This is the most effective way to heal trauma and overcome its effects. First, we will discuss what EMDR Intensive is and how it can help you recover from trauma.
EMDR intensives therapy, also known as EMDRIA-Approved treatment intensives, is a type of EMDR therapy in which the therapist and client work together for extended periods, typically 3-6 hours per day over several days in close succession. This allows for deeper and faster processing of traumatic events and can significantly reduce the time spent in therapy.
Some potential benefits of EMDR intensives therapy include reduced symptoms of PTSD, improved coping skills and psychological flexibility, increased ability to process and integrate traumatic experiences, and improved overall mental well-being. Additionally, the condensed time spent in therapy can result in cost savings for the client. Please note that not all individuals may be suitable for EMDR intensive therapy, and it should only be pursued with the guidance of a trained and certified EMDR therapist.
During an EMDR intensive, the therapist and client typically meet for several hours each day over multiple days. The therapist guides the client through the EMDR process, targeting specific traumatic memories or events to process and integrate into the individual’s overall understanding of their experiences.
Intensives can be helpful for individuals with a limited amount of time, or if they have a specific event they would like to focus on in therapy. It can also benefit individuals with complex trauma histories who may need intense and focused processing. Ultimately, an EMDR intensive can provide accelerated healing and growth.
Someone experiencing severe or persistent trauma symptoms, such as PTSD, who has not been successful with traditional therapy methods could be a good candidate for EMDR intensive treatment. It can also be helpful for individuals struggling with complex trauma or dissociation. In addition, clients who are highly motivated and committed to the healing process may benefit the most from an intensive treatment approach. EMDR therapy at Integritas Wellness and Recovery will always be conducted by a licensed professional.
Perhaps you’ve felt that something profound has yet to change, but you’re not quite sure how to shift into a new experience of yourself with your current therapist. Maybe you now cognitively understand new things, yet your body is still confused.
Perhaps you’ve been meaning to get into weekly therapy for a while now. Still, your schedule has been so hectic and demanding that a weekly therapy appointment feels more overwhelming than supportive.
Perhaps you need help — and a lot of it — right now, and you don’t want to spend months in the traditional weekly therapy treatment model to feel better.
EMDR intensives support the busy parent with kids, the working professional with more on their plate, or the client who needs help now. Whatever the reason that weekly sessions won’t work for you, an EMDR intensive can support you when you need help.
During the intensive session, you can expect multiple rounds of EMDR processing with breaks in between. The therapist may also guide you through relaxation and grounding techniques to help cope with any intense emotions during the session.
After the intensive session, it is normal to feel a sense of emotional release or exhaustion as your brain continues to process and integrate the experiences targeted during the session. It is important to prioritize self-care following an intensive session and to discuss any concerns with your therapist. In time, EMDR can lead to lasting changes in how you think about and respond to past traumatic events.
Our intensives are designed for individuals seeking to heal from past traumas or improve their overall wellness. We offer a safe and supportive environment where clients can work through their emotional blockages and uncover the root causes of negative thought patterns and behaviors.
Our EMDR Intensives include:
Pre-consultation interview to assess for candidacy and target unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief.
A personalized treatment workbook allows you to work on your treatment goals before, during, and after our EMDR intensive sessions.
A customized treatment program with targeted treatment goals.
Post-treatment interview to assess and support your adaption to positive changes from treatment.
Our highly trained therapists utilize EMDR therapy and various other modalities to guide clients toward a more fulfilling and balanced life. Additionally, we offer group retreats and workshops for those interested in exploring holistic approaches to self-care and personal growth. Take the first step towards healing and book an appointment with us today.
Integritas Wellness and Recovery LLC is based in Bryn Mawr, which is convenient to Ardmore, Wayne, Radnor, Haverford, Newtown Square, Villanova, Wynnewood, Lower Merion, Havertown, Berwyn, Devon, Paoli, Rosemont, Gladwyne, Narberth, Broomall, West Chester, Media and other towns in Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Chester County, PA.
Initial 90 minute interview and workbook review: $500, then $1500/intensive day.
Carolyn Solo, an Integritas Wellness and Recovery LLC therapist, offers EMDR intensives for current clients who need extra support and new clients who prefer to work intensively
Please note: due to the demanding nature of several hours of therapy, intensives are offered in person only at Integritas Wellness and Recovery LLC’s office in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Intensive. Efficient. Effective.