Specializing in Gender-Affirming Women's Mental Health & Wellness
Why is Dr. Oliver qualified to help you using EMDR-focused symptom resolution? Dr. Oliver is a Certified EMDR Clinician and has provided thousands of successful EMDR sessions with clients. Dr. Oliver is also a Certified EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant, which means she provides teaching and EMDR supervision to licensed professional mental health clinicians to acquire the necessary education, clinical hours, and skillsets to provide EMDR therapy for their clients. See below for an overview of EMDR, the ZenBrain® Accelerated Healing EMDR Intensive Approach, pricing packages, and how to become a client working towards your own rapid healing now.
EXPERIENCE RAPID, ENDURING CHANGE
WATCH PRINCE HARRY discuss the BENEFITS of EMDR Therapy from his special with Oprah, "The Me You Can't See"
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)is an integrative psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed EMDR protocols and procedures, we support you in activating your natural healing processes. Attention will be given to a negative image, belief, emotion, and body sensation related to this event, and then to a positive belief that would indicate the issue was resolved. EMDR therapy may be used within a standard talking therapy, as an adjunctive therapy with a separate therapist, or as a treatment all by itself. Learn More Here: EMDR Institute
How Does EMDR Therapy Affect the Brain?
Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. This process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion). While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, they may not be processed without help. Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create an overwhelming feeling of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved (EMDRIA, 2022). Learn More Here: EMDR Institute
Short EMDR Explainer Videos
Watch these Moving Client Testimonials “Healing Trauma” with EMDR Therapy (EMDRIA.org)
How Do ZenBrain® Intensives Work?
ZenBrain® Accelerated Healing EMDR Intensives can be cost effective for those that may not be able, or want, to financially commit to long-term, weekly therapy. EMDR Intensives may be useful if you are a busy parent, have a demanding career, have time or schedule limitations [weekend Intensives are available], have a specific or an urgent issue you want to target, or are simply seeking rapid, healing results.
Some clients prefer not to come to 50-60 minute a week talk sessions 3 to 4 times a month for a year or more. With ZenBrain® Accelerated EMDR Healing Intensives, you can come for a morning 1/2 day for 3 or more hours. You may be thinking, "That is a long time to talk," but be assured that ZenBrain® Accelerated Healing EMDR Intensives are activity oriented sessions and the time literally will fly by as you experiences lasting, healing benefits. ZenBrain® Accelerated Healing EMDR Intensives are useful if you have limited access to trauma and attachment focused EMDR clinicians in your area and must to travel to participate in an immersive therapy experience. I also work with many clients whose therapists are not yet trained in EMDR or the EMDR Intensives Model as a temporary Adjunct EMDR provider. This can deeply enhance the therapeutic results process with your established, trusted therapist. Reach out for an Adjunct consultation today.
Also, intensives are fantastic when you have big job interview jitters, an important work or academic presentation, are struggling with imposter syndrome, or experiencing performance anxiety. Save time with ZenBrain® Accelerated EMDR Healing symptom-relief, break the rumination loop, improve positive self-talk, relate to others more comfortably through the ZenBrain® EMDR Accelerated Healing progress model.
Am I a Candidate?
ZenBrain® EMDR Intensives are not appropriate for certain life phases and/or problems. Clients that are in active process or substance addiction, in the early stages of DID, or actively self-harming or suicidal with a means, plan, or intent are not a current candidate for ZenBrain® Intensives. Your emotional safety is a top priority at ZenBrain®, so please note that these while these presenting problems are embraced and supported, building a solid foundation from weekly clinical work resulting in strong self-trigger awareness and self-regulation capability are the foundation to safely engage in EMDR Intensives.
Fee Schedule ZenBrain® Practices Transparent NO Surprise Billing please email for specific pricing packages
EMDR Intensives are roughly equal to what you would pay for a month of weekly therapy sessions without the weekly appointment burden
WHAT DO ZenBrain® EMDR INTENSIVES INCLUDE?
20-minute Consultation Appointment to assess candidacy
50-minute Intake Assessment [1-week prior to Intensive Appointment Day—Included in All Packages]
Personal Clinical Treatment/Schedule Outline
Guided Goal Clarification Exercises
Attachment Focused Resourcing with Negative Belief Clearing
Integrative EMDR and Experiential Sand and Parts-WorkTherapy
50-minute Follow-up appointment [Included in price of Full and Multiple Day Packages]
Note: At your request, continued monthly Extended EMDR sessions (90 minutes) 1/2 Day Intensives, or ongoing weekly/monthly hourly therapy sessions as requested. The choices are tailored to your needs.
Deposit A deposit of half is required at the time of reserving a scheduling commitment and the remainder is required 24-hours prior to day of service[s] appointment.
**90 minute extended EMDR Sessions are generally more suited for existing clients and follow ups for clients that have completed at least an EMDR 1/2 Day Intensive Package. However, a consultation can help to determine if a new client is a candidate for a 90-minute session. Reach out for a consultation to determine the most appropriate plan for you.
SAMPLE 1/2 Day Schedule
Half Day Schedule Sample 10:00 am: Orientation 10:30 am: Begin Resourcing and Grounding Exercises / Problem Target Identification 11:30 am: Begin Reprocessing 15 minute Snack/Break at your request any time during session 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Reprocessing Grounding Exercises Resolution Review Treatment Planning for Moving Forward An hour follow-up session is recommended [hourly rate].
**Ongoing EMDR weekly, monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly Intensives can be scheduled for continued support with additional treatment goals
Will My Insurance Cover a ZenBrain® Intensive?
ZenBrain® Accelerated Healing Extended EMDR Packages are not covered by insurance and require a private pay commitment. ZenBrain® no longer works with Insurancecompanies.
ADJUNCT ZenBrain®EMDR INTENSIVES
Absolutely! Even though most therapists would like to be, therapists cannot be trained in every.single.therapy.model—there are just too many. I often refer my own clients to other therapists for adjunct or therapeutic partnering if they use a model that I do not practice if my client can experience benefit. I do work with many clients whose therapists are not yet trained in EMDR or the EMDR Intensives Model as a temporary Adjunct EMDR provider. This can deeply enhance the therapeutic results process with your established, trusted therapist. Reach out for a consultation today.
Get on the List Work with Dr. Oliver in Fall 2022
CONTACT BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Fully Licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Professionally insured by HSPO ~ Healthcare Providers Insurance Organization. Therapeutic Modalities are Certified by the applicable professional affiliations.
Registered Trademark ZenBrain®, LLC. All Content rights Legally reserved 2022