EMDR INTENSIVES

The traditional model of weekly therapy is shifting to meet your needs. Now more than ever, we need flexibility in how we get support. It is not easy for everyone to make time and space for weekly sessions, and that can be frustrating when we really want to progress. 


EMDR intensives are personalized treatment plans that allow you to skip the waitlist by giving you faster access to select spots, and are designed to support your preferred schedule and timeline for your treatment goals.


With an EMDR Intensive, you get more than 2 months worth of weekly therapy as they provide an accelerated access to therapy. EMDR intensives allow the opportunity to progress through your symptoms in a more succinct and focused way without the interruption of a 50-minute session. An intensive format may decrease overall treatment time because of time not spent on: a) checking in at the beginning of each session, b) addressing current crises and concerns, c) focusing on stabilizing and coping skills that the client won’t need after healing, or d) assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session.

I offer EMDR Intensives for current clients who are seeking extra support, as well as new clients who wish to work intensively.

EMDR is not just for trauma. It is also used for release of negative beliefs that are impacting our performance in life in any way, including in relationships, at work, and in athletics. 

 

WHY CHOOSE AN EMDR INTENSIVE?

  • The traditional model of weekly therapy is shifting to meet your needs. Now more than ever, we need flexibility in how we get support. It is not easy for everyone to make time and space for weekly sessions, and that can be frustrating when we really want to progress. 

  • EMDR intensives are personalized treatment plans that allow you to skip the waitlist by giving you faster access to select spots, and are designed to support your preferred schedule and timeline for your treatment goals.

  • With an EMDR Intensive, you get more than 2 months worth of weekly therapy. 

  • EMDR Intensives provide an accelerated access to therapy.

  • EMDR intensives allow the opportunity to progress through your symptoms in a more succinct and focused way without the interruption of a 50-minute session. An intensive format may decrease overall treatment time because of time not spent on: a) checking in at the beginning of each session, b) addressing current crises and concerns, c) focusing on stabilizing and coping skills that the client won’t need after healing, or d) assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session.

WHO SHOULD SCHEDULE AN EMDR INTENSIVE?

  • Perhaps you’ve had a felt sense that something profound has yet to change, but you’re not quite sure how to shift all the way into a new experience of yourself with your current therapist. Maybe you now cognitively understand new things, yet your body is still confused, so you’re curious about how intensive EMDR therapy can help as you work with your primary talk therapist.

  • Perhaps you’ve been meaning to get into weekly therapy for a while now, but your schedule has been so hectic and demanding that a weekly therapy appointment feels more overwhelming than supportive.

  • Perhaps you’re needing help —- and a lot of it—- right now, and you don’t want to spend months in the traditional weekly model of therapy treatment to feel better.

  • Perhaps you need more efficient support as the busy parent with kids and/or the working professional who has a lot on their plate.

  • Perhaps you are a current, weekly client who is needing extra, focused support quickly. 

  • Perhaps you are a new client who just prefers to work intensively. 

ARE EMDR INTENSIVES EFFECTIVE AND SAFE?

  • Intensive application of trauma-focused therapy seems to be well tolerated in patients with PTSD, enabling faster symptom reduction with similar, or even better, results, while reducing the risk that patients drop out prematurely. Learn more here and here.

  • Intensive EMDR treatment is feasible and is indicative of reliable improvement in PTSD symptoms in a very short time frame. Learn more here.

  • An intensive program using EMDR therapy is a potentially safe and effective treatment alternative for complex PTSD. Learn more here.

  • The economy is compelling: even compared to other trauma therapy, the intensive format may decrease treatment time, because of time not spent on a) checking in at the beginning of each session, b) addressing current crises and concerns, c) focusing on stabilizing and coping skills that the client won’t need after trauma healing, or d) assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session. Learn more here.

WILL I FULLY PROCESS MY TRAUMAS/EXPERIENCES IN AN EMDR INTENSIVE?

In any style of therapy, there are absolutely no guarantees. We never know what is going to come up in our session and there is no timeline for healing. What I can guarantee is more progress toward your healing goals with an EMDR Intensive in comparison to weekly EMDR sessions in a shorter amount of time. Intensives accelerate your healing because we get to the root of our experiences and start the processing of the trauma much quicker than in weekly sessions. For this reason alone, they are incredibly beneficial--especially for those who don't have flexible schedules for care. 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO ACCOMPLISH IN AN EMDR INTENSIVE?

Half-day Intensives:

A half-day intensive offers a multitude of resources and can help to either increase performance and confidence, or significantly decrease the devastating effects of single event trauma (e.g. negative beliefs, disturbing emotions and body sensations). While significant healing can occur in one half-day intensive, Complex PTSD deserves more treatment than one half-day intensive. Many of my clients experiencing Complex PTSD may continue to work on their trauma histories through monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly half-day intensives.

3-Day Intensives: 

Participating in a 3-day EMDR intensive may create impactful change more efficiently than just weekly, 50-minute sessions or even one half-day intensive. We will identify what format is best for you during your initial consultation.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY EMDR INTENSIVE IF I'M NOT DONE PROCESSING?

If we have not finished our work after the end of your intensive, you have the option to continue with weekly/bi-weekly sessions, or to book another intensive to continue the work.

PERSONALIZED PACKAGE OPTIONS

HALF-DAY EMDR INTENSIVE (8 HOUR PROGRAM)

6 contact hours + resources/ assessments/ personalized treatment workbook

  • One 90-minute, pre-consultation interview to assess for candidacy, gain insight, and identify obstacles. We will also target unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief. 

  • Assessments to identify symptoms you’d like to alleviate, your attachment style, areas of activation or triggers, strengths you’d like to enhance, and memories or experiences that still need attention and soothing

  • Preparation for your intensive treatment experience and articulation of specific treatment goals

  • Personalized treatment workbook, which allows you work on your treatment goals before and after EMDR intensive sessions 

  • One half-day (3 hours) of client-centered treatment consisting of EMDR resourcing and reprocessing 

  • One 90-minute, post-treatment interview to assess and support your adaption to positive changes from treatment

3-DAY WEEKEND INTENSIVE

12 contact hours + resources/ assessments/ personalized treatment workbook

  • One 90-minute, pre-consultation interview to assess for candidacy, gain insight, and identify obstacles. We will also target unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief. 

  • Assessments to identify symptoms you’d like to alleviate, your attachment style, areas of activation or triggers, and memories or experiences that still need attention and soothing

  • Preparation for your intensive treatment experience and articulation of specific treatment goals

  • Personalized treatment workbook, which allows you work on your treatment goals before, during, and after EMDR intensive sessions 

  • One weekend (9 hours total= 3-4 hours/day on Friday through Sunday) client-centered treatment consisting of EMDR resourcing and reprocessing 

  • One 90-minute, post-treatment interview to assess and support your adaption to positive changes from treatment

 
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RESOURCES TO LEARN ABOUT EMDR INTENSIVES

  • Intensive application of trauma-focused therapy seems to be well tolerated in patients with PTSD, enabling faster symptom reduction with similar, or even better, results, while reducing the risk that patients drop out prematurely. Learn more here and here. 

  • Intensive EMDR treatment is feasible and is indicative of reliable improvement in PTSD symptoms in a very short time frame. Learn more here.

  • An intensive program using EMDR therapy is a potentially safe and effective treatment alternative for complex PTSD. Learn more here. 

  • The economy is compelling: even compared to other trauma therapy, the intensive format may decrease treatment time, because of time not spent on a) checking in at the beginning of each session, b) addressing current crises and concerns, c) focusing on stabilizing and coping skills that the client won’t need after trauma healing, or d) assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session. Learn more here.