Intensive Therapy

What Intensive Therapy?

Intensive Therapy is a powerful way to accelerate the healing that you would experience in a typical EMDR session. Rather than going to counseling for an hour session once a week, you would set aside a specific chunk of time – 3 hours or 3 days – for intensive therapeutic work. It is a concentrated way to get faster results without having time in between sessions. It helps people journey deeper and feel better faster.

How does it work?

Prior to the Intensive, we meet for a Pre-Intensive Interview to determine the goal of the time. We will look at what your life looks like now (your support system, stressors, ways you cope, and places that you want relief, growth, or to take a big step forward). During the Intensive we do 2 things: 1) Make the painful stuff in your life hurt less and 2) Help the good stuff feel even better. Depending on where you are in your journey, we may spend time on your earliest relationships in life (i.e. attachment). For others, the focus is more future oriented. This process can be very personal and customized to you. After the Intensive, we meet for a Post-Intensive Interview to reflect on the elements that were most meaningful to you and how you want to implant that into your life moving forward. I emphasize sharing insights with the important people in your life, so they can partner with you and celebrate your progress!

Why do an Intensive?

  • You want to experience deep therapeutic work that can change your life
  • You had a very painful experience that is still impacting you today
  • You want it for your personal healing and wellbeing
  • You want to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for a big life event like a wedding, becoming a parent, a medical procedure, starting a new job, or moving to a new city
  • You already go to weekly therapy and you feel stuck or on the verge of a break through.

Intensives can help:

  • Survivors of sexual trauma
  • Painful childhood experiences
  • Medical trauma or chronic illness
  • Highly Sensitive adults who want to process overwhelming or overstimulating experiences
  • Anyone that wants to take a deeper dive into therapy/counseling in a shorter amount of days.

HOW Intensives WORKS and what it includE:

Pre-Intensive Interview

A 90-minute session to determine the goals of the Intensive and prepare for the experience. We will identify the painful memories, beliefs, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief.

Personalized treatment workbook

The workbook includes assessments and activities to prepare for the Intensive. The workbook allows you keep a record of progress on your treatment goals before, during, and after our sessions.

Customized treatment program

The Intensive sessions take place at the office and/or online, and are scheduled for 1-3 days for 3-6 hours each day. Includes targeted treatment and resourcing activities customized for you.

Post-Intensive Interview

A 60-90 minute session to debrief the experience and reflect on areas of insight, relief, and transformation. Discuss your next steps for continued growth and healing.