Before we get into today’s episode, I have a private podcast feed for anyone interested in my journey through psychedelic therapy. I’m starting with Ketamine therapy and then moving into Psilocybin. It’s free and just like the regular podcast, but you do need to sign up to be notified. 

Is Ketamine Therapy right for you? And what does it actually feel like during a session? Joining me to discuss its workings, sensations, and post-session integration is Kristin Arden, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Lead Clinician at Mindbloom.

Previously on the podcast, we heard from my friend Brendan Fitzgibbons about his Ketamine Therapy experience. This time, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Kristin, a healthcare professional working directly in the field of Ketamine Therapy. Kristin addresses key questions like when to consider this therapy, detailing what a session entails and its effects.

You’ll hear:

  • What is ketamine therapy, and how it works (7:27)
  • Kristin answers, “Is ketamine therapy for everyone? When should one consider it?” (14:11)
  • What a typical session looks like and what it feels like (18:48)
  • The integration and therapy after a ketamine therapy session; it’s not a passive process (22:31)
  • Dispelling misconceptions or myths about ketamine therapy (30:03)
  • Advice for someone considering ketamine therapy as part of their mental health or personal growth treatment plan (38:40)

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Episode 595: The Psychedelic Therapy Experience with Brendan Fitzgibbons

Book recommendations: You know how I love a good personal development book, right? I’ve compiled a list of book recommendations, as mentioned in past episodes. Check out these amazing book recommendations here. Happy reading! 

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Kristin Arden is Lead Clinician at Mindbloom and is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years experience working in mental health. Her work has been instrumental in the development of Mindbloom’s treatment methodologies. In addition to work at Mindbloom, she is a guest lecturer at NYU on topics such as psychedelic therapy and substance use disorders, and practices addiction medicine, from a harm reduction mindset, with individuals in the justice system. She graduated from NYU’s Psych NP program with additional specialization in substance use disorders and has a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University.