After my initial 6, I have averaged about 3 months between boosters. (Going into my 2nd year). So far, they have pretty much been maintenance. I’ll take it. It beats where I have been. Years ago I would decline going into winter, white knuckle it until sometime in early spring. Then I would just out of the blue have a moment in the day where I would look out the window, take a deep breath and feel that 5 ton weight lift, and tell myself, "OK, I made it. I’m going to make it. The boosters are kind of like that moment.
My clinic doesn’t do counseling, but I asked them if they worked in conjunction with anyone, or if they had some recommends. I now have to follow up on that. I knew going into it that it wasn’t going to be any kind of magic bullet. But I am ready to dig in and get to the heavy hitting. My previous therapist (mostly retired pre-pandemic) wasn’t exactly excited about ketamine. It seemed that she viewed it almost as just another drug for escape (as opposed to antidepressants, I guess). I could point out the research articles that my clinic linked to, and I don’t think she ever looked into any of it. Too radically different from her training, I guess.
I want to find someone that has experience with psychedelics, personally and/or professionally, that can give me some guidance on how to approach and interpret my ketamine sessions.
That is to say, currently, boosters for me are maintenance, but I think there is potential (and I am looking for a guide) for improvement.