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EMDR Regular Sessions

Problems EMDR can help with:

  • Depression
  • ​Stress and Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • ​Trauma/PTSD
  • ​Grief
  • ​Anger
  • ​Eating disorders
  • ​Bipolar disorder

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR) is a type of psychotherapy which is commonly known for treating mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

This interactive technique encourages patients to relive triggering or traumatic experiences in small doses, while the therapist directs the patient’s eye movements and using bilateral stimulation. Considered as a more unusual form of therapy, EMDR aims to divert the patient’s emotional response from reliving the trauma; aiming to make the feelings, emotions and thoughts associated with the trauma more manageable. While the patient is exposed to distressing or traumatic memories, the strong psychological response often associated with these triggers can then be reduced while the patient’s attention is focused on eye movements.

EMDR is found to be particularly effective for people who have difficulty talking or thinking about their past experiences. Although EMDR was originally considered as a treatment for Trauma and PTSD, there are also several other mental health conditions that can benefit from EMDR.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR) is a type of psychotherapy which is commonly known for treating mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

This interactive technique encourages patients to relive triggering or traumatic experiences in small doses, while the therapist directs the patient’s eye movements and using bilateral stimulation. Considered as a more unusual form of therapy, EMDR aims to divert the patient’s emotional response from reliving the trauma; aiming to make the feelings, emotions and thoughts associated with the trauma more manageable. While the patient is exposed to distressing or traumatic memories, the strong psychological response often associated with these triggers can then be reduced while the patient’s attention is focused on eye movements.

EMDR is found to be particularly effective for people who have difficulty talking or thinking about their past experiences. Although EMDR was originally considered as a treatment for Trauma and PTSD, there are also several other mental health conditions that can benefit from EMDR.

Regular Sessions run 50-90 Minutes - $100 - $170

*covered by insurance

EMDR Intensives

Problems this can help with:

  • Depression
  • ​Stress and Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • ​Trauma/PTSD
  • ​Grief
  • ​Anger
  • ​Eating disorders
  • ​Bipolar disorder

Intensives are longer versions of the regular sessions.  

One benefit is accelerated healing, as the intensive format allows for faster results than traditional weekly sessions, which can be especially beneficial for individuals with severe symptoms or limited time to commit to ongoing therapy. Additionally, by dedicating several days to the therapy process, individuals are able to stay more focused and engaged, leading to deeper insights and more significant breakthroughs.

Multi-day EMDR intensives may also lead to better retention of treatment gains over time, as the concentrated and focused nature of the treatment allows for more effective processing and integration of traumatic memories. Comprehensive treatment plans may also be implemented during these intensives, addressing not only the traumatic memories themselves but also any related emotional, behavioral, or relational issues.

Furthermore, multi-day EMDR intensives are typically conducted in a supportive and therapeutic environment, where individuals can receive additional support and guidance from mental health professionals and peers. This can help them feel less isolated and more connected to others who have experienced similar challenges.

It's important to note that multi-day EMDR intensives may not be appropriate for everyone and individuals should work with a mental health professional to determine the best treatment approach for their unique needs and circumstances.

Intensives are longer versions of the regular sessions.  

One benefit is accelerated healing, as the intensive format allows for faster results than traditional weekly sessions, which can be especially beneficial for individuals with severe symptoms or limited time to commit to ongoing therapy. Additionally, by dedicating several days to the therapy process, individuals are able to stay more focused and engaged, leading to deeper insights and more significant breakthroughs.

Multi-day EMDR intensives may also lead to better retention of treatment gains over time, as the concentrated and focused nature of the treatment allows for more effective processing and integration of traumatic memories. Comprehensive treatment plans may also be implemented during these intensives, addressing not only the traumatic memories themselves but also any related emotional, behavioral, or relational issues.

Furthermore, multi-day EMDR intensives are typically conducted in a supportive and therapeutic environment, where individuals can receive additional support and guidance from mental health professionals and peers. This can help them feel less isolated and more connected to others who have experienced similar challenges.

