EMDR Intensive Programs

Building Your Support Team with Catherine Alvarado

Optional Offerings

There are two optional offerings to add to any Intensive Program. The Personalized Treatment Workbook allows you to work on your treatment goals before, during, and after Intensive Day(s). It includes a Pre-Intensive Assessment sent to you before Intensive Day which can significantly help accelerate your assessment, allowing for more time during the Intensive for resourcing and reprocessing. Resourcing Intensives offer you space to strengthen these muscles aka your Window of Tolerance, so you have the capacity to navigate stress and stay present on Intensive day during reprocessing.

INTENSIVE THERAPY IN A PROGRAM MODEL

Get to Know the Programs

Each Intensive Program ranges from 3-5 sessions, 1.5 to 2 hours each. They begin with a Pre-Intensive Interview to assess candidacy, gain insight, and identify obstacles. Assessments and symptom screenings are given to identify symptoms you’d like to alleviate, your attachment style, dissociative experiences, areas of activation or triggers, strengths you’d like to enhance, and memories or experiences that still need attention and soothing. We can explore options to best prepare you for your Intensive treatment experience and clarify your treatment goals.

Each Intensive Day consists of a 2-hour client-centered Intensive treatment, supporting you through EMDR resourcing and reprocessing. If you choose multiple days of Intensives, I recommend spacing them each out at least 24 hours to allow your system time to rest. Programs conclude with a Post-Intensive Interview to assess and support your response to treatment.

Building Your Support Team with Catherine Alvarado

Optional Offerings

There are two optional offerings to add to any Intensive Program. The Personalized Treatment Workbook allows you to work on your treatment goals before, during, and after Intensive Day(s). It includes a Pre-Intensive Assessment sent to you before Intensive Day which can significantly help accelerate your assessment, allowing for more time during the Intensive for resourcing and reprocessing. Resourcing Intensives offer you space to strengthen these muscles aka your Window of Tolerance, so you have the capacity to navigate stress and stay present on Intensive day during reprocessing.

Building Your Support Team with Catherine Alvarado

 

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HOW IT WORKS

Choose What You Want

MULTIPLE MODELS

Choose between 1-Day or
2-Day Intensive Programs with the option to add on a Resourcing Intensive if needed

MIXED FORMATS

Choose where you want
to do your program?
Virtually or In person?

WIDE AVAILABILITY

Choose when you
would like to meet:
Tuesdays-Saturdays

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Ask Yourself…

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How many Intensive days do I want this treatment experience to be? (1 or 2-day, 2 hour Intensive per day)
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When would I like to schedule my Intensive Day(s)? (weekday, evening, weekend)
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Where would I like Intensive Day(s) to be? (in person or virtual)
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Would it be helpful to add a Resourcing Intensive Day or the Personalized Treatment workbook? (optional offerings) 

INVESTMENT

Ready To Get Started?

1-DAY, INTENSIVE PROGRAM

5 CONTACT HOURS  //  $1,500

Here´s what´s included:

+90-min, Pre-Intensive Interview
+Assessments & Preparation
+One, 2 Hr Intensive Day
+90-min, Post-Intensive Interview

OPTIONAL ADD ONS:

+Personalized Treatment Workbook ($300)
+Resourcing Intensive ($300/60 mins, $450/90 mins)

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Tuesday – 90 min, Pre-Intensive Interview (virtual)
Wednesday – 2 hr Intensive (virtual)
Decompress after Intensive
Friday – 90 min, Post-Intensive Interview (virtual)

OR

Thursday – 90 min, Pre-Intensive Interview (virtual)
Rest before Intensive or Resourcing Intensive
Saturday – 2 hr Intensive (in person)
Decompress after Intensive
Tuesday – 90 min, Post-Intensive Interview (virtual)

2-DAY, INTENSIVE PROGRAM

7 CONTACT HOURS  //  $2,100

Here´s what´s included:

+90-min, Pre-Intensive Interview
+Assessments & Preparation
+Two, 2 Hr Intensive Day
+90-min, Post-Intensive Interview

OPTIONAL ADD ONS:

+Personalized Treatment Workbook ($300 for 1 hr prep time)
+Resourcing Intensive ($300/60 mins, $450/90 mins)

