Ketamine Therapy ​at Whole Systems Healthcare

Welcome to Whole Systems Healthcare’s ketamine treatment page. We are excited to offer ketamine therapy with a novel approach, integrating ketamine with other holistic therapies to maximize its potential. Ketamine has already shown promise in treating a number of psychoemotional conditions, including depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, addiction (opiates, alcohol, cocaine), obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and personality disorder. We believe in utilizing ketamine as part of a holistic, patient-centered approach; by combining ketamine with modalities such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition, and more, its consciousness expanding properties can be maximized to bring you truly transformational healing experiences.

About Ketamine

Ketamine is a powerful medication that was originally developed for use as an anesthetic. It has been gaining popularity recently due to its strong analgesic properties and its ability to treat certain psychiatric conditions, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Classified as a dissociative anesthetic, the experience of ketamine is impossible to describe with words, but can be approximated as trance-like, even transcendent, with a gentle detachment from the immediate surroundings. Ketamine can have a potent synergy with therapy, fostering a supportive setting for individuals to navigate the recesses of their consciousness. The altered states induced by ketamine can potentially facilitate introspection, emotional processing, and the exploration of difficult memories.

Benefits of Ketamine

  • Increases neuro-plasticity: the ability of the nervous system to change and adapt
  • Few drug-drug interactions
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Reduction in chronic pain
  • Enhanced cognitive function

Risks of Ketamine

  • Can temporarily increase blood pressure
  • Can lead to dysphoria, agitation, and drowsiness
  • Can lead to addiction when used in recreational settings
  • Can lead to feeling worse before feeling better

The risks of ketamine usually occur when it is taken at high doses over a long period of time. So far, there have been a few studies that have shown high doses over 1.5 years have not been associated with adverse effects. If you currently have high blood pressure, it is best to talk to your prescribing provider before initiating ketamine therapy.

Given the detachment that occurs while on ketamine, it is often prescribed in conjunction with therapy as a way of promoting conversation about topics/emotions that would otherwise be hard to access or too painful to engage with effectively.

Ketamine Therapy ​Administration

We offer ketamine therapy in several different ways:

Patients with a referral from their therapist may receive a lozenge prescription for Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAP) at their therapist’s office.

We also offer lozenge prescriptions for ongoing ketamine therapy in the clinic, which can be combined with an acupuncture treatment for maximum efficacy and benefit.

And finally, we offer intramuscular sessions, which is a 3-hour session that allows a patient to dive into themselves, facilitating deep work on the root causes of any ongoing emotional pain or suffering.

Scheduling Appointments

For patients with a referral from a therapist for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), and who will be undergoing KAP at their therapist’s office, please schedule a Ketamine Medical Intake.

For new patients interested in Ketamine Therapy Sessions, please schedule an Integrative Intake as your first step. 

For new patients interested in experiencing ketamine as part of a holistic treatment approach, combining ketamine with modalities from functional medicine, naturopathic medicine, and Chinese medicine, begin your journey by scheduling an Initial Visit with Dr. Kye. You can also schedule an Integrative Office Visit with Dr. Jonathan following the Initial Visit.

For existing patients interested in ketamine therapy please reach out or talk to your provider about how to proceed. 

For non ketamine related fees please see the Payment Options page for more details.

Appointment Fees

Ketamine Medical Intake

$ 250
  • This is a 1 hour intake session with Dr. Jonathan for patients who have a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) therapist referral and is focused around a ketamine lozenge prescription for KAP at the therapist’s office. Existing patients may also schedule a Ketamine Medical Intake for a lozenge prescription to facilitate Ketamine Assisted Acupuncture at the clinic.

Ketamine Therapy Session

$ 600
  • This is a 3 hour Ketamine Therapy session, intramuscular (IM) administration. Patients will have 1:1 attendance with Dr. Jonathan which includes copious integration time. This session cannot be scheduled online, please contact us.

Integrative Intake with Dr. Jonathan

$ 400
  • This is a 2 hour intake session in preparation for IM (intramuscular) ketamine sessions in the Whole Systems Healthcare Clinic. This includes a thorough review of medical history, diet, exercise, supplements, and will include session preparation for ketamine therapy. Patients will receive an integrative assessment after this session detailing treatment goals, diet, exercise, nutrient, botanical, and mind-body recommendations. This intake is the basis for an ongoing treatment relationship and after this intake we can explore testing options for such things as microbiome, micronutrients, metabolic panels, stress hormones, and much more.

Ketamine Lozenge Prescription Fee

$ 50
  • This is an administrative fee for submission of your ketamine lozenge prescription to the pharmacy.

Direct Care Ketamine Membership

Ketamine Concerted Care

$ 275
  • Monthly payment
  • Requires 4 month commitment
  • Average 1-2 30-minute follow-up visits per month
  • Includes a 2-hour Initial Intake with Dr. Kye and 1-hour Medical Intake with Dr. Jonathan
  • Weekly acupuncture as necessary
  • Includes occasional, unexpected, and acute conditions
  • Open communication with your provider
  • Covers in-office care only
  • 25% discount for Intramuscular Ketamine Therapy Sessions
  • Includes lozenge prescriptions as needed for ongoing Ketamine Assisted Acupuncture
  • $400 one-time initiation fee


Insurance generally does not cover ketamine therapy, but we may be able to bill your insurance plan for time spent in-office. You will be responsible for any copay, deductible, or co-insurance as detailed in your policy. If your policy does not cover a minimum of 50% of the billed services we will ask you to pay the difference. Services are billed to your insurance based on our Fee Schedule.

We are out of network with all payers. If your insurance plan is an HMO out of network payers are not covered. If your plan is a PPO then it will likely provide some level of coverage. You are responsible for determining if and how much your plan will cover.

The clinic does not bill Medicare, and all Medicare-eligible patients will be asked to refuse Medicare coverage for any services received.

About Whole Systems Healthcare

WSHC Seattle Clinic is a member of a larger 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.   Our mission is to develop a thriving integrative healthcare system built in the vision of holistic medicine clinicians, researchers, educators, and the communities they serve.

Our compassionate team of providers offer integrative primary care for all ages and genders, as well as targeted naturopathic adjunctive support for all of your health concerns. 

We take the time to listen to you, respect your opinion, and care for you as a whole person through a truly holistic approach. 

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