Mental Health Counseling located in Peoria and Phoenix, AZ

Spravato services offered in Peoria and Phoenix, AZ

For depression that doesn’t respond to frontline treatments, Spravato® could be the solution. The licensed therapists at Desert View Counseling & Consulting in Phoenix or Peoria, Arizona, offer FDA-approved Spravato esketamine nasal spray to patients with treatment-resistant depression. This simple outpatient treatment could make a significant difference to persistent depression. Call Desert View Counseling & Consulting for more information on Spravato, or book an appointment online today.

Spravato Q & A

What is Spravato?

Spravato is an innovative therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression. The Desert View Counseling & Consulting team gives you Spravato nasal spray to use on-site so they can monitor you afterward for any side effects.

Spravato intranasal spray contains esketamine, a drug derived from the anesthetic ketamine. Research into ketamine identified its value as an alternative treatment for chronic pain conditions and psychiatric disorders.

The FDA has approved Spravato for use alongside antidepressant medication in patients with major depressive disorder if other treatments are unsuccessful.

Is Spravato right for everyone with depression?

Research shows that around three-quarters of patients undergoing ketamine therapy for treatment-resistant depression benefit from significant symptom reduction. The Desert View Counseling & Consulting team might suggest you try Spravato if your depression isn’t improving after several months of frontline treatment.

Major depressive disorder can cause severe emotional distress, trapping you in a low mood and affecting your ability to function. You may be unable to work, socialize, or even care for yourself properly. Some people reach a point where depression’s effects are so unbearable they feel unable to continue and contemplate suicide.

Frontline depression treatments are psychotherapy (talk therapies) and antidepressant medications, which help many people. However, not everyone responds to these treatments, even after several months and trying different drugs. Also, some people experience unpleasant side effects from medication.

The Desert View Counseling & Consulting team might recommend Spravato if you fit into one of these categories. They check your medical history and symptoms to ensure you’re a suitable candidate and discuss how the treatment works and what to expect.

What does Spravato treatment involve?

You receive your Spravato treatments at Desert View Counseling & Consulting. You simply spray the Spravato dose into your nasal passages under a team member’s supervision. You cannot take Spravato at home unsupervised.

Patients remain afterward for monitoring to ensure they don’t experience any adverse reactions, and then they can go home. It’s important to arrange transport after Spravato treatment because the drug might make you drowsy and slow your responses.

A typical Spravato treatment program consists of three treatments every week for four to six weeks, but this can vary depending on your specific needs. You could also benefit from periodic booster sessions after your initial treatment starts taking effect. Spravato booster treatments help you to avoid a relapse.

If you have major depressive disorder and nothing else is working, call Desert View Counseling & Consulting to inquire about Spravato or book an appointment online today.