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

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    Intensive Therapy Retreats: Transformative Healing in Northampton, MA

    Nestled in the picturesque town of Northampton, MA, Intensive Therapy Retreats emerges as a pioneer in mental health services, offering a sanctuary for individuals battling PTSD, trauma, and the aftermath of child and sexual abuse. Our approach is deeply rooted in the belief that profound healing is achievable through personalized and intensive therapy set against the serene backdrop of Northampton. This unique environment enhances the healing process, making our location not just a venue for therapy but a crucial part of the journey toward recovery.

    Our Specialized Services in Northampton

    Our commitment to offering personalized, intensive therapy sessions is at the core of Intensive Therapy Retreats. Unlike traditional therapeutic models that extend over months or years, our retreats are designed to provide a concentrated dose of therapy across 3-5 days, facilitating a significant breakthrough in a condensed timeframe. This intensive approach particularly benefits those seeking swift progress in their healing journey.

    EMDR Therapy: A cornerstone of our treatment offerings is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an effective method for treating PTSD. This therapy enables clients to process traumatic memories in a way that diminishes their ongoing impact, fostering substantial emotional recovery.

    Internal Family Systems (IFS): IFS is another cornerstone of our therapeutic approach, offering a transformative method of psychotherapy that acknowledges and addresses the multiple facets of a person’s psyche. Clients achieve greater self-awareness and emotional balance by understanding and reconciling these internal parts.

    Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART): Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is employed to assist clients in rapidly processing traumatic memories. By integrating various psychotherapy techniques, ART provides swift relief from psychological distress, marking a significant advancement in trauma therapy.

    Expert Team, Exceptional Care

    Our Dedicated Team: At Intensive Therapy Retreats in Northampton, MA, our team consists of highly skilled psychologists and psychotherapists who specialize in trauma and PTSD therapy. Each therapist brings a wealth of experience, compassion, and dedication to the practice, ensuring that all clients receive the highest standard of care. Our professionals are trained in the latest therapeutic techniques, including EMDR, IFS, and ART, making them adept at handling complex trauma cases with sensitivity and expertise.

    Client-Centered Care: We believe in the importance of creating a therapeutic alliance where clients feel seen, heard, and valued. This approach fosters a safe space for clients to explore their deepest vulnerabilities and strengthens the therapeutic process. Our team’s commitment to empathy and professionalism is evident in every interaction, providing a solid foundation for effective therapy and lasting healing.


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    Tailored Therapy for Enhanced Healing

    Recognizing the individuality of each client’s journey, we emphasize creating a therapy plan that is as unique as the person it is designed for. Our therapists collaborate closely with each client to customize our services to their specific experiences and recovery goals. This bespoke approach ensures a therapeutic experience that is deeply personal and highly effective.

    Why Northampton, MA?

    Our choice of Northampton as a retreat location is deliberate. The town’s peaceful environment and nurturing community significantly contribute to the therapeutic experience. Northampton’s natural beauty and quiet strength complement the transformative work undertaken in our retreats, fostering a sense of peace and safety that is conducive to deep emotional healing.

    Beyond Intensive Sessions: Our Comprehensive Care Approach

    Our responsibility to our clients extends beyond the therapy sessions. We are deeply invested in integrating therapeutic insights into daily life, aiming to ensure the enduring impact of our treatment. Post-retreat, we provide resources and support to assist clients in maintaining their progress and applying new coping strategies to everyday challenges.

    I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to Dr. Jordan who was a pleasure to work with. He provided a warm, welcoming and effective space for me to share and gain clarity and new perspectives in the areas I was seeking help. I appreciated the therapeutic modalities he used: EMDR (tapping), trauma informed

    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’ve definitely noticed a gentler approach towards my anxiety. The imagery I established during the retreat are pillars of support I still lean on today! My perspective on life is more hopeful, open, and

    S F
    It was incredible. I left the below review for Dr. Hamilton. I was slightly worried about the long days and cost but it was worth every minute and dollar. I highly recommend working with Dr. Hamilton. It’s hard to put into words his whole method because it is individually catered to each client, but it

    C F

    I am still doing very well…I am not being triggered by the events about my husband’s health problems. Thanks for asking! I tell everyone about how great EMDR treatment is and how it saved my life which was out of control because I had PTSD. Thanks for helping

    H G
    1. What would you like to share about the primary issue(s) that you came to the ART Retreat to resolve? My main goal in coming to ART Retreat was to heal my anxiety/fear that I felt was holding me back in my daily life. 2. What interventions have you tried in the past to help

