EMDR Therapy Intensive
Heal from trauma over a shorter period of time.
EMDR Intensive Therapy is a customized program that includes prolonged EMDR sessions over a series of 3 days that is delivered in a highly focused and efficient manner.
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR stands for Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is an evidenced based treatment that helps people fully recover from past disturbing events that continue to impact their lives and emotional well-being.
Sometimes when a trauma occurs, it gets locked in the brain without being properly processed. When this happens, certain things may trigger us and trick our brain into believing we are actually reliving the trauma rather than just remembering the event.
There are Big T traumas, like being involved in a bad accident, death of a loved one, an assault etc.; and there are Little t traumas, like bullying, an embarrassing incident, even a fight with a loved one. Sometimes, we actually find that repeated Little t traumas can affect us as much or more than a Big T trauma.
No trauma is too small to process in EMDR. It helps integrate all the necessary information so that we can remember past disturbing events without feeling like we are reliving them.
- Checking in at the beginning of each session
- Addressing current crises and concerns
- Focusing on stabilizing and coping skills that the client won’t need after healing
- Assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session
What's an EMDR Intensive?
Who is an EMDR Intensive for?
Trauma is complex and getting help is deeply personal.
EMDR Intensives can help a lot of people but they primarily fall into a few categories:
People who previously endured trauma may have unresolved emotional issues stemming from their childhood, neglect, domestic violence, attachment wounds or damaging relationship, sexual assault, molestation, bullying, or prior violent experiences.
Those who have tried weekly therapy before but for one reason or another couldn’t stick with it long enough to see the results they hoped for.
People who recognized how all those “little t” traumas are impacting nearly every facet of their lives and need significant change now. (For many I work with, these “little t” traumas often look like difficult relationships in childhood*.)
When a recent single event happens that has significantly impacted someone’s life and they want to address it quickly and effectively so that it does not continue to impact their life in unnecessary ways.
EMDR Intensives support the busy parent with kids involved in extracurricular activities, the working professional who has a difficult time carving out space for weekly appointments or the client who needs something significant to shift now. Whatever the reason that weekly sessions just won’t work for you, EMDR intensives are available to support you during times you need help the most.
EMDR Intensive Includes:
EMDR Intensives are personalized treatment plans delivered in a highly focused and efficient manner that allow you to skip the waitlist by giving you faster access to select spots, and are designed to support your preferred schedule. Scheduling typically looks like Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, Saturday Sunday (increased cost for weekend intensive).
Pre-Consultation InterviewThis assessment is to see if an intensive format is a good option for you. It also aims to target any unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief.
Personalized Treatment Workbook Don't wait for your first session. Start working on your treatment goals before, during, and after our intensive sessions with a personalized treatment workbook.
Customized Treatment Program Your EMDR Intensive treatment is built to fit your unique needs utilizing various protocols and targeted treatment goals that match your needs and specific situation.
Post-Treatment Interview We'll work together to assess and support your adaptation to positive changes from treatment and create a post-treatment plan for moving forward after your EMDR Intensives are completed.
EMDR Intensive Rates
Half Day, Week Day Intensive
3 Day Week Day Intensive
3 Day Weekend Intensive
Research on Intensive Therapy is Positive
Effectiveness of an intensive treatment programme combining prolonged exposure and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for severe post-traumatic stress disorder
A five-day inpatient EMDR treatment programme for PTSD
Intensive EMDR to Treat Patients With Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The Economic Value Of Intensive Trauma Therapy
EMDR Intensive FAQs
Yes. EMDR intensives for current clients are available in modified formats and pricing.
Yes. Perhaps you’ve 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, despite your increased awareness and understanding around new things, you still find yourself repeating unhelpful patterns so you’re curious about how adjunct EMDR intensive therapy can help. We will identify what format is best for you during your initial consultation.
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 cognitions, 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 Trauma may continue to work on their trauma histories working intensively on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis. We will discuss options for working intensively on a continuing basis if desired.
Participating in a 3-day (weekday or weekend) EMDR intensive may create impactful change more efficiently than just weekly, 50-minute sessions. Working in an intensive format allows us to decrease the time in the preparation phase as many of tools that we typically develop will not be necessary as we re-process targets in the matter of days. We will identify what format is best for you during your initial consultation.
Yes. Many insurance companies reimburse a portion of the cost of psychotherapy. For insurance purposes, I am considered an out-of-network (OON) provider. If you wish to utilize your out of network benefits, it’s best to determine the exact details of your policy ahead of time. Some questions you might ask are: 1) What is my OON deductible? 2) Do I have coverage for extended sessions lasting longer than 1 hour? 3) Do I have coverage for multiple sessions in 1 week?
At this time, most EMDR Intensives are scheduled 3-4 weeks out. This allows time for me to customize your workbook, for you to complete the workbook and for me to review prior to the three day intensive. The pre-consultation interview is typically schedule in 1-2 weeks.
To get started, schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation call. I will answer any lingering questions if we decide to move forward we will schedule your intensive.
With online EMDR therapy, we can work on healing unprocessed trauma, to increase your quality of life.
If you’re looking for EMDR Therapy in the Philadelphia area, you’ve found it! I look forward to working with you. Just contact me for a free initial consultation and let’s get to work.
If you’re looking for EMDR Therapy in the Philadelphia area contact me for a free initial consultation to learn if we’re a good fit for working together.