EMDR Intensives in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
What are EMDR Intensives?
Intensives are dedicated days to reprocess traumatic events from one’s history using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
EMDR intensives with me are offered in 2-3 day packages:
- half-day intensives of 3 hours
- full-day in person intensives of 5 hours during the week
- full-day in person intensives of 5 hours over weekends for a premium price
- online EMDR Therapy or in-person
The type of intensive and length will depend on your history and your goals. We will work on determining this together after the consultation.
What are the benefits of doing an EMDR Intensive?
I love providing the option of intensives for my clients because they feel better, faster.
I know that when people call me for therapy, they are in pain and are looking for relief. EMDR intensives can provide that relief in a concentrated amount of time. Thus, saving you months and years of therapy. It is cost-effective because the work is highly focused and efficient.
In weekly EMDR therapy, clients can feel destabilized after the session… then feel better…only to have to open up the same memory again in the next weekly session. Intensives give us the space to fully reprocess a memory within the time we’ve decided on together.
EMDR intensives are personalized treatment plans. They allow you to skip the waitlist by giving you faster access to select spots. They are also designed to support your preferred schedule and timeline for your treatment goals.
An EMDR Intensive might be a good fit for you if…
- Your schedule makes it difficult to commit to weekly hour-long sessions.
- You love your current weekly therapist, but want to work for a focused time with a trauma therapist to desensitize specific memories.
- You don’t want to be in therapy for months or years.
What is the Cost of an EMDR Intensive?
- 3 half-days of 3 hours (weekday) is an investment of $1800.
- Half-day intensives online are usually offered either from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm.
- Included is an intensive workbook, private podcast playlist of resources, and a 30 minute post intensive follow up appointment
- A 50% deposit will be required to confirm your Intensive reservation, and the remaining 50% will be charged on the day of the Intensive.
In person Intensives
- 2-3 full days of 5 hours is an investment of $2550 – $3750 (usually Wednesdays and Sundays)
- 2-3 full days of 5 hours during the weekend (Fri-Sun) is an investment of $3,750 – $5,600 (if 2-3 days in one weekend).
- Full days usually begin at 10am and end at 4pm with a half hour long lunch break and short breaks throughout the day.
- Included is an intensive workbook, private podcast playlist of resources, and a 30 minute post intensive follow up appointment.
- A 50% deposit will be required to confirm your Intensive reservation, and the remaining 50% will be charged on each day of the Intensive.
Curious to find out more?
Real and lasting change is available in a matter of days rather than months or years.
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.