EMDR Intensives


EMDR Intensives are EMDR sessions that are scheduled over a shorter amount of time than traditional weekly sessions, allowing you to get back to living free of your symptoms more quickly.  For example, a session can be scheduled in a block of time within the same day or over consecutive days.   This option may be ideal for some who are unable to schedule routine weekly sessions due to their busy schedules or who want more immediate results.   

  • How long are the intensives?
Read more First, a 90-minute Initial Assessment is completed, followed by the Intensive, then a Follow-up session. I offer up to 4-hour blocks of time for the intensives: in office, virtually - current clients only (2 hours), and retreats at an off-site location (up to 6.5 hours). For more complex problems, more sessions are typically needed. The number of sessions vary based on your goal and will be discussed before scheduling. We'll discuss the recommended number of hours/sessions prior to our meeting and decide if more sessions are needed/desired at the end of the intensive.
  • How much does it cost?
Read more $125/hour for in-office and virtual appointments. A deposit of 50% of the total fee is required in order to schedule an appointment. The remaining 50% is due 7 days before your appointment. Retreats are $1200 for 6.5 hours. This cost includes the perks of a retreat-styled experience with the EMDR intensive beyond the therapy office. The cost does not include travel or hotel accommodations. ecommended number of hours/sessions prior to our meeting and decide if more sessions are needed/desired at the end of the intensive.
  • Do you offer payment plans?
Read more Yes! A payment plan with installments is available. Once you pay the deposit, you can schedule an appointment knowing that you have time to pay the remaining balance. The final payment is due 7 days before your appointment. If you decide not to continue with the payment plan, then the remaining/unpaid amount will be due a week before your appointment. Retreats: a payment plan is also available, and the final payment date is determined in advance.
  • Can I use my insurance?
Read more You may be able to use your insurance partially for the initial assessment, depending on your insurance plan. This does not include the actual day of the intensive. Insurance companies will not cover, nor authorize, multiple-hour sessions in this type of format.
  • What if I need fewer hours than expected?
Read more Payment is for a block of time and not by the amount of time used. We'll discuss this ahead of time. No surprises here!
  • What if I need to cancel?
Read more Once you schedule, you have up to one week prior to your appointment to cancel and receive a full refund. You can also reschedule. You will be allowed up to 1 cancellation and to reschedule if cancelled in time. Appointments for intensives are made a month or more in advance, therefore, I limit the number of rescheduled appointments to allow room for others to schedule. Retreats: Due to the extensive nature of the work involved with planning retreats, refunds cannot be provided.
  • What if I already have a therapist?
Read more Great! EMDR Intensives can serve as an adjunct for individual and couple's therapy. Following up with your therapist to process what you've learned after an intensive session is not only beneficial but also recommended in most cases.

Think of it as an investment in yourself.  Although EMDR Intensives are more money up front than regular weekly therapy sessions, the overall cost is less and more time-efficient than weekly sessions.  While this may not be a good fit for some, it has been sought out by many who are in need of faster relief of their symptoms and ready for a change.  If you think you're ready to take the next step or if you're still unsure, I'm here to answer any of your questions.