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EMDR Intensives

EMDR intensive therapy is customized to help meet the individual needs of clients whose schedules can not keep up with the traditional demands of weekly psychotherapy. Now more than ever, we need flexibility in how we get support.

  • Maybe you've had a felt sense that you're on the verge of a profound change in your life, but you’re not quite sure how to shift all the way into a new experience of yourself with your current therapist. Perhaps, you now have a much clearer understanding of new things, yet your body is still trying to make sense of it all, so you’re curious about how adjunct EMDR therapy can help.

  • Maybe you’ve been meaning to schedule weekly therapy  sessions for a while now, but your schedule has been so hectic and demanding that a weekly therapy appointment feels more overwhelming than supportive.

  • Perhaps you're in need of a lot of help right now, and you would rather bypass the traditional model of spending months in weekly therapy treatment to feel better.

EMDR intensives is a great means of support to that busy parent with kids in a plethora of different activities, the working professional who has even more on their plate since the onset of this pandemic, or the client who needs immediate help. Whatever the reason that weekly sessions just won’t work for you, EMDR intensives are available to support you during times you need help the most.

I offer EMDR intensives for my current clients when they are needing extra support, as well as new clients who prefer to work intensively.

EMDR is not just for trauma; it is also used for performance enhancement to excel in areas such as athletics, business, and relationships.

EMDR intensives are personalized treatment plans that allow you to skip the waitlist by giving you faster access to select spots, and are designed to support your preferred schedule and timeline for your treatment goals.

I currently provide 3 day weekday EMDR Intensives on Monday-Friday. I also provide a single day weekday EMDR intensive, which could fall on any of these days.


Research on EMDR Intensives

  •  EMDR intensive is well tolerated by individuals with PTSD, and has been shown to lessen their traumatic symptoms, and increasing the likelihood of them following through with their therapeutic treatment plan.

  • PTSD clients who've received intensive EMDR treatment have significantly reduced their symptoms in a shorter amount of time than traditional talk therapy.

  • An intensive program using EMDR therapy is a potentially safe and effective treatment alternative for complex PTSD.

  • 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. 



  • Pre-consultation interview to assess for candidacy, as well as target unpleasant beliefs, body sensations, emotions, or images from which you are seeking relief.

  • A customized treatment program with targeted treatment goals. Intensive EMDR with Marcken is done in person with a virtual option, often for 3-9 sessions (4 hours each session). 

  • Post-treatment interview to assess and support your adaption to positive changes from treatment.

Ongoing intensive EMDR is available if you are wanting long-term support towards several treatment goals.

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