KAP Assessment + Discovery

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) Program 
Assessment + Discovery Services

Widening Circles offers an introductory KAP Assessment + Discovery package allowing new and established patients to experience assessment, preparation, one KAP session and one integration session prior to committing to a full course of KAP treatment.

New Patients. New patients interested in our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) program require a clinical referral from an established healthcare provider. Current provider can fill out the our referral form and fax to 828-378-0223, email to office@wideningcirclesnc.com or mail to Widening Circles, Attn: KAP, 25 Orange Street, Asheville, NC 28801. 

 

Established Patients. A WC prescriber may refer an established patient from private practice. When this occurs, the patient does not need an initial medical evaluation. The referring WC prescriber agrees to prescribe ketamine for KAP.


new patient
KAP assessment + Discovery package

1.5 hr biopsychosocial evaluation with KAP therapist  - $250
1 hr medical evaluation with prescriber - $350

1 hr preparation session - $200

2 hr KAP session with prescriber and therapist present - $1000

1 hr integration session -$200

$2000 if purchased per service   |   $1800 if purchased as package

established patient
KAP assessment + Discovery package

1.5 hr biopsychosocial evaluation with KAP therapist -$250

1 hr preparation session - $200

2 hr KAP session with prescriber and therapist present - $1000

1 hr integration session - $200

$1650 if purchased per service   |   $1485 if purchased as package

Screening. Upon receipt of referral, admissions staff calls patient and completes the screening process. If determined appropriate, admin staff sends initial paperwork, obtains releases, gathers needed medical history and creates a chart. 

 

biopsychosocial interview + Assessment. A biopsychosocial interview and assessment is completed by one of our licensed psychotherapists trained in KAP. This includes gathering detailed background information about your strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. The therapist will discuss the assessment findings with the treatment team and patient then continues with medical evaluation. 

medical evaluation with prescriber. KAP prescriber will review medical history to determine safety and medical appropriateness of KAP treatment. An initial dosage and route of administration  (IM, oral solution, troche) will be discussed at this time.

 Preparation. After your assessment, you will be scheduled for a preparation session with one of our KAP therapists. This session allows you to become acquainted with the treatment room and build connection and trust with your therapist. During this time, the therapist will work with you to prepare for your first ketamine medicine session. You will discuss intentions, personal ceremony + ritual, choose an appropriate music playlist, review paperwork, answer questions, make safety plans, identify post-session escort, etc. 

KAP Session. Patient is scheduled for KAP Session with both KAP therapist and prescriber present. If patient tolerates medication well, subsequent KAP sessions may be conducted with KAP therapist with prescriber on-site. 

Integration. Patient is scheduled with KAP therapist for an integration session to discuss KAP experience and determine ways to best integrate this experience into your life. 

Continuing Care. Providers and patient determine appropriate course of treatment moving forward. 

referral from an established wc prescriber. A WC prescriber may refer an established patient from private practice. When this occurs, the patient does not need an initial medical evaluation and the WC prescriber agrees to prescribe ketamine for KAP. If not already an established WC patient, admin staff sends initial paperwork, obtains releases, gathers needed history and creates a chart. 

Assessment. Assessment includes meeting with a KAP therapist who will gather detailed background information about your strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. This is a time for the therapist to get to know the patient's background and to establish rapport. 

Preparation. After your assessment, you will be scheduled for a preparation session with one of our KAP therapists. This session allows you to become acquainted with the treatment room and build connection and trust with your therapist. During this time, the therapist will work with you to prepare for your first ketamine medicine session. You will discuss intentions, personal ceremony + ritual, choose an appropriate music playlist, review paperwork, answer questions, make safety plans, identify post-session escort, etc. 

 

KAP Session. Patient is scheduled for KAP Session with KAP therapist. We typically have at least one KAP prescriber available on-site during these sessions. f patient tolerates medication well, subsequent KAP sessions may be conducted with KAP therapist with prescriber on-site. 

Integration. Patient is scheduled with KAP therapist for an integration session to discuss KAP experience and determine ways to best integrate this experience into your life. 

Continuing Care. Providers meet with patient to determine course of treatment moving forward. 


established patient admissions process 


new patient ADMISSIONS process