Time-limited intensive intervention (an “Intensive”) is a therapy format for people whose goals lend themselves to short-term, focused sessions. Their specific issues call for a specialist with Dr. Lopez’s expertise.
Intensives are based on understanding how to re-work and re-wire implicit memory through primarily non-verbal means (i.e. brain and body-based therapies), encapculated in a set time period, during which you and Dr. Lopez will initiate and terminate your treatment relationship.
Intensives require both full engagement during their brief duration, 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 be their primary therapist after the Intensive for any ongoing therapeutic needs if necessary.
Intensives do not lead to a new long-term counseling relationship, or to work toward additional therapy goals or future sessions. Clients must provide contact information for a primary therapist option before starting an Intensive, so that Dr. Lopez will be able to coordinate with the primary therapist both for pre-certification and to ensure any ongoing treatment needs are met after the Intensive sessions are finished.
What are my options, and what do they cost?
Where should I stay, how should I travel, and what should I do in DC?
What can I hope to accomplish in an Intensive?
An Intensive with Dr. Julie 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 an Intensive format?
You 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 to do the deep work of re-wiring 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 just are not, 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 changes that make reaching goals much easier.
It is one thing to say, “I know I need to eat fewer low-nutrition foods 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 an energetic shift.
Many clients actually note physical changes in their body like reduction of pain, shift in digestion, less inflammation.
How can I prepare before an Intensive?
It is important to plan pro-active 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 provide more information on the work 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.
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 create the next steps in your journey. When we make any change, even for the better, other changes are guaranteed to follow.