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EMDR Intensives

We are now offering EMDR intensives! EMDR Intensives are more cost effective than traditional therapy. Intensives are highly concentrated and highly focused on one symptom or issue; usually requiring less time and overall cost to you!


What Is An EMDR Intensive?

An EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) intensive is a therapeutic approach that involves an extended period of focused EMDR therapy sessions, typically provided over several consecutive days or within a short time frame. EMDR is a well-established, evidence-based treatment method used to help individuals process and resolve traumatic experiences, distressing memories, and other emotional issues.


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What Are The Benefits of An Intensive?


Intensive therapy programs, such as EMDR intensives, offer several benefits compared to traditional, weekly therapy sessions. Here are some key advantages of participating in an intensive:

– Faster progress: Intensives provide an accelerated therapeutic experience, allowing clients to make significant progress in a shorter amount of time. This condensed format can be especially helpful for individuals seeking rapid improvement in their mental health or those dealing with acute symptoms.

– Immersive experience: An intensive allows clients to deeply immerse themselves in the therapeutic process without the distractions of daily life. This focused approach can help individuals gain insight, develop new coping strategies, and foster personal growth more effectively.


– Enhanced emotional processing: The concentrated nature of intensives can facilitate more profound emotional processing and healing, enabling clients to work through complex or deeply-rooted issues more efficiently than in traditional therapy.

– Continuity of care: Intensive therapy programs often involve multiple sessions within a short time frame, promoting continuity of care and helping maintain momentum in the therapeutic process. This consistency can be particularly beneficial in addressing and resolving issues that require sustained focus and attention.


– Increased motivation and commitment: Participating in an intensive therapy program often requires a significant investment of time, energy, and resources. This commitment can motivate clients to engage more fully in the therapeutic process and enhance their overall treatment outcomes.

– Access to specialized care: Intensives can provide clients with access to specialized care and expertise that may not be available locally or through traditional therapy sessions. This can be especially helpful for individuals seeking treatment for specific issues or specialized therapeutic approaches, such as EMDR.

How Long Do EMDR Intensives Take?

EMDR Intensives for Vancouver, WA

An intensive is usually 4-6 hours a day over a period of 2-5 consecutive days. We schedule several breaks including a 1 hour lunch break. The amount of time devoted to each day may differ depending on what we are working on. Our day starts at 10:00 am and ends around 6:00 pm. The Intensive is individualized to meet the needs of the client.

How Do I Start?

Please contact Vanessa to schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation. These consultations are NOT therapy but rather to help you and Vanessa to determine whether the Intensive will be a good fit for you. This is your opportunity to ask any questions about the Intensive. If it is determined that the Intensive will be a good fit for you, Vanessa will help you schedule the Intensive during the time of the consultation.

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How much do the intensives cost?

Each intensive day is $1500 per day. This includes 6 hours of EMDR, treatment planning and resources to help you through the intensive. We require a 50% deposit to hold your scheduled intensive. The remaining 50% is due the first day of the intensive. We will only hold your scheduled time for 2 days without a deposit. After the 2 days, payment is required or your scheduled time will be released. 


We have partnered with CareCredit to provide a financing option for our clients. We are offering a 6 month 0% interest opinion for those qualified clients. You can find the application listed below.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend your intensive, please contact Vanessa as soon as possible. Rescheduling will not affect your deposit or payment as long as the intensive has been rescheduled to a different date. If you need to cancel your intensive entirely, any deposit money will be refunded minus a $1,000 scheduling fee if the cancellation is made with more than 30 days before your scheduled intensive. Deposits are non refundable if the cancellation is made within 30 days of the scheduled intensive.

Do I have to be in Vancouver, Washington to do an Intensive?

No. Vanessa is currently licensed in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. The Intensive can be provided via telehealth to any client located in any of those states. If you would like to attend the Intensive in person, clients can travel to Vancouver from anywhere in the world to participate. Our office is located 10 minutes away from the Portland, Oregon International Airport and we would be happy to help you find accommodations suitable for your needs.

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