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    EMDR 2.0 Intensive Therapy for Relational Trauma

    As an EMDRIA Certified Therapist, my calling has been to help people transform their lives.  With EMDR 2.0 Intensive Therapy, I have found what I believe to be the best way to do that.

     2.0 Intensive Therapy offers a revolutionary approach to healing relational trauma.  This powerful method is designed to provide deep transformative healing in a condensed time frame, making it an ideal choice for those ready to address long standing issues and move forward in their lives.

    Unlike standard therapy models that typically involve weekly sessions over an extended period, EMDR Intensive Therapy consists of longer, more concentrated sessions over just a few days.  This structure allows for a deep dive into the therapeutic process, leverages enhanced neuroplasticity, and provides the opportunity for profound healing and transformation.   All EMDR therapy is provide online. 

    Limited Sliding Scale program spots are available. 

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    What is EMDR 2.0?

    EMDR 2.0 represents a significant advancement in therapy.  This cutting edge approach offers a more efficient and comfortable path towards healing compared to the original EMDR method.  It’s rooted in working memory theory and incorporates a range of innovative techniques, including Working Memory Bomb, Blind to Therapist, Flashforwards, and Mental Video Check. These techniques are specifically designed to address your concerns around fear of processing, sharing difficult material, and managing triggers.

    What is Relational Trauma?

    Relational Trauma refers to the enduring psychological consequences of repeated neglect, abuse, mistreatment, or abandonment within a relationship.  Theses emotional consequences are the same in “no-fault” circumstances.  We are not here to blame your seriously ill family members, or the struggles of a single-parent household. Your family members may have done the best they could.  And they weren’t able to give you what you needed. It’s okay to mourn what was missing.

    This type of trauma often leads to a range of emotional, cognitive and behavioral issues, including difficulties in forming and maintaining healthy relationships, low self-esteem, and heightened sense of fear and vulnerability.

    Clients often tell me that, despite significant success in their professional lives, they have a sense of worthlessness, are slow to trust others, have recurring difficulty in their personal relationships, and have negative attitudes about themselves.

    Before therapy, my clients have reported:

    • Difficulty trusting and connecting with others
    • Cycles of emotional pain from past traumaChildhood trauma affecting adult relationships
    • Difficulty setting healthy boundaries

    It doesn’t have to be this way. 

    What are Examples of Relational Trauma?

    Here are common examples I see in my practice of EMDR:

    • Childhood neglect: Caregivers who can’t or won’t provide the necessary attention, care or affection a child needs to develop healthily.
    • Emotional abuse: Constant criticism, humiliation, or dismissal of a person’s feelings.
    • Physical Abuse: Causing physical harm or injury to a person
    • Sexual Abuse: Any unwanted sexual activity forced upon a person, by anybody.
    • Domestic Violence: Physical, emotional or sexual abuse within a domestic setting such as your home, marriage or other cohabitation.
    • Abandonment: Being deserted or left behind.
    • Divorce or separation: The breakdown of caregivers’ relationship can cause significant trauma both to a child, and/or the adults dissolving the relationship.
    • Infidelity: The betrayal of trust within a romantic relationship can cause significant emotional pain and trauma.
    • Dysfunctional family dynamics: Constant tension and conflict, unpredictability, or a lack of structure or rules. Or the reverse, rigid, controlling expectation where personal choice did not exist,  demands for obedience caused significant emotional harm.
    • Substance abuse in the family: Living with a family member who has a substance abuse problem can lead to a variety of relationship struggles, including codependence, poor boundaries, and self-neglect.
    • Mental illness: A family member with mental illness can often mean a child grows up faster than they should, resulting in a parentified adolescence, and a feeling of being cheated out of a childhood.
    • Other Challenges: Anxiety, PTSD and other impacts of trauma or complex trauma.

    Healing Relational Trauma with EMDR

    Relationships are the foundation of our daily lives. At their best, they nurture, support and make us better versions of ourselves. Unfortunately, some of us have the experiences I described above.

    Even though a specific relationship may be in the past, the lasting impact of emotional trauma affects current relationships. To heal those wounds, and resolve the deep-seated issues affecting you today, we need a powerful approach.

    What is EMDR?

