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YOU'VE WAITED
LONG ENOUGH TO FEEL 

better

Online EMDR Intensives for Adult Children of Alcoholics in Virginia and Massachusetts

You work hard to be

excellent

shouldn't your EMDR therapy be too?

You’ve already tried talk therapy. It was helpful, but you didn’t get to the root of the problem.

You’re tired of working so hard to “cope.”

You don’t want to wait to feel better. You’re sick of dealing with “it” – whatever “it” is.

Wouldn’t it feel amazing to not have old emotional baggage getting between you and success in your work?

What does it mean to heal from the inside out?

We are born with a need for connection, love and belonging.

Our earliest experiences in life teach us what to believe about ourselves and others.

 

When we have painful early experiences that are overwhelming to us, we begin to experience disconnection and can start to fragment on the inside. Our young brains are not equipped to process these experiences.

 

These experiences become frozen in a bundle of feelings, images, thoughts, physical sensations and beliefs. We can start to feel unloved - and so begin to believe we are unlovable. We can feel unworthy or like we don’t deserve good things.

 

When we can't resolve this disconnection, it becomes the narrative about ourselves and will manifest itself in relationships that follow, continuing into adulthood.

 

This “not good enough” narrative shows up in our personal lives - but it also shows up in our careers.

 

EMDR Intensives, as part of a comprehensive approach to therapy, help us resolve those old, distorted narratives that do not serve you in your life today.

As the saying goes, we repeat what we don’t repair.
Aren’t you tired of seeing the same old patterns repeat themselves? Aren’t you tired of believing you can’t get what you want?

You can change the narrative.

Sometimes the traditional model of weekly therapy sessions is limiting.

Fortunately, EMDR therapy is not limited to the traditional format. 

Are you ready to:

Feel like something is actually changing as a result of therapy

See change happen in days or weeks, instead of months

Resolve problems from the root instead of working harder to cope with the problem

Together we will:

Identify the thoughts, beliefs, emotions and physical sensations you are wanting to resolve

Create a customized treatment program with specific, targeted goals and timeline

Track the positive changes you experience from your EMDR Intensive. You will also get resources to support your ongoing growth.

EMDR details

Welcome to your EMDR Intensive

After your initial session, we will meet for a full assessment session. We will identify the issues you are looking to work on, set goals, and discuss any barriers to your success. We will also assess whether intensive EMDR is right for you now.

Following your assessment session, we will meet for 3 intensive EMDR sessions. We will schedule your intensive sessions according to your needs. Sessions are virtual and typically last for 2 to 3 hours.

 

After your intensive EMDR sessions, we will meet for a follow-up session. We will reflect on what feels better, what changed, and what still needs attention. I will provide you with resources for ongoing learning and growth. Some clients decide they want to continue with ongoing EMDR therapy with me. Some clients return to their primary therapist to continue their work. Others do not need ongoing therapy.

EMDR Intensives can help you:

  • Feel more grounded and present - lift the weight off your shoulders

  • Strengthen your confidence, self-compassion and self-acceptance

  • Experience less rumination, preoccupation with others and guilt

  • Resolve underlying issues so there is less need to “cope”

  • Reach your goals in less time than traditional therapy

EMDR Intensives give you a path to emotional freedom on your terms.

Where I provide EMDR Intensives:

 

For most of my career, I lived and worked in Massachusetts. I now live in Virginia. I hold licenses to practice in both states. If you are located anywhere in either  Massachusetts or Virginia, I am happy to provide EMDR Intensives online. In person EMDR Intensives can be arranged with prior notice if you are interested in traveling to the Richmond, VA area to work with me.

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  • What is EMDR?
    EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for emotional trauma and other conditions. When we experience situations that are overwhelming, our brain sometimes has difficulty processing that experience all the way through to a natural conclusion. The experience sits in an incompletely-stored bundle on our neural pathways, along with all the thoughts, beliefs, feelings, sensations and images that were part of that experience. Parts of us get stuck in “trauma time.” EMDR helps the brain access that bundle that has gotten stuck and reprocess it, so that you can complete the experience now in the ways that you needed to then, but couldn’t. Research shows that our brain has the ability to change and create new neural pathways. EMDR harnesses the brain’s natural ability to change and form new neural connections, which allows you to develop more life-giving beliefs about yourself and the world around you. More information about EMDR is available at www.emdria.org.
  • What kinds of issues can you treat with an EMDR Intensive?
    EMDR Intensives can be helpful for a wide range of issues. I specialize in helping Adult Children of Alcoholics, and I have also seen tremendous results for people with other types of trauma, including childhood trauma, attachment trauma, workplace trauma, traumatic birth experiences and accidents, as well as for performance anxiety, fear of public speaking, creative blocks, and phobias.
  • I have experienced a lot of trauma in my life. Is it safe for me to do an EMDR Intensive?
    Think of an EMDR Intensive as an accelerator for your progress. We don’t skip any steps in the process, we do the steps a little faster and more efficiently. We will assess your history and discuss what the right next steps for your healing might be. We start where you are, and – as I frequently say to my clients – we don’t push our way through therapy. We can only go as fast as the slowest part of you.
  • I already have a therapist. Can I do an EMDR Intensive with you?
    Yes! Sometimes therapists and clients feel stuck. They know there’s a block they keep hitting over and over, no matter how hard they both work. It can be discouraging for both the client and the therapist. Sometimes an intervention using a different approach can help shake things loose. I can collaborate with you and your primary therapist to resolve the stuck point so you can move forward. Adjunct EMDR does not replace or interrupt your primary therapy. To me, it's like the relationship between your primary care doctor and a specialist.
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