What is an Intensive?
Therapeutic intensives usually involve 3-4 hours of therapy per day, spanning across 1-5 days. A therapeutic consultation is customized based on each person’s need and treatment goals. Dr. Hallman relies on a variety of methods and techniques in her counseling intensives including experiential processes, trauma reprocessing techniques, tapping, cognitive therapy, and spiritual interventions. It is recommended that a client’s entire time throughout an intensive be set aside for session time, meditation, and homework activities, such as reading and journaling.
Therapeutic intensives are intense. They are only recommended for folks who have a broad local support system and a local primary therapist. A man or woman’s primary therapist must be informed and in agreement that a therapeutic intensive with Dr. Hallman is in the client’s best interest. The client must be willing to sign a Release Form, allowing communication between his or her primary therapist and Dr. Hallman prior to scheduling an intensive.
Therapeutic intensives are offered on a consulting basis only (meaning, by doing an intensive, Dr. Hallman not assuming primary therapeutic responsibility for the client – Dr. Hallman’s counseling is simply supplementing the primary therapy already being undertaken by the client.
Is a therapeutic intensive appropriate for me?
Individuals who are advanced in their process and perhaps in need of a deeper level of understanding of sexual or gender identity processes or who want to address aspects of their life that seem resistant to growth or transformation may benefit from an intensive. Additionally, those needing additional assistance pushing through an obstacle in their current therapy, may also be a good fit for a therapeutic intensive.
How do I get started?
The first step in scheduling an intensive is to contact Dr. Hallman’s office to schedule a 50-minute consultation with Janelle. Once it has been determined that an intensive is viable, Dr. Hallman will schedule the actual dates and times. The office will then mail out intake forms and psychological assessments. Every therapeutic intensive client is also required to complete a full psychological assessment (involving psychological testing -three paper tests- and a fee of $195.) All forms and assessments, together with payment for the psychological testing ($195) must be received by the office at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the therapeutic intensive. This gives Dr. Hallman time to score and review all assessments and forms.
All therapeutic intensive clients are required to pay for all transportation, food, and lodging, in addition to the above fees.
The fee for therapeutic intensives is $150 per every 50 minutes spent in session. Full payment on the balance due for the therapeutic intensive must be made on the final day. Payment can be made by cash, check or major credit card. (International clients will need to pay via PayPal.) Upon completion of a therapeutic intensive, the client’s primary therapist may schedule a 15-minute consultation with Dr. Hallman free of charge. Dr. Hallman will also forward the results of all psychological assessments to the primary therapist if requested.
Dear Janelle, here’s an update since my four day intensive. I don’t feel or think I’m stupid anymore, that alone equals a miracle. I don’t feel as stressed or as tired since I’ve gotten home, nor do I feel as anxious.
Janelle, that was one of the most painful, intensive liberating weeks of my entire life. I’m not sure you knew, but my birthday was on the first day that we met. I did nothing special that day to celebrate; little did I realize what was in store for me on Thursday. The Lord gave me a birthday tea party through you. My little girl never had any kind of party her whole life, so it was very special to the little girl within – and very healing.
That night in my hotel room I woke up in the middle of the night and started weeping because I realized that many little girls have tea parties, but I had now had one with Jesus as a special guest. There are still memories coming up from my childhood and teenage years and I’m processing them. The freer I get the more I can hear Him speaking to me.
I have noticed that I walk upright and don’t look down when I walk now; it was probably the shame I carried that made me look down all the time. You gave me tools and insights that are new to me and God is continuing to give me more understanding.
It was no coincidence that we met! Very God ordained! THANKS AGAIN!
To inquire about counseling, consulting, or supervision with Dr. Hallman, please either call the below phone number or fill out the following form.
For emergencies, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.
Janelle Hallman, PhD, LPC, PLLC
P.O. Box 461188
Denver, CO 80246
South side of town – off Mineral and Pierce
6638 West Ottawa Avenue, Suite #150-1
Littleton, CO 80128
North side of town – off Boulder Turnpike at Sheridan
8771 Wolff Court, Suite 210
Westminster, CO 80031