• Treatment Overview

The Ketamine Process

We provide personal and personalized medicine; taking the time to get to know you to create treatment plans that meet your unique needs. Treatment plans and how we suggest patients engage with ketamine will therefore look different for everyone.

All patients begin by having a consultation with a MPH provider followed by a ketamine preparation session. Treatment plans typically begin with a period of weekly or bi-weekly ketamine treatment over the period of several weeks.  This period is called initiation. Then during maintenance, you will receive a ketamine treatment every four to eight weeks on average. Our treatment team will then suggest other modalities to pair with ketamine that will help you keep these new thought patterns strong and healthy. This process usually takes somewhere between six months to two years.

One of the current theories being explored around how ketamine works centers around the Default Mode Network (DMN) in our brain.  The DMN is a collection of brain regions that are connected to each other and are thought to involve internal mental state processes.  A ketamine infusion allows the unhealthy neuronal pathways that are constantly “on” in your brain to turn off for a period of time. One can consider all the unhealthy thoughts that continuously occur – such as automatic negative thoughts, obsessive thoughts, anxious thoughts, persistent pain – as unhealthy pathways. When your brain comes back “on-line”, you can then access the more healthy pathways or loops in your brain. Through the process of ketamine therapy your brain will start to grow new connections, re-wire and strengthen the healthy patterns that we are trying to maintain.


Michigan Progressive Health offers group meetings for our ketamine patients at no additional cost. These meetings give us the opportunity to hear how patients are feeling and progressing with the therapy as well as learning and sharing experiences with peer patients.

Each meetings are held online and lead by our Therapist, offering a comfortable, safe space for small group interaction (typically 6-8 patients). Patients and the MPH team come together and share feelings, thoughts, experiences and personal stories about their experiences with ketamine infusion therapy. We want to be an active member of your support network.

Group sessions meet three times a week: Monday 5:00pm-6:00pm – Peer Support Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm – Peer Support Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm – Psychedelic Integration Support.

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.

  • Chronic Pain

    Any pain lasting more than 12 weeks that may arise from an initial injury, such as a back sprain, or there may be an ongoing cause, such as illness. However, there may also be no clear cause. Other health problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite, and mood changes, often accompany chronic pain. Chronic pain may limit a person’s movements, which can reduce flexibility, strength, and stamina. This difficulty in carrying out important and enjoyable activities can lead to disability and despair.

  • PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition triggered by an event either – experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

  • CRPS

    Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury.  CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.


Integrative Ketamine puts you at the center of treatment and acknowledges the individuality and complexity that makes you who you are. We believe that each person who comes into Michigan Progressive Health is more than a diagnosis and more than their symptoms. As such, the care we provide not only focuses on your physical health and safety, but will work to address the mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects involved in your well-being.

An integrative perspective views ketamine as a tool that works with and builds upon your existing strengths and inner healing intelligence. In creating a plan of care and growth, we may recommend additional tools, such as therapy, yoga, mindfulness, physical activity, dietary changes, connection to community and nature, and supplements. Informed by scientific evidence and inclusive of subjective experience, our clinic believes in the principles of communication and compassion to help you heal, empower, and integrate all parts of yourself to move toward wholeness.


Michigan Progressive Health is dedicated to being a thought leader in this new and burgeoning field.  We have committed to operating under the North Star Ethics Pledge; a baseline commitment to put integrity at the heart of our work in the field.

We will respect the knowledge shared by generations of healers before us, trust our patients own innate wisdom as a guide, and incorporate our own healing journeys to cultivate a community where all can heal.

Find out more about the North Start Ethics Pledge HERE.

  • Fibromyalgia

    A syndrome with symptoms including chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points that affects the muscles and soft tissue.

  • Chronic Migraines - Headaches

    Most chronic migraine sufferers have a minimum of eight days in a month with migraines that cause moderate to severe pain such as a throbbing, pulsating sensation in the side of the brain affected by the headache.

  • Severe Anxiety

    It’s much more than that uneasy worrisome feeling. Symptoms of severe anxiety sometimes embody the feeling of a heart attack or in the most extreme cases, like you’re dying. These severe effects are also known as panic disorder.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    When unreasonable and uncontrollable thoughts, fears, and obsessions that lead to compulsive behaviors.
  • Substance Abuse

    Harmful use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and prescription or illicit drugs can lead to dependence syndrome engaging behavioral, cognitive, and physiological problems, and ketamine can be used successfully to treat these types of abuse.