Anxiety services offered in Stamford and Westport, CT


Ketamine therapy can pick up where counseling and medications for anxiety leave off. If you have treatment-resistant anxiety, Peter McAllister, MD, FAAN, and the team at Ki_Ketamine in Stamford and Westport, Connecticut, can treat you with Ketamine infusions to alleviate symptoms. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Ketamine infusions for anxiety, call Ki_Ketamine at 203-914-1900 or text 203-693-1842 to schedule a consultation call from one of our experienced Ketamine nurses.

Anxiety Q & A

What does anxiety feel like?

Anxiety is an emotion everyone experiences from time to time when they’re feeling scared or apprehensive. People with anxiety disorders experience this emotion to a higher and more frequent degree. If you have an anxiety disorder, you may feel worried or fearful most or all of the time, even without a specific reason. 

If you have anxiety, you might experience a blend of physical and emotional symptoms. Anxiety can cause:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to control feelings of worry
  • A sense of impending doom or danger
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating palms
  • A racing heart
  • Trembling

Since many of these symptoms have other possible causes, you’ll want to get an evaluation to confirm whether or not you have anxiety before you pursue treatment. 

When should I consider Ketamine for anxiety?

Many treatments can improve anxiety symptoms, and most people find improvement from a combination of counseling or psychotherapy and anti-anxiety medications. You might also benefit from a few lifestyle changes to minimize anxiety triggers. 

Still, anxiety can be persistent and resist the standard treatments. That’s where Ketamine comes in: It’s an excellent option for treatment-resistant anxiety. You should continue counseling while undergoing Ketamine therapy to experience the best results from the treatment. 

What should I expect during Ketamine treatments for anxiety?

Ketamine therapy for anxiety can involve one of several methods of administration, including infusions and nasal sprays. Ki_Ketamine specializes in one-on-one infusions with a registered nurse. The team determines the frequency of your sessions based on your needs. 

During a Ketamine infusion, the Ki_Ketamine team connects you to an IV. Low-dose Ketamine drips into your bloodstream through the IV for about 40 minutes per session. The team continually monitors you for your safety and well-being. 

During your infusion, you feel very relaxed. You might also feel distant from your thoughts and feelings, as Ketamine has a dissociative effect. You’ll still be alert and able to interact with the team. A therapy dog is also on staff to help you feel relaxed and content. 

Once the infusion is complete, you stay at Ki_Ketamine for a brief observation period before you can go home. You must arrange a ride to and from the office. You can expect the resulting relief to last for around two weeks. 

To find out if IV Ketamine therapy can treat your anxiety, call Ki_Ketamine or request an appointment online today.