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Ketamine Treatment

Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology & Therapy Services located in Iowa City, IA
Ketamine Treatment

Ketamine Treatment services offered in Iowa City, IA

Do you have debilitating anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and need relief? At Rein Center in Iowa City, Iowa, the experienced specialists offer ketamine treatment for common mental health concerns to help you properly manage bothersome symptoms. Call the office to learn more about ketamine therapy, or use the online booking feature today to make an in-person or telehealth appointment.

Ketamine Treatment Q & A

Ketamine treatments offer relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma within hours of administration. Although this relief may only last up to two weeks, Ketamine promotes neuroplasticity allowing the brain to disconnect from old unhealthy patterns and realign with new beliefs. When combined with psychotherapy and/or Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, it allows for expedient and deep breakthroughs to heal the root of your pain and bring about profound and lasting change. 

Ketamine treatment includes preparatory, experiential, and integration sessions. These three parts prepare patients for the psychedelic sessions to guide them safely during the psychedelic experience itself and facilitate the process of translating that experience into meaningful long-term change. We understand the importance of “set” and “setting” and will address many issues prior to treatment including medication modifications, setting an intention, choosing the right music, addressing fears and concerns, as well as safety issues. We typically see patients in the office to start treatment but depending on the dose and route of administration will also support at-home treatments. When undergoing Ketamine treatment, patients will meet with their provider to discuss revelations and insight to derive greater meaning from transpersonal insights. Patients are typically scheduled 8 sessions over a 4-week period to start.


Although we have believed for many decades that an integrative approach to psychological treatment brings about an even more profound and durable change over time, we are excited about the experiential transformation that happens through the adjunct of psychedelic therapies. At Rein Center, we increasingly understand the limitations of conventional psychotropic medication and now offer treatments that not only change the brain but manifest self-compassion, inherent healing wisdom, connection, and deep introspection. We are excited about the likely legalization of other psychedelic treatments including MDMA and Psilocybin and are actively training in the areas. 

What is ketamine treatment?

Ketamine is a medicine used to treat bothersome mental health conditions, including PTSD, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and depression. 

If you have any mental health concerns that are problematic, ask your Rein Center specialist if ketamine treatment is right for you. The practice offers in-office ketamine administration and ketamine treatment you take at home. 

Who benefits from ketamine treatment?

If you have the following signs or symptoms of a mental health condition, ketamine treatment may be for you:

  • Ongoing worry or fear
  • Constant or extreme sadness
  • Compulsions
  • Obsessions
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks 
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Disordered eating
  • Problems sleeping
  • Severe stress
  • Problems coping with stress
  • Substance misuse

See a Rein Center provider at the first sign of a problem to get evaluated and determine if ketamine should be included in your treatment plan.

Is ketamine treatment right for me?

Your specialist evaluates your mental health and wellness to determine if you’re a candidate for ketamine treatment, other medications, psychotherapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, or holistic mental health options.

They review your symptoms, medical history, current medication regimen, and lifestyle habits, as well as your thoughts, mood, emotions, and behavior patterns during a mental health assessment.

What should I expect during ketamine treatment?

You might undergo ketamine treatment in the Rein Center office or in your home. Ketamine treatment is available in the form of infusions, injections, tablets, and nasal sprays under medical supervision. This type of treatment allows the medicine to quickly absorb into your body.

In addition to ketamine treatment, Rein Center offers:

  • Individualized, couples, family, and group therapy
  • Mind-body wellness
  • Mindfulness training
  • Yoga
  • Stress-relief programs
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture 
  • Massage therapy

Your specialist personalizes each treatment to optimize your mental, physical, emotional, and overall health and well-being. They follow up with you to make sure your mental health treatment plan is effective.

Call the Rein Center office whenever you have concerns or questions about your treatment plan or well-being. 

To find out if ketamine treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation at Rein Center by phone or online today.