EMDR Therapy Intensives
Your Path to Rapid Healing
Have you ever found yourself at the end of a therapy session, wondering why change seems slow? You know the sessions are beneficial, but the pace feels like a hurdle. The commitment of months or years to see substantial progress may not be realistic for you. Starting therapy was a courageous step, and now you're eager to dive deeper, but time feels limited. You deserve a process that allows you the room and time to initiate change promptly. In the world of therapy, we often hear that change takes time, a sentiment that may resonate with you as you navigate the path to healing. Yet, the reality is that when you're in pain, every second matters, and the desire for relief is immediate. Weekly or biweekly therapy sessions, while valuable, might not align with the urgency you feel. This is where EMDR Therapy Intensives come into play — a way to reclaim your time and experience relief now.
Why EMDR Intensives?
With EMDR Therapy Intensives, you gain the time and space to unpack emotions, examine what's been tucked away, and address issues that have lingered on your to-do list. Say goodbye to the pressure of wrapping up in an hour; an intensive allows you to explore and process at your own pace. No more rushing through a "how are you" check-in, and certainly no more watching the clock.
Weekly therapy sessions have their place, but an EMDR intensive can be tailored to fit your needs and schedule. Whether it's an adjunct therapy to your regular sessions or a standalone experience, my EMDR intensives adapt to your timeline. When you book, you have the freedom to extend, shorten, or break up the work, with the assurance that no one else is scheduled that day. The focus is entirely on you, without the constraints of a typical 50-55 minute session.
Financially Advantageous and Time Efficient
An EMDR intensive, whether one day or multiple days, offers financial advantages and time efficiency. Eliminate the time spent on session beginnings and endings, day-to-day concerns, and unnecessary skill-building exercises. By removing these elements, you can concentrate on addressing what's hindering your progress and emerge better equipped to navigate life with a renewed sense of balance and control.
I believe in transparency and accountability. That's why I integrate metrics that you, not just I, complete throughout our work together. Objectively tracking your progress, especially during an EMDR intensive, allows you to witness the tangible impact of your healing journey.
Up to 30-Minute free video consultation: Schedule a complimentary video consultation to discuss your concerns, ask questions, and determine if EMDR Therapy Intensives are the right fit for you.
60-Minute Prior Intake Session: Dive deep into your unique needs and goals.
30-Minute Pre-Meet: Ensure you're prepared for the intensive experience.
5 Hours of EMDR Sessions: The daily schedule from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This includes a midday one hour meal break and allows for 3 hours of morning EMDR session and 2 hours of afternoon EMDR session, according to your tolerance each day.
30-Minute Post-Meet: Reflect on your progress and discuss insights.
48-Hour Check-In: I care about your well-being - we'll follow up to ensure you're supported.
Up to 2 Additional Hours Free: If something goes sideways in between the appointment and the 48 hour mark I see you for up to 2 additional hours for free
Fee & Deposits
There is a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the chosen payment option which must be paid within 48 hours of booking to hold the appointment. When you come in or if you need to reschedule, the deposit will be deducted from the overall cost.
$1500 (a $1995 value)
$2800 (a $3255 value)
3 Day +
$4200+ (valued at $4515+)
“I couldn't have imagined the profound impact EMDR therapy would have on my life. It's a game-changer."
"The extended EMDR sessions have been the hardest, but ultimately most rewarding part of my therapeutic journey. I finally feel like my life has truly changed."
"Holly created a safe and nurturing environment, allowing me to heal and grow."
Frequently Asked Questions
How does EMDR therapy differ from other therapies?EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or homework between sessions. EMDR, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. Part of the therapy includes alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies.
How can EMDR therapy help?Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, they may not be processed without help. Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.
What is EMDR Therapy?EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. Experiencing trauma can affect the brain's natural ability to recover from distressing events. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories through alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma.
Do I have to pay now?No. Cards are kept on file on an encrypted, secure platform in which are charged the week in which the cycle begins. *Payment plans are available
How do I register?First, we need you to please complete this brief pre-screening form so that we can reach out to you to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss the group of your choice. After the completion of the phone consultation, we will complete enrollment by sending you the consent forms. After all consent items are completed, you are registered and will receive all of the confidential schedule information and the virtual link to access the 8 – week group.
