Trauma Therapy Intensive for Individuals

“I have tried everything I know to do, and nothing has worked. I need something different.”
“I’ve gone to all the doctors & specialists. They told me to see a therapist.”

These are just a few common responses I hear from clients when I ask them why they decided to reach out for help. There is a growing demand for a condensed and focused way to work through trauma and healing. I’m hoping that by offering a Trauma Therapy Intensive, clients will get the healing they need and the help they deserve.

What is a Trauma Therapy Intensive?

Intensives are targeted to meet your specific area of need for healing. The focus is on regulating the client􏰃s nervous system (where trauma is stored) and processing trauma with brain-based, evidence-based modalities. Treatment plans are curated to the client􏰃s specific needs and therapeutic goals.

Intensives are offered in two formats:

5-Day Intensive: 2 hour sessions (M-TH) and a 2 hour Integration Group (Friday)
Extended Trauma Intensive Therapy Sessions: Typically 2-3 hours and scheduled as needed

Why Choose A Trauma Therapy Intensive?

CONVENIENCE: Due to schedules or location, the traditional once-a-week therapy model may not be the best fit for your specific needs and your healing process. A trauma therapy intensive can be a great “next-step” after gaining awareness and new skills with a treatment program.

ACCESS: In-treatment programs can be beneficial when the safety of a monitored environment and additional skills for coping are needed. However, clients often don’t have access to brain-based therapies like Brainspotting, EMDR and Neurofeedback that process deep rooted trauma, that our struggles are often connected with.

DIFFERENT APPROACH: Trauma Therapy Intensives are in-depth therapy sessions designed to:

  • Assist clients in jump-starting the process of trauma work
  • Focus on trauma specific issues as a support to your individual therapy process
  • Offer client’s another way to work through trauma than traditional weekly talk-therapy.

In traditional therapy, clients may find themselves discussing other matters that come up along the way, rather than a specific reason they originally began therapy. Clients may feel there is a lack of progress or thinking that they simply can’t be helped. The problem isn’t the client. It’s just a matter of finding the approach that is best suited to how you process and heal. This different way of engaging in therapy can help clients get to the root issues and begin healing.

How Do I Know Trauma Intensive Therapy Is Right For Me?

A great place to start is by exploring these questions:

  • When you experience emotions do you shut down, becoming quickly overwhelmed, or do you interact with your thoughts and emotions with coping skills and emotional flexibility?
  • Do you have awareness of how your body feels and processes emotions?
  • Do you have an awareness of how your trauma has influenced your relationship with yourself and others? (I.e. understanding your boundaries, triggers and responses to them)
  • Do you currently have a therapist or have you been working with a therapist in the past and feel you are ready to engage in trauma work?

If you aren’t sure how to answer these questions, don’t worry – that just means it’s time to get curious!​​​​​​​​
It may be that where you are in your healing journey is best suited for meeting with a therapist for individual work to gain some helpful skills and insight into your story. This will best prepare you (and your nervous system) for the deeper work of a Trauma Therapy Intensive.​​​​​​​​
If you answered those questions and feel that you are ready to dig in, please reach out to to schedule a consult with Melanie Reese. No matter where you are on your healing journey, we are honored to travel alongside you.

Creating A Care Team

I have a network of Practitioners that allow me to provide the best resources for your specific needs. I often create a care team as the client’s need indicates.

I have built trusting relationships with these knowledgable practitioners over the years and my clients have loved working with them. We utilize the following modalities when creating your tailored treatment plan:

  • Brainspotting
  • EMDR
  • Neuro Feedback*
  • Trauma Informed Yoga and Body Movement
  • Trauma Informed Bodywork and/or Massage*
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Sound Healing & Craniosacral
  • Breathe Work
  • Nutritional Therapy*
  • Acupuncture*
  • And more!

*Services are contracted separately and not included in the Intensive Package. Pricing is subject to the practitioners current fee and availability.

This Work Can Be Beneficial To Those Hoping To Begin The Healing Process Of:

  • Developmental or Relational Trauma: Chronic Stress, medical trauma, chronic illness, poverty, discrimination and violence
  • Neglect & Abuse: Physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual abuse
  • Shock Trauma: Accidents, assaults or natural disasters
  • Intergenerational Trauma: Trauma passed down through our families dynamics and genes (epigenetic).

Symptoms of trauma can be expressed in several ways, including:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Substance Use
  • Disordered Eating
  • Impaired Relationships with Others
  • Self-worth
  • Other Areas of Struggle

What’s included in the Therapy Intensive?

5-Day Intensive

  • 4 days (M-Th) of holistic, brain-based therapy sessions, 2 hour sessions each day
  • 2 Hour Integration Group (Friday) using embodiment practices to further integrate your experience

Extended Trauma Intensive Therapy Sessions:
Typically 2-3 hours and scheduled as needed (Weekly/ bimonthly/monthly until you have reached your desired therapy goals)

All Sessions include:

  • Meditation and body-movement is often integrated into your sessions
  • Pre-Intensive Intake, Assessments and􏰒 Curated Treatment Planning
  • Co-ordination with other practitioners for selected “add-on” services.**
  • Access to resources such as recommended books, podcasts, videos, recorded meditations and more!
  • Did I mention I have a therapy dog?!

**Add-on services are subject to rates of the provider and will be billed separately.


What Is The Personal Investment For A Therapy Intensive?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) can range 􏰓$5,000 – 􏰓$15,000. We offer a tailored and affordable option for those wanting to engage in a deep intensive healing practice. Pricing is determined using my standard (1-hr) session fee of $195.

If you are a client I have not previously worked with, I require that we meet via Zoom for an initial 30-minute session. This allows us to start building a connection, answer questions and make sure this is the absolute best time for you (and your nervous system) to do a trauma intensive. Trauma work is difficult and vulnerable. Trust and safety in the person holding space and guiding you through such a process is important. This is a time for you to see how you feel engaging with me and ensure that I am the best fit for you!

Zoom Consultation: $100
5-Day Intensive:
– 8 hours of therapy: $1560
– 2 Hour Processing Group: $200
Total: $1860*
Due at Registration: $300 (This is applied to your total balance and is non-refundable)
*Payment plans are available

Extended Sessions:
1.5-Hour Sessions: $290
2-Hour Sessions: $390
3-Hour Sessions:$585

Start the Healing Journey Today!

Trauma Therapy Intensives usually occur Monday-Thursday one week a month. For more information, please email our Client Care Coordinator:

Practitioners I work with:

Empowered Heart – Holistic Medication Management
Good Vibrations Holistic Healing – Holistic Sound Healing & Craniosacral Therapy
Katie Parker Massage – Integrative Massage & Source Point Therapy
Melanie Joye, LMT – Integrative Bodyworker/Massage Therapist
Murray Nutrition – Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating Patterns
Nashville Autoimmune Nutrition – Functional Nutrition for Autoimmune and Chronic Illness
Redefining Roots – Holistic Medication Management
Sarah Jane Chapman – Yoga Practitioner
The Wellness Studio – Acupuncture

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