Conditions and Treatment

Riverwoods Behavioral Health makes use of a unique and highly affective Ketamine treatment methodology known as

INTEGRATED KETAMINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (IKAP) to treat the following conditions:


counseling trauma

Trauma results from exposure to an event or series of events that are emotionally disturbing or life-threatening. Symptoms of trauma may include: shock, irritability, difficulty concentrating, guilt and shame, and feeling disconnected or numb. Trauma can negatively impact relationships and can increase the risk of chronic health conditions.

category depression

Depression is an illness that negatively impacts how you think, feel, and act. Depression can cause changes in appetite, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, depressive feelings, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of suicide or death.


counselling anxiety

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and fatigue. When an individual faces potentially harmful triggers, feelings of anxiety are normal and necessary for survival. However, most modern anxiety triggers involve work, money, family life, health, and other concerns that require attention without requiring the ‘fight-or-flight’ response.


conditions suicide prevention

Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thinking, is the desire and comtemplation to take one’s own life. Suicidal ideation may be passive or active. An individual with passive suicidal ideation may wish they were dead or could die, but don’t have a plan to commit suicide. An individual with active suicidal ideation has intent to commit suicide, including a plan of how to do it. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideation, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1 (800) 273-8255.


mental health category

Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment for various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to its efficacy, ketamine is also unique in that it works quickly, often within hours or days of administration. This makes it an ideal treatment option for those who are struggling with mental health issues and need relief urgently.


category crisis

A crisis is an overwhelming event such as the discovery of a serious illness, thoughts of suicide, the loss of a loved one, a divorce, or exposure to violence. Crisis therapy is a short term intervention to help reduce the impact and damage of the event as well as stabilize the individual in crisis.


category gender

Gender identity issues, also known as gender dysphoria, describes a person’s thoughts and feelings that their birth assigned gender does not align with their desired gender. An individual with gender identity issues may feel severe distress, anxiety, and depression when society regards them differently than how they feel physically and mentally.

category ocd

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder in which individuals have recurring, unwanted thoughts, or ideas known as obsessions, that make them feel driven to engage in repetitive behaviors known as compulsions. OCD obsessions can include: fear of contamination, extreme concern with order and precision, and recurrent intrusive thoughts of sounds, images, words, or numbers. OCD compulsions can include: excessive hand washing or other hygiene practices, repeated cleaning, arranging items in a specific way, repeatedly checking locks or appliances, constantly seeking approval or reassurance, and repeated counting.



category pain

Pain management is a series of approaches taken to alleviate chronic pain. Chronic pain conditions include: back pain, headaches, arthritis, cancer pain, or nerve and muscle pain. A pain management provider will create a plan that may include medications, therapy, injections, and exercise to assist individuals in feeling better and improving their quality of life.



category Opioid

Opioids are a class of drugs that act in the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Opioid addiction is a chronic disease that can cause health, relationship, and financial concerns. Opioid addiction is characterized by a compulsive urge to use opioid drugs, even when they are no longer required medically. Opioids can be legally prescribed by healthcare providers to manage severe and chronic pain. Commonly prescribed opioids include oxycodone, fentanyl, buprenorphine, methadone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine.


category addictions

Ketamine has long been used as an anesthetic, but researchers are now finding that it may be effective in treating addictions. Studies have shown that ketamine can help to reduce cravings and dependence on addictive substances. In addition, ketamine has been found to be helpful in treating other conditions such as depression and anxiety. If you are struggling with addiction, ketamine may be the solution you need.

category Schizophrenia 1

Ketamine and Schizophrenia is a ground-breaking new treatment that uses ketamine to treat schizophrenia. Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment for schizophrenia, and this new treatment offers patients a safe and easy way to access the benefits of ketamine. Unlike other medications, ketamine helps relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia more quickly and effectively.

Counseling ptsd

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a trauma related disorder that may occur in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, rape, or war. While PTSD is prevalent in veterans, it can affect anyone at any age.


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