    D P
    I liked the intensive format. It enabled me to stay focused on the trauma work. I had occasional unpleasant symptoms that I could no longer avoid. I decided to take action and finally reached out for help. I am so pleased with Hannah and the treatment she provided me. I now have found freedom and

    W L C
    Since I began my trauma healing journey with Hannah my life has changed immensely. She has shown me incredible support and compassion, and fully allows her office to be a judgment free space. Her holistic approach to EMDR in combination with yoga and movement has allowed me to completely change the way I think and

    F V
    I have wanted to write to you for some time now. I want to give you excruciating details of our (my internal family) progress. The work we did has helped me so much. I say a prayer to you daily. I love you, so deeply. There are no words—thank you. I wish I could write

    Homa G
    I have felt huge shifts since my retreat. First I finally feel in charge of myself and my choices instead of feeling like a small onlooker just responding to things that I encounter. I have a good relationship with my mom, which I had written off before my retreat. I’m able to communicate with my

    Megan Boxberger
    It is hard to describe the long-lasting impact of the ART. I experienced immediate relief after the sessions. My long-term trauma responses were mitigated by the ART. Honestly, I didn’t think that the effects would remain long-term. However, it has been more than a year and I am still experiencing the benefits gained in the

    S M
    1. What would you like to share about the primary issue(s) that you came to the ART Retreat to resolve? To process some childhood trauma and cope with a toxic narcissist relationship that ending badly 2. What interventions have you tried in the past to help with the issue(s)? Self help books & Cognitive Behavioral

    Cathy Rodriguez

    If I could give 10 stars I would!!!! My life has changed and the old memories were given a new perspective. I can Not say enough about my experience! A 1-1 time for you to take care of you. This experience was mind blowing and so

    Erica Kilcoyne

    Hannah is an incredible therapist! She is empathetic, insightful, highly skilled and knew exactly how to help me in my healing process. I am SO grateful to her for

    J

    I have been meaning to tell you how valuable our sessions are to me daily. I had a horrific trauma the following week. The many things you guided me through were so helpful and still are. I am very grateful for your sharing your expertise, kindness, and boundless patience helping

    D H

    I can’t express how amazing and helpful Peter was in my EMDR intensive. I could not recommend this more. I’ve done years and years of therapy and with just 3 days with Peter the weight has been lifted from me. The importance of reorganizing memories cannot be understated. I am so grateful for

    Aaron Cooper
    I was surprised that my recent retreat brought more healing than I even expected! Dr. Peter is a rare and highly gifted psychologist, in my opinion. He is so skilled that I felt better after 3 days then after one year of weekly CBT with a good psychologist. He isn’t just a good psychologist; he

    J A
    I did an intensive retreat with Vickie that utilized ART therapy, and I’ll start by saying that many of the testimonials I read before my retreat sounded legitimately too good to be true, much like the title of the creator of ARTs book on the therapy (Too Good to Be True? By Laney Rosenzweig) and

    Grace Miller

    Was a life-changing experience for me. Thank you for providing this

    Heather Kenney
    For 62 years I was the typical “I don’t need therapy” guy. Then I went through the intensive program with Ross and quickly learned how wrong I was. The issues I had experienced were disguised as events I thought I left far behind. Truth was, they were far behind, but still chained to me. The

    John Morin
    My 5 day Intensive EMDR retreat gave me a new and improved sense of self-awareness and self love by allowing me to look deep within myself. This office is a very safe and entirely accepting space. Bambi helped me walk through painful memories in order to process my trauma by gently nudging me to step

    Sky Yamagiwa
    GAME CHANGER! EMDR/ART therapy is life changing. April is amazing at her job and made me feel at ease when I was very shook up and overwhelmed. She matched me with the perfect therapist for my retreat, Amy. Amy also is phenomenal at her job and helped me more than I could have ever expected!

