For those who live outside the greater Seattle area, or for those who have tried traditional weekly therapy and not achieved the desired results, you may consider doing an Intensive. The name “Intensive” is given to the therapeutic modality where a large amount of therapeutic work will be done in over brief period of time, usually over a weekend, or one- or two-week intensives.
This modality is often utilized most frequently in the following situations:
Those who live too far from Seattle to be able to attend weekly therapy with me
Those whose work/home schedules do not allow for meeting times during regular business hours
Those for whom significant work needs to be done in a shorter amount of time, such as in the case of infidelity, marital difficulties, addictions, etc.
Those who are looking to make a major life transition and do not want to move at the slower cadence of weekly psychotherapy.
Those who do not believe that their therapeutic needs can adequately be addressed in the community in which they reside (due to holding a prominent position, etc.)
I offer three types of Intensives:
The Weekend Intensive includes three 3-hour counseling sessions which will take place on Friday (late-afternoon), Saturday (morning), and Sunday (morning). This is meant to be an immersive experience for your weekend, and recommendations will be made of how to best use your time when you are not meeting with me.
We will meet for two consecutive hours daily (Monday-Friday) for one week, for a total of 10 hours of therapy. This is what I frequently suggest for couples who are looking for in-depth work, and individuals who are unable to commit to the Two-Week Intensive.
We will meet for two consecutive hours daily (Monday-Friday) for two weeks, for a total of 20 hours of therapy. Suggested reflections/journaling/activities will be given during the two weeks to maximize your benefit and experience of doing an Intensive.
Since an Intensive is a significant commitment of time and money, I recommend that we do a 30-minute consultation appointment via Zoom before you make your decision. The purpose of this time is for you to get a better sense of who I am and for me to get a better sense of what you want to address during your Intensive. The fee for the consultation appointment is $100 and will be applied to your deposit if you decide to move forward with one of the Intensives.
Prior to the beginning of your Intensive, you will be required to have an established after-care plan for additional therapy in your home area. Intensives can be very disruptive. Therefore, it is important that you establish care with another therapist prior to meeting with me, and that you have at least three established appointments after your Intensive as follow up and an opportunity to debrief and integrate the work we’ve done together. If you are having difficulty locating a therapist in your area, I may be able to provide assistance with this.
Intensives are designed for those who are at least 25 years of age (exceptions will be considered). For more information about doing an Intensive, please contact the office at 206-890-1214.
Lodging recommendations in the area can be provided upon request.