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What is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)? 

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is a deep psychotherapeutic process that can produce rapid improvement for a number of conditions, including depression, anxiety, suicidality, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and more. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy can be supportive for end of life care. 

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is compatible with most other psychiatric medicines, and it can create powerful, sustained healing when all other traditional interventions fail. 

Unlike the IV medical model, sessions are conducted with the support of a therapist and a physician. Sessions that include medicine last 3 hours, and the experience is focused on therapy. 

We support your process throughout with integrative sessions, email and phone contact. Our team collaborates with your psychiatrists and therapists when needed. 

Expenses tend to be more with Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy than with the IV method. The cost of treatment relates to the thoroughness of our work and the long duration of the sessions--with two practitioners in attendance with you.

We provide our best efforts to have you receive insurance reimbursement. Discussion of fees is an option.

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Meet Stephen Taus, MD

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Stephen Taus MD graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1970. He’s been in private practice in San Pedro, California for nearly 50 years where he integrates alternative approaches such as acupuncture into his work. 
 
Dr. Taus is committed to supporting your health and wellness while creating a space of love and care. He is motivated by the unique relationship that exists between doctor and patient.
 
Overjoyed to support the healing of others in partnership with his daughter, Lauren, Stephen also enjoys long beach walks, reading books on self-development, meaningful conversations, and quality time with his two children and his granddaughter. 
 

"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

-Albert Einstein

"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

-Albert Einstein
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Comparison

Most Ketamine providers work in an Intravenous model. Clients come into a clinic for 6-8 sessions run primarily by nurses. Without a therapist, clients are left alone and unsupported with the deep emotional experiences that present with this medicine. The healing is exponentially amplified and sustained in the context of a therapeutic relationship. 

In our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy practice, we vary the frequency of sessions based on our clients needs. The medicine works cumulatively so we recommend a commitment of 4 treatments. Some of our patients travel from out of town for a series of treatments in a one to two week period. 

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy works with your  mind and spirit to activate your internal healing capabilities, and deepen your access to your own heart. The medicine acts as a powerful disruption in painful patterns. People anchor in new internal self knowledge that supports health and happiness. KAP allows you to tap into your true strengths in profound ways that exponentially accelerate the journey into healing.  

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Comparison

Most Ketamine providers work in an Intravenous model. Clients come in to the office for 6 sessions run primarily by nurses without attending to the deeper aspects that present with this medicine.

In the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy practice, we vary the frequency of sessions based on the clients needs. Some of our patients travel from out of town for a series of treatments in a one to two week period. 

Integration sessions are scheduled as needed to support and amplify the therapeutic gains. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy works with your  mind and spirit to activate your internal healing capabilities, and deepen your access to your own heart. KAP allows you to tap into your true strengths in profound ways that exponentially accelerate the journey into healing.  

I provide intense psychotherapy with medical support for each session in office. Most Ketamine providers do not offer psychotherapy while the patient is in treatment with ketamine, or not as the main focus. 

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