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Welcome to the Next Step in Your Healing Journey

Hello and welcome,

If you're reading this, you're likely on a healing journey. It takes courage to face your pain, especially when you are learning how to love yoursef. Many times this is a journey that feels long and lonely.

 

And despite your efforts, you might feel stuck in the same old feelings or getting upset by things from the past.

IT IS EXHAUSTING.

It might even feel like you take one step forward with two steps back.

Do you find yourself feeling trapped in the same old emotions and behaviors?

Do you know deep down that you are worthy of love and belonging, yet struggle to truly believe it?

Are you tired of feeling stuck, repeating the same patterns, and wondering what's holding you back from the life you desire?

Do you long to understand the roots of your pain and gain the tools to navigate through it?

"I don't want to feel this way anymore!"

Hello! My name is Carolina Estrada, LMFT and EMDR therapist

I've heard countless clients express "I don't want to feel this!" throughout my my years of clinical experience. They tell me they are tired of feeling sad, feeling scared, feeling too much. But here's the catch: embracing those feelings is a vital aspect of healing. It's not just about drowning in your emotions; it's about recognizing them and working through them purposefully.

That's where EMDR comes in—it creates a safe environment, guided by a trusted professional, where you can confront and process your emotions in a meaningful way.

Experience Transformation:
5 Hours of Intentional Emotional Processing

  • How does EMDR work?
    Our bodies are truly remarkable. They possess an innate ability to guide us towards survival and well-being. Consider the last time you felt the urge to use the restroom. How did you know it was time? Or the moments when thirst or hunger struck? Your body communicated these needs to you effortlessly. Yet, when it comes to emotional signals, many of us were never taught how to recognize or manage these messages. As a result, over the years, we've inadvertently neglected our emotional well-being. We didn’t realize we were doing this, and for many, the consequences manifest as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, sudden bursts of anger, and even overall dissatisfaction with life. ​ However, the incredible thing about our bodies is their capacity to heal. ​ This is where EMDR comes into play. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) has been around since 1987, offering a groundbreaking approach to healing. It utilizes the body's natural mechanisms to process past, recycled emotions, beliefs, and events. EMDR intensives offer a pathway to emotional rejuvenation—a detox for the soul. EMDR facilitates the environment that your body needs to heal and process the emotions it's been trying to communicate with you. EMDR offers what your body has been yearning for all along: awareness, validation, and safety. Embracing this process can be the transformative change you've been seeking.
  • Is EMDR better than talk therapy?
    EMDR is different than talk therapy, not better. Talk therapy on its own is very powerful because it can provide a safe space to heal deep issues - safety alone can be healing grounds. In many cases, clients gain great insight from talk therapy and are able to readily implement learned skills from talk-therapy. But when talking about it hasn't been cathargic enough, EMDR provides a platform that that allows the body to heal recycled feelings and beliefs that continue to affect the way we live. In this manner, EMDR can then complement talk -therapy because after processing irrational beliefs and stuck-feelings, you can finally implement the valuable lessons that you've learned about through talk therapy, podcasts and books.
  • How are EMDR intensives different than regular EMDR weekly sessions?
    EMDR intensives are like therapy sessions, but they happen all in one week instead of spread out. This means you get to focus on your feelings without waiting in between. It's like having a clear start and finish line, so you know what to expect. Plus, after an intensive, you might want to keep talking about things in regular therapy sessions. What's cool about EMDR is how it works with both your thoughts and how your body feels. By doing this, it helps you process your emotions in a different way, making it easier to talk about tough stuff without feeling overwhelmed by your body's reactions. So, EMDR intensives can be a powerful way to deal with deep emotions and make progress in "regulra" therapy or "talk" therapy.
  • What does the process look like?
    EMDR Intensives Process 1. Preliminary Intake Questionnaire: Complete our questionnaire to assess if EMDR Intensives are suitable for you. No charge or commitment required. Based on your responses, we'll determine if it's a good fit and schedule your treatment plan. 2. Carolin's Consultation: After reviewing the intake questionnaire, Carolin will reach out to discuss next steps. This could include proceeding with the 5-hour intensives or appropriate clinical recommendations. 3. Treatment Plan Session: Meet with Carolin to develop your personalized treatment plan for 5 hours of intensive EMDR sessions. We'll identify targets for processing, discuss expectations, and self-care. We might focus most on early life experiences, specific traumatic events, triggers in your current life, or how you envision meeting challenges in your future. The process is entirely customized and specific to you.You have the option to not proceed with treatment at this time. *$150 nonrefundable fee. 4. EMDR Processing Sessions: Over three days, you'll have sessions: 2 hours each on Day 1 and Day 2, and 1 hour on Day 3. These sessions focus on guiding you through healing and growth.
  • What can I can reasonably expect after EMDR intensives?
    After 5 hours of EMDR Intensives, here's what you might experience: Feeling better about tough memories: EMDR helps make bad memories less upsetting. Less feeling down or anxious: People often feel happier and less worried after EMDR. Handling feelings better: EMDR teaches ways to deal with emotions, so you can cope with stress easier. Understanding yourself more: You might figure out why you feel a certain way about things. Feeling more confident: EMDR can boost your self-esteem, making you feel better about yourself. Getting along better with others: EMDR can help you communicate better and have healthier relationships. Changing physical reactions: EMDR can make your body react differently to past trauma, making it easier to handle tough situations without feeling overwhelmed. Overall, after 5 hours of EMDR Intensives, you'll probably feel happier, stronger, and more ready to handle life's challenges.
  • Will I need more than one "intensive" session?
    The need for more than one intensive session can vary based on different factors, including the types of traumas you've experienced and how safe you feel to proceed. Some individuals may find that one intensive session helps them make substantial progress, while others may require additional sessions to address deeper issues. It's crucial to consider both the emotional safety and the therapeutic needs of each person. Your therapist will work with you to determine the best approach, ensuring that you feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. Together, you can discuss your traumas, your progress, and any concerns you may have, allowing for a tailored treatment plan that prioritizes your well-being.
  • How much does it cost?
    We offer three different options for payment: $433 - three (3) monthly payments of $433 $600 - two monthly payments of $600 $1,100 - one-time payment of $1,100 We accept most credit cards and debit cards.
  • Does insurance cover EMDR intensives?
    We don't bill insurance for EMDR intensives due to billing limitations. However, we can offer a superbill for you to submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement if they allow it.

You can start by filling out our questionnaire to see if EMDR would be the right match for you

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