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Our Process:
Ketamine Therapy
in 7 simple steps

We like to keep things simple, including our process as providers of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Our structured approach is designed for transformational results guided by the therapists here at Mind by Design and the medical providers we’ve partnered with at Journey Clinical.


Mental Health Is Hard.
Our Process of Therapy Is Easy.

Initial Consutlation

Initiate your KAP journey with a detailed consultation with Rebecca Sidoti. Understand the core principles and expectations of the Ketamine Therapy Process.
»60 minutes/$250.00

Therapy Sessions

Three pivotal sessions with Rebecca Sidoti lay the groundwork, mentally and emotionally priming you for the KAP experience.
»60 minutes/$175 per session

Medical Assessment

In collaboration with Journey Clinical, we conduct a rigorous medical evaluation, ensuring your readiness for the therapy. 
»60 minutes/$250.00
»Ketamine prescription: $85 (3 doses), then $145 (6 doses)

KAP Prep Sessions

With Rebecca’s guidance, set clear therapy goals, familiarize yourself with dosing protocols, and create an optimal environment for the therapy.
»60 minutes/$175 per session

KAP Dosing Sessions

Engage in the core of the Ketamine Therapy Process, self-administering the Ketamine lozenge in a serene setting, supported throughout by Rebecca.
»2.5-3 hours/$550 per session

Online Integration Sessions

Post-KAP, partake in one-two “integration sessions” to process your experiences, emotions, and takeaways.
»60 minutes/$175 per session

Follow-Up's & Refills

Clients will have access to follow-up consultations with Journey Clinical prescribers for prescription refills if eligible, along with follow up therapy sessions, dosing sessions and integration sessions as needed. The frequency of the follow-ups depends on your treatment plan, and are required quarterly.
»30 minutes/$150


The Mind by Design Difference

Beyond the conventional, our emphasis on the holistic Ketamine Therapy Process sets us apart. We believe in the combined power of ketamine and therapy, ensuring a comprehensive journey. Discover more about our services and testimonials to understand our unique approach.

What to Expect from Providers during Our Process

There are various clinics & providers that offer ketamine use for mental health purposes, however, our approach emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic process. This means that, although ketamine is a powerful, healing tool, we see that it’s benefits are amplified when combined with therapy support, such as individual processing and integration.For many clients, receiving ketamine assisted therapy comes after other treatment interventions have failed. KAP has been shown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain & more.

It’s important that you feel confident and education in your treatment decision. During KAP, clients can expect to receive robust psychoeducation, support and guidance through their entire journey.


As always, reach out to us directly with any questions!



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For More Information About the Ketamine Therapy Process, Safety, & Prep, Click Here:

Meet Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW, therapist and owner of Mind by Design. Rebecca is dedicated to creating a therapeutic space that allows for clients to feel comfortable and confident in their treatment decisions. With research-backed orientations, Rebecca applies modalities tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Creativity, authenticity and innovation have led Rebecca & the team at Mind by Design Counseling to participate in extensive training in Ketamine Assisted Therapy, Virtual Reality Therapy and treatment for Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Trauma and Depression.


Click here to read Rebecca’s full bio, or click here to meet the whole team!

Frequently asked questions
Our Process

KAP has shown promise for individuals with treatment-resistant depression and certain anxiety disorders. However, its efficacy can vary from person to person.

Ketamine has shown promise in treating various mental health conditions, including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias and OCD. As Ketamine therapy providers, we offer this service to help clients break cycles of thinking traps that lead to compulsive behaviors.

KAP is a therapeutic approach that combines the use of ketamine with psychotherapy. Our Process of providing ketamine assisted psychotherapy is different from ketamine infusions, which are typically administered without the accompanying psychotherapy. Our partnership with Journey Clinical provides patients with lozenges for self-administering their Ketamine dose prescribed by the Journey Clinical provider. 

Ketamine works by blocking NMDA receptors in the brain, which can lead to an increase in the release of certain neurotransmitters. This can result in rapid antidepressant effects

While ketamine has the potential for misuse, when used in a controlled medical setting for therapeutic purposes, the risk of addiction is considered low according to medical researchers

The number of sessions can vary based on individual needs and the specific protocol followed by the provider. You will see in “Our Process” above that generally 2-3 sessions are held prior to a dosing session, and then integration sessions are held after a dosing session.  Depending on your treatment plan, there may be more or less number of sessions

It’s recommended to take some time off work after a KAP session to process the experience and ensure safety, especially if any side effects are experienced. Clients are provided with safety measures and consents which stipulate that clients should not drive after a dosing session and should have a trusted person with them to drive if needed. 

Certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled hypertension or a history of psychosis, might be contraindications for KAP. See Our “Safety Measures” page for more information about the precautions that the medical team adheres to, along with other safety measure sin place. 

At Mind by Design, we do not require pre-approval to begin the process. We do require a medical clearance through our partnership with Journey Clinical Medical Staff to participate in a ketamine dosing session. 

The frequency of KAP sessions would depend on the individual’s response to treatment and the medical provider’s recommendations.

Ketamine is unique in its rapid antidepressant effects and mechanism of action. Other psychedelics, like psilocybin, have different mechanisms and therapeutic potentials.

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