Updated 02-14-2023 Accepting new patients/clients
*CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) Clients via the Group Practice Referral Page
*PLEASE NOTE: Ketamine Assisted psychotherapy sessions are usually NOT covered by Insurance.
*Practice location is required IN PERSON in the Montpelier location. Telehealth/Televideo options are not available for KAP.
*Your completed request form will be reviewed and we will get back to you with an invitation to the portal to start the process of scheduling an appointment if appropriate for our practice.
*To see if our practice will be a good fit and to learn more about Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, please visit our website at: www.findingyourrootshw.com
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), utilizes preparation sessions prior to medicine sessions, followed by integration sessions. All sessions are combined with various methods of guidance from practices such as meditation; relaxation and yogic breathing exercises; visualization with archetypal imagery; intention setting; talk and somatic therapies; mindfulness; and music, all in service to promoting access to each person’s inner healer to allow healing and wholeness to emerge.
Ann Marie Dryden & Katie Whitaker are board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP-BC) who have completed the 100-hr training with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted therapy and are currently in the supervision stage of their certification in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with Polaris Insight Center.
Ann Marie Dryden MSN (she/her/ella-latina), VT licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with Prescribing Authority. Dual Board Certification through the American Nurse Credentialing Center: Family Nurse Practitioner & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Katie Whitaker MSN (she/her), VT licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with Prescribing Authority. Board Certification through the American Nurse Credentialing Center Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Disclaimer: Ketamine is the only transformative psychedelic we prescribe. Ketamine therapy is not appropriate for everyone. We do not promote or provide any illegal substances. We anticipate offering MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy once this is an FDA- approved treatment. For more information about MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy, please visit: https://maps.org/mdma/
My focus is on holistic treatment models, specializing in substance use disorder and mental health. I utilize an integrative approach to complementary therapies (including medications) to assist clients in their recovery. I am a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) Certified Acudetox Technician (CADT), Certified Recovery Coach (CRC), and completed a 300-hr training to become a certified Ayurveda wellness coach. I have also completed the 100-hr training with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted therapy and am in the supervision phase of my training with Polaris Insight Center in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). I currently offer preparation and integration sessions for clients who are exploring psychedelic-assisted therapies & Spravato (esketamine) treatments for clients with treatment resistant depression. To get on the waitlist for KAP therapy please utilize the GROUPS consult request link. *PLEASE NOTE: Controlled Substance Prescriptions (stimulants etc) will not be assumed on the first visit.