    Janina Simutis
    Intensive Therapy Retreats made a profound difference on my mental health and my life. Working with Nikki was unlike any therapy I’ve received in the past. She helped me bring my life into the present and release past traumas that were impacting my current and future life. I am eternally grateful to Nikki and Intensive

    Sophia Dunlap
    I loved my session with Vickie. It was amazing and transformative. I have grown emotionally and in my mental health. Since the retreat, I was able to make some difficult decisions that I had been struggling with for a while. I feel more positive and empowered to take charge of my life and make positive,

    Kayla Olvera Hilario
    1. What would you like to share about the primary issue that you came to the Accelerated Resolution Therapy retreat to resolve? Childhood issues still affecting adulthood, medical trauma, family addiction and coping skills to be able to live with someone who is still causing trauma. 2. What interventions have you tried in the past

    Jenn M
    1. What would you like to share about the primary issue(s) that you came to the ART Retreat to resolve? My life hasn’t been a life of overwhelming and horrific trauma, but over the course of my life, a series of events added up to a serious traumatic experience. 2. What interventions have you tried

    Jeff S
    Hi Vickie, I wanted to thank you again for all of your incredible hard work, I’m so grateful for your ART therapy, and that I made the trip. 1. What would you like to share about the primary issue(s) that you came to the ART Retreat to resolve? I have done traditional therapy to deal

    Barb H
    1. What would you like to share about the primary issue(s) that you came to the ART Retreat to resolve? I am a clinical psychologist who has been dealing with anxiety, secondary trauma and attachment issues for a long time. My issues affected my personal relationships and led to an overall dissatisfaction with my life.

    Andy Davidson
    Andy M Davidson, Psy.D, ABPP
    First and foremost Thank you. Thank you for science, thank you for giving me my life back, thank you for opening up a world for me that I had no knowledge of ever experiencing. When I was searching for a therapy that would help me with my PTSD, depression and anxiety I expected something like

    Cathy Shapiro

    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

    My early life was riddled with sadistic trauma. It affected my sense of self and impacted all areas of my life. I spent decades in therapy doing hard work to not just survive, but to transcend what happened to me and enjoy the best semblance of a good and full life possible. I thought I’d

    The retreat was both therapeutic and transformational. During my time with Nikki I was able to put into perspective past events to make more room for my present life. Although I still struggle, I have more motivation to keep going and do things for myself. I am so thankful for Nikki and her ability to

    So much has changed in my life! I feel free from so much trauma. I have more time In the day as I’m not bogged down with negative, self destructive thoughts. I am so

    Right from the moment I first talked with Amy I knew she would be a great fit. Her gentle, encouraging ways made me feel at ease and helped me to open up and explore the past. I knew she would be there to guide me through it and I went into it with minimal fear.

    Janet Y

    When I met Amy we connected right from the start. She introduced me to ART Therapy and my life changed dramatically. I was finally able to control my trauma and not have it control me anymore. Her healing hands are a true

    D.E.
    The best part of my 5-day retreat with Dr. Bambi Rattner is that she was able to reach my trauma in such a gentle way. Bambi is compassionate, healing, gracious, sensitive, honest and funny. My retreat went by so quickly, even while spending 7+ hours with Bambi every day. I loved how kindly she brings

    Judy G
    My first week back home I received a priceless gift in Dr. Hamilton; a brilliant, gifted master in the healing of trauma through Developmental Needs Meeting Strategies and EMDR. In my nearly three years with Dr. Hamilton, I formed a potent foundation of real adult resources within myself for me to constantly draw upon. I

    Paul Howell

    I can’t begin to thank you enough for all the help you have given to me.  I feel so much better and lighter. You are very good at what you do!  Thanks

    C Thompson
    As a career Public Safety Chaplain for over 25 years, I have had the opportunity to make numerous referrals to Dr. Jordan Hamilton, Ph.D. for those public safety professionals and family members who need a specific standard of care that I recognized he could provide. Those who have received treatment or therapy through his practice

    Chaplain Mark O’Sullivan, M. Min. P.S.
    Chaplain Mark O’Sullivan, M. Min. P.S.

    I recommend Dr. Hamilton. He’s highly knowledgeable, compassionate and has a wonderfully gentle sense of humor. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him from others as

    Janet Johnston
    I am a physician specializing in mood disorders with practices in Roseville, Folsom and Yuba City. I have been referring my patients to Dr. Hamilton for over fifteen years. Without exception, every one of my patients have been helped and have had nothing but the highest opinions of both of these exceptional psychotherapists. He has

    Peter Knoblich M.D.

    Dr. Hamilton is a gifted psychologist who has tremendous compassion and expertise when working with individuals, couples and families. I highly recommend his center for anyone needing help with individual, family, child or couples

    Joe Bavonese
    I have known Dr. Hamilton for 35 years. He has consistently shown himself to be a man of integrity and compassion. Not only is he very competent in his profession, but he is skilled in walking step by step with his patients, showing them the path needed for their healing. I am proud to be

    Carol Visser
    When your ego is breaking apart you can feel stuck with trauma and a lot of blocked emotions you collect through your life. You need to let all those emotions go to become your new self. Bambi with her kindness, love and knowledge was the person that helped me to become my new version of

    Pablo G.

