Who can benefit from EMDR?

EMDR addresses the psychological and physical symptoms stemming from adverse life experiences. EMDR is not just for trauma; it is also utilized for performance enhancement.


Why an intensive instead of a normal 50-minute psychotherapy session?

EMDR intensives allow the opportunity to progress through your symptoms in a more succinct and focused way without the interruption of a 50-minute session. An intensive format may decrease overall 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 healing, or d) assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session.


If I’m already a weekly client, can I participate in an EMDR intensive?

Yes. EMDR intensives are for current clients too with an adapted format and pricing.


If I already have a primary therapist, can I do an EMDR intensive as adjunct therapy?

Yes. Perhaps you’ve felt  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 you now cognitively understand new things, yet your body is still confused—trauma is experienced not only cognitively and emotionally but in our bodies too, 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.


What can I expect to accomplish in a half-day intensive?

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 PTSD may continue to work on their trauma histories through monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly half-day intensives.


What can I expect to accomplish in a 3-day weekend intensive?

Participating in a 3-day weekend EMDR intensive may create impactful change more efficiently than just weekly, 50-minute sessions or even one half-day intensive. We will identify what format is best for you during your initial consultation.


What can I expect to accomplish in a 5-day intensive?

Participating in a 5-day EMDR intensive may create impactful change more efficiently than the other formats. This format may be especially beneficial for clients with Complex PTSD as it deserves more treatment than one half-day intensive or even 3-day intensive. The EMDR work coupled with the somatic (body) work enhances the effectiveness of the overall treatment. Unplugging and “retreating” to a neutral environment may also bring about more effective change as one leaves behind day to day stressors and focuses solely on mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness.


Can my insurance help pay for this program?

Yes. Many insurance companies reimburse a significant portion of the cost of psychotherapy. For insurance purposes, I am considered an out-of-network provider. It’s best to determine the exact details of your policy ahead of time, including what benefits are available regarding out-of- network providers and if your insurance will reimburse several hours of therapy in one day or one week. I will provide you with a Superbill for all direct contact therapy services included in the program.



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