    Folks who seek out EMDR are usually familiar with this approach.  Maybe you, too, have heard about the sometimes dramatic and life changing results people have had. I want to be sure you know what you’re calling me about, as this is a serious approach and requires a desire to be open to difficult parts of your past.

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (and EMDR 2.0) is an empirically validated treatment for those struggling with the effects of trauma. Sessions follow a specific protocol:

    We begin by identifying a target memory along with related images, emotions and sensations. The stimulation  and desensitization used in session are an essential part of the treatment protocol. These stimuli deplete working memory to facilitate the processing of memories, images, emotions and sensations that are trapped in the nervous system. When our memories are fully processed, our distress from those experiences resolves.

    What to Expect with EMDR Intensive Therapy

    The EMDR Intensive Therapy uses extended session times to create and capitalize on enhanced neuro-plasticity to accelerate healing and new learning.

    While sessions will follow a specific protocol, therapy is adaptable to your specific needs.  With your courage and my comprehensive training, you will uncover new learnings about these old events.

    If you have been in therapy before, you know the limitation of a 50-minute session. Some topics just need more time to explore and resolve.  And for many of us, committing to 3-6 months of weekly therapy doesn’t fit with our daily lives.

    While scheduling is adaptable to each client’s needs, a typical intensive is scheduled below:

    • 90 Minute Consultation Interview: In our initial session, I’ll assess for candidacy, as well as target unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief.
    • Comprehensive Client Workbook: Prior to beginning EMDR, you’ll complete a comprehensive history of your self-beliefs, family, communication style, triggers, self-care and much more. This will help us formulate treatment goals. It will also allow you to work on your treatment goals before, during and after our intensive sessions.
    • Customized Treatment Program: We will work on your targeted treatment goals. The work we do will not be related to “How was your week?” type of questions. While those have a place in the therapy office, the point of this therapeutic approach is to reach into the deeply held beliefs and memories that may be impacting your week, not necessarily the week itself.
    • Multiple 3-Hour EMDR Sessions: The number of sessions is adaptable to your needs.
    • 1-90 minute Final Interview: This final session is the termination of the current Intensive series. We will review and consolidate your progress, identify any future goals you may have.

    EMDR Intensives support busy people who want faster changes and have a specific issue they want to address. Your personalized treatment plan is designed to support your preferred schedule and timeline for your treatment goals.

    Rates vary, depending on your scheduling needs, averaging around $385 per hour for weekday appointments. Scheduling is flexible for your needs, and includes limited availability for premium after-work and weekend hours.

    You insurance plan may reimburse a portion of the cost of EMDR. I am happy to provide a super bill which you can submit to your insurance company.

    Client Experiences with EMDR Intensive Therapy

    My clients have shared some powerful testimonial about their experiences with EMDR Intensive Therapy:

    • “My trauma was affecting my ability to trust and connect with others. I can’t believe how well this worked.”
    • “I really needed to do this. I’m more self-aware, I handle conflicts better and I’m able to set healthy boundaries.”
    • “My partner was surprised by how differently I responded.”
    • “I carried my childhood trauma into my adult relationships, and it was causing a lot of issues. I’m finally able to enjoy my relationships without the shadow of my past looming over me.”

    If you are ready to transform your life, connect with me today and we will move your healing in the right direction.

    Begin Your Journey with EMDR Intensive Therapy Today

    EMDR Intensive Therapy is a powerful tool for healing relational trauma. it offers a unique approach that allow for deep, transformative healing in a condense time frame. This method is particularly beneficial for those ready to confront long-standing issues and make significant stride in their personal growth.

    The journey to healing is deeply personal and requires courage. It involves facing challenging topics and navigating difficult emotions. But you don’t have to do it alone. With EMDR Intensive Therapy, you will have a trained professional by your side, guiding you through the process and providing support when you need it most.

    My clients have shared powerful testimonials about their experiences with EMDR Intensive Therapy. The’ve spoken about the profound changes they’ve seen in their lives and the freedom they’ve found from the burdens of their past. This could be your story too.

    If you’re ready to take the first step toward healing and transformation, I invite you to book a discovery call today. This call is an opportunity for you to learn more about EMDR Intensive Therapy and how it can help you overcome relational trauma.

    I look forward to hearing from you and wish you peace on your journey!

    Ongoing intensive therapy is available if you desire long-term support towards multiple treatment goals.