Psychedelic therapy refers to the therapeutic use of psychedelic molecules like ketamine, psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA. Studies have shown that when taken in a safe environment with therapeutic support, psychedelics can relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety after only a few hours. In psychedelic therapy, the participant must first undergo a medical and psychiatric intake to ensure the experience will be the right option for them. Next, the psychiatric team prepares them for the experience beforehand, discussing what to expect and how to ease their mindset leading up to it.

With ketamine-assisted therapy, on the day of treatment, a medical professional administers the psychedelic intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally while the participant lays down with an eye mask and listens to music. A guide, known as an integrator, provides breathing techniques and reassurance if adverse effects should arise. The dosing session is followed by an integration session to recount their experience, describe their feelings during and after, talk through lingering questions, and glean key insights or takeaways.

To learn more, read A Complete Guide to Psychedelic Therapy.

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that elicits psychedelic-like effects. It can be used as an alternative treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mood disorders. At certain doses, similar to traditional psychedelics, ketamine allows one to experience different planes of consciousness.

While ketamine has been used safely since the 1960s for pain and anesthesia, just like any psychoactive medicine, it can be misused, especially at lower doses and in recreational settings. However, when ketamine is administered by a medical professional in a clinical setting with proper education and support, the likelihood of addiction is low.

Read Myths About Ketamine to learn more.

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While ketamine is not currently covered by insurance, some aspects of our treatment process may be eligible for coverage. For more information, please visit

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Yes. The total cost can be split into 3 payments.

Nushama does offer financing through Care Credit at the link below:


Currently, our ketamine treatment centers are based in Midtown New York.

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Ketamine is FDA approved as an anesthetic which is why its use for pain treatment can sometimes be covered by insurance. The S-form of ketamine was approved in 2019 to treat depression as a nasal spray called Spravato®. Nushama uses the R-form of ketamine which is legal to prescribe, however it is not FDA approved and considered “off-label”. According to WebMD, over 20% of US prescriptions are for off-label therapies.

There is a lot of mounting evidence that ketamine can be effective in the treatment of many psychiatric conditions, however each person is different and may respond differently. Ketamine treatments are most effective when coupled with any number of therapeutic modalities including traditional psychotherapy, integration coaching, movement modalities, meditation practices, and personal reflection.


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