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Ketamine Therapy and Crisis Intervention

Crisis and trauma can have a long-lasting effect on an individual, making it a challenge to effectively resume their daily responsibilities. In trauma, the stress response often gets turned on and can’t be turned off. Ketamine therapy has a unique role to play in crisis intervention. At Foundations for Change, we specialize in working with teens and adults who have experienced trauma, including:

• First responders (i.e. police officers, firemen and firewomen, EMTs) who encounter and deal with traumatic situations daily in their jobs.
• Victims of physical and sexual abuse

Uniquely Qualified to Treat Trauma

Foundations for Change founder and lead clinician Jeff Edleman understands trauma firsthand and is uniquely qualified to work with trauma victims.

• Jeff is a Yale-trained psychiatric nurse practitioner who has been in practice for 15 years and has worked with and helped hundreds of trauma victims
• Double board certified as a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
• Former military combat veteran and medic who uniquely understands the impact of trauma on mental health

Ketamine Treatment for Trauma

For crisis intervention, ketamine therapy is used differently than for its use with treating chronic mental health conditions like depression. In those cases, a series of ketamine infusions is recommended. For crisis situations, ketamine therapy is used as a one-time treatment to pause the stress response and dramatically reduce the immediate and long-term effects that trauma can have on a person.

Have you recently experienced a traumatic event and are suffering with the effects of it? We invite you to call our clinic to learn more about ketamine therapy and see if it might be right for you.

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