- Because an Intensive is time limited, it is essential for the client to attend each 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 food that will nurture your body.
- Do not plan to sightsee while in town for an Intensive unless it is 48 hours before or after treatment.
- It is highly recommended that you stay within 2 blocks of The Viva Center if you are joining us from out of town so that battling traffic and hunting for parking are not part of your experience. All recommended hotels are within this distance.
- You are welcome to bring a supportive person with you into town, but they will not be allowed in the session (although they are welcome to accompany you to and from your sessions).
Examples of situations for which Intensives would be inappropriate:
- Those who want or need an open-ended, potentially long-term treatment relationship.
- Those likely to require extensive emergency intervention, crisis services, or extensive case management, including clients who present a chronic, ongoing risk of harm to themselves or others.
- Those whose behavior suggests progressive deterioration, requiring a longer term intervention.
- Clients who are non-compliant with treatment, as defined by two no-shows for any services, repeated 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 interfere with the proper functioning of The Viva Center.
Required forms for booking
- Client Information Questionnaire
- Informed Consent Form for Intensive Therapy with Dr. Julie Lopez
- Health Information Release Forms (One for Dr. Julie, one for your Primary Therapist)
- Primary Therapist Form
- Financial Agreement for Intensive Therapy