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3-5 Day Intensive Mental Health Retreats in Montreal, QC for Survivors of PTSD, Trauma, Child and Sexual Abuse

• Available Year Round
• One Client to One Therapist
• Proven Trauma Therapies
• Personalized To Your Goals
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    Pioneering Healing Journeys: Intensive Therapy Retreats in Montreal, QC

    Greetings from Intensive Therapy Retreats, Montreal, QC – where transformative healing begins. In the heart of this vibrant city, we offer a beacon of hope and renewal for individuals navigating the complexities of PTSD, trauma, and child and sexual abuse recovery. Our commitment to excellence and innovation in mental health care positions us as industry leaders facilitating profound healing journeys. Our Montreal retreat is designed to offer intensive, personalized therapy that fosters significant emotional breakthroughs in a nurturing and secure environment.

    Our Core Philosophy and Methodological Approach

    At Intensive Therapy Retreats in Montreal, QC, effective therapy must be as unique and multifaceted as the individuals we serve. Our approach transcends traditional therapy models by focusing on intensive, short-duration treatments that delve deep into the heart of trauma. This method enables us to facilitate accelerated healing, empowering our clients to reclaim their lives with confidence and resilience.

    Distinguished Therapeutic Modalities

    Our selection of specialized therapeutic modalities is meticulously curated for their efficacy in addressing the wide spectrum of trauma and PTSD. Delivered through personalized one-on-one sessions, these therapies ensure that every client receives the attentive care necessary for deep, transformative healing.

    EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): A pivotal element of our treatment offerings, EMDR therapy facilitates the processing of traumatic memories, significantly diminishing their impact on emotional well-being. This advanced therapeutic technique is celebrated for its capacity to foster substantial emotional recovery.

    IFS Therapy (Internal Family Systems): Offering a transformative journey through the self, IFS therapy aids clients in healing by recognizing and reconciling the various parts of their psyche affected by trauma. This approach engenders self-awareness and emotional equilibrium, pillars of holistic healing.

    ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy): Specially designed for rapid therapeutic progress, ART merges multiple psychotherapeutic techniques to help clients swiftly move past trauma-induced psychological distress. It’s particularly beneficial for those seeking immediate relief and substantial progress.

    Therapists in Montreal:

    Brian Powell

    Brian Powell, MSW, RSW

    Brian Discusses EMDR

    The retreat has changed my life. I had a major breakthrough about my childhood that gave me the validation and logic that I needed I have not gotten triggered by anything since the retreat; no physiological response such as heart pounding, chest tightness, rage I have neutral energy and created better boundaries with my mother

    Jacklyn Power

    I just wanted to express how grateful I am for the clarity you’ve brought to my life. Feels like I’ve truly woken up from being brainwashed. I can start to live MY life

    I really felt cared for and appreciated your ability to connect and also share insights, humor, and to think outside the


    I don’t know that I’ve ever felt more seen by anyone than I did with Brian. Through working with him I felt truly strong and able to live my life fully for possibly the first time. I feel like all my pieces have been put back together into a shape that feels good to


    Brian was fantastic! I had strong hesitations about working with a male therapist, but he far exceeded my expectations. Although the treatment itself was quite intense and emotional, it was a pleasure to work with someone as patient, gentle, compassionate, intuitive, and


    Brian helped me immensely. He was patient, knowledgeable and kind. Brian gave me many useful tips that I still use today. The EMDR seemed to help immediately for me. It felt like real closure once the session was


    I am filled with gratitude for the experience because it helped jumpstart my healing process and connect me to pieces of myself I had completely lost. I was only able to have this transformative experience because of the work of


    As someone who has suffered from debilitating trauma, traditional forms of behavioral therapy were a frustratingly ill fit. The practice of EMDR as administered by Brian, a thoughtful and holistic practitioner, feels comparatively like a


    By taking the teeth from my most traumatic experiences I have made room to usher in a clarity I never thought could be available to


    Why Montreal, QC?

    Our choice of Montreal, QC, for our retreat, is intentional. The city’s cultural vibrancy and serene landscapes complement the therapeutic work, providing a peaceful and inspiring backdrop for healing. Montreal offers a unique blend of security and tranquility, essential for clients as they embark on their journeys towards recovery.

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    Commitment Beyond Therapy Sessions

    Our dedication to your well-being extends beyond therapy sessions. Recognizing the importance of sustaining therapeutic gains, we offer ongoing support and resources to help integrate new coping strategies into everyday life. We aim to empower you with the tools necessary for a continued journey toward resilience and fulfillment.

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    Expert Care by a Compassionate Team

    The team at Intensive Therapy Retreats in Montreal, QC, comprises seasoned therapists specialized in trauma and PTSD. Our professionals bring a depth of compassion, expertise, and unwavering dedication to each client's healing journey. Through continuous training in the most advanced therapeutic methods, our team ensures that every individual receives the highest standard of care.


