EMDR Intensives


Explore Our EMDR Intensives Program

Are you exhausted, overwhelmed, and burdened? Has a difficult adverse experience left you feeling and thinking:

  • Anxious and Hopeless about the future and wondering if you will ever get better or feel better
  • Helpless and Not in Control of your life and what happens to you
  • Disconnected and Withdrawn from people you used to enjoy hanging out with
  • Insecure about yourself and your body
  • Guilt and Shame about who you are
  • Overwhelmed with current stressors and day-to-day tasks
  • Pessimistic about what the future holds for you in many aspects of your life

I Can Help You Unpack Safely and Work Through Your Pain

When something bad happens to us, it can shift the way we think about and see ourselves and the world around us. Whether this is just one event or a series of events that are life-threatening or disturbing, it can cause long-lasting hurt and pain in so many ways. Often, we don’t stop to figure out what’s going on because it can be so hard to press pause so we try and get used to this pain.

Examples of adverse experiences may be childhood abuse or neglect, sexual assault, being betrayed, chronic or debilitating health condition, relationship violence, a sudden loss or separation from a loved one, discrimination, or multiple transitions.

Things We Can Work on Together in EMDR Intensives

I provide a comfortable and non-judgmental space for you to:

  • Gain new insights and perspectives about yourself and make meaning of your pain
  • Create a positive mindset where you accept yourself
  • Heal from difficult and painful experiences
  • Learn about how adverse experiences and trauma impacts people
  • Neutralize negative beliefs about yourself
  • Regain control of yourself and your life
  • Reforge your life to be one that is meaningful and worthwhile
If you are ready to put the past behind you and create a new version of you, EMDR Intensives may be for you.

EMDR is the acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, a holistic 8-phase model that draws upon multiple therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, and somatic therapy. Apart from the well-known eye movements component of the therapy process, EMDR helps you to manage distress through developing a toolbox of resources, reduces distress of past events that bother you, and allows you to create healthier beliefs about yourself and the world around you. EMDR helps parts of your brain interact better, which helps to convert distressing memories into neutral memories.

Instead of showing up for weekly sessions over the course of a few months or years, an EMDR intensive allows you to complete the treatment course over a focused duration. People typically complete treatment in about a week, and depending on the complexity of the issues, others may take a few weeks. Completing treatment over a shorter duration saves you time and money and allows you to experience the positive effects of EMDR after each day of treatment.

An EMDR Intensive comprises of a comprehensive intake, and the completion of pre- and post-assessment forms. You will be developing coping strategies before working through selected past, present and even future events that cause distress. In between treatment days, Isabelle will conduct free 20-minute check-in sessions with clients.

EMDR is traditionally recommended for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, EMDR is effective for people with one-time traumas such as an accident or a difficult break-up. EMDR is also appropriate for people with repeated interpersonal trauma that they experience over time. Additionally, EMDR can benefit individuals with anxiety, panic and depression stemming from attachment wounding, abuse and violence, body image issues, grief and loss, nightmares, phobias, and trauma, just to name a few.

EMDR therapy is appropriate for children, teens, and adults. Isabelle adapts EMDR therapy with play-based interventions for use with children and teens so that the full benefits of EMDR can be extended to them.

EMDR is a treatment of choice for trauma and stress conditions. Various organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychological Association (APA) have recognized the effectiveness of EMDR therapy. To see the full list of organizations endorsing EMDR therapy as an effective treatment, please follow this link: https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/emdr-and-ptsd/

To learn more about EMDR, watch this video!

We currently offer only telehealth services.

Services and Fees

Please enquire for EMDR Intensives rates.
Full-Day EMDR Intensives
(6 hours per day)
Half-Day EMDR Intensives
(3 hours per day)

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Why Choose Me?

Apart from being certified and licensed as a professional clinical mental health counselor with speciality training in EMDR and play therapy, Isabelle keeps her clinical skills sharp through continuing education and receiving her own supervision and consultation. Her identity as a teacher-scholar-practitioner allows her to stay updated on advancements in the field and engage in reflective practice.
National Certified Counselor (USA)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
EMDR-Certified Therapist

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Isabelle Ong Gaffney