What Is KAP?
Tennessee Ketamine and Wellness offers Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (“KAP”) options. While ketamine treatment by itself is highly effective for conditions like PTSD, depression, and anxiety, embedding ketamine within a psychotherapeutic framework may produce better response and longer-duration results than ketamine alone.
The ketamine experience can provide a disruption from our ordinary consciousness. This break from our ordinary mindset can help us think/feel outside our usual and sometimes negative patterns and thereby lead to introspective and healing experiences. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy seeks to discover what meaning these experiences may have and to help integrate them into our lives.
Meet Christopher Welch
My journey towards becoming a therapist has been a wild trip. Therapy is a second career for me as I have been practicing as a pharmacist for over 11 years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the seed for a future as a therapist was planted when I had a transformational experience in my own therapy.
I remember how powerful it was when my therapist witnessed and validated my story. Through a confluence of many things, I came to realize that my heart was not in the pharmacy profession. I remember the day when my wife asked me the question, “If you could do anything else, what would you do?” I was surprised to hear myself say, “maybe counseling?” Little did I realize that after much time and effort this would come to pass. I provide trauma informed, embodiment focused, compassion driven Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Together, we will seek to create a safe, therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, understood, and known. I have been extensively trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy by the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and The Ketamine Training Center. Just as my story was witnessed, I am passionate about witnessing your story and would be honored to walk alongside you through the difficult, painful, happy, and joyful times as you continue your journey of healing.