Patients sharing their experiences


Experiences with Augmented Psychotherapy

We understand how valuable it is to read other patient’s experiences with Ketamine-Augmented Psychotherapy. We want to provide a resource which can provide some insight. Some of our patients share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences with us to share with others. The patient’s statement is never edited but we do hide their names for patient privacy purposes.

“I’d say that it’s a very highly crafted, really well put together thoughtful experience on the part of OVID. When I spoke to my regular therapist about my experience, he used the analogy that the ketamine-assisted therapy might just be like a massage, helping to solve the problems temporarily. I don’t think that’s the case: I think it’s more like a massage combined with physiotherapy, really going to the root of the problem. You learn to identify a problem and you work it to a level where you are actually able to access the problem. And then there’s a framework around it that lets you build and work on it. The ketamine experience itself led me to access certain things that I wasn’t quite sure about before. Coming out of those experiences I had different perspectives on things and was able to articulate certain things better and identify where problems might actually lie in a way that I could then tackle them. As much as the ketamine was an incredibly helpful tool there, I think it’s just one part of the process and really the combination of therapy assistance and integration was what worked for me.”

Patient, 20-30 years old (September 23, 2021)

“The OVID Clinic sets the gold-standard for ketamine augmented psychotherapy. How your healthcare professional treats you as a person is important, and this is what sets OVID apart. I believe that the therapeutic impact was enhanced with a close alliance between myself, as patient, and the therapy team. Dr Gaus and Mr Pérez delivered a truly patient-centric care journey from the moment I made the first enquiry. Clear information about treatment options, prognosis, potential side effects and costs were provided for me to make informed decisions. Within the framework of a personalised treatment plan, they continuously demonstrated their care and commitment to my healing journey by adapting the treatment to suit my needs and what I wanted to achieve. Straight after the first ketamine infusion and integration therapy session, I experienced a paradigm shift. I felt a transformative awakening of feelings, realignment of purpose and restoration of hope which progressively amplified over the five weeks. To anyone who needs help to transform their mental status from ill health to wellbeing, I highly recommend the OVID Clinic.”

Patient, 50-60 years old (April 23, 2021)

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