WHY DO IT?
Perhaps you've been attending talk therapy with someone and there's some other piece of the puzzle you haven't been able to find or make sense of in that setting. It may also be that your current schedule and commitments don't provide you the option to attend therapy every week.
This model of therapy allows you to devote more time to your healing than the standard hourly sessions provide. It allows us to compress hours, months and sometimes years of therapy into an exclusive program designed to fit your needs for healing.
This way of working has proven effective and efficient. My clients report feeling more connected to life, like a weight has been lifted, and that they are able to see negative events from the past in a new, and more appropriate way.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
An EMDR Intensive contains a few phases. First, we will have a one hour intake session (this may be by telehealth or in person). The purpose of this intake is to assess your history, better understand the ways in which you cope with difficulties, and particular situations from the past that you believe are keeping you stuck.
If we decide you can benefit from working in the intensive format, we will schedule your intensive session(s). This could be one extended therapy session of 3 hours, a half day intensive, a full day intensive or even multiple days of intensive work.
You will receive an agenda that further details your schedule. We will begin with providing you additional tools and resources that allow you to move into and through the intensive process with a sense of confidence. Depending on the length of time devoted to our work, we will have breaks, lunch (if a full day session) and time to review the work and close out the session.
You and I will have a follow-up call one week after the intensive. This time is used to discuss your progress, and to check in on anything that has developed from the work. If after you complete your intensive work we deem it appropriate to have a full session to review, that session will be charged separately from the intensive.
HOW MUCH DOES AN INTENSIVE COST?
Half-Day Intensive - $750
This half day intensive rate includes the intake session as well as the intensive session.
Full-Day Intensive - $1,350
The full day intensive rate includes the intake session as well as the intensive session.
When you schedule any intensive, a payment of 50% will be due. The remainder of your fee is payable at the beginning of your intensive session. In the case of intensives lasting multiple days, the entire fee will be collected on day one, and a portion of the fee will be returned if our work together is finished early.