Set in a “calming oasis” of light and plant life, Field Trip Health’s Chicago location offers low-dose Esketamine ketamine therapy combined with traditional psychiatric treatments. Therefore the clinic can provide a personalized treatment plan for each client. This combination facilitates 2-3 hour psychedelic sessions, accompanied by psychotherapy integration sessions, all overseen by a trained therapist. In facilitating healing, Field Trip Health Chicago also provides a welcoming environment in which to explore and repair disruptive mental health challenges. As well as being trained in psychedelic therapies, the Chicago team offers a variety of therapy options in order to provide the right path to healing for their clients.
The experts at Field Trip Health’s Chicago clinic bring with them decades of experience in a wide variety of health- and wellness-related fields. For instance, Social Worker Myrna Cavazos has “studied indigenous knowledge systems incorporating…entheogens [psychedelic medicines],” and brings ancient wisdom to the holistic healing practices of the 21st Century. A number of the Field Trip Health professionals at the Chicago clinic, such as Angelina Bravo, also come to the field after successful encounters with psychedelic medicines themselves. Consequently, therapists can offer a unique perspective on this cutting-edge psychiatric practice. Counselors and Nurses at the clinic all privilege the links between mind and body, especially with reference to the ways the health of one can positively or negatively affect the health of the other.
Most treatments at Field Trip Health Chicago run approximately 3-4 weeks, but can be longer depending on the complexity of the client’s needs. Treatment begins with a preparatory session, during which therapist and client map out goals for the treatment. The particulars of ketamine therapy are also discussed with the client at this time. Treatment then moves on to a psychedelic session, starting off with low doses and increasing only if assessment calls for higher doses.
Client and therapist will explore the revelations and questions that arise from the psychedelic experience immediately afterward in an exploratory session. The following integration session is held some time after the psychedelic sessions. This meeting allows therapist and client to integrate the discoveries of the psychedelic session into lived experience in order to facilitate healing. Psychedelic and integration sessions are repeated until both client and therapist are satisfied with the outcome.
Field Trip Health Chicago’s team offers help to those suffering from mental health issues that are resistant to mainstream treatments. Though a proven route for healing difficult mental disorders, the numerous contraindications to psychedelic therapy must be taken into account before engaging in this therapy. Prior to engaging in therapy, and utilizing a combination of cutting-edge and traditional psychotheraputic practices, the Field Trip Health team will assess the client’s physical and mental health histories. Afterward, a determination of whether or not ketamine therapy is a useful and safe path to recovery is made. Ketamine therapy, and psychedelic therapy more generally, is for those who have not seen desired benefits from mainstream medical practices, and for those seeking positive change in their lives.