It's important to note that multi-day EMDR intensives may not be appropriate for everyone and individuals should work with a mental health professional to determine the best treatment approach for their unique needs and circumstances.

Intensive EMDR Sessions last 3hr, 6hr or Multi-Day - Pricing Varies

*not covered by insurance

Ketamine Therapy

Disorders Ketamine can treat:

  • Major/Clinical Depression
  • ​Bipolar Disorder
  • OCD
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • ​Severe Anxiety
  • Treatment-Resistant Depression

What is ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine, a legal, safe and effective medicine, is used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including Major Depressive Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Severe Anxiety and Treatment-Resistant Depression. It is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help patients to actively examine, work with, and effectively process that material for long-lasting change and sustained improvement in symptoms.

It works by blocking the brain’s NMDA receptors as well as by stimulating AMPA receptors, which are thought to help form new synaptic connections and boost neural circuits that regulate stress and mood. Ketamine has also been shown to enhance overall neuroplasticity for lasting symptom improvement. Ketamine can be administered in a variety of ways, including IV infusion, intramuscular injection, via nasal spray and using sublingual lozenges. Blue Lotus Wellness uses the sublingual lozenge form, however options for intramuscular injection can be administered onsite at the Awaken office.

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine, a legal, safe and effective medicine, is used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including Major Depressive Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Severe Anxiety and Treatment-Resistant Depression. It is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help patients to actively examine, work with, and effectively process that material for long-lasting change and sustained improvement in symptoms.

It works by blocking the brain’s NMDA receptors as well as by stimulating AMPA receptors, which are thought to help form new synaptic connections and boost neural circuits that regulate stress and mood. Ketamine has also been shown to enhance overall neuroplasticity for lasting symptom improvement. Ketamine can be administered in a variety of ways, including IV infusion, intramuscular injection, via nasal spray and using sublingual lozenges. Blue Lotus Wellness uses the sublingual lozenge form, however options for intramuscular injection can be administered onsite at the Awaken office.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Blue Lotus work with Awaken Ketamine Healing Studio?

How does Blue Lotus work with Awaken Ketamine Healing Studio?

1. Your therapist at Blue Lotus Wellness will make a referral to your Awaken Prescriber

2. Initial consultation with Awaken prescriber, eligibility check and ketamine prescription

3. Preparation sessions together with Blue Lotus therapist to align on the process and set intentions for the KAP dosing session

4. KAP dosing session with Blue Lotus therapist: You will self-administer your ketamine lozenge at our office or remotely

5. Follow-up or “Integration sessions” with Blue Lotus therapist within 48 hours to review the memories, thoughts & insights that arise during your dosing session

6. Follow-up consultations with your Awaken prescriber with prescription refills if eligible

7. Additional KAP dosing sessions as appropriate

What does a ketamine session look like?

What does a ketamine session look like?

During your medicine session, you will be laying down and will have a mask to block light as well as noise cancelling headphones in order to fully immerse yourself in the experience. The effects of ketamine, which most patients find pleasant, last for approximately 45 minutes. These effects can make you feel “far from” your body and facilitate shifts in perception that can often feel expansive in nature. People can have a variety of experiences including:

• ability to access challenging states of mind with less fear

• allow inner access to difficult and often “stuck” material and emotions

• relief from obsessive and depressive states

• conscious awareness

• a sense of newness and healing afterwards

Once these effects subside, we’ll spend the remainder of our appointment giving you space to process and discuss your experience. While it may feel hard to articulate what happens during the experience, patients feel like the insights gained are clear.

How many sessions will I need to attend?

How many sessions will I need to attend?

We recommend six sessions that span over a 3-6 week period.

Does insurance cover ketamine therapy?

Does insurance cover ketamine therapy?

