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EMDR Intensives: Accelerate Your Healing Journey

Are you ready to take a significant step towards healing? 

Welcome to EMDR Intensives at Charlotte Women’s Counseling, led by:
Tameka Whittlesey, LCSW, LCASA

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Embracing Healing: The Transformative Potential of EMDR Therapy


When trauma strikes, it shakes us to our core, affecting every part of our being. It disrupts our sense of safety and security, leaving us feeling lost and disconnected from ourselves. This disruption isn't just in our minds; it's felt throughout our bodies, manifesting as numbness, tension, fatigue, and a constant feeling of being on edge.


While traditional talk therapy can help us reframe traumatic events, it often overlooks the deep physical toll trauma takes on our bodies. That's where somatic-based modalities like EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing) and SE (Somatic Experiencing) come in. They offer a more holistic approach to healing, acknowledging and addressing both the emotional and physical aspects of trauma.

EMDR uses gentle bilateral stimulation—often through guided eye movements—to help our brains process and integrate traumatic memories. This technique allows us to rewire how we remember and respond to past traumas, offering relief and hope for healing. When combined with SE, which focuses on the sensations and feelings in our bodies, this therapeutic approach guides us on a profound journey of healing and self-discovery.


At our intensive sessions, we provide a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your trauma and begin your healing journey. Our focused approach allows for deep exploration and healing in a condensed timeframe, empowering you to move forward with resilience and strength.


What are EMDR Intensives?


EMDR intensives are focused therapeutic sessions designed to accelerate the healing process for traumatic memories or distressing experiences. These sessions offer an immersive and supportive environment where you can delve deeply into your trauma within a condensed timeframe.


During the intensive, we work together to process and address the thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations associated with your trauma. This concentrated format enhances the effectiveness of traditional EMDR therapy, allowing for significant progress in a shorter period. With extended session times, we have the opportunity to explore trauma triggers more comprehensively, promoting emotional healing and resilience.

Why Try an Intensive?


  • Experience an Alternative to Traditional Weekly Therapy.

  • Our therapy intensives condense weeks or months of therapy into days, offering you a focused block of time to address your concerns. You can experience therapeutic benefits without the long-term commitment or lengthy gaps between sessions.

  • Benefit from Uninterrupted Momentum.

  • Unlike weekly therapy sessions, where time is spent settling in and wrapping up, our intensives maintain a consistent pace, with each hour building on the next. This allows for deep, uninterrupted therapeutic work.

  • Take Advantage of the Accelerated Pace.

  • Life is hectic, and it can be challenging to maintain consistency with weekly therapy amidst work, family, and other obligations. Intensives offer a solution by providing a way to bypass the interruptions that often occur between sessions.

  • Tailored to Your Needs, Scheduled for Your Convenience.

  • EMDR Intensives are ideal for individuals seeking to accelerate their counseling outcomes within a shorter timeline. Whether you've been attending weekly counseling sessions without seeing the progress you desire or your schedule doesn't allow for traditional weekly sessions, our intensives provide a solution. Typically, we can accommodate your scheduling needs within a month.


Our EMDR Intensives are tailored to fit your needs and preferences, offering flexible durations that honor the uniqueness of your healing journey. Here are the options we provide:


4-Hour Intensive: If you're looking for a focused and efficient session to address specific concerns, our 4-hour intensive might be the right choice for you. It's a condensed yet impactful way to start your healing process.


6-Hour Intensive: For those seeking a more thorough exploration of their trauma and therapeutic interventions, our 6-hour intensive offers extended time for deep processing and integration.


2-Day Intensive: Imagine immersing yourself in two consecutive days of intensive therapy sessions. Our 2-day intensive provides an opportunity for a deeper dive into your healing journey, allowing for meaningful exploration and transformation.


3-Day Intensive: Take your healing journey to the next level with our 3-day intensive. Over three consecutive days, you'll have the space and time to fully immerse yourself in the therapeutic process, fostering profound healing and growth.


No matter which duration you choose, our intensives are designed with your well-being in mind. Our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring that you feel heard, valued, and understood throughout your healing journey.

Please reach out to our administrative team at email: to schedule your consultation to determine which Therapy Intensive option best fits your needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

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