Let me be real. Life can be downright hard at times. It can be difficult to navigate relationships, work, children, loss, etc. Pain and suffering result.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide a creative, specific pathway to aid you through life’s trials. Weekly therapy is important and necessary; yet, there may come a time when it is no longer meeting your needs. Life-altering Intensives are an option that help move you deeply and quickly through the rough terrain of life. They are designed to meet your individualized needs and goals through a concentrated, focused experience.
Located in the All-American city of Fayetteville, North Carolina is my counseling and coaching practice. The goal when you walk through the doors of this private setting is to provide a safe, fun (yes, we do have fun here too), creative, nonjudgmental atmosphere that seeks to bring you back to balance experientially.
What is an Intensive?
An Intensive is different than your typical weekly 50-60 minute session. They are customized therapy experiences for circumstances that need forward motion and resolution. Intensives are designed for individuals, couples, partners, siblings, and/or families that desire to move through a stuck point in their lives. This might look like working through the pain of a betrayal, or the memory of childhood trauma, or creating new healthy actions within the family system. When you are feeling stuck and unclear by attending therapy on a weekly basis, an intensive affords you the ability to streamline your healing process over the consecutive days scheduled.
Intensive Counseling appointments typically span 1 to 4 days with 6-7 hours of therapy per day and are scheduled by appointment. In that specialized time, participants are able to obtain an emotional depth and clarity that helps them move through a situation. They are also able to gain and implement tools in an emotionally safe, supportive environment.
Intensive Counseling requires an extensive intake process.
Benefits of an Intensive…
- Ability to become unstuck
- Significant movement toward action and decision-making
- Navigation through urgent, painful issues
- Uniqueness toward your specific goals
- Ability to fight for your relationship
- Extra time to deal with those intense circumstances
- Practical tools for everyday life
- Support to address difficult events
- Direction and guidance for your next steps
Who attends Intensives?
People attend Intensives for many different reasons. Most of the time, people have hit a bottom. They are ‘done.’ They have tried everything and nothing seems to be working. Maybe you’re tired of going to therapy weekly or monthly and not getting anywhere. Maybe you just want a speedy recovery to move through a tough issue or emotion. Whatever the reason, I can help.
People participate in Intensives to address all kinds of issues. Relationship problems, marriage issues, addictions, trauma, work related challenges, family problems, health issues and more .
How do Intensives Work?
In the beginning, I gather information ahead of time from all parties involved through personal interviews and paperwork. I find it helpful to talk with your current therapist if you have one. This can really help with the continuity of your care. Together we will determine the length of your Intensive and then schedule your Intensive date(s). Financial arrangements will be made at this time.
It is best in most circumstances that you stay in lodging away from home during the length of your Intensive. This helps you stay focused and not be diverted by daily living commitments and distractions. This is not always possible, but it is highly recommended. If needed, I can make recommendations to you for lodging. Lodging and meals are your responsibility and additional expense.
Intensives are experiential in nature. I utilize art, music and other creative experiential therapy techniques to help you heal. An Intensive is a gift you can give yourself, your family or your relationship with lasting results.
Upon completion of the Intensive, if you are working with a therapist you are referred back to your original therapist to continue with the needed follow-up. If you don’t have a current therapist, I can make recommendations. If you live out of town and would like to come to North Carolina for the Intensive, I can make hotel recommendations for you. At the end of the Intensive, I will give overall treatment recommendations for your follow-up care so that you can have a clear understanding as to what your next steps might be.
If you are ready to sign up for your Intensive, call me today at 910-689-4601.
Until we meet,