    Customized Care for Every Journey

    Understanding the unique nature of trauma, we emphasize the creation of personalized therapy plans. From your initial outreach, our focus is to grasp your specific experiences and objectives, allowing us to tailor our services to your unique path toward healing. This commitment to personalized care guarantees an effective and transformative therapeutic experience.

    Initiating Your Healing Path

    Choosing to begin your healing journey with Intensive Therapy Retreats in Montreal, QC, is a courageous step towards reclaiming your life from the grip of trauma. Our team is here to support you through this transformative process, providing guidance, information, and the compassionate care you deserve.

    Embark on Your Healing Journey in Montreal, QC

    Selecting Intensive Therapy Retreats in Montreal, QC, means choosing a path with expert care, innovative therapy, and the promise of profound healing. Our specialized services, set against Montreal's vibrant and healing backdrop, create an ideal environment for transformative therapeutic experiences.

    We invite you to reach out and discover how we can support your journey toward recovery and healing. Amidst Montreal’s dynamic spirit, a new chapter of your life awaits, filled with hope, healing, and renewal. With Intensive Therapy Retreats, you’ll find a partnership dedicated to guiding you through this transformative journey with care, professionalism, and a deep commitment to your recovery.

    Your Retreat Space

    Our office is located right in the heart of downtown Montreal at Brian's home office, offering complete safety and privacy during your retreat.

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    2700 Rue Rufus-Rockhead #712, Montreal, Quebec H3J 2Z7, Canada

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    Reach Out Today

    Your journey to healing and empowerment starts with a conversation. We are here to answer your questions, explore your needs, and assist you in taking the first steps towards a brighter, more peaceful future. Contact us today to learn more about our services in Montreal, QC, and how we can facilitate your journey toward lasting healing. Let us accompany you on this path to a new beginning.

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    About Montréal, QC

    Montreal (CA: MUN-tree-AWL; French: Montréal [mɔ̃ʁeal] ) is the second most populous city in Canada, the tenth most populous city in North America, and the most populous city in the province of Quebec. Founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill around which the early city of Ville-Marie was built. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which obtained its name from the same origin as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. The city is 196 km (122 mi) east of the national capital, Ottawa, and 258 km (160 mi) southwest of the provincial capital, Quebec City. As of 2021, the city has a population of 1,762,949, and a metropolitan population of 4,291,732, making it the second-largest city, and second-largest metropolitan area in Canada. French is the city's official language. In 2021, 85.7% of the population of the city of Montreal considered themselves fluent in French while 90.2% could speak it in the metropolitan area. Montreal is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada, with 58.5% of the population able to speak both English and French.Historically the commercial capital of Canada, Montreal was surpassed in population and economic strength by Toronto in the 1970s. Montreal remains an important centre of art, culture, literature, film and television, music, commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, education, tourism, food, fashion, video game development, and world affairs. Montreal is the location of the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006.

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    Reviews for Intensive Therapy Retreats Montréal, QC

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    A. M.

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    I had such a great experience doing the EMDR intensive with Brian. He has a very calm demeanour and made me feel very safe and cared for throughout. As far as the work and changes coming out of it, I expected obvious changes right away (even thought he warned me that's not how it works haha) but over time, I see SO MANY changes and the best way I can describe it is he helped me get out of my own way! I can't believe I lived with so much anxiety for so long and Brian changed that...amongst other mental blocks. I think everyone could stand to benefit from Brian's work.

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    Katie Flaster

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    Brian is an extremely gifted EMDR practitioner who brings great sensitivity, compassion, and insight into his sessions. He is extremely gracious and accommodates his client's needs as much as possible. His work leads to significant shifts in perspective and reactivity. He is a kind human and a pleasure to work with.

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    Heidi H

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    Going through the EMDR process with Brian has been a life-affirming experience. The compassion and insight he brings to the sessions will always be something I continue to reflect on in my personal life. EMDR is a unique experience and a worthwhile investment for yourself and your community. I hope that Brian continues his practice for many years to continue enriching the lives of many others.

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    Preston Ruddell

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    My experience with Brian Powell during our 5 day intensive retreat was absolutely extraordinary and transformative. Brian's mastery of EMDR, kindness, patience and keen intellect all combined to help me confront the demons I'd been carrying around for nearly all of my 72 years. As the result of his and our efforts together, I can best describe what happened as that the negative energy that has fueled my defensiveness and shame has gone. Without it, I have space for compassion to come into every daily interaction, especially those with my spouse. I can unreservedly recommend Brian and EMDR.

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    Chrissy Winn

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    Brian is amazing. He helped me acknowledge my trauma and deal with it. I would highly recommend him for EMDR. He is trustworthy and caring. A person you can trust.


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