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Ketamine- Assisted Psychotherapy

What is KAP treatment?

Recently, ketamine has shown to have great promise as an off-label treatment for Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD), Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, drug and alcohol addiction, and other psychiatric diagnoses.  

KAP or Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy is a treatment that uses the medication Ketamine Hydrochloride combined with psychotherapy.  There are many different routes of administration that are available using Ketamine Treatment such as IV (intravenous), IM (intramuscular shot), Oral (Lozenge/Troche), or a Nasal Spray.  Rooted Connection Therapy uses the Oral Lozenges/Troches and focuses on psychotherapy and integration work to provide whole person healing.  


The KAP protocols involve a psychological and medical assessment, preparation sessions, medicine sessions, and integration sessions.   Ketamine used in conjunction with therapy, a safe setting, and integrating what you are learning can produce long lasting benefits.  Rooted Connection Therapy approaches treatment using a spiritual approach that incorporates ritual, ceremony, breathe-work, poetry, archetype cards, meditation, and attachment based approaches.

KAP aims to address the root causes of mental health conditions and to help you create lasting change in your daily life.  Rooted Connection Therapy offers treatments that combine leading-edge therapy with psychedelic medicine in an environment optimized for your comfort and safety.


Leesa Burriss, LMFT has received training through Polaris Insight's KAP program and also does continuing education each year to stay up to date on the latest approaches and research.  

Ketamine Integration Group

This group is for folks who are currently in Ketamine treatment and would like to integrate their experiences/journeys with others.  Through rituals, meditation, gathering in togetherness, and writing exercises; this space will help you integrate your ketamine journeys.  There will be no Ketamine administered during the group; this space is for integration only.  The group is held the third Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Rooted Connection Therapy.  

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Healing the Healers KAP Retreat

January 28th, 2024 (Salt Lake City)

Are you feeling burned out?  This retreat is for you!  Compassion Fatigue and Burnout are at an all time high in the healing professions.  Start the new year off with a day to focus on You.  This retreat will be focused on mindfulness, meditation, music, connecting to your inner healing wisdom, and strengthening the connection with yourself and others.  Our hope is that this retreat helps you to Remember why you went into this healing profession and to feel energized and ready for this next year.

*There will be once a month KAP groups to create community and connection.  

Who is this retreat for?  

Medical providers


Marriage and Family Therapists

Clinical Social Workers

Clinical Mental Health Counselors

Psychedelic Guides


First Responders

Mental Health Students/Residents

A psychological and medical evaluation are required before attending the retreat.  The psychological assessment can be done online or in person with Leesa Burriss, LMFT and the cost is included in the retreat.  The medical evaluation will be done online with Julie Cain, PMHNP-BC and the cost is $250 for a one hour evaluation.  The cost of the prescription is around $60 to $80.  The cost of the 1 day retreat is $400.  ​

Schedule for Retreat

Participants will need a ride after the retreat.  Please arrange for someone to pick you up around 2:00.  This retreat is limited to 12 participants.  Please reach out if you would like more information or to start the process of preparing for the retreat.

  • 9:00- Introductions, Preparation for the medicine journey, Intention setting, Meditation

  • 10:00-Medicine Journey:  Julie will check blood pressure and discuss dosing recommendations.  Participants will self-administer Ketamine  Oral Lozenges. The medicine journey will last around 2 hours.  A meditation and music will be played during the experience.  

  • 12:00- A light lunch will be served.

  • 1:00- Closing circle and integration

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