EMDR and Intensives

Accelerated treatment and sustainable change

Accelerated EMDR Therapy

Therapy is often sought in response to trauma, loss, or a desire to deepen one’s understanding of self. The concerns that impact our present oftentimes have their roots in our past, and we often are burdened by negative beliefs about our worth and our sense of safety, security, power, and agency. It is with this in mind that I offer the transformative modality of EMDR in an accelerated format called “EMDR Intensives”. This can be provided as a primary therapy or as an adjunct treatment to your work with your primary therapist. I specialize in supporting the following areas:

Relational, developmental, and complex trauma

Attachment-related concerns

Parenting, pregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum

Relational concerns


Depression and mood-related concerns


Addiction and recovery

Life transitions

Life purpose and meaning

Performance enhancement


What can EMDR help with:
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma and stress-related issues
  • Complex, relational, and developmental trauma
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and developmental trauma
  • Chronic illness, medical issues, somatic complaints
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Performance anxiety
  • Slep Disturbance
  • Substance abuse and addiction


Want to learn more?

EMDR Intesives

What does an EMDR Intensive mean and include?

  • EMDR Intensives refer to EMDR sessions that are extended in length and increased in frequency, offered in a structured format with specific treatment goals, and that allow for accelerated engagement in the therapeutic process.
  • This format allows for you to engage in your healing experience in an efficient and effective manner through a personalized treatment program, more time spent together in session, and multiple sessions in one week.
  • Intensive sessions are offered in 1.5 hour, 3 hour, or 6 hour format, often for 3-9 sessions total, with options to meet multiple days per week.
  • It is a tailored program for you. When we work intensively, we will:
    • Meet for a pre-intensive interview/assessment to collaboratively identify and create your specific treatment goals.
    • You will be provided with a personalized workbook which allows you to work towards your goals before, during, and after your intensive program.
    • Meet for a post-intensive interview to assess and support your positive shifts from treatment.


Ongoing intensive therapy is available if you are seeking long-term support with several treatment goals.

Why choose to work intensively?

What does Adjunct EMDR mean and include?:

  • EMDR therapy can be offered as an adjunct support to your therapeutic work with your primary therapist.
  • Adjunct EMDR is offered in an intensive format to target specific treatment goals.
  • By narrowly targeting specific traumatic memories or intrusive symptoms, brief adjunct EMDR can accelerate progress in traditional therapy, help the client and the primary therapist to resolve stuck points, and enrich their ongoing work.
  • Adjunct therapy does not replace or interrupt ongoing therapy; it is supplemental to the primary therapeutic relationship.
  • I partner with primary therapists and their clients throughout their adjunct EMDR experience.
  • Usually, adjunct therapy is short term (3-9 sessions) and focuses on specific target memories/symptoms that interfere with the client’s therapeutic gains.
  • The success of treatment is based on clearly defined goals for the EMDR therapist, defined in collaboration with the primary therapist and client.

Adjunct EMDR

Why consider Adjunct EMDR:

Perhaps you’ve had 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 therapy can help as you work with your primary therapist.

Perhaps you’ve recognized with your current therapist that there are past experiences impacting your present, that perhaps your concerns are a result of trauma, and now feel ready to engage in the healing process of adjunct EMDR.

Perhaps you’ve gained beautiful insights through your current therapeutic experience and have developed resources to support with managing daily triggers; and wonder if adjunct EMDR can support in shifting your mind and body’s response to triggers so that daily management is no longer needed.

I admire your courage in taking this next step. 

If you haven’t yet, please review the FAQs; and when you’re ready, send me a message via the form below to schedule a complimentary consultation call.