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"Cultivating Personal Growth and Well-Being"
An Alternative Treatment Approach
Ketamine Assisted Therapy, as a tool, has been proven to help significantly with the treatment of several forms of mental health and addiction including, but not limited to, depression, PTSD, and alcohol addiction.
*The use of ketamine and other psychedelics promote structural and functional neuroplasticity in the prefrontal cortex. (Oxley, M., & Prashad, S., MD).*
By increasing neuroplasticity, it allows your brain to change neuropathways, and make new connections. Ketamine works on the glutamate receptors in your brain, which no other drug does.
*The burst of glutamate is believed to be involved in the strengthening and formation of new neuronal connections, which is how Ketamine works for treating depression, anxiety, PTSD and OCD. (Oxley, M. MD, & Prashad, S. MD).*
"This is a game changer," says John Krystal, MD, chief psychiatrist at Yale Medicine, and one of the pioneers of ketamine research in the country. The drug works differently than those used previously, he notes, calling ketamine "the anti-medication" medication. "With most medications, like valium, the anti-anxiety effect you get only lasts when it is in your system. When the valium goes away, you can get rebound anxiety. When you take ketamine, it triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections to regrow. It's the reaction to ketamine, not the presence of ketamine in the body that constitutes its effects," he says.
"Recent data suggests that ketamine might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades," -Thomas Insel, MD, Former Director of National Institute of Mental Health.
With a Spiritual Intention
Natalie is an advocate for a mental health shift away from the idea that people need to be on daily medications for the rest of their lives.
With a healthy lifestyle, including good and balanced nutrition, along with periods of fasting, natural supplements, daily sun, fresh air, clean water, physical and mental exercise, including daily scientific prayer and meditation, our bodies, minds and spirits are able to strengthen and heal.
Natalie supports the therapeutic use of psychedelic medication and is currently in training to becoming fully certified as a Psychedelic Assisted Therapist. She supports the therapeutic use of psychedelic medication because of its high potential to benefit Clients with such minimal and infrequent use of the medication itself.
"Many people can benefit from having just 1 psychedelic experience in their life. My intention with becoming a psychedelic assisted therapist is to help Clients utilize the altered state of consciousness as a guide to a deeper understanding of what is held in their subconscious mind. We access the subconscious with the intention of creating a new perspective of our experiences and to create a meaningful Life.
I'm currently accepting Clients who are interested in Ketamine Assisted Therapy with the intention of treating a specific mental health concern or alcohol or other drug addiction, or those who are open to using the psychedelic experience as a guide to the subconscious with a psychospiritual purpose," -Natalie Siwiec
Handle with Care
Among the pioneers of professionals in NJ to become certified as a Psychedelic Assisted Therapist, Natalie takes this work very seriously and cautiously. She follows a strict protocol for accepting Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) Clients.
Natalie will only utilize KAP treatment with Clients that she has worked with in individual psychotherapy for a minimum of 3 months of consecutive weekly sessions to determine if KAP would be an appropriate treatment.
This will allow her the time to coordinate with the medical prescriber, and the opportunity to assess mental health concerns, elements of personality that may affect the altered state of consciousness and substance abuse history along with drug seeking behaviors.
Natalie only offers KAP for in person individual sessions.
Please contact Natalie directly for more education, information and protocol measures for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.