Services for Clients

Counseling and EMDR Intensives

Counseling

Compassionate Psychotherapy and Counseling Services

EMDR Intensives

Consecutive, Multiple Day Sessions

Individual Counseling

Are you hurting and you don’t know what to do to feel better?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, have a problem or emotional pain, and
you’re not sure how to handle things?

You don’t need to struggle alone… I can help.

Reaching out for help shows you’re ready for change and ready to let go of what hurts you.

In a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental partnership, together we can explore the issues at hand and promote real, long-lasting change that leads to:

Relief from emotional pain

Increased self worth

Trusting yourself and trusting others

Enhanced personal life, career, and close relationships

Engaging in behaviors that support your best possible life

Improved overall sense of well being…basically, feeling better!

As a licensed professional counselor, I offer compassionate psychotherapy and counseling services in a respectful, supportive, and interactive style.

I work from a “strengths-based” model – I build upon what is going right and discover what is ready to be changed.

Learning and leaning on your resiliency and trusting your own healing process, I help clients reconnect with their inner calm, compassion, curiosity, courage and confidence which takes them to clarity, creativity, and connectedness.

I provide virtual sessions and in-office sessions in the Littleton, Colorado area.

I work with people of all sexual orientations, lifestyles, and cultural backgrounds.

EMDR Intensives / Psychotherapy Intensives

Based on a growing demand for a condensed and focused time of counseling, the intensive therapy approach to psychotherapy came from the idea that concentrated periods of well-paced, attuned, and skillful psychotherapeutic treatment over a brief period of time can give efficient, effective relief to those who are emotionally suffering and who are ready to do the work to bring resolution to the pain points. (See “Research” below for studies concluding that intensive therapy for trauma and stress can be tremendously helpful on symptom reduction.)

See research for studies concluding that intensive therapy for trauma and stress can be tremendously helpful on symptom reduction.

What is an “Intensive”?

An intensive is a dedicated period of time – anywhere from 3 hours to a full day to multiple days in one week – where goals are predetermined in the Intake and the therapeutic work is highly focused on working toward resolving the presenting issues and meeting goals.

Side Note: Intensives aren’t for everyone. Sometimes slower is faster. We must respect your entire system: mind, body, and spirit. The goal is to follow your natural healing process that brings about transformation. Together we will determine what is your best treatment approach during the free initial consultation appointment.

An intensive psychotherapeutic commitment can help you feel less distress around traumatic or adverse events, shift long held beliefs that are no longer true, or help you approach life and relationships in a way that is more aligned with your heart’s desire.

Is This a Good Therapeutic Approach for You?

This creative option for counseling and psychotherapy is well suited for individuals who:

Live busy lifestyles and have limited time for themselves.

Believe therapy would be beneficial and don’t want to go week after week, month after month.

Have tried traditional talk therapy and didn’t experience the gains they had hoped for.

Are stable and happy in many parts of their lives, but have one specific area in which they feel stuck.

Live in areas where integrative, trauma therapists are not available.

Prefer a more straightforward approach to addressing traumatic memories by staying more purposefully connected to the process as opposed to re-opening and re-engaging the process with weekly appointments.

This alternative approach to psychotherapy is intentionally time-focused, depth-oriented, and goal-driven.

A Special Note to My Mental Health Colleagues

As a “therapist’s therapist”, intensive psychotherapy is an excellent approach for many working therapists who want to:

  • Clear their triggers and have busy schedules
  • Deepen into their truest Self and have sabotaging beliefs that block this.
  • Move more fully into their best potential, both personally and professionally, and haven’t had long lasting success with traditional therapy.
  • Work with a therapist who is not part of their immediate community.

This hands-on approach to individual processing, will efficiently help “update and integrate” thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that hold you back from who you feel you are on the inside. Whether your limitations are held consciously or unconsciously, if you’re ready to step into your truest expression of Self, I am here to help.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Marianne Williamson

Do I Only Offer EMDR Intensives?

With over a decade of clinical experience, I specialize in meeting clients where they need to be met and help them bridge to where they want to be.

If EMDR therapy isn’t the best fit for a client, as a solution-focused, depth psychotherapist, I will bring in other approaches that I have studied…

  • Internal Family Systems
  • Natural Processing (somatic approach to EMDR therapy)
  • Sandplay
  • Brainspotting
  • Mindfulness
  • Psycho-spirituality
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology/Polyvagal Theory

…to invite the unconscious to become conscious, allow the internal conflict to resolve, and create a new personal narrative that better aligns with your values and hopes of today.

Whatever therapeutic approach is used in the session, the goal is to heal the root issue so there is authentic resolve and reconnection to Self.

What Is Included In An Intensive?

Each experience is highly personalized based upon your strengths and challenges, but generally includes:

  • A comfortable, safe environment to engage in the work.
  • Tea, water, and snacks to support you during the day.
  • Ample breaks for your comfort.
  • Walks outdoors.
  • Experiential exercises to embody what is being learned.

Also included for each person is:

  • A free consultation appointment to determine if intensives are the best form of therapy for your needs. This also gives you a chance to ask me questions and sense if you think intensives are a good match for you.
  • Goal clarification exercise to be clear about what you’re working toward.
  • A personalized workbook to use throughout your work with me, and to take with you to use as a “touchstone” to help you remember your work and progress.
  • A customized treatment plan based upon your goals and learning style.
  • A follow-up appointment to support your growth and assess and future needs.
Investment and Timing

Half day is $500

Full day is $1000

I am happy to provide a receipt for services if you’d like to submit an out-of-network claim to your insurance provider.

Intensives are often schedule Fridays through Mondays, minimizing time away from your everyday life.

Final Thoughts

Psychotherapy intensives offer a unique opportunity to focus on you, your healing, and your journey.

While the work goes to the root of the situation and can feel “intense”, the work can also bring laughter, insight, a sense of freedom, a cause for celebration, a restored sense of personal empowerment and trust in your inner wisdom.

Are you ready to powerfully address a particular problem and begin the rewarding journey toward creating long-lasting, life-affirming changes? If so, I invite you to get in touch with me to discuss this flexible, new therapy approach.

Path between trees

Are you wondering if you would benefit from counseling?

If so, I invite you to contact me for a free consultation to help you decide. Email BarbaraCounsels@gmail.com, or call Barbara at 720-839-4720.