Time-limited intensive intervention (an “intensive”) is for individuals whose goals lend themselves to short-term, focused sessions, and whose specific issues call for a specialist with an expertise in trauma and implicit memory. Intensives are based on understanding how to re-work and re-wire implicit memory through primarily non-verbal means, encapsulated in a set time period, during which all work with Dr. Julie Lopez will be initiated and terminated. Please note that an intensive is not a therapy session.
Intensives require both full engagement during your brief intensive treatment time and identification of a qualified and available therapy provider in your local area for any ongoing therapeutic issues. Before starting an intensive, participants must commit to making the intensive their top priority for the scheduled period.
Intensives are appropriate for individuals who are in or have been in counseling with another therapist, who will remain and/or make themselves available to their primary therapist after the intensive for any ongoing therapeutic needs if necessary. Intensives do not lead to a new long-term counseling relationship, nor is an intensive intended to work toward additional therapy goals or future sessions. Clients must provide contact information for a primary therapist option before starting an intensive. This will allow for coordination between the primary therapist and the intensive provider. The primary therapist will be needed for intensive pre-certification and to ensure any ongoing treatment needs are met after the intensive sessions are finished.
Please note, Healing Intensives will be conducted virtually. A HIPAA-complaint Zoom account will be used, and all administrative, technical and physical safeguards will be in place to prevent any unauthorized access to or disclosure of protected health information (PHI) in the Zoom environment.
Intensive Length Options:
Length Options and Pricing:
- 2-day intensive:
Day 1: 9:30 – noon, lunch break on your own, 1:00-3:15 pm
Day 2: 9:30 – noon, lunch break on your own, 1:00-3:15 pm
- 1-day intensive:
9:30 – noon, lunch break on your own, 1:00 – 3:15 pm
- ½ day intensive: $2000
Morning session: 9:00 – 11:30 am OR Afternoon session: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Intensive Length Pricing:
Pricing includes the initial consultation, one post debrief session, and one pre-and one post-intensive consultation/debrief with the primary therapist as identified in the completed “Primary Therapist Agreement”.
Payment: Payment for intensives is due in full at the time of scheduling. There is no financing option available.
Refund Policy: Any cancellation must be made at least 30 day in advance for the maximum refund. There is a $150 non-refundable processing fee if canceled prior to the pre-intensive consultation, a $300 non-refundable fee if canceled after the initial consultation, and a $500 non-refundable fee if canceled after the initial consultation and therapist consultation.
Cancellations made less than 30 but at least 14 days in advance will receive a 50% refund of the remainder due, minus the non refundable processing fee.
There is no refund for a cancellation made less than 14 days before the scheduled date of the intensive. No exceptions.
Examples of situations for which intensives would be inappropriate include:
- Those who want or need an open-ended, potentially long-term treatment relationship.
- Those likely to require extensive emergency management, intervention, crisis services, or extensive case management, including clients who present a chronic, ongoing risk of harm to themselves or others.
- Those whose behavior is Indicative of progressive deterioration requiring a longer term intervention.
- Clients who are noncompliant with treatment, as defined by two no-shows for any services, stops and starts to therapy, and/or repeated requests for a different clinician.
- Those for whom it is determined that an intensive would be detrimental or would be an impediment to the proper functioning of Dr. Julie’s practice.
- Because an intensive is time limited, it is essential for the client to attend each scheduled session.
- For 1- and 2-day intensives it is strongly recommended that down time such as lunchtime and the night before, as well as evenings during and immediately after the intensive be used to participate in nurturing activities such as sleep, baths, soothing music, deep breathing exercises, meditation, gentle yoga and the like.
- Lunch should be limited in inflammatory ingredients such as sugar, preservatives, fatty oils, etc. and filled with wholesome and nutritious fare.
Required Forms for Booking:
- Client Information Questionnaire
- Informed Consent Form for Intensive Therapy with Dr. Julie Lopez
- Health Information Release Form
- Primary Therapist Form
- Financial Agreement for Intensive Therapy
What can I hope to accomplish in an intensive?
An intensive with Dr. Lopez is ideal for removal of problematic mapping in your implicit memory. “Problematic mapping” may contribute to things like compulsions, roadblocks in life, stuck places in therapy and sabotaging behavior or challenging bodily sensations. These issues are all good candidates for resolution through intensive work.
Why would I select this intensive format?
You may have hit a number of roadblocks in therapy, personal goals or professional goals and you are ready to move past them. An intensive format is ideal for facilitating the deep work of rewiring implicit memory which is responsible for many roadblocks in life. If you feel like logically you should be able to attain something important in your life but for some unknown reason you are just not succeeding, then an intensive format may help you move aside barriers to your success.
What kind of results can I expect?
Those who have been through an intensive recognize subtle shifts in their body that make reaching goals much easier. It is one thing to say “I know I need to eat less to be healthy,” and another to find that it is as easy as deciding not to overeat. That is the type of thing you will notice after an intensive. It is a deep energetic shift in the unconscious. Many clients actually note physical changes in their body like reduction of pain, shift in digestion, less inflammation, and more energy.
How can I prepare before an intensive?
It is important to plan proactive self-care for the down times surrounding the intensive experience. This includes 48 hours prior and 48 hours after the intensive as well as all down time between sessions. Reading Live Empowered! will also help you to understand the work that you are about to undertake.
What should I do after an intensive?
After an intensive, be sure to take note of all of the changes you notice. Touch base with supportive people in your life that know about your personal investment and check in with your primary therapist, who will have received debrief information from Dr.Julie within one week of your intensive.
What can an intensive do differently than traditionally formatted therapy?
An intensive is specifically designed to re-work implicit memory and change neural networks in your brain which control overall functioning. Because Dr. Julie’s process is heavily non-verbal, it is ideally suited to make substantive changes to your neurophysiology rather than just insights to behavior or feeling.
What do I do if new struggles emerge after an intensive session?
It is important to follow up with your primary therapist to formulate next steps in your journey. When making any change, even for the better, other changes are guaranteed to follow as a reaction to your shifts in being.
Interested in Next Steps?
Email Ana Paola Wong, Viva Center Client Specialist, to learn more.