Let's face it, life is busy and it can be really challenging to fit ongoing therapy into your schedule. Some are in so much emotional discomfort, they need something more than the average pace of therapy (one hour, once a week). For others, geography, childcare, or other obligations make it too difficult to engage in weekly therapy. For some, the pain is so real and all consuming, that it just feels like you can't stand it anymore. I am proudly offering intensive sessions to my clients to try to meet some of these needs and reduce the barriers.
Here's how it works
I would recommend starting with at least a phone consultation, and possibly the first session or two as usual. This is about breaking down barriers, and meeting your needs, so if we need to jump into an intensive without traditional sessions, let's chat! The same therapeutic interventions will be employed, it will just look like different pacing. We will book a chunk of time, and move between traditional talk therapy, integrating the horses, and some breaks for all of us. This is an optimal way to get the best of both worlds-the power of traditional psychotherapy with the power of nature and these majestic animals.
For individual Therapy, we can book a half day, and spend time in the office using talk therapy, then, when inspiration hits, we can move out to the paddock or arena and use the horses and/or nature to enhance the healing. We will move in and out of the office and outside, so be sure to dress for the weather!
For couple sessions, we can book a half or full day. We would spend time in the office exploring how you move together-both how you connect and how you disconnect. Then we will integrate the horses for experiential learning about yourself and what you bring to a relationship. We will move in and out of the office and the arena throughout our time together, and integrate the experiences. We will take breaks as they make sense, and you will have time as a couple to practice new ways of relating. We will move in and out of the office and outside, so be sure to dress for the weather!
For family sessions, depending on the age and attention span of the children (and adults ;)), we would book a couple of hours, a half day, or a whole day. We would start in the office setting expectations and goals, move in and out of the office and the outdoors (horse work), and potentially break up into different dyads or groups at times. We will move in and out of the office and outside, so be sure to dress for the weather!
Also consider signing up for a group intervention, as those are less personal, but very intensive, with all groups being run for multiple hours over a weekend. The focus here is more on psychoeducation, but it can be really helpful to jumpstart change.
If you are wanting to talk about this option, please contact me, and I will be happy to talk through options with you!
Rates would be prorated, no charge for lunch and scheduled breaks.