infusion therapy, a therapist checks their vitals including blood pressure and heart rate. After that, a patient is escorted to the treatment or procedure room where they receive an anesthetic through an IV bag for 40 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on the clinic’s protocol, a patient may be offered an eye mask, soothing music, and/or aromatherapy for the deepest immersion into a dissociative journey. During the whole session, a patient is monitored on their vitals and experiences to ensure everything is ongoing well.

After finishing the infusion therapy session, a patient spends time recovering from the anesthetic effects. Some clinicians may occasionally offer journaling which helps to record all patient’s insights and process the efficacy of the whole treatment.

When a patient feels comfortable leaving Ketamine clinic Arlington, a clinician will ensure there is a designated driver or a support person to drive them back home, as anesthetic alters walking and driving ability among others.

How long is IV Ketamine treatment Arlington?

IV Ketamine treatment Arlington may extend on 6 sessions 40 minutes to 1 hour each for mental health infusions, and 2-3 hours for pain infusions. Plus up to 1 hour for recovery after the session.

How long is an IM Ketamine treatment Arlington?

IM Ketamine treatment Arlington may extend on 6 sessions 40 minutes to 1 hour each for mental health infusions, and 2-3 hours for pain infusions. Plus up to 1 hour for recovery after the session.

What might the patients experience during Ketamine treatment Arlington?

Ketamine treatment Arlington usually bears only pleasant nature, as the anesthetic dose is carefully tailored per each patient. Some patients are limited in experiencing floating, numbness in their limbs, sensitivity to light and sound among others, while some may come across unwanted sensations including anxiety attacks, and/or nausea. In either case, a clinician is always there with a patient to address all their sensations. In case of recurring nausea, a clinician incorporates designated anti-nausea medication prior to starting each infusion session.

What is the cost of Ketamine treatment Arlington? 

The cost of Ketamine treatment Arlington may vary among clinics, however, the average cost per infusion session is $500 for mental health conditions and $700 for pain conditions. Contact the preferred Ketamine clinic Arlington to learn more about the cost.

Is insurance coverage eligible for Ketamine treatment Arlington? 

Ketamine treatment Arlington is not usually covered by insurance plans, however, you should check with your insurance company to see what percentage they might reimburse you for the treatment.

May Ketamine treatment Arlington interfere with your current treatment plan?

Infusion therapy may occasionally affect your current treatment plan. It concerns the use of MAOIs, SSRIs, as well as chronic use of benzodiazepines that may be detrimental to infusion therapy. Prior to each session at Ketamine clinic Arlington, a patient will be offered to pass a urine drug screen to check whether all metabolites are gone from the patient’s bloodstream.

What are the risks of Ketamine treatment Arlington?

Most patients report only mild dissociative effects during the infusion therapy which bear short-term character. Regardless of the anesthetic’s safety profile, some patients may come across unpleasant effects which are promptly treated with other medications to make a patient’s infusion be a relaxing experience.

Possible side effects of the anesthetic include:

  • nausea
  • mood swings
  • increase in saliva
  • drowsiness
  • loss of appetite
  • insomnia
  • high blood pressure
  • muscle spasms

Severe hypertension, chest pain, evidence of street drug abuse (cocaine, amphetamines, or opiates), and/or manic symptoms will restrict a patient from receiving Ketamine treatment Arlington.

What to look for in Ketamine clinic Arlington?

Please refer to the article about Ketamine therapy Arlington for more information.

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FAQs

How to find a Ketamine clinic Arlington?

There are 3 Ketamine clinics Arlington including Avesta Ketamine and Wellness / APMI, Mind Peace Clinic, and NOVA Health Recovery LLC.

Where can I undergo Ketamine treatment Arlington?

Ketamine treatment Arlington is available in 3 clinics mentioned above. Otherwise, you may speak to your healthcare provider to find the best Ketamine clinic Arlington for your particular case.

Ketamine therapy Arlington is legal, however, is used as an off-label modality. Prior to undergoing this treatment, you should speak to your doctor who will assess its applicability for your particular mental health or pain condition.

How long is Ketamine therapy Arlington?

Ketamine therapy Arlington usually takes 6 sessions 40 minutes to 1 hour each for mental health infusions, and 2-3 hours for pain infusions.

What to look for in the Ketamine clinic Arlington?

Find Ketamine clinic Arlington that provides treatment plans for your particular case. Beyond that, you may find Ketamine clinic Arlington that offers discounts for veterans, and/or first-aid responders if you are one of them.

Will my insurance cover Ketamine therapy Arlington? 

Ketamine therapy Arlington is not covered by most insurance plans, however, you should contact your insurance company to check whether they may reimburse any percentage of this treatment.

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on our Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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