We believe that one of the kindest, most efficient, and effective ways to overcome distressing emotions and decrease/ eliminate symptoms is through EMDR Intensive Therapy. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been widely researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR Intensive therapy is designed to accelerate the healing process by offering several therapy sessions over a short period of time. Instead of the typical weekly therapy structure, clients dedicate 1-3 days for several hours per day to focus on a particular therapeutic issue.
Situations where you might choose an EMDR Intensive include:
- Recent upsetting events have disrupted your day-to-day functioning and you want to feel better and return to previous level of functioning faster .
- You have witnessed or experienced a disturbing or traumatic event in your life and have symptoms that bother you (ie. car accident, work related events in first responders, sexual assault, crime, traumatic medical procedure, severe injury, violence, childhood bullying, military combat, emotional abuse).
- A week-to-week therapy schedule doesn’t work for you.
- You don’t have access to a trauma therapist but are able to spend dedicated time to travel and work in a more focused and succinct way.
Benefits to using an Intensive Therapy Approach:
- Reprocess more information in a shorter amount of time and feel better faster: Dedicate 1-3 days to focus on healing, growth, and connection.
- Cost effective: Intensives are highly concentrated and focused, sometimes requiring less time and overall cost to the client. No more weekly appointments.
- If full day appointments (6 hour sessions) are not doable, then we offer Extended sessions. Extended sessions are 2, 3 or 4 hour sessions.
Please note that EMDR intensives are offered in half, full, or multi-day session. Insurance does not cover these services. Please call Louisville Health and Healing at (502) 472-7293 to discuss rates for EMDR intensives.