Navigating Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy: Addressing Three Common Questions

Navigating Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy: Addressing Three Common Questions

Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy offers an alternative approach to mental health treatment, integrating traditional therapeutic techniques with the controlled use of psychedelic substances. At Southwest Counselling Services, we specialize Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy to support individuals on their healing journey. 

This program is designed to help those suffering with depression, anxiety and/or post-traumatic stress disorder to have access to an evidence-based and client-centered treatment approach that differs from standard ‘talk therapy’.

What You Need to Know About Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy

Psychedelic medicine temporarily alters perception, cognition, and emotions, promoting introspection and heightened self-awareness.

Our team guides our clients through the experience, providing support and facilitating exploration of subconscious thoughts and emotions. The combination of therapy and psychedelics can lead to transformative breakthroughs and long-lasting therapeutic benefits.

Research has shown that Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy can support in treating various mental health conditions, including depression, PTSD, and addiction.

Our clients experience profound insights, emotional release, and a sense of connection and meaning. With careful integration, these experiences can lead to lasting positive changes in cognition, behaviour, and well-being.

Three Common Questions We Get About Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy

Is Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy Legal?

The legal status of this service varies depending on location and jurisdiction. While psychedelic substances like LSD and psilocybin are classified as controlled substances in many areas, there are instances where their therapeutic use is permitted under specific regulations. At Southwest Counselling Services, we offer legal and ethical psychedelic enhanced psychotherapy services, specifically Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, operating within the bounds of applicable laws and regulations in Canada. 

Is Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy Safe?

Safety is a primary concern in this form of therapy, and it is top priority for us to ensure that our sessions are conducted under the guidance of our trained team in a controlled environment. 

Our staff have completed extensive training through the MindSetting Institute in London, Ontario. Through our training and ongoing collaboration with the Mindsetting Institute, we are able to provide our clients with direct access to certified and award-winning physicians. 

How Does Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy Work?

Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy is comprised of a psychological and medical assessment, treatment planning session(s), a Therapeutic Reset of Internal Processes (TRIP) session followed by integration session(s).  During sessions, clients are guided through the experience with care and support, facilitating introspection, emotional processing, and integration of insights into daily life.

Ready to explore Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy and its potential benefits? Contact Southwest Counselling Services today to learn more about our specialized services. Our experienced therapists are here to support you on your path to healing and growth.


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