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Maximizing Results: The Benefits of Choosing EMDR Intensives for Therapy

Updated: May 2

client in a therapy session
Healing with an EMDR Intensive

EMDR intensives refers to a concentrated form of EMDR treatment; sessions are for half a day typically two to three hours, rather than weekly sixty-minute sessions.  This allows for a more in-depth processing of distressing experiences or traumatic memories, leaving more capacity for change and healing. 

Why Choose EMDR Intensives?


Efficiency:  EMDR intensives are compressed into shorter time frames than traditional weekly sessions.  This is advantageous for those who have busy schedules.

Deep Dive:  Intensives allow for a more immersive experience, there is more time to focus on healing than checking in or closing the session.

Trauma Resolution:  Intensives provide a focused environment for addressing stressful or traumatic experiences in a condensed period.

Cost-Effectiveness:  While the upfront cost of an intensive may seem higher, it can be more cost-effective in the long run compared to months or years of weekly therapy sessions.

Quick Relief:  Intensives are for those that want to feel better now and don’t want to wait.  Weekly individual therapy takes more time to affect change that intensives.


What to Expect during an EMDR Intensive:

  • 60-to-90-minute initial meeting to get to know your clinician and to gather history for an assessment.  It is the start of determining what is the best fit for your treatment.  You will be given a workbook to further help in optimizing and customizing the EMDR Intensive to best fit your needs.

  • Intensive sessions to process stressful or traumatic experiences that are affecting you today.  The length of session and the number of sessions will be determined by you and the clinician during the pre-work assessment.

  • 60 to 90-minute post treatment session to assess and support your adaption to positive changes from treatment.


Following our intensive program, you'll emerge equipped with fresh resources to anchor yourself and a personalized arsenal of self-care techniques at your disposal.

For many, undergoing an EMDR intensive proves enlightening, marked by comprehensive assessment and treatment strategizing, coupled with the reprocessing of challenging experiences. It's important to note that EMDR intensives aren't always a cure-all or the final chapter of therapy. Instead, they provide a focused opportunity to evaluate progress and identify any lingering issues that may require further attention in subsequent talk therapy or EMDR sessions. In essence, these intensives can serve as a valuable supplement to ongoing weekly therapy, enhancing the overall therapeutic journey.

EMDR is not just for trauma; it's a powerful tool for enhancing performance in various aspects of life, including athletics, business, and relationships. This holistic approach targets and transforms negative beliefs ingrained in our self-perception. Clients often leave sessions feeling lighter, energized, and more positive about themselves. Ready to experience this transformation firsthand? Take the next step toward personal growth and success by booking your EMDR Intensive today. 




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