We have some exciting news here at Therapy in Session!
We are now offering EMDR intensive sessions in our Encinitas office!
What does this mean?
One of the most unique things about EMDR is that, unlike traditional talk therapy, it is highly
effective when used in an intensive format. EMDR works by strategically targeting “hotspot” memories and sensations in our brains’ neural networks, then safely “rewiring” and desensitizing them to reduce the charge of triggering past events. This allows us to function more effectively in the present because we are no longer in the grip of the past. (For more information on EMDR basics, please see the EMDR Therapy page on our website.) In other words, we can get to the very important business of living our most vital, passionate, joyful lives as quickly as possible!
Longer sessions, ranging from 3-6 hours and often for 2-4 consecutive days, allow time to work with more of these target memories and traumatic material in a condensed period. This means accelerated healing and relief for the client. Yep, that’s right - more healing, over a shorter period of time. EMDR Intensives are a wonderful way to maximize time, resources and therapy so you can get on with being your brightest, whole-hearted self! They can be used in conjunction with weekly therapy (with us or your current therapist), or as stand-alone treatment for a wide variety of issues, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic stress, low self-worth, phobias, fears, anxiety, and depression. Intensives can be particularly effective following a recent traumatic event, such as a death, loss, break-up or divorce.
One of the most exciting benefits of EMDR Intensives is that one doesn’t have to live locally to work with us. Clients can come to sunny Encinitas from anywhere in the world to do the deep healing work intensives can provide. We are currently gathering additional resources for clients who choose this option, such as a curated list of accommodations and supportive services such as massage, yoga and bodywork.
As the name implies, EMDR Intensives can be intense! They may not be appropriate for everyone. In order to ascertain that an intensive is the right fit, we will schedule an intake session with you. These can be done in person, or via a HIPPA-compliant video session. EMDR intensives are a significant paradigm shift from traditional talk therapy. Though there is a greater up-front financial commitment, Intensives often wind up being more cost-effective long term. There is less time spent in therapy with hellos, goodbyes, and discussing the issues of the week, rather we can more efficiently get to the root of the issues you are facing and move toward achieving your goals in days and weeks, rather than months and years. Additionally, many people find that fitting weekly therapy into their schedules is a challenge.
EMDR Intensives are a great way to make the most of your resources and experience important, long-lasting, emotional growth.
Are you ready to take a deep dive into healing with one of our highly trained therapists?
Call us today at (760)314-4644 to discuss EMDR Intensives in our beautiful Encinitas office!
We are so excited to support clients in this new way, and we can’t wait to hear from you!
Lots of love and healing,
Annie and Jenessa