Craig Salerno Counseling – Boulder, Colorado Ketamine Clinics

6666 Gunpark Drive, Suite #200 Boulder, CO 80301
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Craig Salerno Counseling provides ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to help people overcome their chronic mood disorders. The practice was opened by Licensed Professional Counselor Craig Salerno to help address the core wounds that often cause people to experience mental health issues. His aim is to encourage authenticity through healing by helping people break free from patterns and behaviors that have been holding them back.

At Craig Salerno Counseling, patients are met with respect and compassion. The team behind Craig Salerno is comprised of experts in mental health, addiction, and other levels of therapy.

By combining traditional therapeutic techniques with breakthrough ketamine treatments, the team and Salerno can help people break free from their mood disorders.

Offered Treatments

  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Treated Conditions

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addiction

Important Info

  • To learn more about KAP, contact Craig for a free 30-minute consultation.
  • As a KAP client of Craig Salerno Counseling, you will first need medical approval from his collaborating nurse or doctor before treatment. Ketamine is self-administered in session as a sublingual lozenge and sessions typically last 2-3 hours.
  • In addition to offering regular KAP sesions, Craig Salerno Counseling also offers 3-day intensives combining mindfulness training, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), and wilderness-based integration.
    • Typically scheduled over a three day period, the ketamine intensive is a deep dive into medicine work. Intensives are ideal for individuals traveling from out-of-state or for clients who want a retreat-style experience. Below is a sample schedule.
      • Day One: Orientation, Initial KAP Session
      • Day Two: Integration, Second KAP Session, Wilderness Experiential
      • Day Three: Integration, Third KAP Session, Closing Ceremony

Your Treatment: What to Expect at Craig Salerno Counseling

KAP sessions are scheduled for 2-3 hours. The first 30 minutes of the KAP session is focused on intention setting and developing a comfortable and relaxed arrangement of the therapy office. Once the set and setting are established, the clinician will begin the music and clients may self-administer their medication.

Note: Clinicians will not recommend dosing or administer the medication; Clients are expected to follow dosing instructions given by their prescribing doctor.

During the experience, clients are encouraged to journey inward and trust their inner healing intelligence. This simply means that the content that arises should always take precedence and be trusted as a part of the healing process. Music will play throughout the session. The clinician will be available and may check in at times to remind the client of their intention and to allow space for sharing.

The peak of the journey may last 30 minutes to an hour and a half, at which point clients may feel the sensation of returning to the ordinary mind. Clients may continue to feel some impact from the medication for up to a couple of hours following the experience (dizziness, lightheadedness, dream-like sensations). Clients are asked to remain in the office until the impact of the medicine is minimal. Clients must have a scheduled pick-up from a trusted family member or friend to ensure safety in returning home.

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