Ketamine Integration Counselling Montreal

Therapeutic Support Integrating Your Experience

Ketamine integration counselling for the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma.

Ketamine integration counselling helps you make sense of, or plan for, a ketamine experience.

I provide harm reduction information and integration support to people who have experienced, or are curious about, ketamine. Integration sessions are offered in person in Westmount, Montreal or online via Zoom.

For some people, the effect of ketamine can make ordinary, familiar experiences overwhelming. Others may remain confused or anxious long after their experience is over. Ketamine integration counselling provides an opportunity for you to discuss your experiences, whatever they may be.

From Confusion to Understanding

The ‘aim’ of ketamine integration counselling is to make sense of and determine how to best incorporate insights gained from your ketamine experiences.

During sessions, I invite you – if you wish – to talk about the details of your experiences. I draw your attention toward any insights or emotional shifts that may have occurred, and help you consider how these changes may be integrated into your daily life.

Please note, I do not provide any psychoactive substances. I provide psychological support to those seeking assistance to understand and integrate their ketamine experiences.

Book a Counselling Session or Schedule a Free 10-minute Phone Consultation

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that was developed in 1956. In humans, it has been primarily used in surgery to maintain anesthesia. However, in 2000, it was discovered that ketamine worked exceptionally well as a fast-acting antidepressant and alleviation of suicidal ideation.

Ketamine is one of the most widely used drugs in modern medicine, and is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.

Ketamine has been described as the single most important advance in the treatment of depression in the past 50 years.

What is the Efficacy of Ketamine When Used to Treat Depression?

Ketamine is a well-tolerated and rapid-acting antidepressant. However, it should be noted that its antidepressant effects generally only last for approximately 7-10 days. It has been shown that a single dose of intravenous ketamine results in a response rate of over 60% as early as 4.5 hours after the dose and over 40% after seven days.

What is the Ketamine Experience Like?

Ketamine often causes what is known as a dissociative experience, where “dissociation” means a sense of disconnection between mind and body, and from one’s ordinary reality and usual sense of self. The experience generally lasts for approximately 2 hours. At lower doses, it has a wide range of effects, including, but not limited to, an altered state of consciousness, feelings of ‘unreality,’ visual and sensory distortions, distorted physical sensations, floating, dissociation and euphoria. At higher doses, it may produce temporary amnesia, detachment and unconsciousness.

Judgement-Free, Empathic Counselling

I understand the experience of altered states of consciousness, and I will not dismiss anything you might choose to share about your own explorations. I know that, after the ‘light show’ has ended, integration is key to understanding and growth.

I can help you make sense of the lessons from your experience and integrate them into your day-to-day life.

Qualifications and Professional Associations

  • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Integration Counselling in Person or Online

I offer integration counselling in person in Westmount, Montreal, or online via Zoom or FaceTime.

You don't need a referral to make an appointment. You can contact me directly by phone, email or book an appointment through the website.

If you're not ready to book but would like more information or get a sense of who I am, I offer a free 10-minute consultation over the phone.

Your First Appointment

At our first appointment, we will talk about:

  • Your intentions and preparatory questions
  • Safety and logistical information
  • Your concerns and current presenting issues
  • The effect of these concerns on your current experience of life and your relationships
  • Your expectations and goals for integration counselling

It's also an opportunity for you to learn more about how I work and any other questions you might have.

Book a Counselling Session or Schedule a Free 10-minute Phone Consultation

Paul Jozsef Counselling & Coaching | Montreal Paul Jozsef

Book an Appointment

For further information about my services, please feel free to contact me.

Areas of Specialty