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Serving adults, teens, and children throughout New York
"But I'm still playing!"
Remember a time when as a child you were at a friend's house and you'd get frustrated when it was time to go home for dinner? You were fully immersed in exploring and improvising and it felt great! You found your flow and you were in the zone. When your parents came to pick you up you begged them for five more minutes. Half an hour later it still wasn't enough and you pouted on the way home because you knew you couldn't recreate the same magic in the next play date.
Having to end a therapy session at the 45-minute mark when the work is getting deeper can feel the same way for the client and the therapist. But now the stakes are higher.
When's the right time for intensives?
Maybe you have a deadline - as in you need to master your fear of flying before you go on a business trip. Or maybe you want to get on the fast track out of old patterns. You're ready to make up for lost time. Whether you've been in therapy or not, life's events have a way of hitting us with waves of big emotions and throwing us off balance. Sometimes we can let it pass with comfort and support. Other times we need to master the waves or risk getting overwhelmed.
These are not the times to get held back by the clock. These are the times to accelerate the work.
What's the difference between an intensive and a regular session?
It takes time to fully warm-up, recap the last session, find a point to resume, identify all the pieces that we're dealing with, develop and implement a strategy, resolve roadblocks, then process and reintegrate every piece thoroughly. When we interrupt this process week after week, the best we can hope for is that we keep getting 'two steps forward, one step back'. With Havening intensives, there are no steps back. There is no time lost.
To help my clients achieve their breakthroughs requires thinking outside of the box. And the 45-minute or 60-minute session block is one of those boxes that insurance companies put in place. It's not a box that works for everyone or for every situation. Deeper work is like surgery. It's delicate and takes a bit more time to complete. It's also a bigger investment up front. And it makes an immediate, more significant difference.
What are your intensives like?
It depends on what your needs are. Usually intensives go beyond trauma-informed and are trauma-focused.
While some forms of therapy can feel like you're wading in the shallow end, others can feel like you're drowning. I take a different approach. You won't be stuck in pain and wondering when it will be over. You'll be flowing and marveling at how much you're enjoying it.
1. Pre-Intensive Interview - Identify the goals of the intensive and how much time to reserve.
2. Customized Treatment Plan - Lay out the options and strategize an approach.
3. Personalized Treatment Workbook - Customized for you to track your progress, keep a record of what you're learning, and continue processing outside of sessions.
4. Post-Intensive - Assessing progress and identifying new goals as you desire.
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