Trauma impacts us in every aspect of our daily life, making it difficult to manage day to day. We struggle to eliminate or reduce the negative impact trauma related symptoms have on our social, occupational, and family functioning. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. With EMDR processing, we can desensitize negative feelings and change the negative belief about ourselves that has been imprinted onto our memory network to “rewire” the brain and truly heal. Because of the “rewiring” and healing effect of EMDR, an intensive can work in ways that are not possible when utilizing standard week to week talk-therapy techniques. EMDR Intensives can help clients to process more information and heal quicker.
Benefits of an EMDR Intensive
DAYS, NOT MONTHS
Find real, life changing healing in a matter of days rather than months or years.
Intensives are more cost effective because the therapy is concentrated and highly focused. The work is much more efficient and requires less session time and less cost overall. Rather than opening up and closing things down each week, trauma issues can be opened once and so more session time is spent processing and healing.
NO MORE WEEKLY APPOINTMENTS
Rather than scheduling your life around a weekly therapy appointment, simply start living the healthy life you desire. An Intensive can be that emotional reset you’ve been looking for.
MORE FREE TIME
Replace the time you would have otherwise spent seeing a therapist each week with quality time with your family, career advancement, or other personal development. Not only will you not be spending time in weekly therapy, but you will also be healed from those life issues that had previously been holding you back.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA!
YOU NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA
The Cognitive Clinic is located in Palos Hills, Illinois, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. Clients can travel from anywhere in the world to the Chicagoland area to spend a few days in an Intensive and then return home to their daily lives – wherever that may be.
AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE
Intensive therapy is a financial investment in you and your future. Rather than being on the weekly payment plan of traditional therapy treatment, you will be investing a larger amount of money up front (that in the long run will likely still be less money than ongoing weekly therapy). Many people have to plan ahead and save before they can schedule an Intensive. Once the Intensive is scheduled though, you will have a fixed cost to work with rather than the unknown of ongoing weekly therapy.
AFTER YOUR INTENSIVE
Many clients can complete an Intensive and then return to their lives ready to simply move forward. Some clients will benefit from having a working relationship with a therapist who can help them deal with things if they are only working on certain aspects of their treatment in the Intensive. Some clients will need to schedule several intensives to fully process and heal their stories and, in these cases, a weekly therapist to help manage things between Intensives may be recommended or required. This will be thoroughly assessed and discussed in the intake telephone call.
How Do I Start Treatment?
Meeting with a clinician one-on-one for a first visit is the first step in addressing your symptoms. Based on this assessment, your therapist can help you decide on the best approach to begin to work on your symptoms. Starting treatment is a big step, and we’re here to help. Our clinicians are here to answer any questions you may have, and to help you through the process of getting started. To request information or to get started with a counselor, fill out our contact us form and we will be in touch.