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

    D.C.

    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

    G.B.

    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

    A.E.

    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

    L.O.

    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

    S.A.

    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

    R.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

    G.R.
    I am both a bodyworker and psychotherapist. I really, really enjoyed and appreciated Ross’ ability to bring these two approaches together to address the body’s role in therapy, and the mind’s role in contracted muscles, and habitual, health negating postures. But what stands out the most in having worked with Ross is you really know

    Elena V, MT, LMFT

    With other therapists, I’ve often felt as if I was running in place. Ross gets things moving. He’s extremely intuitive and has introduced me to EMDR, which is one of the most successful tools I’ve ever used in therapy. Ross’s work has helped me resolve issues that have been with me for

    Eric B.
    I have worked with Ross on several occasions and found his knowledge and experience to be very helpful to me as I’ve faced and worked through mental health issues. His approach is always professional and human. There was an immediate connection between us. He got to the core of issues and gave me practical steps

    Bruce S

    I have worked with Ross for many years.  He is a genuine, compassionate therapist – someone who makes you feel valued and heard.  He has incredible positive energy which he directs to both the advancement of his own learning and supporting his clients.  Down to earth, grounded, warm and intelligent – highly

    B.R.
    Ross worked with my partner and me after we had realized we couldn’t reconcile. We had one of the most difficult challenges before us that parents can have – how to let our daughter grow up with two parents, though they lived far apart. He got us both to see reality, helped us agree to difficult compromises

    John R.
    I have worked extensively with Ross in both individual and couples therapy. I’ve never met another therapist with such extensive knowledge of the complex dynamics that exist in a relationship. The time I’ve spent with him has helped me show up in my own relationship in ways that I never dreamed. My level of patience,

    Kris M.
    At the very beginning of my intensive retreat with Bambi she told me that the process would open up my life to all the universe had to offer. That was a very nice thought but I had no idea that it would completely change my life. After struggling with chronic Lyme disease for 13 years

    Josephine Burnett, PhD
    Dr Bambi Rattner worked with me doing intensive EMDR after my mother had passed. I was experiencing a reactivation of my PTSD from the sudden death of my father when I was a kid, that got reactivated from my mother’s recent death. It would have been a much longer road of healing without Dr Bambi’s

    Dr Kate Klemer, DC, RCST
    Dr Kate Klemer, DC, RCST
    It seems impossible to describe the extent of the positive impact that Bambi’s intensive therapy brought to me. The first night after about 5-6 hours of her intensive trauma therapy, I experienced a new sense of serenity that I had not felt for close to 15 years. Physically and mentally, it felt similar to when

    C.T.
    As someone who has struggled with suicidal depression since childhood, I have done important work with many therapists, counselors, and healers. But Bambi Rattner is the first to help me recognize, name, and face my deepest wounds, and to compassionately embrace the parts into which I broke myself to survive. Bambi has not only shown

    Joy Ladin
    I have participated in intensive therapy with Dr. Bambi Rattner on three different occasions. I had not done a therapy intensive before and was hesitant, but Bambi made me feel comfortable right from the start. She is warm, accepting, non-judgmental, and deeply kind. As a trauma survivor, it is hard for me to feel safe with people and

    Jessica B.
    My life had become like ashes in my mouth. I felt nothing but fear, and maybe shame, but not even much of those because I was so shut down by a lifetime of “sucking it up” and “pulling myself up by my bootstraps” until, one day, those bootstraps ripped off in my hands. I was

    Don Cuerdon
    I sought out Bambi’s help for my son when he was 5 years old and suffering from behavioral outbursts and PTSD from early childhood trauma. I was impressed with Bambi’s abilities. She was always very calming and engaging. She was able to guide him through past traumatic memories in a way that allowed him to

    G. O.
    Bambi was an integral part to overcoming issues I was still dealing with from my past. She is very kind, open, listens, and provides positive direction to her clients. I felt extremely comfortable working with her and had no trouble opening up and talking. She really helped improve my depression and anxiety in a short

    Heather Clifford Moros
    I knew I was in good hands… Bambi demonstrated just the right balance of abiding kindness and exceptional knowledge in her craft as a trauma therapist. She brought me through a week-long intensive EMDR retreat in a way that felt safe and productive. She genuinely cared and responded with attunement and warmth to the varied

    Traccie Hilton, LMHC

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    Our Dedicated Team

    At Intensive Therapy Retreats in Northampton, MA, our team consists of highly skilled psychologists and psychotherapists who specialize in trauma and PTSD therapy. Each therapist brings a wealth of experience, compassion, and dedication to the practice, ensuring that all clients receive the highest standard of care. Our professionals are trained in the latest therapeutic techniques, including EMDR, IFS, and ART, making them adept at handling complex trauma cases with sensitivity and expertise.

