Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Empowered Mind-Body Therapy and Isha Health: Holistic Mental Health Care Collaboration
We are thrilled to announce a collaboration between Empowered Mind-Body Therapy and Isha Health, a leader in at-home ketamine therapy for depression, anxiety, and PTSD. This partnership unites our commitment to holistic mental health solutions.
The Power of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) significantly enhances traditional psychotherapy by leveraging neuroplasticity, catalyzing the therapeutic process. This method is particularly effective for patients who did not respond to the traditional treatment. For example, it showed a response rate of over 80% for patients with treatment resistant depression. KAP opens a window of heightened brain plasticity, allowing for more profound, lasting psychological change. The combination of ketamine’s neurological effects in combination with psychotherapy creates a powerful synergy, accelerating healing and personal growth, making it a vital tool in modern mental health care.
Meet the pioneers in ketamine therapy: Mai Shimada, MD and Jennifer Birch MHNP-BC
Dr. Mai Shimada
How It Works: Collaborative Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Patients at Empowered Mind-Body Therapy eligible for additional support will be referred to Isha Health for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). Here’s the process:
- Telemedicine Evaluation: Isha Health conducts a medical evaluation via telemedicine to assess suitability for KAP.
- Prescription and Delivery: If deemed a good candidate, a prescription is sent to a compounding pharmacy, which then ships the medication directly to the patient’s home.
- Coordinated Care: Clinicians from both Empowered Mind-Body Therapy and Isha Health collaborate to offer personalized KAP treatment.
- Monitoring and Support: Isha Health clinicians closely monitor progress and safety using remote monitoring tools, providing ongoing support through direct messages, emails, and video chats as needed.
- Ongoing Psychotherapy: The patient’s therapist at Empowered Mind-Body continues to provide psychotherapy, ensuring a comprehensive approach to mental health care.
Cost of the treatment
Medical evaluation and follow up: $350
Medication: $50-100 for a monthly supply depending on where you live and the dose needed,
Psychotherapy: $225 per hour
Meet the therapists in Empowered Mind-Body Therapy: Soni Dani-Cox, LMFT and Monika Khuc, LMFT:
Empowered Mind-Body Therapy is a bicoastal group practice located in Long Beach, California and Connecticut that helps people struggling with a comprehensive range of mental health disorders, from depression and anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The practice’s experienced therapists, Soni Dani-Cox, LMFT, and her clinical team engage in heart-centered work grounded in innovative science and offer a collaborative team approach to mental health care.
Together, we’re expanding our services to offer a holistic approach to mental health, combining Empowered Mind-Body Therapy’s heart-centered methods with Isha Health’s empathetic ketamine treatment. This collaboration is a step towards comprehensive, compassionate care for our community.
Soni Dani-Cox is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been working in the mental health field in various capacities for 18 years. She is passionate about integrative therapy and psychedelics. She incorporates evidence-based treatments to strengthen her work, including CBT and mindfulness-based therapy. Soni sees the whole person and addresses the whole person approach with an integrative and holistic vision, including functional nutrition and diet.
Monika Khuc is certified in Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Her passion is to help people heal and find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.