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You deserve Healing at the Pace of your Nervous System

(rather than the pace that insurance companies will approve)

Do you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or stuck in negative patterns? It’s time to break free from the chains that hold you back and embark on a transformative journey towards healing through EMDR Therapy with Kim Small, LCSW

The traditional model of weekly psychotherapy is shifting to meet your needs. Now more than ever, we need freedom and flexibility in how we get support. EMDR intensives are personalized treatment plans that allow you to skip the waitlist by giving you exclusive access to preferred time slots, and are designed to support your preferred schedule and timeline for your treatment goals. By dedicating extended time to focus on your specific needs, EMDR intensives offer numerous benefits:

  • Accelerated Healing: Intensive sessions allow for deeper and more sustained therapeutic work, often leading to faster progress.
  • Reduced Overall Therapy Time: With concentrated effort, you may achieve your therapeutic goals in a shorter overall time frame.
  • Focused and Personalized: Intensive sessions are tailored to your unique needs, allowing for a highly individualized approach.
  • Deeper Connections: Extended sessions foster a stronger therapeutic relationship and a more profound connection with the healing process.

Understanding INTENSIVES: is this you?

Maybe you love your therapist or generally value the healing that comes from weekly therapy but… you find yourself in this dynamic. You show up for session and spend the first 20 minutes setting in (transitioning work work, following up on last session or stress from the week, figuring out what to focus in on), you begin to grab hold of a powerful insight and just as its time to go deeper, you have to button it all up in time for the end of the session when you jump right back into work, parenting, or life challenges you are hoping to address in the first place. Multiply this dynamic by 5,6 or 12+ session and, of course you see some benefits, but it starts to feel like the breakthrough and freedom you’ve been dreaming of is always just beyond where you are. As a therapist, I’ve experienced this dynamic first hand on both sides of the therapeutic coach (therapist and client) and so I began to dream of a better way.

Therapy Intensives: A Better Way

Most therapists won’t tell you this but I will let you in on a secret: There is nothing inherently beneficial about the 50-60 minute therapy session. That is, other than that this is the session length that insurance companies traditionally approve. Many of us who care deeply about helping our clients receive equitable healing and the work of collective liberation work within these systems in order to increase access as much as possible. And yet, in reality, we understand the research and lived experience suggest that longer, more flexible formats for healing support are needed. I want for you to have access to healing that is at the pace of your nervous system’s wisdom, not dictated by the standards put forth by the profit driven insurance companies within the Mental Health Industrial Complex (MHIC).

Our Therapy Intensives here at Healing Insight are that dream made manifest.

Who is an ideal candidate for EMDR therapy?

Our EMDR intensives are designed for individuals who are ready to make significant progress in their healing journey. You might be an ideal candidate for EMDR intensives if:

  • You Have a Busy Schedule: Intensives can be more accommodating for those with demanding schedules who prefer to dedicate specific periods to their healing. We offer 90 minute, half day, and 3-day programs to address your needs.
  • You’re Facing Specific Issues: If you have targeted concerns or specific issues you want to address comprehensively, EMDR intensives can provide the necessary focus.
  • You’ve Experienced Trauma: Whether it’s a single event or complex, ongoing trauma, EMDR can help process and integrate these experiences in an intensive format, meaning you can experience relief
  • You’re Stuck in Traditional Therapy: If you feel like traditional weekly sessions aren’t moving you forward quickly enough, an intensive might be the catalyst you need. Plus you don’t have to fire your therapist! Many individuals receive adjunct therapy intensives, allowing you to keep your primary therapy while using intensives to address a specific goal or aspect of your healing.

What is EMDR and how does it work?

You may be curious about EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specialized therapy that targets traumatic memories and associated negative beliefs, allowing you to update old story lines with more adaptive beliefs about yourself, others, and the world. It combines elements of cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, and bilateral stimulation to facilitate the change. During an EMDR session, a trained therapist guides you through bilateral stimulation techniques, such as eye movements or tapping, to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain. This process helps to alleviate emotional distress and foster adaptive insights and healing.

Evidence Base: Why EMDR Intensives

  • Intensive application of trauma-focused therapy seems to be well tolerated in patients with PTSD, enabling faster symptom reduction with similar, or even better, results, while reducing the risk that patients drop out prematurely. Learn more here and here. 
  • Intensive EMDR treatment is feasible and is indicative of reliable improvement in PTSD symptoms in a very short time frame. Learn more here
  • An intensive program using EMDR therapy is a potentially safe and effective treatment alternative for complex PTSD. Learn more here
  • The economy is compelling: even compared to other trauma therapy, the intensive format may decrease treatment time, because of time not spent on a) checking in at the beginning of each session, b) addressing current crises and concerns, c) focusing on stabilizing and coping skills that the client won’t need after trauma healing, or d) assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session. Learn more here.

HOW EMDR Intensives CAN HELP: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH to wellness

Intensives combine in depth assessment, treatment planning and preparation outside of the session, and extended therapy time to accelerate progress towards your goals. Our Intensive programs include a blend of EMDR and holistic mental health approaches that allow you to experience deep healing and breakthroughs while meeting the demands of your busy schedule. Plus with access to exclusive time slots and extended session lengths that may eliminate the need for weekly sessions, this is a format suited for your busy professionals who struggle to find weekly time for treatment and for those who are ready to accelerate progress towards your wellness goals.

Below are EXAMPLES of an approach to EMDR intensives to address specific challenges/goals.

Specific Traumas

  • Diminishes emotional charge from traumatic memories.
  • Enhances coping mechanisms for traumatic stress.
  • Fosters resilience and emotional healing.
  • Learn & Practice Breathwork practices to support regulation

Workplace Stress and Anxiety

  • Alleviates stress responses linked to work environments.
  • Increases resilience against professional pressures.
  • Improves focus and emotional regulation in workplace settings.