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    Client-Centered Care

    We believe in the importance of creating a therapeutic alliance where clients feel seen, heard, and valued. This approach fosters a safe space for clients to explore their deepest vulnerabilities and strengthens the therapeutic process. Our team's commitment to empathy and professionalism is evident in every interaction, providing a solid foundation for effective therapy and lasting healing.

    Your Next Steps Towards Healing

    Reaching Out: Beginning your healing journey with Intensive Therapy Retreats is just a phone call or email away. Our staff is ready to answer your questions, provide more information, and guide you through the initial steps of arranging your retreat. We understand that reaching out for help is a significant step, and we are committed to making the process as seamless and supportive as possible.

    Personalized Consultation: Every potential client is offered a personalized consultation to ensure our retreats and therapy methods align with their needs and goals. This initial consultation is a vital part of our process, allowing us to understand your story and tailor our approach to suit your path to healing. It's also an opportunity for you to learn more about us and feel confident in your choice to embark on this journey with Intensive Therapy Retreats.

    Your Retreat Space

    Our office is located within the historic Quaker building in the heart of downtown Northampton and offers complete privacy and security during your retreat.


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    Join Us in Northampton for a Journey of Transformation

    Intensive Therapy Retreats in Northampton, MA, offers a path to profound healing and recovery for those dealing with the complexities of trauma. Our specialized services, coupled with the therapeutic environment of Northampton, provide a powerful combination for those seeking a transformative healing experience.

    We invite you to contact us to explore how our intensive therapy retreats can support your journey toward recovery. In Northampton, amidst its beauty and tranquility, a new chapter of healing awaits. With Intensive Therapy Retreats, embark on a transformative journey where personalized care meets the unmatched serenity of Northampton, creating the perfect backdrop for your healing process.

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    About Northampton, MA

    The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton (including its outer villages, Florence and Leeds) was 28,549. Northampton is home to Smith College, Northampton High School, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, and the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.

    Neighborhoods in Northampton, MA

    Leeds, Downtown, West Hatfield

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    Reviews for Intensive Therapy Retreats Northampton, MA

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    Sarah Lipton

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    Honestly - I can fully say that those three days with Nikki were LIFE changing. There are still bumps and challenges in the road, but I have thoroughly re-done myself. I have had an incredible feeling of relief and un-burdening since the retreat, and I am beyond grateful for the undoing!!!!!

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    Kayla Olvera Hilario

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    I loved my session with Vickie. It was amazing and transformative. I have grown emotionally and in my mental health. Since the retreat, I was able to make some difficult decisions that I had been struggling with for a while. I feel more positive and empowered to take charge of my life and make positive, healthy changes. I loved Vickie so much, I saw her again at the beginning of May. I am a huge fan of ART therapy. Vickie pours her heart into every session and her passion for her work shines through tremendously. I was also provided many resources to continue my growth. Thank you Vickie, you are amazing!

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    Cheryl Andy

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    Dr. Rattner treated me for 3 full days and 4 additional half-days almost 10 yrs ago, clearing ALL my past trauma triggers. Additionally, when I experienced an acute exacerbation of my complex PTSD of childhood symptoms/tiggers (necessitating a leave of absence from my job following the 2016 presidential election), she squeezed me in at no extra charge and healed what unfolded - previously hidden/unconscious body-based pre- & peri-natal movements/memories that quite logically had been at the root of so much of my existential ambivalence. Absolutely amazing work with a true expert in whose care I could completely trust, allowing the body to release what only it seemed to know was there. Thank you Bambi!