What is the format and style of this group?These groups are didactic and interactive in nature, meaning that the facilitator (a Licensed Psychotherapist) leads and structures the group. Each week, the group facilitator, guides all discussions, and processes, by providing edication, answering questions, and teaching structured exercises, and interventions.
Do I have to speak in my group?Sharing is not required, however attendees are always given the opportunity to do so, if they yearn for emotional and intimate interpersonal connections.
Can I be anonymous?These groups are designed as an interactive experience in which participants learn how to connect with vulnerability while gaining insight into emotional needs. Participants have the options to utilize an anonymous Pseudonym faux name if they choose to do so. All participants are kindly asked to have their cameras on to add to the cohesive experience. Our encrypted platform is HIPAA compliant and has full confidentiality secure limited access to registered group attendees only.
Are EMDR Intensives covered by insurance?Coverage varies, and it's recommended to check with your insurance provider. While some aspects of the intensive may be covered, others may not. We can provide you with necessary documentation for potential reimbursement.
What is EMDR Therapy?Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach designed to help individuals process and heal from distressing life experiences. EMDR Therapy utilizes bilateral stimulation, typically through eye movements, sounds, or taps, to assist in the reprocessing of traumatic memories. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma.
What types of issues can EMDR be used for?EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a versatile therapeutic approach known for its effectiveness in addressing a wide range of psychological issues. EMDR can be used for: 1. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): EMDR is particularly recognized for its success in treating PTSD resulting from various traumatic experiences, including accidents, assault, combat, and natural disasters. 2. Trauma and Abuse: EMDR is beneficial for individuals who have experienced different types of trauma, such as childhood abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. 3. Anxiety Disorders: EMDR has demonstrated efficacy in alleviating symptoms associated with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorder. 4. Depression Individuals whose depressive symptoms are linked to traumatic events can find relief through EMDR therapy. 5. Phobias EMDR is applied to help individuals process and overcome specific phobias, such as fear of flying, heights, or animals. 6. Grief and Loss: EMDR may aid individuals in processing grief and loss associated with death, divorce, or significant life changes. 7. Addiction: EMDR can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan for addiction, addressing underlying traumas contributing to addictive behaviors. 8. Pain Disorders: In certain cases, EMDR is explored as a complementary therapy for chronic pain conditions, addressing the psychological aspects of pain. 9. Performance Anxiety: EMDR has been used to address performance anxiety in various areas, including public speaking, athletic performance, creative pursuits, and sexual performance anxiety. 10. Self-Esteem Issues: EMDR can be beneficial for individuals dealing with low self-esteem, helping them process and reframe negative beliefs about themselves.
Can I choose EMDR Intensives as an adjunct to regular therapy?Yes, EMDR Intensives can be used as an adjunct to your regular therapy sessions or as standalone sessions. The approach is adaptable to complement your ongoing therapeutic journey.
Are there any circumstances under which a prolonged session would not be recommended?Yes, there are a few: If someone is taking a benzodiazepine medication daily. If someone has bipolar disorder and is actively in a hypomanic or manic phase or it is the normal time of year where they may cycle into one. If someone who is dissociative is not set up with support and does not feel that they can manage their symptoms well. If trust is a concern, such as building the therapeutic relationship, then I would recommend weekly or biweekly at first and then potentially consider prolonged session options at a later time.
I have more questions or different questions, when can we chat?I have an initial free (up to 30 minute) video consultation I offer which can be booked via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are EMDR Therapy Intensives?EMDR Therapy Intensives are concentrated sessions that offer an accelerated and focused approach to the EMDR therapeutic process. Unlike traditional weekly sessions, intensives provide extended, uninterrupted time to delve deeper into the healing journey.
What's the dfference between the intake session and the pre and post meet?The intake session is done prior to the day long intensive. This is a totally separate appointment which can be done virtually or in person. This session focuses on establishing rapport, assessments, and any history gathering needed. The pre meet is focused on my pre screening questions and to outline the plan for the day of the intensive. I have a set of pre screening questions so that we can make any modifications needed and set you up for success prior to, during and after the intensive. We also always review any questions you may have and setting up after care plans and care. The post meet is to allow for any questions or feedback that you have after completing the intensive.
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Contact us today to explore how EMDR Therapy Intensives can bring you the relief and transformation you seek.