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EMDR Intensives

Are you ready to kickstart your healing?

Want to skip the waitlist line?

Want a personalized approach that supports your preferred timeline and schedule? 

EMDR Intensives can help you heal your trauma, process painful emotions, empower yourself, and move forward in your life.  

EMDR intensives are a way to deliver EMDR treatment in an intensive but short period of time, typically a weekend. EMDR Intensives are specially designed to accelerate your healing and are more efficient than weekly sessions. EMDR intensives accelerate the healing process by having longer EMDR sessions at a time. 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.

EMDR Intensives

EMDR Intensives

Individualized and comprehensive EMDR treatment supporting your timeline and needs

Who is EMDR Intensives for?

EMDR Intensives are an ideal treatment approach as an adjunct to existing psychotherapy for single-event traumas and individuals with demanding and busy schedules that do not allow for weekly, ongoing therapy sessions. EMDR Intensives are designed for individuals who want to experience a reduction in symptoms effectively and efficiently. EMDR Intensives are the equivalent of 3 to 8 months of weekly individual psychotherapy. Learn more about how EMDR Intensives might be right for you in our blog post.

How long are EMDR Intensives?

EMDR Intensives can be scheduled to fit your needs. EMDR Intensives are typically anywhere between half-days to three full days.  Intensives are conveniently available on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays to fit your schedule and needs. 

How are EMDR Intensives different from standard EMDR therapy?

Our EMDR Intensive is a comprehensive therapeutic treatment approach that goes above and beyond the standard EMDR therapy. Our EMDR Intensives are fully individualized to meet each client’s unique needs and go above and beyond simply extending EMDR processing as is typical in intensive EMDR sessions.  Each client can select to include therapeutic art exercises and yoga nidra, in addition to EMDR therapy as part of their EMDR Intensive Retreat. 


How will I benefit from EMDR Intensives?

Our EMDR Intensives will teach you the necessary skills needed for ongoing transformation healing and lasting resilience. We understand that living a life full of joy, peace, meaning, purpose, and love is more than desensitizing painful memories and experiences. This is what sets our EMDR Intensives apart from the rest. You deserve the best.  Your friends and family want your best. We can help you get there. Read more about the benefits of EMDR Intensives in our blog post.

EMDR Intensives at Creating Space Therapy in Batavia

Every small
positive change
we make
in ourselves
repays us
in confidence
in the future.


-Alice Walker

Why EMDR Intensives instead of weekly therapy?

Accelerated Results

Clients often see results in days rather than months or years as in weekly therapy.

Cost Effective

The shorter duration of therapy means that clients save money over the course of treatment

Preferred Schedule

Intensives reduce the need to take off work or obtain weekly childcare for weekly sessions.

How do I get started with EMDR Intensives?

Interested individuals will be scheduled for a free, 30-minute initial consultation to determine goodness of fit, and explore desired outcomes, and treatment expectations. EMDR Intensives are available for a half-day, one, two, and three days. Multiple-day intensives can be scheduled on consecutive days within one weekend. This is ideal for clients who are from out of the area. EMDR Intensives can also be scheduled anywhere between one week and one month apart. Follow-up EMDR Intensives are available to accommodate individual needs that may arise after an initial intensive.


What's included in the cost of the EMDR Intensive?

The fee includes a customized Client workbook, comprehensive pre-intensive assessment and post-intensive, full-day comprehensive therapeutic programming, a Client Portal with access to our online library of helpful e-books, and all supplies needed during the retreat. Snacks, tea, coffee, and water throughout the retreat will be provided as well.


Can I use my insurance for EMDR Intensives?

Insurance can be used to help offset the cost. Insurance may cover between $450- $750 of the cost depending on the retreat. We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and United Health Care. If you plan to use your insurance, we will submit a claim to your insurance and apply any payments to your balance. Clients are responsible for the full amount.

How can I reserve my spot for an EMDR Intensive?

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule your retreat. If you need to cancel your retreat, your deposit can be used towards rescheduling your retreat within 30 days. At the time of the retreat, your portion of the fee not covered by insurance is due.  A payment plan is available upon request.


Will an EMDR Intensive clear all of my trauma?

It’s important to acknowledge that our Individualized EMDR Intensive Retreats are not a cure-all. As with any treatment, medical and psychological, individual results will vary. We make no promises or guarantees about the outcomes. We do promise to bring our very best that we have to offer. We promise to incorporate the latest in neuroscience and best practices. We ask that you bring your best as well. We ask that you refrain from using any substances before or during any of the retreats.

EMDR Intensives at Creating Space Therapy in Batavia

Benefits of EMDR Intensives

  • Sessions are completed in a one, two, or four-day format. This reduces the need to take off work or obtain weekly childcare for weekly sessions.

  • The upfront costs are greater for Intensives, but the shorter duration of therapy means that you save money over the course of treatment.

  • You can avoid waitlists for qualified and helpful EMDR practitioners in your area and get the immediate benefits of symptom relief.

Research on Intensive EMDR Therapy is positive.

  • 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.

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