No. Insurance companies do not cover Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine Cost Breakdown

6 sessions over 3-6 weeks

Ketamine Therapy @ Blue Lotus Wellness 

Hourly rate applied (varies by provider)

Awaken Medical Costs:

• Medical Intake: $400 (One time fee, reimbursable through out-of-network)

• Follow-up Sessions: $200/Session (minimum of 1/quarter, reimbursable through out-of-network)

• Cost of Ketamine Lozenges: approximately $100 for 4-6 doses


Ketamine Therapy @ Blue Lotus Wellness 

Hourly rate applied (varies by provider)

Awaken Medical Costs:

• Medical Intake: $400 (One time fee, reimbursable through out-of-network)

• Follow-up Sessions: $200/Session (minimum of 1/quarter, reimbursable through out-of-network)

• Cost of Ketamine Lozenges: approximately $100 for 4-6 doses


*not covered by insurance


Traditional Therapies

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 Brief Solution Focused Therapy

 Dance Movement Therapy

 Motivational Interviewing

 Art Therapy

 Photography Therapy

 Narrative Therapy

 LADC Evaluaution

Mental Health Counselling

Problems this can help with:

  • Depression
  • ​Stress and Anxiety
  • ​Substance abuse
  • ​Trauma/PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • ​Anger
  • ​Mood Disorders
  • ​work Related problems
  • ​spiritual crisis

In a mental health counseling session, you can expect to have a private and confidential conversation with a trained mental health professional. You will have the opportunity to discuss your mental health concerns and experiences in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

During the session, your counselor will actively listen to you and help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They will work with you to identify the root causes of your mental health concerns and develop strategies to address them.

The counseling process will usually involve a variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions, such as talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy, tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences.

In addition to providing support and guidance, we will also offer psychoeducation, which involves teaching you about mental health, self-care, and stress management, and may refer you to other mental health professionals or community resources as needed.

In a mental health counseling session, you can expect to have a private and confidential conversation with a trained mental health professional. You will have the opportunity to discuss your mental health concerns and experiences in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

During the session, your counselor will actively listen to you and help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They will work with you to identify the root causes of your mental health concerns and develop strategies to address them.

The counseling process will usually involve a variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions, such as talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy, tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences.

In addition to providing support and guidance, we will also offer psychoeducation, which involves teaching you about mental health, self-care, and stress management, and may refer you to other mental health professionals or community resources as needed.

Sessions run 30 or 50 Minutes - $60-$150

*covered by insurance

Alternative Therapies

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition counseling involves personalized guidance on dietary choices to help individuals make informed decisions, address health concerns, and achieve specific wellness goals through tailored nutrition plans. It empowers individuals to adopt healthier eating habits for long-term well-being.

Functional Medicine

​Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease by focusing on the interactions between a person's genetics, environment, and lifestyle. The aim is to understand the root factors contributing to health issues and develop personalized treatment plans to achieve overall wellness.

Past Life Regression

​Past Life Regression Therapy aims to explore and heal unresolved issues or traumas believed to originate from past lives. During sessions, individuals are guided into a relaxed state to access supposed memories of previous lifetimes, with the goal of gaining insights and addressing present-day challenges.

Hypnosis

​Hypnosis is a state of focused attention, relaxation and heightened suggestibility that is utilized to help individuals access their subconscious mind, address behavioral patterns, manage stress/anxiety, manage pain and explore and address underlying issues through suggestion and guided imagery.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing focuses on the body's physical sensations to address and release trauma. It involves guiding individuals through the gradual release of stored tension and stress to promote healing and restore a sense of well-being. This method emphasizes the connection between the mind and body in processing and resolving traumatic experiences.

Movement Therapy

​Utilizing Yoga and Dance movement to foster emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being. Providers help individuals explore and express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences through movement, promoting self-awareness and is beneficial for individuals facing challenges such as stress, trauma, or various mental health disorders.

Crystal Energy Healing

Energy healing involves channeling or manipulating energy to remove energy blockages and stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. Crystals can be placed around the body to balance and harmonize the body's energy center enhance the flow of energy, promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

Acupressure Tapping 

​Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping is a therapeutic method that combines acupressure and psychological exposure to alleviate emotional distress. Providers tap on specific points on the body while focusing on distressing thoughts or emotions, aiming to restore balance and reduce negative feelings.

Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves stimulating specific points on the external ear to address various health conditions. Derived from traditional Chinese medicine, this approach is often used for pain management, addiction treatment, and overall well-being.

Infrared PEMF Crystal Mat Therapy

This uses a mat filled with crystals, infrared heat, and PEMF work synergistically to potentially promote relaxation, reduce pain, and enhance overall well-being through their combined effects on the body's energy and electromagnetic fields.

LADC Evaluations

Our evaluation includes the following:

  • ​Substance abuse history
  • ​Mental health history
  • ​Psychosocial history and functioning
  • ​Medical and health status
  • ​Employment and job status
  • ​Social and family relationships
  • ​Educational status
  • ​Legal status
  • ​Mental health treatment history
  • ​Motivation or readiness for treatment

Have you been involved in the court system and have been ordered to get a substance abuse evaluation from a LADC? Have you lost your drivers license due to a DWI? Our comprehensive evaluation includes the following:

Sessions run 50-90 Minutes - $400

*not covered by insurance

Functional Medicine & Nutrition

Nutritional imbalances in the body can be the cause of some diseases or chronic health conditions. Using high quality nutrition can support gastrointestinal functioning, neurocognitive disorders, immune imbalances, in addition to allergies or food intolerances. Using food as medicine and ingesting an adequate amount of macro and micronutrients, can further support lowering the risk of chronic disease and increase mental clarity.

Using the Functional Medicine standards of practice for Nutrition Counseling includes a detailed history of symptoms and triggering events from the patient. Starting with a detailed health history allows the functional medicine nutrition assessment to start at the root of the underlying problems. Assessing what has happened in the past can be useful in how to move forward. Prior to the functional medicine nutrition assessment patients are required to fill out a detailed 3 day food journal to assess where diet plays into addressing concerns or symptoms present. With a full health history, nutrition intake, toxic load, personal stressors and physical health symptoms, the patient and the functional medicine nutritionist can work together to discuss food and lifestyle changes to work towards an individualized treatment plan


Often referred to as "Psychological acupressure" or "Tapping", the technique works by releasing blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort. These blockages in our energy system, in addition to challenging us emotionally, often lead to limiting beliefs and behaviours and an inability to live life harmoniously. Resulting symptoms are either emotional and/ or physical and include lack of confidence and self esteem, feeling stuck anxious or depressed, or the emergence of compulsive and addictive behaviours.

An EFT treatment involves the use of fingertips rather than needles to tap on the end points of energy meridians that are situated just beneath the surface of the skin.

Sessions run 30 or 60 Minutes - $60-$120

*not covered by insurance

What is Functional Medicine?


Functional Medicine can be described as a systems-based approach to health and wellness. An increase in chronic disease is notably associated with a decline in functioning of the body’s systems. Instead of treating only symptoms of disease, Functional Medicine views illness and disease on a continuum. This style of care is on the rise due to the current failure of our healthcare system. Functional Medicine is able to use evidence-based medicine focused on behavior modification and using food as medicine. These interventions can address the causes of complex illnesses that are instigated by genetics, environmental exposures, and modifiable lifestyle choices.

The 7 core clinical imbalances of Functional Medicine include assimilation, defense and repair, energy production, biotransformation, communication, transport and structural integrity. Using this system-based approach acknowledges the biochemistry and physiology of some illnesses or symptoms that are present. This Functional Medicine approach focuses on the root cause of disease, as one condition has many causes, as well as one cause can have many conditions. During the initial interview a fundamental history of all medical and social background is discussed. This is necessary to find out was fundamental issues the person is struggling with and what factors, events or ongoing concerns are present, these are known as antecedents, triggers, and mediators. Conventional medicine divides the systems of the bodies into specialties, but the human body is a complicated network of systems that all work together. The hope is that looking at the person as a whole, will support optimal health.

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Saturday: Closed 
Sunday: Closed

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