The Ko-Op

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Psychedelic Therapy or Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) services for individuals seeking lasting change in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Delaware.

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What is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

It may be beneficial to know people have found answers in using psychedelic medicine; also referred to as Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP).

It is an innovative and modern tool for supporting clients who are struggling with treatment-resistant symptoms, stuck points, and repetitious life patterns.

Currently, Ketamine is the only FDA-legal psychedelic permitted for use in a clinical setting; hopefully this will soon change as legislation works to reclassify several psychedelic drugs. Ketamine has been used worldwide since 1970 and has been listed as an essential medicine by the World Health Organization since 1985. Over the course of its history, practitioners and medical researchers have come to understand ketamine’s psychedelic healing powers for mental health conditions and chronic pain.

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Why consider Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

When years of therapy haven’t helped you move forward, Psychedelic Therapy can create transformational change where traditional therapy hasn’t worked.

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How Ketamine Therapy works

The Experiential Effect

Ketamine dissociates the mind from the body, providing us with a glimpse into our unconscious without losing consciousness. Many refer to this as a higher consciousness.

The experience can change how we perceive the world and our present circumstances by offering a unique and objective view of oneself.

Psychedelic therapy has allowed many people to drastically shift their perspective to one that feels inherently true, allowing for psychedelic healing.

The Psychological Effect

Ketamine therapy can’t undo negative past experiences. It can, however, help us view our experiences without judgment.

The perceptual shift can move us out of feeling stuck in our troubles to seeing new possibilities and ways of being.

For many patients, the Ketamine experience can be a potent catalyst for change that might otherwise take months or years to access using more commonplace therapeutic techniques.

The Biological Effect

Ketamine is known for its antidepressant effect. Long-term depression can cause a loss of connections in our brains, called synapses, that facilitate nerve cell communication.

Research shows that within 24 hours of receiving the first dose of medically-supervised Ketamine, lost connections begin to regrow.

Regrowing and reactivating synapses can support the brain in shifting out of depression and helping you create new pathways that support the life you want to live.

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What is the Ko-Op

We understand that Ketamine Treatment is not a one-size-fits-all.

Many people have heard about the benefits of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, but few people know how to access the treatment they need.

We offer a variety of ways you can get treatment: in a clinical environment, virtually in your home, or in a group setting. We provide options that meet your emotional, financial and psychological needs.

As a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Doctor of Psychology, I believe KAP is at the forefront of supporting people in creating lasting change. The Ko-Op in Philadelphia was built with the intention of providing safe, effective & convenient options for our clients.

Our Mission: To increasing access, safety and understanding of psychedelic therapies and altered states of consciousness through a collaboration of like-minded practitioners.
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Accessibility

We provide accesses to the medicine in covenant ways to meet your financial, emotional, and psychological needs.

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Safety

Client safety is at the core of the practice. The Ko-Op’s Physician screens and approves all clients for treatment.

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Education

We provide virtual and onsite training in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, so you practitioners and clients are up to date on the safety and treatment options available.

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How To Get Started With Ketamine Therapy

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Choose a Clinician

Our licensed clinicians are trained to provide Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy.
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Send your appt request

Each request will be responded to with an email within the working day it was sent.
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Set up your free consultation

Once matched with a clinician, you will book a free 15-minute consultation, where you will receive answers to all your questions and get set up for your first appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

To request an appointment for psychedelic therapy in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware is very simple! You can navigate to the contact page and fill out our appointment request form there. If you prefer, you can schedule an appointment for psychedelic therapy directly from any of The Ko-Op clinician’s profile pages. We will contact you shortly after your request to set up an appointment.

After you request your first psychedelic therapy session, you will receive a confirmation email as well as a text message letting you know that your request has been received. Shortly after, you will be contacted via your contact preferences about scheduling your first session with the clinician you selected when you submitted your appointment request. The consult will allow you the time to have your questions answered and to discuss an individualized treatment plan. We look forward to speaking with you!

You have many options for how you would like to use the medicine and each of these sessions varies in length.

Option 1: A 3-hour Medicine session at the Ko-Op at 1625 South Street in Philadelphia.

Option 2: A virtual session from the comfort of your own home. Where your therapist can log into your session anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.

Option 3: You use the medicine at home independently and meet with your therapist for ongoing weekly psychotherapy sessions.

Please note many people do a variety of these options throughout their treatment plan based on their personal situations and comfort levels with the medicine.

We use a Ketamine Lozenges/Troches (16-20% bioavailability). This means it is taken orally and allowed to dissolve in your mouth. Duration of action is 1-1.5 hours. The medicine is shipped to your house via our compounding pharmacy, and you bring it to each of your medicine sessions (if you are in person) or administer it yourself at home.

If choosing between clinicians is overwhelming, we can help! Request an appointment and choose “help me pick”, and we can help match you with a team member.

If you feel you may meet the criteria for our lower fee option, please contact us and tell us about your financial situation. We hear you and want to make sure individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds have the opportunity to heal.

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Helping you create meaningful, lasting change in your life with Ketamine-Assisted Therapy in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Delaware

Serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, & Florida

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*Please note: We provide KAP in New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
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Eriach Fox Licensed Professional Counselor and KAP Clinician in Philadelphia

Eriach Fox

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR LPC,MHS, LCADC

Dr. Christopher Deussing Licensed Clinical Social Worker and KAP Clinician in Philadelphia

Dr. Christopher Deussing

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (LCSW) Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Arnold B Meshkov Medical Provider and KAP Clinician in Philadelphia

Arnold B. Meshkov MD

Medical Provider

Gwenn Prinbeck Clinical Social Worker and Therapist KAP Clinician in Philadelphia

Gwenn Prinbeck

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, PCC

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Sarah Lobb

LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER (LSW)

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Jennifer O’Donnell

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Certified Psychedelic Facilitator through Soundmind in Phila.

Sophia Polin Licensed Professional Counselor and KAP Clinician in Philadelphia

Sophia Polin

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Stephanie Josephson Licensed Clinical Social Worker and KAP Therapist in Philadelphia

Stephanie Josephson

LCSW

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Dr. Sophia Brandstetter

LCSW, PSYD CLINICAL DIRECTOR

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