Discover the Transformative Power of Ketamine Treatments

Welcome to the forefront of mental health care innovation – where cutting-edge ketamine treatments offer new hope for those battling depression and other mental health conditions.

What is Ketamine?

Originally developed as an anesthetic, ketamine has emerged as a groundbreaking treatment in the fight against mental health disorders. Its rapid-acting nature offers significant hope for conditions traditionally resistant to treatment. This includes severe depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Ketamine works by targeting a specific type of receptor in the brain known as N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA). By doing so, it helps to restore neural pathways that are disrupted in people with mental health conditions.


How does Ketamine impact patients?

Since it’s a psychedelic drug, ketamine feels different from other substances you may have experience with (like alcohol). During treatment, you may feel dizzy, euphoric, or intoxicated. Afterwards, you’ll be groggy and woozy. You can’t do anything hazardous for the rest of your day. That includes operating a motor vehicle, so you’ll need someone to drive you home after treatment.


Where can I get ketamine treatment and therapy?

We offer Esketamine (Spravato™) nasal spray for depression and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) at our Clearwave Mental Health clinics. Esketamine (Spravato™) nasal spray must be given at a REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation System) certified center by a certified provider.

We currently offer these services at our Poughkeepsie location and will soon branch out to our other locations.

Ready to Transform Your Life?

Explore how our ketamine treatments can make a difference in your life or the life of someone you love. Contact us today to learn more about our offerings and start your journey towards mental wellness.

Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care, designed to support you every step of the way on your path to recovery.

Types of Ketamine Treatments We Offer

Esketamine (Spravato™) Treatment

Approved by regulatory authorities for treatment-resistant depression, esketamine nasal spray offers a convenient and effective ketamine-based treatment option.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Combines the neurological effects of ketamine with psychotherapy, providing a holistic approach to treatment that addresses the root causes of mental health issues.

The Effectiveness of Ketamine Therapy for Depression

  • Recent studies reveal ketamine’s remarkable potential to alleviate symptoms of depression, even in cases where traditional treatments have failed.
  • Patients report significant improvement in mood and outlook, often within hours of treatment, marking a significant breakthrough in mental health care.

Beyond Depression: The Scope of Ketamine Treatments

  • While primarily known for its effectiveness against depression, ketamine has also shown promising results in treating a range of conditions, including anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain, offering a versatile approach to mental and physical health.

Understanding Restrictions and Safety

Ketamine treatments are administered under strict clinical guidance, ensuring the highest safety standards. Certain restrictions apply, and our experienced team will guide you through the process, ensuring ketamine is the right option for you.

After treatment, you’ll be groggy and woozy. You can’t do anything hazardous for the rest of your day. That includes operating a motor vehicle, so you’ll need someone to drive you home after treatment.

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What is ketamine?

Ketamine is a medication that has been used for decades as an anesthetic in surgery. Recently, it has gained attention as a potential treatment for depression and other mental health conditions

How is ketamine different from traditional antidepressants?

Distinct from traditional oral antidepressants that often take several weeks to begin having an effect, ketamine operates at a swifter pace. It interacts with unique pathways in the brain and has demonstrated potential in alleviating depression where other treatments have failed to make an impact.

What can ketamine therapy help treat?

Ketamine therapy is currently being researched for its potential benefits in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain. It is crucial to consult a healthcare professional regarding your specific situation to determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.

What are the possible side effects of ketamine treatment?

Potential side effects could include experiences of dissociation (a sense of detachment from one’s surroundings), along with sensations of dizziness and nausea. Typically, these reactions are transient and tend to subside following the treatment.

Do I need a referral to receive ketamine treatments?

Often, initiating ketamine therapy requires a referral from a qualified mental health professional. Nonetheless, it’s advisable to consult with us at Clearwave Mental Health for our specific prerequisites.

Are there any medications or health conditions that make ketamine treatments unsafe?

It’s essential to review your medical background and any medications you’re currently taking with your healthcare professional, as ketamine can have interactions with specific health conditions or drugs.

Do I need to go to a hospital for ketamine treatment?

Ketamine treatment typically requires administration in a clinical setting, such as a hospital or specialized ketamine clinic such as Clearwave Mental Health.

Is there an age requirement for ketamine treatment?

Age requirements may vary by clinic or provider. Consult with Clearwave Mental Health or a healthcare professional to determine if ketamine treatment is the best and most suitable option for you.

Who shouldn't opt for ketamine treatment?

You should consult with a healthcare professional about whether or not ketamine treatment is the right path for you as there are some contraindications for ketamine treatment:

  • Active Mania: Individuals experiencing active manic episodes should avoid ketamine treatment.
  • Current Psychotic Symptoms: If you have ongoing psychotic symptoms, ketamine may not be suitable for you.
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): Ketamine can raise blood pressure, so uncontrolled hypertension is a contraindication.
  • Clinically Significant Substance Abuse: Individuals with substance abuse issues should exercise caution with ketamine.
  • Pregnancy: Ketamine is generally not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Glaucoma and Recent Ocular Surgery: These conditions may interact with ketamine.
  • Intracranial Pathology: If you have specific brain conditions, ketamine may not be safe.

Is ketamine therapy covered by insurance?

Esketamine (Spravato™) is covered by many major insurance companies. Clearwave Mental Health’s team will work with you to maximize insurance coverage. 

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is not covered by insurance.

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Clearwave Mental Health is New York's premier TMS and Psychiatric Provider servicing Poughkeepsie, Valhalla, Middletown, Nanuet, Westchester, New York, and the Hudson Valley. Our mission is to provide compassionate, personalized, individualized, and effective mental health care for our community.

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