New! Ketamine Infusions at SPS Chicago office

SPS KetaTherapy is pleased to announce that clients can obtain ketamine infusions for Treatment-Resistant Depression and PTSD through a collaboration with Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic in our downtown Chicago office space.

Every visit includes collaborative, multidisciplinary care from the SPS KetaTherapy Team and the MATC Ketamine Infusion providers. 

How to enroll:

Clients can be enrolled in this dual service by calling Sankofa Psychological Services at 312-344-1081 and asking for Ketamine Collaboration.  Clients will be enrolled in both clinics. 

Insurance and Payments:

Mental health care treatments for each clinic will be covered by eligible insurance plans.  Clients may call SPS to inquire about their coverage and benefits.

Why Ketatherapy™

What is KetaTherapy 

KetaTherapy™ is the first and only mental health treatment specifically designed for use in conjunction with ketamine infusion treatments.  It includes individual and group therapy that can help you decide whether Ketamine is right for you and optimize treatment outcomes.  Most Ketamine clinics will tell you that 10-20% of patients are “non-responders.”  Dr. Jason LaHood, the creator of KetaTherapy™, believe that almost anyone can obtain significant symptom reductions with the right support.  We have helped so-called non-responders find relief from their symptoms, and responders find more meaningful change to improve their lives.   

Our Approach

We offer pre-treatment consultations, post-treatment consultations, and KetaTherapy ™ in both individual and group settings. In KetaTherapy ™, you will learn how to effectively dissociate during your Ketamine infusions in order to address traumas after the symptoms of depression have been alleviated. You will also learn how to deal with your everyday life after dramatic reduction in symptoms for mental illnesses that may have affected you for months, years, or decades. 

Conditions We Treat We provide a range of mental health services for individuals who are undergoing Ketamine infusions as treatment for Major Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Complex chronic trauma symptomology, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Functional Neurological Symptoms Disorder (Conversion Disorder), Bipolar Depression, Migraines, and Neuropathic pain. 

Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine was approved for human use in the United States in 1970. It is an anesthetic, analgesic, and dissociative drug mainly used for sedation and pain control.  
Ketamine is a non-addictive, Schedule III drug (other drugs in this category include testosterone and aspirin). For almost a decade it has been used to treat depression.  
In major depression and mental illness, the NMDA cell receptor in a persons brain is over active due to chronic stress. Ketamine blocks this receptor causing rapid relief of depression and suicidal ideation in hours to a few days. This activates other pathways in the brain to repair and remap parts that have been altered by the stress of mental illness. 

Meet Our Staff

Jason LaHood, Psy.D.

Jason LaHood, Psy.D.

Director of Clinical Services

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Mary Ross-Newman, Psy.D.

Mary Ross-Newman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist

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