We use trauma resolution methods to help treat a variety of symptoms in an intensive format. The intensive sessions can run anywhere from 4 to 8 hour session (hybrid model) to several 8-hour days back-to-back, depending on your need. Intensives are a way of directly addressing where the symptoms started and they can be used to help stabilize symptoms of PTSD, dissociation, and addiction.
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What is Trauma Resolution?
Trauma resolution is a term used for moving memories that feel like they are still happening today to this memory that happened. Our intensives are based on this advancement in trauma therapy as they have revolutionized how therapy can be done. For example, trauma resolution methods are more of a procedure or surgery and can be done in a bulk format. Basically, in this phase of treatment, we would do the same thing in 8-hours as we would do in 8 weeks. Doing these procedures for 4 - 8 hours or even for several days makes more sense when you are needing to get in there and get things moving. Another question/metaphor that may be helpful: Would you clean your house for 1-hour a week, or make a day of it?
Trauma Resolution Methods
The trauma resolution methods that we use are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP), Progressive Counting (PC), and Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR). Also, traditional meditative practices activate a similar healing process.
What is Trauma Resolution helpful for?
Trauma (PTSD), stress, attachment traumas (adoption), substance/behavioral addictions (and recovery/4th step work), eating disorders, trauma-related ADD/ADHD, dissociation, chronic pain, anxiety, panic, anger, loss, problematic behaviors, spiritual crises, psychedelic integration, performance enhancement, relational discord, couples work, and a variety of physical illnesses and health issues.
Where does Trauma Resolution fit into treatment?
Trauma treatment typically involves 3 phase of treatment. 1) Stabilization/preparation 2) Memory Reprocessing and 3) Maintenance. Phase 1 and 3 are similar because the skills that one would use to stabilize, would be the same ones you can use in maintenance. In Phase 2, the memory phase, is where trauma resolution comes into it play. It can also be used to help stabilize, when appropriate.
How do you if you are ready?
If you are stable in your life enough to maintain a level of functioning that does not require direct medical attention or a stay in a psychiatric facility, then you probably are more ready then you think. However, part of this approach is to help get you ready before you dive into anything.
The initial process
First, there is a phone consult to see if it is a good fit. (If it is...) From this point, you have two options...
First, is the hybrid option and it is when we meet for a few times individually for an hour or two and you can test drive the trauma resolution process for yourself before committing to longer sessions.
Second option is doing full 8-hour day(s).
At the end of our initial phone consult, we will give you a quote for how many hours/days we believe your treatment course (i.e., memory resolution phase) may need to be.
If it is not a good fit, we will discuss different referral options or we can give you treatment suggestions.
What to expect in the session...
Yes, hours of therapy appears to be scary at first but once you get into it, it is like taking a road trip with a guide through your past. First, we explore your history further. Second, learn skills to help you get through the processing. Third, we help put the past behind you. Lastly, prepare you to return back to your life.
Follow-ups include monitoring how you are integrating the new material into your life.
$125 an hour. 4 hours = 500$ and 8 hours = 1,000$
Deposit of (200$ for a 4-hour and 400$ for an 8 hour) is required. Deposit will be applied to the session. Cancelation policy: Deposit will be lost when 48-hours is not provided and it is not an emergency. In cases of emergency the deposit can apply to another session.
On premises housing accommodations are available for an extra 75$ a night.
What to expect after
This method and approach is workout. You will be tired afterword but special care will be given to make sure that you are alright to leave and are able to take care of yourself in the aftermath. Having social supports that you can and do use is critical. Also, we can utilize Neurofeedback to retain the gains you made in your intensive session.
Adam O'Brien LMHC, CASAC
For the past 4 years, Adam has been utilizing this intensive model regularly. He is certified in EMDR and BSP. He specializes in addiction (chemical and behavioral), dissociation, complex trauma, preverbal, intergenerational, historical, medical, spiritual abuse, psychedelic integration and harm reduction, domestic violence, victims of crime, first responders, and veterans.
He also has excellent experience with medical traumas, dissociation disorders, 12-steps, recovery, integrative medicine, loss, anger, preverbal traumas, and adoption. He utilizes Ego State Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Imago Relational Therapy, and Seeking Safety.
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