Why a therapy intensive?
If you’re traveling far, you take a flight. An intensive is much like hopping on a jet. We cover a lot of ground, quickly. Intensives offer time for a “deep dive” into treatment, away from interruptions, distractions, and the stop/start of classic outpatient therapy. There’s a concentration effect when you clear time for change.
What to expect during your Intensive-
Each intensive is customized to your specific needs. We recommend 3 days at a minimum for new clients and 1 to 2 days for repeat clients. We also offer multiple half day “mini intensives” for our local clients. Full days are 8 hours of therapy, half days are 4 hours.
Talk therapy is insufficient, words fall short. Effective treatment must go deeper. And that is precisely what an intensive does. Your whole experience will feel customized. Your clinician will focus only on you during the duration of your stay. We utilize not only our therapy rooms, but also our Yoga/Meditation room, as well as settings in nature for this intensive. Expect to utilize EMDR, Brainspotting, art therapy, homework assignments, guided imagery and various experiential therapy interventions during your stay.
Types of Intensives-
While all our intensives are customized to you, we frequently see our clients come in for a handful of particular types of intensives. The most popular are:
- Trauma Treatment
- Clinician Enhancement Program
- Sexual Addiction and Marital Growth/Repair
- Polygraph Backed Structured Disclosures
- Parents/Families of Troubled Teens
- Individual Restoration and Growth
Trauma Treatment Intensive-
“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper & more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” -Laurell K. Hamilton
Have you had an overwhelming experience that still affects you today? Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, or GI problems? Do you experience repeated nightmares or trouble sleeping? Do small things trigger a bad memory and make you panic, depressed, or afraid?
Or, what if you’ve never had a classic traumatic experience but still struggle with feelings that something just isn’t right?
Instead of asking, “what’s wrong with me?” we want to ask “what happened to me?” That shift begins to open many doors to healing and empowerment.
We specialize in developmental trauma (attachment wounds), sexual trauma/abuse, betrayal trauma, PTSD, and treating trauma caused by living with a person with addiction or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. We use Brainspotting, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Art Therapy, and other experiential modalities to heal. Since treating trauma is multi layered, an intensive can springboard a client’s healing much faster than classic outpatient therapy.
Clinician Enhancement Program-
Are you a therapist? Are you busy? (of course). Do you want to become a more effective clinician? Have you reached a lull in your practice? Do you find it difficult to find a local therapist, who is essentially your colleague, that you can trust and let your guard down with? Do you need to step away from your practice to breath, refocus, care for yourself, and be the one who gets listened to? Do you need a turn on the therapy couch?
Therapists do sacred work. WHO WE ARE is the inventory of our profession. At The Finding Place, some of our most meaningful training involved experiential trainings that challenged us to be a recipient of counseling, allowing the process to flow through us. And that is exactly what this intensive is about. Allowing your deep story to be seen. Your therapist will walk you through a thorough trauma history exploration by looking at generational patterns from your genogram, utilizing the trauma egg, and your personal experiences. We will use EMDR and Brainspotting to tap into places that classic talk therapy cannot access.
Increased personal awareness, attunement, and interoception is key to being an effective clinician. We love the concept of what Dan Siegel calls “Neuroception”. Who we are is our biggest offering, argument, and intervention.
As a therapist you ARE the instrument, the product, the guide. But, you can never take a client further than you have gone yourself in the therapy process. That is what this intensive is about. Walking you through your own therapy, to emerge more centered, more effective, and better equipped to guide your clients into the deep places you will take them.
***See fees section below for how to get your intensive fee tax deductible.
Sexual Addiction Marital Growth/Repair-
After the whole truth comes out, the whole heart follows. Grieving can begin. The couple must grieve individually and together. They must also create a new relationship, together. Many issues emerge in recovery. Sexual anorexia and emotional intimacy deficiencies to name a few. Couples that stick with it, and grow through it get to experience the hard fought “gifts of recovery” and the deep meaning that follows.
Please visit our Sex Addiction service page for more info.
Polygraph backed Disclosures-
Trust is everything. And trust is the first thing to go when a sexual addiction is exposed. Without knowing what happened, it’s impossible for your partner to truly heal and to begin to forgive. “Moving on” requires moving through, and that is exactly what this intensive does, in a thorough and efficient manner. In this intensive, we work with the addict to prepare them to give a disclosure statement to their partner, which is verified via polygraph, at our office. We also work with the partner, to assess their readiness for disclosure, to support them through this process, and after. (Additional fee of $400 for the polygraph itself).
Parents of Troubled young adults-
Our staff’s experiences at Capstone Treatment Center makes us uniquely qualified to help parents of struggling young adults. This is one of our favorite areas of work. Parents need answers, and they need to be equipped to manage this long road. Putting out fires and waiting for the next crisis is no way to support a young adults’ recovery. We seek to help parents run the marathon of loving a young adult into lasting recovery, while also supporting them after the intensive. This intensive is a blend of education, and family systems, and generational trauma work. To help parents feel supported, and to understand the causes of the problems within the family, and how to ‘be’ what their struggling child needs them to be.
All intensives are built into packages and billed at a daily rate. Once we understand your needs, we will work with you to build an intensive specifically tailored for you. The building blocks for your package will include:
-Pre/Post intensive consultations (1 hour each)
-Full day of therapy (8 hours)
-Half day of therapy (4 hours)
-Therapist planning fee (1.5 hours)
- Polygraph fee $400 (if applicable)
A $500 deposit is required to secure your booking dates. The balance of the intensive is due in full on the first day of the intensive. Cash or check is required for all intensive payments.
*** Tax write off: Clients who attend our Clinician Enhancement Program will be provided a customized receipt to be used as a business expense write off.
We can travel to you-
Based on availability, we can travel to you. We travel nationally. There’s an additional $250/day for this service, plus travel expenses (with itemized receipts provided). A local hotel suite or conference room will be secured for your intensive.