What is Intensive Therapy?

Intensive therapy is designed to provide longer and more frequent therapy sessions over a shorter time span to accelerate your recovery. It is one-on-one, not group therapy, and is tailored to your individual needs.

How Does Intensive Therapy Work?

  • 1Read our FAQs to see if it's right for you.
  • 2Talk with a therapist and get a treatment plan tailored to you.
  • 3Meet for around 12 hours over 2 weeks and gain lifelong skills.

Video-Based Intensive Therapy Now Available Throughout Canada And In 20 USA States

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Frequently Asked Questions

Intensive therapy is designed to provide longer and more frequent therapy sessions over a shorter time span to accelerate your recovery. It is one-on-one, not group therapy, and is tailored to your individual needs.

Common concerns that are a good fit for Intensive Therapy include social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, generalized anxiety or worries, depression, low self-esteem, procrastination, and concerning habits. 

Unfortunately, our Intensive Therapy Program is not set-up to replace crisis services or hospitalization; Persons who are a good fit for our Intensive Therapy program are eager for help, but are stable, and desire new skills and further symptom relief. Also, we are not a medical facility, thus we are not able to provide detox services or accept patients who are actively dependent on substances.

The format for our Intensive Therapy Program is designed to meet your specific needs and address your treatment goals. Our most common model is twelve hours of treatment booked over the course of two weeks. For example, you might have 90-110 minute video-based sessions three times per week spanning two weeks. Patients will also complete appointments for assessment, prior to booking the treatment, and may be offered follow-up sessions. 

Feeling Good Institute has physical offices in Mountain View, CA (approximately 45 minutes South of San Francisco) and New York, NY (Upper East Side). There are no in-person services presently offered due to COVID-19. Our clinicians are eager to provide video-based intensive therapy throughout Canada and in these US states: AZ, CA, CO, GA, HI, IL, KY, LA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, UT, WA.

Intensive therapy is usually a good fit for individuals ages 12 and older. Services for adolescents may not be available in all of the US states listed above. 

The first step is to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with a provider in the state or province where the potential patient resides. This phone conversation will allow us to learn about your needs, start the process of determining if an intensive may meet your needs, and explore whether there is a clinician available in your area.  The second step, if both parties agree that Intensive Therapy is a good treatment option, is to complete initial paperwork and complete a 80-110 minute assessment appointment. Your assigned clinician may request additional assessment appointments before the scheduled treatment.  Families should expect to be involved in the assessment process when arranging an Intensive for an adolescent.

We encourage interested persons to carefully consider the finances available for this form of treatment. The outcomes can be profound, however the investment is significant. Each clinician sets their own fees. The 15-minute consultation will help match you to an available provider and clarify the fees. The average cost of a 12 hour Intensive, plus assessment and follow-up appointments is $3750 USD. The range is $1500 - $6000. Costs vary depending on the clinician you work with and the total hours scheduled. 

Under the Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans must cover mental health care. So, if you have health insurance, it should provide some coverage for mental health treatment.

We will be considered an “out-of-network” provider, which means that your insurance company may reimburse you directly for a portion of the fees paid. And we have opted out of Medicare. Your therapist can provide you with documentation of the care received that you can submit to your insurance company.

Our experience has been that most insurance companies do not reimburse a large portion of Intensive Therapy services. Please inquire with your insurance company to find out whether they will reimburse multiple hours per day of treatment in an outpatient Therapy setting.

No. The entire course of Intensive Therapy is tailored to your needs, and you meet with your provider without other patients involved. If you would benefit from adding group therapy, we can help you find supplemental groups.

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