5 Ways Ketamine Can
Reduce Depression Symptoms
Let’s talk about the mental health benefits of ketamine, specifically 5 Ways Ketamine Can Reduce Depression Symptoms and offer significant relief for those suffering with depression in NJ
Ketamine Can Reduce Depression quickly, unlike traditional therapies
Unlike traditional antidepressants that can take weeks to start working, ketamine has shown to reduce symptoms of depression within hours of administration. This rapid action can be particularly beneficial for individuals suffering from severe depression or those who are at high risk of suicide.
Unique Mechanism of Action
Ketamine works differently from most common antidepressants, which typically target the brain’s serotonin or noradrenaline systems. Instead, ketamine acts on the NMDA receptors in the brain. This unique mechanism can offer relief to patients who have not responded to traditional antidepressant treatments.
Enhancement of Neural Connectivity
Research suggests that ketamine can stimulate the growth of synapses in the brain, essentially promoting neural connectivity. This effect can help reverse the patterns of disconnection associated with depression, leading to improvements in mood and cognitive function.
Reduction of Depression for the Long Haul
While the initial effects of ketamine are temporary, studies indicate that regular maintenance doses can extend its antidepressant effects. This approach can provide a sustained relief from depression symptoms for individuals in NJ and beyond.
Improvement in Treatment-Resistant Depression
Ketamine has been particularly noted for its effectiveness in treating treatment-resistant depression (TRD). For individuals who have not benefited from traditional antidepressants, ketamine offers a promising alternative, with many patients experiencing significant improvements in their symptoms.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression and seeking alternative treatment options in NJ, contact us to learn more about how ketamine therapy could offer a new path to healing and hope, or visit our info page here:
At Mind by Design, our process for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is designed for transformational results. Our process involves a careful assessment and personalized treatment plan, ensuring that each individual receives the care and support they need. We’ve partnered with medical providers at Journey Clinical to create a simple and effective five-step process that outlines what our clients experience through our journey of providing KAP
FAQ'S ABOUT ONLINE THERAPY IN NJ
How do I get started as a new client?
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that clients provide at least 24 hours notice in the event that they need to cancel to avoid the 50% cancellation fee. we understand that life happens and do our best to be flexible & reschedule.
Does my insurance cover my visits?
Do you offer traditional talk therapy?
Is Online Therapy As Effective As In-Person Therapy?
Online therapy is essentially face-to-face counseling, just conducted remotely. Studies show that teletherapy is as effective as traditional counseling. Professional organizations and state governments recognize its benefits and have set regulations for it. However, like any therapy, its success in achieving your goals isn’t guaranteed. It’s important to discuss with your therapist whether teletherapy is working for you.
Can I Change Therapists If I'm Not Happy?
Yes, you can switch therapists to another provider within the practice, or we can provide you a referral if preferred. We want to ensure that your time and effort are well spent, and that you are getting the relief you need, that’s why we work collaboratively with each other in the practice, as well as outside therapists who we know and trust.
How Do I Know If Therapy Is Helping?
You should feel like you’re making progress. Signs it’s working include:
Feeling comfortable talking to your therapist
Your therapist respects boundaries
You’re moving towards your goals
You feel listened to
You’re doing better in life
Your self-esteem is getting better
Is Online Therapy Easy to Use for Non-Tech-Savvy People?
Yes, it’s pretty simple to access sessions. You’ll need basic internet skills, such as opening and visiting the patient link sent to you via email. It’s similar to video chatting like Facetime or Zoom. We can also walk you through it on the phone the first time to ensure a strong connection
What Questions Should I Ask My New Therapist?
Feel free to ask anything. Some good questions are:
- How often will we meet?
- What do you specialize in?
- What experience do you have with my issue?
- What outcomes can I expect?
- How will I know I’m progressing?
- How long do you usually work with clients?
- How will we set my treatment goals?
How Should I Prepare for My First Session?
Showing up is all that you need to do! But if you really want to get the most out of session, it could help to take some time to think about what you want from therapy. It helps to write down your goals, questions you have or things that you feel are important to share.
What is the difference between associate therapists & fully licensed therapists?
Our founder, Rebecca Sidoti, is a highly qualified, state-licensed therapist and supervisor with extensive training in anxiety related disorders and innovative treatment such as Ketamine Therapy. Mind by Design Counseling adheres to standards set by the our governing counseling boards.
To see each providers credentials, training and licenses, visit our “Meet the Therapists” Page to learn more.
- LAC/LSW are therapists who may practice clinical work under the supervision of a fully licensed therapist.
- LPC/LCSW are therapists who have completed the necessary clinical hours post-graduation under supervision and can practice clinical work independently.
What Geographic Areas Are Served?
Currently, we serve clients in New Jersey and are expanding to other states as telehealth laws evolve. While telehealth offers the convenience of attending sessions from anywhere, state laws require clients to be in-state during their session.
Is Virtual Counseling Suitable for Everyone?
Online therapy might not be as effective for individuals with chronic suicidal thoughts, severe trauma, significant mental health history, or those recently in intensive care. Such cases often benefit more from traditional, in-person counseling. We’ll help you decide if our online services are right for you during your intake and evaluation.
What Equipment is Needed for Online Therapy?
To join a session, log in using the credentials we provide. No downloads are needed. Our platform, compatible with both individual and group sessions, requires:
A computer or mobile device with a webcam and internet access.
We’ll help you test your setup before your first appointment to ensure a reliable connection. iOS users should use the Safari browser for mobile and tablet sessions.
What Questions Will Therapists Ask Me?
It depends on your goals. Expect questions about your thoughts, feelings, relationships, work, school, and health. They’ll ask to understand your therapy goals.
How Do You Keep Client Information Secure?
Security and Confidentiality of Sessions:
Your privacy is crucial to us. We use TherapyNotes, a HIPAA-compliant platform, ensuring secure and confidential teletherapy sessions. This platform’s security features include encrypted video connections, secure data transfers, and encrypted databases, ensuring your information is safe at all times.
What is VRT used for?
VRT not only helps with exposure therapy for phobias, but is great for ADHD, mindfulness, PTSD and social anxiety.