Traditionally therapy is set up as a 50 minute "therapy hour". This has largely been determined by insurance companies versus what is most helpful. If you've been in therapy you may have had the experience of getting to the core of the issue just as the hour is ending and having to wait at least one more week to have this cycle rinse and repeat. Progress can certainly be made in this format, and for some people or goals this is the preferred method. In my experience this is not the most productive method for healing trauma, relationship challenges or beliefs and patterns that have formed over many years. For that reason, I offer intensive sessions.
An intensive series looks like this:
90-minute intake session to gather information, identify treatment goals, determine if the intensive format is right for you at this point in time for your identified goal and to determine if we are the right therapeutic fit.
Four 3-hour sessions that include: administration and review of the Circles of Self Assessment and any other relevant assessments, expressive interventions (EMDR, The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, mandalas) as well as talk therapy to target an identified goal and gauging progress.
60-minute follow-up appointment to review progress and plan for next step.
At completion of the first intensive round we determine if another round of intensives would be helpful for the same or a different goal. When you have met your goals, you have the choice to end treatment and practice life with your new mindset, insights and skills or to enter into more traditional weekly sessions with another therapist if I do not have space for ongoing work.