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EMDR Intensives

One of the most common complaints from my EMDR clients is, we start scratching the surface in session, and then our 60 minute session is over!  While minimally invasive thoughts may be processed in one to two sessions, it  is more often that reprocessing happens over weeks and weeks of EMDR.  With an intensive we can streamline the processes utilizing 3-6 hour time blocks.  

Benefits of EMDR Intensives:

Cost-Effective – Intensives are highly focused and often require less time and overall cost with  months of weekly therapy packed into hours and/or days. 


Feel better faster – Intensives are highly concentrated and focused so that you can make faster progress and lasting change NOW!


No weekly appointments needed – You don’t need to schedule your life around weekly therapy.  

Therapeutic Body movement – My Intensives are unique in that I have added therapeutic healing through yoga, somatic practices, and bodywork to aid in releasing traumatic stress in the body.

Why you may choose an intensive:

Struggling with chronic pain and or chronic illness- Looking for acceptance, relief, and symptom reduction.

Recent disturbing events have disrupted your life, and you want to feel better and get back to your previous functioning quickly.

• You may have witnessed or experienced a disturbing or traumatic event in your life and have symptoms that bother you (ie. car accident, sexual assault, traumatic medical procedure, severe injury, violence, childhood bullying, emotional abuse, recent medical diagnosis, managing symptoms of diagnosis, domestic violence).

• You want to improve your performance on the job or in the field and don’t want to attend weekly therapy for months or years on end.

 Performance enhancement for athletes, creatives, performers, and executives to develop new neural pathways and resources that will help you level up.

EMDR can decrease:

  • Hyper-vigilance

  • Intrusive thoughts and memories

  • Nightmares

  • Persistent negative feeling states

  • Feelings of guilt, shame, or despair

  • Emotional numbing

  • Trauma-related physical symptoms such as: headaches, migraines, pain without a medical cause, and digestive issues

EMDR can increase:

  • Day to day functioning

  • Reduction in pain

  • Acceptance of self

  • Mood and well-being

  • Ability to focus

  • Clarity of thought

  • Insight into yourself and your life experience

What would it look like?

Two to Three weeks before our session you will receive the following:

  • An Intake with questions about your current struggles

  • An assessment to assess for safety and other variables

  • The Dissociative Experiences Scale

  • 60-90 minute (tele-health or in person) pre-intensive interview to target unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief, create personalized goals for your intensive, install positive resources, and complete history taking. 

  • Intensives are offered in Urbana, Il. on Wednesdays and Saturdays  

Day of Intensive

  • Therapist will have snacks, drinks and lunch (if it is a 6 hour intensive). We will make sure there are adequate breaks.  

  • You will spend the majority of the time reprocessing in accordance with the treatment plan created.

After the Intensive

  • You will receive a personalized treatment workbook, which allows you to work on your treatment goals during, and after our sessions.

  • One 30 minute follow up appointment 2-3 weeks after the intensive.


What is the investment?

  • Half day (3 hours) is $600

  • ​Full day (6 hours) is $1,200

A 50% deposit will be required to confirm your appointment times.

The remaining 50% will be paid on the first day of the EMDR Intensive.

There is no insurance reimbursement

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