Performance & Travel Anxiety

  • Decreases fear and anxiety in performance situations.
  • Mitigates travel-related anxieties and phobias.
  • Enhances calmness and focus in stressful scenarios.

EMDR for Anxiety Disorders

  • Reduces anxiety triggers and physiological responses.
  • Promotes relaxation and stress management techniques.
  • Builds confidence in handling anxiety-provoking situations.

Childhood Trauma

  • Attachment sensitive EMDR with ideal parent resourcing
  • Processes and neutralizes childhood trauma impacts.
  • Reshapes negative beliefs formed in early years.
  • Restores a sense of safety and emotional balance.

Relationship Issues

  • Helps heal emotional wounds from relationship troubles.
  • Rebuilds trust and self-worth post-relationship.
  • Provides strategies for healthier future relationships.

Sleep Disturbances

  • Reduces nightmares and trauma-related sleep issues.
  • Improves overall sleep quality and relaxation.
  • Breaks the cycle of stress affecting sleep patterns.

Self-Esteem Issues

  • Positively alters self-perception and internal dialogue.
  • Increases feelings of self-worth and competence.
  • Reduces self-criticism and enhances self-acceptance.

Intensives Pricing

We offer three packages for intensives.
  • Extended EMDR session
  • $ 225
    session
  • 90 min. session

    Traditional EMDR session extended to 90 minutes

  • Half-day Intensive
  • $ 847 - 1,247
    package
  • 6 Contact hours 

    • 90-minute interview before intensive
    • Assessment and Treatment Planning
    • 1 half-day (3-hour) intensive
    • 90-minute follow up
    • Optional Customized Self-Study Course + Workbook
    • Optional Holistic Mental Health Intensive Integration
    • In person option available*
  • 3-day Intensive
  • $ 1,447-2,047
    package
  • 12 contact hours

    • 90-minute Interview before intensive
    • Assessment and Treatment Planning
    • 3 half-day (3-hour) intensives
    • 90-minute follow-up interview
    • Optional Self-study Course
    • Optional Customizable Workbook
    • Optional Holistic Mental Health Integration
    • In-person or virtual format options*
Frequently Asked Questions about EMDR Therapy

You may be considering EMDR therapy but still have a few questions. Here are answers to a few commonly asked questions about EMDR with Healing Insight.

Q: Is EMDR therapy effective for everyone?

A: While EMDR has shown significant effectiveness in treating a wide range of mental health issues, it is important to assess your unique needs during an initial consultation. During your consultation, we will determine if EMDR is the right fit for you and discuss alternative therapies if needed.

Q: Will EMDR therapy retraumatize me?

The EMDR process is specifically designed to minimize the risk of re-traumatization. We provide a comprehensive assessment to learn about your experiences and potential difficult or potentially “sticky” areas that are higher risk for retraumatization. Then through a process called resourcing we support you with developing the tools and skills needed to navigate processing. We create a safe and supportive environment and monitor affect throughout processing to help you stay within your “window of tolerance”. Finally, we provide follow up and after care to help your transition into the rest of your day. Ultimately,  EMDR aims to reprocess traumatic memories in a controlled and empowering way, leading to healing and resolution.

Q: How long does EMDR therapy take to see results?

A: The duration of EMDR therapy varies depending on individual circumstances. While some clients may experience significant improvements in a few sessions, others may require more time. This depends on the nature of your goals and experiences. In general, specific, recent experiences will see faster results than generalized concerns with roots in repeated childhood experiences. We work collaboratively with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and set realistic expectations for your healing journey.

Q: WHAT IS THE COST PER SESSION?

These are the self-pay rates for sessions.

  • Intake Assessment (60 minutes) –  New clients start here $150
  • Individual session (50 minutes) $150
  • Extended EMDR session (80 minutes) $225
  • EMDR mini intensive package (4.5 hrs) (1 50-60 minute + 1 3 hr intensive + 15 minute follow up) = $700
  • EMDR Intensives Package (9 hrs) = schedule consult for pricing

Self-pay clients have the right to a “Good Faith Estimate” of costs for out of pocket services. We also have a limited number of sliding scale (reduced fee based on income) options available upon request. If you plan to use insurance for sessions, the actual price you pay (often called the client responsibility) ranges from $0 to the full self-pay fee for each sessions. It all depends on your specific coverage and service type.

Q: DO YOU ACCEPT MY INSURANCE?

A: Healing Insight LLC  is currently an In-Network Provider for the following insurance companies: 

  • United Healthcare
  • Oscar
  • AvMed
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)
  • Oxford
  • Cigna HMO & PPO
  • Aetna
  • Out of network benefits*

Please note. We do not accept insurance for EMDR intensives at this time

**If you have another insurance company and would like to receive services with us at Healing Insight Therapy and Wellness, we are able to provide the necessary paperwork to your insurance company so that they may reimburse you using your Out of network (OON) benefits. This means you would pay the full self-pay rate for the service and your insurance company would reimburse their rate for the service to you.  ** Please note, different providers accept different insurance types. During your free consultation, we can match you with your best fit therapist based on preferences and insurance type.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled therapists. Take the first step towards healing, empowerment, and a brighter future. Together, we can unlock your potential and help you find the peace and happiness you deserve.

Here at Healing Insight therapy and Wellness Collective we specialize in virtual anxiety therapy tailored to your unique needs. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck in a cycle of worry, we’re here to guide you on a transformative journey toward inner peace and well-being. Our compassionate and culturally sensitive approach combines evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including CBT, mindfulness, EMDR, somatic approaches, Internal Family Systems, and DBT, to empower you to navigate anxiety and reclaim your life.