Coming Soon in Fall 2021!
I am excited to soon be offering EMDR Intensives. Given the increase in mental health demands due to the intense nature of 2020, I was compelled to find a way to provide fast, effective relief to those who are suffering. EMDR Intensives allow for a client to do intense work in a short period of time. This model is shifting the traditional weekly model of psychotherapy to fit your needs. Now, more than ever, we need this type of flexibility. This could be a good option for you if:
- You have been in therapy for a while and great change has taken place; however, you still feel that your cognitive shifts have not been received and stored in your body. EMDR Intensives are a great adjunct to your current therapy.
- You haven been meaning to get into weekly therapy, but once you look at your schedule, adding a weekly one hour commitment creates stress (rather than relief). With the unpredictable nature of school and work schedules, it would be helpful to get your mental health needs met in a condensed period time.
- You’re needing help right now, and you don’t want to spend months in the traditional weekly model of therapy treatment to feel better.
EMDR intensives support the busy parent with kids doing virtual learning, the working professional who has even more on their plate since COVID, or the client who needs help 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.
I will offer EMDR intensives for my current clients when they are needing extra support, as well as new clients who prefer to work intensively.
RESEARCH ON INTENSIVE EMDR THERAPY IS POSITIVE
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.
YOUR EMDR INTENSIVE INCLUDES:
Pre-consultation interview to assess for candidacy, as well as target unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief.
Personalized treatment workbook, which allows you to work on your treatment goals before, during, and after our EMDR intensive sessions.
A customized treatment program with targeted treatment goals. During COVID, EMDR with Laura is done virtually, often for 3-9 sessions (1.5 to 2 hours each session). Clients purchase their own tappers.
Post-treatment interview to assess and support your adaption to positive changes from treatment.
(Modified with permission from Kambria Evans Psychotherapy)