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EMDR Intensives

The traditional model of weekly psychotherapy is shifting to meet your needs. Now more than ever, we need flexibility in how we get support.

  • Perhaps you’ve had 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. Maybe you now cognitively understand new things, yet your body is still confused, so you’re curious about how adjunct therapy can help.

  • Perhaps you’ve been meaning to get into weekly therapy for a while now, but your schedule has been so hectic and demanding that a weekly therapy appointment feels more overwhelming than supportive.

  • Perhaps you’re needing help —- and a lot of it—- right now, and you don’t want to spend months in the traditional weekly model of therapy treatment to feel better.

  • We offer EMDR intensives to our current clients when they are needing extra support, as well as new clients who prefer to work intensively.

  • EMDR intensives are personalized treatment plans that allow you to skip the waitlist by giving you faster access to select spots, and are designed to support your preferred schedule and timeline for your treatment goals.


Research on intensive 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

  • EMDR Intensives with Judy can be done either in person or virtually. 

  • 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 intensive sessions.

  • A customized treatment program with targeted treatment goals. 

  • The EMDR Intensive appointment is scheduled two weeks after your assessment. It is scheduled for 5 hours with an hour lunch break. 

  • Post-treatment interview to assess and support your adaption to positive changes from treatment.

EMDR Intensive Financial Responsibility 

  • Insurance companies limit the amount of time we are able to spend in session. This limits the quality of care and the amount of progress you can make in each treatment session. For that reason, we do not work with insurance companies for the EMDR Intensive Program. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for you. One-half of the intensive program fee is due at the time of scheduling, with the remaining balance due at your assessment appointment. You may also choose to pay for the entire program ($1200) in advance.

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