EMDR Therapy Retreats (Intensive Therapy)

I tried talk therapy, and it didn’t help. EMDR is a good method of getting out of your head and into your emotions. It was helpful not to have time constraints. I couldn’t have done this in a 50 minute session.

Complex Trauma Survivor

Is weekly therapy not working for you?

Typical 50 minute therapy session:

15 minutes: Check in about the week

25 minutes: skill building/trauma processing

10 minutes: wind down/recap/homework

About half the session can be taken up by checking in and winding down, giving you a limited amount of time to work on the trauma. Other things may come up during the week that you want to process in therapy.

Typical full day retreat therapy session:


Resource devlopment (to be used during trauma processing)

Target memory selection (getting to the root of the symptoms)

Trauma processing/ inner child work

1 hour lunch

Trauma processing/ inner child work/ immaginary exposure (phobias)

Future Template (preparing for challenging future situations)

Wind down/ recap/ next steps

A full day of therapy gives you a 6 hour block of time (with an hour lunch and other short breaks as needed) to process trauma. Thanks to EMDR therapy, you can often accomplish the same amount of work that you would in 4-6 months of weekly therapy in one day. Clients with multiple or complex issues have benefited from multiple days. 

My brain needed the space to move at it’s own pace. This was self-care for me.

Client who worked through phobia of death

If you’re willing to be totally open and vulnerable, do it. You have to be at a place where you want the healing. It’s intense for a reason. You gotta dig deep.

Trauma Abuse Survivor

These are just a sample of examples of things people work on in intensive sessions:

  • Resolving trauma exacerbating OCD symptoms

  • Reducing emotional suffering of dealing with chronic physical pain

  • Overcoming a phobia (flying, public speaking, needles, insects, throwing up, claustrophobia, etc) 

  • Increase self-confidence

  • Resolving anxiety/trauma that keeps you from dating again

  • Clearing blocks/past experiences to setting boundaries 

  • Processing specific traumatic experiences that are most troubling (recent or past)

  • Preparation for something you are anxious about (birth, surgery, etc)

  • Resolving trauma related to emotional eating

  • And many more! 

What is EMDR?

How to Heal From Trauma Faster (3 min read)

Intensives are offered on Fridays in person or online. Multiple day intensives available upon request. If you are interested, the next step is to schedule a 30 minute video consultation to see if an intensive would be right for you. Consultations are $60, but the amount will be discounted from the intensive if you choose to book. Click the button below to contact me about scheduling your consultation. You may also choose an hour consultation for $125 if you would like more time to discuss the intensive opportunity.   

Retreat/Intensive Pricing: $1200 (6 hours). The intensive may save you money as you are able to potentially get more done in one day than months of individual therapy.    


M, T, TH- 8:00am (telehealth only), 9:00-5:00pm (in person or telehealth) appointments available.

F- intensives (6 hour blocks of therapy), multiple days available upon request.

Service area:

Anywhere in Tennessee! Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Cookeville, Lebanon, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, Clarksville, Jackson, Johnson City, Bartlett

Phone: 615-933-8232

Fax: 615-640-3606


617 Potomac Pl, Unit 403

Smyrna, TN 37167

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