The once-a-week therapy model dictated by insurance companies is changing. Patient/clients want faster results and more flexibility with the types of services offered. In our fast-paced, on-demand, binge-watching, self-diagnosing, self-medicating society, the weekly model is losing favor. There is a great need for mental health services and addiction support everywhere but the model we have been using for years is not a good fit for many of these needs.
So what’s the solution?
What is an “intensive?” – Intensives are psychotherapy or therapeutic coaching sessions of longer length with a results-driven approach. This can condense the time spent in therapy and allows the patient or client to get further, faster. Intensives often use a combination of delivery systems, including face-to-face, email, online, and texting.
What do intensives offer over traditional means? – better use of time, faster results, easy to customize, sessions have more flow and momentum, has more of a “completion” feel and less rushed, more opportunity to use advanced treatments, ability to concentrate more on the work being done instead of watching the clock.
Most therapists can easily incorporate intensives into their practices. Even if you take insurance.
Watch for the new online workshop on my Mighty Network for VITs – Visionary, Innovative Therapists.
You already do great work. Now you can have a new way of doing more of it.