Therapy Intensive in Richmond, VA

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

-Oliver Wilde

Let's unmask your truth and pave the way to a brighter, authentic future together.

Focus on your therapy intensely for a weekend or up to 2 weeks and start to see massive growth!
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Finding Truth Behind the Mask

In a world where masks often conceal realities, genuine self-discovery becomes a rare gem. When you peer into the mirror and don’t recognize the face staring back, it’s time for a profound transformation.

Traditional Therapy: The Slow Unveiling

Traditional talk therapy, while valuable, operates at a pace that might not match the urgency you feel. The transition from roles like executive, captain, or caregiver to the vulnerable client can be time-consuming. In these precious moments, traditional weekly therapy often leaves little room for deep emotional work.

The Power of Intensive Therapy: Unveiling Your Authentic Self

Introducing Intensive Therapy, a bold alternative. In a condensed format, we dive deep, bypassing the initial reconnecting phase. Imagine this: 20 hours of intensive therapy, the equivalent of 40 regular hours, condensed into a few transformative weeks. It’s a unique opportunity for impactful work, creating profound change without the commitment of an inpatient facility.

What the Intensive Program Includes:

  1. Breaking Traumatic Patterns: Acquire skills to break free from haunting implicit memories.
  2. Understanding Your Brain: Delve into psychoeducation, unraveling the mysteries of your mind.
  3. Trauma Recovery: Work through trauma, finding strength in vulnerability.
  4. Identify Core Patterns: Recognize problematic patterns, a crucial step toward transformation.
  5. Interrupt & Create: Learn practices to interrupt old patterns and create new, healthier ones.
  6. Moving Forward: Craft a personalized plan for a future marked by resilience and well-being.

Why Intensive Therapy?

  • Immediate Impact: The intensity accelerates healing, making significant strides in a matter of weeks.
  • Focused Sessions: Longer, closely spaced sessions ensure depth and continuity in your healing journey.
  • Efficiency Redefined: A 20-hour intensive equals 10 months of traditional therapy, maximizing your time and effort.

Don’t let the mask obscure your truth. If you’ve felt the limitations of conventional therapy, it’s time to consider a transformative approach. Our intensive therapy isn’t just a program; it’s a stepping stone to unveiling your authentic self. Embrace the change, step out of the shadows, and into your truth.

FAQ's

Will the work happen in person or online?

Dr. Silvestri offers online & in-person sessions.  When it gets closer to your session, she will be in contact with you to discuss working on-line, in person, or a combination of both.

Is it likely that this intensive will change things deeply?

That depends on many factors. Memory Reconsolidation and other modalities like Brainspotting and Parts Work that Dr. Silvestri uses are very effective but only when the practices she assigns are followed through by the client.  People who have worked in this way, reported back to say they’ve seen significant shifts in their behaviors.  If you still have questions, please contact us for a 15 minute phone consultation here!

Not much is wrong in my life, I just want to grow. Will an Intensive still be helpful?

Most people come to Dr. Silvestri because they want to have a way of living that’s authentic and well balanced. They want to stop hiding behind the mask for a while as Oliver Wilde’s quote suggests. No matter what state you’re in, this work is likely to help.

How much will the 20 hour Intensive cost?

The Intensive is priced at $7,000 and the deposit of $1,000 is part of this fee.

How does payment work?

The Intensive is priced at $7,000 and the deposit of $1,000 is part of this fee.  If the intensive will start within 7 days or less, the total amount is due at the time of sign up. If the intensive is more than 8 days out, you have the option of putting down a deposit of $1,000. Once the Intensive begins, you will be charged the rest of the $6,000.

The half-day Intensive is priced at $2,200.  If the intensive will start within 7 days or less, the total amount is due at the time of sign up.  If the intensive is more than 8 days out, you have the option of putting down a deposit of $1,000. Once the Intensive begins, you will be charged the rest of the $1,200.

Why should I choose you to lead me in my Intensive?

Dr. Silvestri  is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Certified Brainspotter and is Level 1 IFS Trained (a skill set that’s hard to find) in Richmond, Virginia. She has over 10 years experience working with Women with Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse issues and Men with Depression/Anger issues. And she will meet you where you are in your recovery journey! To listen to Dr. Silvestri speak, check out her podcast where she’s recorded over 100 episodes here!

How Can I Schedule My Intensive?

Currently, Dr. Silvestri only has room for 1-2 Intensives per month so space is limited. You can sign up for a 15 minute phone call here! You can send a secure email here expressing interest in the program and someone will get back to you.

Can I just sign up for one or two half day sessions instead?

No, Intensives come in 2 packages: A 20 hour package and a half day package. If you choose the 20 hour package, the 20 hours are included in the price. If you choose the half day package, 3.5 hours are included in the price. The price of the half day package is $2,200.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for the intensive?

Yes, read the book “Mindsight” by Dan Siegel. This will help you get a better understanding of Interpersonal Neurobiology.

What is the cancellation policy?

*PLEASE NOTE: If you cancel 2 months or more prior to the Intensive, you will receive a full refund of your deposit, minus a $100 admin fee. If you need to cancel closer to your Intensive date (less than 21 days), you won’t receive a refund of your deposit, but you can look at the calendar and choose a different Intensive date.

Ready to Unmask Your Authentic Self?

  1. Contact Life Cycles Counseling: Reach out to embark on your intensive therapy journey.
  2. Discover Rapid Healing: Explore our intensive therapy FAQ’s to address any lingering questions.
  3. Embrace Your Transformation: Start your intensive therapy, where healing meets authenticity, in just a few weeks.

Your journey to self-discovery begins with a single step. Let’s unmask your truth and pave the way to a brighter, authentic future together.

Other Mental Health Supports at Life Cycles Counseling

We know life can be hard sometimes and you may be struggling with more than one issue. At Life Cycles Counseling we have a variety of specialties to meet your needs.  We can meet you in our office in Richmond or online anywhere in Virginia. And with our Hypnotherapy, we can meet you online anywhere in the United States.  Some of our specialities include substance abuse counseling, eating disorders counseling, anxiety treatment, obsessive compulsive disorders, anger management, brainspotting therapy, and therapy for men.

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