Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy in New York

In the heart of New York where the hustle and bustle never seem to rest, you may search for a reprieve from your mental burden. Mental burdens can involve much more than struggling with adjusting to the city’s pace — you and many fellow residents may face “off” days and mental health conditions. With ever-growing clinical research, a keen understanding of New York’s unique socioeconomic and cultural landscape is on the horizon. A new approach is rising to the forefront: psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. This knowledge can help you develop coping mechanisms for difficult scenarios.

From Tradition to Transformation

“Off” days can affect anyone, anytime. Regardless of your origin, the desire for holistic and effective treatments remains universal. New York has always been a melting pot of personalities, ideas and perspectives, and you may find yourself joining a growing population of people pursuing novel mental health treatments. Such treatments may include psychedelic-assisted therapy, a blossoming promise of hope.

What Is Psychedelic Psychotherapy?

The term “psychedelic” bears its roots in transformative experiences. At its core, psychedelic therapy utilizes the following substances to alter your current state and ease your transition to recovery:

  • Ketamine
  • Psilocybin
  • LSD
  • MDMA
  • Mescalin
  • DMT

Please note that only Ketamine from the list above is approved by the FDA for treatment-resistant depression and suicidal thoughts and ideations. Although, other compounds are in the final clinical trial stages. Principium Psychiatry will only administer FDA-approved medications in accordance with local and federal guidelines.

These drugs facilitate profound therapeutic experiences called “trips.” Ketamine, for example, can create a phenomenon called the “K-hole” effect. The K-hole level’s route and effects may vary, though it often entails hallucinogenic and dissociative experiences. However, at Principum, we refrain from giving patients Ketamine at the K-hole level.

Psychedelics can connect you to new parts of your conscience. They illuminate dormant parts of your mind and elicit an awakening that supports your transition from trauma to triumph.

The mid-1990s showed that the world had a renewed interest in psychedelics. Since then, their therapeutic potential has been promising. Psychedelic treatments have been shown in clinical trials thus far to be generally safe and well tolerated, although medications other than ketamine have not yet been approved for general use outside the state of Oregon. They may help treat the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcoholism
  • Nicotine addiction
  • End-of-life anxiety

At Principum, we curate our treatments responsibly to ensure your optimal well-being.

From Macrodosing to Microdosing: The Spectrum of Possibility

The size of your doses will depend on your treatment plan and our pre-treatment process to find out if you’re a good fit for this offering, including safety measures like urine tests to ensure correct drug use where indicated. No matter your dosage, ketamine can catalyze deep introspection, encourage your agency and let you consciously harness the following benefits:

  • Awareness
  • Calm
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
  • Energy
  • Engagement
  • Focus
  • Insight
  • Mindfulness
  • Resilience

When you undergo psychedelic-assisted therapy, you may reap revolutionary rewards. These rewards range from better mood regulation to heightened neuroplasticity, which refers to your brain’s capacity to rewire itself in response to taking in new information. You may also enjoy enhanced relationships and revel in profound insights. You can elevate your life experience from simply going through the motions to truly thriving.

Ketamine and TMS: A Pioneering Approach

Dr. Cohen and our team at Principum cultivate an encouraging environment. Our state-of-the-art medicine and nurturing setting can take you where you need to be to navigate challenges. By combining Ketamine with multiple approaches and treatments, like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), we at Principum offer you a life-changing experience. And while we ensure the highest standards, we also maintain a friendly and comfortable place for you to feel at home.

TMS and Ketamine are both used for treatment-resistant depression, though they utilize different pathways. TMS creates electrical stimulation and subsequent excitation of the brain’s nerve cells, which helps activate brain pathways that manage mood regulation. With this treatment, you can benefit from precise stimulation of brain areas associated with depressive symptoms. Which treatment you begin with will depend on your evaluation.

When you visit us, one of our experienced clinicians will examine you, focusing on your whole well-being. Your mental health screening will reveal your history and any past treatments. We’ll receive a full picture of your health to help us customize a personalized treatment plan. We aim to find the best solution for your unique symptoms.

At Principium, your well-being is paramount. We meticulously assess your suitability for Ketamine treatment with our thorough pre-treatment process. Once we’re confident in the fit, your journey with Ketamine infusion therapy or SPRAVATO™ (esketamine) treatment will begin.

Why Choose Ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine therapy stands out due to its innovative approach to mental health. It enhances glutamate production in the brain — a pivotal neurotransmitter that helps forge new, positive neural connections.

Glutamate’s integral role in the following encapsulates its therapeutic power:

  • Brain activity
  • Mood regulation
  • Stress
  • Depression

Thanks to the FDA’s approval of esketamine, accessing ketamine treatment has become easier. SPRAVATO™ is a patient-friendly nasal spray that achieves desired results at lower doses and without IV infusions.

Principium champions esketamine as part of a holistic treatment landscape. Aligning with FDA guidelines, we often recommend SPRAVATO™ alongside an oral antidepressant. Therapy might also be on your agenda. Ketamine paves the way for new brain connections, and combining it with therapy and medication can nurture these connections to create long-lasting positive outcomes.

See stories from those we’ve already assisted on their Ketamine therapy journey.

Psychiatry Services in New York and Connecticut

At Principum, we extend our services beyond New York by reaching out to those in Connecticut. Our commitment remains strong to provide holistic, high-end treatment options to those in need. Our service suite includes:

We specialize in evidence-based next-generation mental health solutions. Our unique and innovative approaches to psychiatry enable us to cater to a broad spectrum of conditions and patients. As one of our patients, you’ll receive compassionate and expert mental health treatment in Connecticut and the heart of New York City.

We make our services accessible by allowing patients to schedule around their work obligations. People living in the following areas can also take advantage of the convenience of our offices:

  • Bowling Green
  • Tribeca
  • FiDi
  • SoHo
  • Brooklyn

Schedule an Appointment and Begin Your Journey

Explore the future of mental health treatments at Principum — our doors are always open for you. With our team that truly understands your journey, led by the renowned Dr. Cohen, you are more than a patient — you are family. Once you’re ready to take the next step on your transformative journey, let us introduce you to a renewed, rejuvenated and truly alive state of being. Schedule an appointment today to start your journey toward a brighter tomorrow.

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