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EMDR Therapy
(Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a well-researched form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. It does not require you to talk in detail about the distressing event and it produces faster results than more traditional talk therapies.

Check out the video to learn about how EMDR therapy works, what it is like, and how widely it is recognized. (It’s a great video!)

Who can benefit from EMDR?

EMDR addresses the psychological and physical symptoms stemming from adverse life experiences. Whether the traumatic experience is from one event (single-incident) or several negative experiences (complex), EMDR can significantly reduce symptoms.

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 for current clients are available in modified formats and pricing.

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

Yes. Perhaps you have a felt sense 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, so you’re curious about how adjunct EMDR intensive therapy can help.

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

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. Upon request, I will provide you with a Superbill for all direct contact therapy services included in the program.

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