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Friday – 90 min, Pre-Intensive Interview (virtual)
Rest before Intensive or Resourcing Intensive
Tuesday – Day 1: 2 hr, Intensive (virtual)
Decompress after Intensive
Thursday – Day 2: 2hr Intensive (virtual)
Friday – 90 min, Post-Intensive Interview (virtual)

OR

Tuesday 90 min, Pre-Intensive Interview (virtual)
Rest before Intensive or Resourcing Intensive
Thursday – Day 1: 2hr Intensive (virtual)
Decompress after Intensive
Saturday – Day 2: 2 hr, Intensive (in person)
Decompress after Intensive
Tuesday – 90 minute, Post-Intensive Interview (virtual)

QUESTIONS ABOUT EMDR INTENSIVE PROGRAMS?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in an EMDR Intensive?

Available for anyone in California – new clients, current weekly clients, and those who are already working with a primary therapist as adjunct therapy. Ongoing support and returning clients of access to modified EMDR intensive programs.

What can I expect to accomplish from a 1-Day vs 2-Day Intensive?

1-Day, Intensives offer a multitude of resources and can help to either increase performance, confidence, or significantly decrease the devastating effects of single event trauma (e.g., negative cognitions, disturbing emotions and body sensations). While significant healing can occur in one Intensive, complex trauma may require more treatment. You can continue working on specific treatment goals through monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly Intensives.

What is the Personalized Treatment Workbook?

An optional offering to add to any Intensive Program ($300 1 hr prep fee). The Personalized Treatment Workbook allows you to work on your treatment goals before, during, and after our intensive sessions. It includes a Pre-Intensive Assessment sent to you before Intensive day which can significantly help accelerate your assessment, allowing for more time during the Intensive for resourcing and reprocessing.

What is a Resourcing Intensive?

An optional offering to add to any Intensive Program ($300/hr weekdays, $350/hr weekends). Resourcing Intensives offer you space to strengthen these muscles aka your Window of Tolerance, so you have the capacity to navigate stress and stay present on Intensive day during reprocessing.

Are weekly sessions the same rate as EMDR Intensives?

No. EMDR Intensive Programs are a separate and very different offering than ongoing support. Ongoing support is $230/50-minutes. EMDR Intensive Programs are $300/hr for weekdays and $350/hr for weekends.

How does payment work for Intensive Programs?

Program fees are determined by requested Intensive day/time. From there, Ivy Pay will help you enter your payment information, run the charge for your 90-minute Pre-Intensive Interview, and put your card on file for ongoing use. Your card will be charged for each offering on the day of that scheduled session.

Can my insurance help pay for Intensive Programs?

You are responsible for determining the exact details of your PPO policy ahead of time, including what benefits are available regarding out-of-network providers and if your insurance will reimburse for therapy sessions longer than 45-50 minutes or several sessions of therapy in one week. Upon request, a Superbill for all direct contact therapy hours received can be created.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

I offer a 12-week, sliding scale program for clients who wish to work with me on targeted treatment goals and are unable to pay my full fee. During the 12-weeks, clients in this program have access to Intensive Programs at a discounted rate. At the end of the 12-weeks, services return to full fee amount. There are limited spots in the sliding scale program. Reach out to check availability.

Are there any precautions?

Yes. There are specific procedures to be followed depending on presenting problems, emotional stability, medical condition, and other factors. Those with a history of eye problems, a diagnosed heart disease, elevated blood pressure, or are at risk for or have a history of a stroke, heart attack, seizure, or other limiting medical conditions that may put me at medical risk. Due to the stress related to reprocessing some traumatic events, pregnant women should consult with their OB/GYN before discussing EMDR therapy.

It is required that your medical team sign off on your participation in this program to make sure all health providers are on the same page about proposed treatment plans for you. An ROI is required for every member of your support team before beginning treatment.

For some people, this method may result in sharper memory, for others fuzzier memory following the treatment. If you are involved in a legal case and need to testify, please discuss this with your primary therapist and/or legal team.

P.S.

 Although EMDR involves phases and a protocol, my first and foremost priority is supporting you. You are the captain of this ship – you will always have full control of pace, pauses, and what you want or don’t want to share. 

– Love, Cat

Catherine Alvarado Therapy
Catherine Alvarado Therapy

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323.296.9846

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CONTACT ME

323.296.9846

therapybycat@gmail.com

2309 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

COPYRIGHT © 2023. THERAPY BY CAT | PRIVACY POLICY