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    Grace Miller

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    I did an intensive retreat with Vickie that utilized ART therapy, and I’ll start by saying that many of the testimonials I read before my retreat sounded legitimately too good to be true, much like the title of the creator of ARTs book on the therapy (Too Good to Be True? By Laney Rosenzweig) and I was slightly skeptical. I felt like I had “tried everything” and was a bit nervous to fail at achieving those same results from the reviews I had seen. But doing this retreat with Vickie was nothing short of remarkable- it was freakishly effective and life altering in the best way, and I would recommend this experience to anybody in a heartbeat- but especially to people who have tried many other types of therapy over the years only to remain “stuck” in whatever their specific circumstances may be. Also, to people who enjoy structure, science, and a goal for their therapy- even if that goal is somewhat nebulous at first. Vickie is a magnificent therapist and clinician, and anyone who gets to work with her is so fortunate. She’s such a generous, kind, and wonderful person and she puts her all into this experience for clients. I will forever be grateful for her. And I will forever be grateful to Laney Rosenzweig, the creator of ART, for her amazing brain, dedication, and passion that has allowed for ART not only to be available at all, but especially in the context of an intensive retreat. I feel renewed, genuinely. If you asked me a month ago if I’d be leaving a review like this after the retreat, I would have been cautiously optimistic- yet a bit skeptical like I said above. However, I mean every word of this with every fiber of my being. I am genuinely astonished by the results I had- since the retreat I have spoken in ways about myself, my future, and my capabilities that I haven’t heard come out of my mouth in years, or ever. My capacity for self compassion and compassion for others, my trust in myself, and joy I wasn’t sure would ever come back have increased dramatically. Those closest to me have said I sound different, and notice the huge changes that I do too. Relationships that were already great have somehow gotten even better. My startle response is all but gone, I don’t have anxiety in cars, I have energy that had been gone for years, and I’ve felt truly present for the first time in ages. Things feel possible, and I have found confidence I had believed was lost forever. I’ve had little moments of having tears of gratitude and awe no less than 20 times since the middle of the retreat and it ended ten days ago.I think the most wild result, though, is that my crushing PMDD symptoms have not shown up at all, where they typically did like clockwork every two weeks and should have ten days ago. Now, am I saying my life is suddenly perfect? Most certainly not. But I am saying that with old traumas having been processed in this manner, in addition to the myriad individual positive changes I've noticed I now also feel equipped for life ups and downs in a way that I never have before. Life used to really scare me, and now it feels like a blessing and also something that I can handle when it hits the fan. A quote from Laney's book says, "To experience the therapy is to know it is real, and to see someone you love having been healed thanks to ART is to know it is real." and this statement could not be more true for me. Thank you so very much to everyone involved in this process, this was the most worthwhile thing I've ever done for myself.

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    Sophia Dunlap

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    Intensive Therapy Retreats made a profound difference on my mental health and my life. Working with Nikki was unlike any therapy I've received in the past. She helped me bring my life into the present and release past traumas that were impacting my current and future life. I am eternally grateful to Nikki and Intensive Therapy Retreats for their work and support.

    Accommodations


    The Hotel Northampton

    Historic Accommodations
    5 min walk from office
    36 King St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 584-3100
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    Fairfield Inn & Suites

    New and Clean Location
    15 min walk from office
    115A Conz St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 587-9800
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    The Ellery

    Bed & Breakfast
    5 min drive from office
    259 Elm St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 584-7660
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    Restaurants


    Jake's

    Breakfast Fare
    5 min walk from office
    17 King St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 584-9613
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    Bueno y Sano

    Mexican Cuisine
    5 min walk from office
    134 Main St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 586-7311
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    Amanouz Cafe

    Mediterranean Cuisine
    5 min walk from office
    44 Main St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 585-9128
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    Filos Greek Taverna

    Greek Cuisine
    5 min walk from office
    279 Main St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 586-3456
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    Thai Garden

    Thai Cuisine
    5 min walk from office
    2 Bridge St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 587-3336
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    Paul and Elizabeth's

    Veg/Pescatarian Cuisine
    5 min walk from office
    150 Main St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 584-4832
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    Fitness & Embodied Practices


    Karuna Center

    Yoga and Healing Arts
    5 min walk from office
    25 Main St 3rd Floor
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 535-9180
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    Back Stop Seated Massage

    Chair Massage
    5 min walk from office
    150 Main St 2nd floor
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 563-8211
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    Noho Community Acupuncture

    Group Acupuncture
    5 min walk from office
    160 Main St #23
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 586-8251
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    Shopping


    Thornes Marketplace

    Busy Indoor Market
    5 min walk from office
    150 Main St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 584-5582
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    Inspirit Crystals

    Gemstones and Gifts
    5 min walk from office
    219 Main St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 585-1169
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    Roz's Place

    Vintage Clothing
    10 min walk from office
    6 Bridge St
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 586-4381
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