EMDR Therapy Intensive
Now is the time to feel better.
If you’ve just experienced a traumatic event or feel blindsided by your pain, your suffering might be so intense that you are in shock, feeling numb, hopeless, or too distraught to function. Like you’ve lost the ground under your feet. Or like somebody pulled the rug out from under you and your life.
This can be frightening, overwhelming, and confusing.
Acute pain and suffering, such as after a tremendous loss, a traumatic event, an attack or assault, or a devastating relationship experience can often feel like too much to handle. Family or friends may not understand or know how to support you, and the hurt you feel can seem like it will never go away.
But we want you to know that you are not alone. And there is a way to feel better.
We can’t change what has happened or what we’ve lived through, but what we can change is how our body and brain react to the memory and the painful emotions and sensations we’re feeling with it.
We can change the way our bodies keep reacting to the pain. And it doesn’t have to take years (or even months) to get there. You can feel better in days.
EMDR therapy can start to
bring you relief now.
Our practice provides effective and fast-acting EMDR therapy to help target and heal people’s most intense traumas and deepest wounds. Unlike talk therapy, where you spend a lot of time talking about your pain, EMDR therapy can help you with painful memories and sensations over a few sessions, rather than months.
We are licensed, trauma-focused, and experienced EMDR therapists who have advanced training in EMDR for acute trauma or pain. We have provided therapy for over ten thousand hours treating individuals who have experienced traumatic events.
EMDR therapy can help you with:
Intense grief or pain from losing a loved one (by death, break-up, neglect, illness, etc.)
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Anxiety, depression, and other acute stress responses to a recent traumatic event, attack, assault, or other disturbing experience
Disturbing flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts
Hopelessness, sense of giving up, losing your will to go on
EMDR helps heal pain
in a targeted way.
We’ve designed our Recent Trauma EMDR Therapy Intensive to help you process acute pain and intense traumatic emotions in an accelerated, safe way. The EMDR sessions will help your brain and body digest the traumatic experience and painful sensations felt in your body so you can heal, experience calm, and begin to take steps forward in your life with intention.
The EMDR intensive is four sessions with 2 hours each (plus 90-minutes each for intake and follow-up session), and in most cases, trauma can be relieved significantly within the first couple of sessions.
With an EMDR Intensive, you can:
Feel relief from your worst pain in hours, not months.
Release your most difficult feelings about disturbing experiences or events.
Become less reactionary to unwanted emotions or triggers.
Get back to your life and function like yourself again.
Find calm and sleep better.
Feel joy again when you thought it wasn’t possible.
Be able to process new challenges and pain with more strength (we’ll give you the tools needed to process them safely and effectively).
Get your sense of self back and improve your well-being (externally and internally).
The sooner the better.
If it’s been 3 months or less since your traumatic event or experience, now is the best time to do an EMDR therapy intensive.
That’s because 3 months is roughly how long it takes for your brain to process and consolidate a trauma into long-term memory. Once the memory is stored in your long-term memory it links up with other experiences in your life and actually becomes more complex to treat.
Treating trauma with EMDR therapy as early as possible can help with:
Reducing the length of treatment needed.
Keeping the trauma from getting “stuck” in your long-term memory.
Shifting your body’s automatic fight, flight or freeze response, which can leave you feeling agitated, anxious, numb, helpless, or unable to function.
Avoiding dangerous escape mechanisms, such as alcohol, drugs, medication, or other substances and behaviors to avoid and dull the pain.
Restoring relationships around you (and with yourself!) to provide you with support, love, connection, and positive energy.
All of our sessions are completely virtual and provide a safe, trusting, and confidential environment. We can work with anyone in the states of California and Washington – even temporary visitors* (see below for more info). Reach out today for a free consultation.
* Virtual but limited to California and Washington?
Since we are currently licensed in California and (soon to be) Washington, we can only offer our virtual sessions to people in those states. But for acute cases and specific situations, we can work with you even if you are only temporarily visiting California or Washington. If you’re not in California or Washington but are interested in working with us, please contact us today [link to “CONTACT” page] to see if it would make sense for you to arrange travel for your virtual EMDR therapy. Please note that travel expenses are not included in our prices.