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What to Expect From an EMDR Intensive

Frequently asked questions about EMDR Intensives.

About EMDR

What Is an EMDR Intensive?

An EMDR intensive is a way of receiving treatment in a brief period, such as a few days. Multiple EMDR sessions are completed in a single day or days. New research and my clinical experience show intensives for trauma and stress are highly effective in rapidly reducing symptoms.

What Is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that helps individuals to heal from the unpleasant symptoms, and emotional distress caused by disturbing life events. EMDR focuses on the past, the present and the future. You will be briefly recalling aspects of the traumatic memory while bilateral stimulation is used. This may be eye movement, holding tappers, or listening to music.

EMDR based in Adaptive Information Processing model. When a traumatic event occurs, memories are stored in a corrupted or degraded way, like a computer. The goal is to change the memory from being dysfunctional to functional.

Who can be helped from EMDR Intensives?

– Anyone struggling with a traumatic event(s)
– Physicians, Nurses and other frontline workers
– Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and Emergency Response and other First Responders
– Military members

What Types of Traumas Can EMDR Intensives Help With?

– Recent traumatic events (car accidents, traumatic losses, unexpected health crisis/diagnosis, etc.)
– Communal traumas
– School shooting survivors
– Interpersonal violence

Why EMDR Intensives?

– They help you get better faster with lasting results.
– While the upfront cost may be higher, treatment is shorter and can save both time and money and less time missed from work.
– Intensive treatment reduces the amount of time suffering with trauma symptoms and the significant impact on relationships, work and wellbeing unresolved trauma creates.
– Waiting lists in Connecticut and nationally are long for good trauma treatment providers. Intensives have much shorter wait times, as patients complete treatment in the same week. Or, in the case of ongoing intensives, treatment may be completed much faster.

Fees and Policies

What Are the Fees for EMDR Intensives?

EMDR intensives are generally not covered by health insurance. However, the assessment and some aspects can be submitted by you for possible reimbursement. You will be provided the necessary paperwork to do so.

Full day Intensive: $2,000 per day
Intake/Assessment: $600
Ongoing EMDR Intensive: $250 per hour*
QEEG brain mapping available: $400

Payment in full is required two weeks in advance of the intensive date.

A 50% deposit is due at the time of scheduling; this is refundable if canceled within two business days.

*2-hour minimum required

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to keep your scheduled date, you may reschedule within 60 days. If you choose not to reschedule your intensive within that 60-day window, you will forfeit the funds.

Payment in full is due two weeks prior to the intensive date.

A 50% deposit due at time of scheduling; this is refundable if cancelled within two business days.

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