Intensive Therapy Retreats in Beacon, NY
Formerly an industrial city, known in its heyday as the hat-making capital of New York, Beacon or “Brooklyn North”, as it is called, is now a favorite getaway destination for NYC denizens and a mecca for contemporary art enthusiasts (Dia Beacon is downtown; Storm King is less than a half hour drive away).
Main Street is chock-a-block with an array of local businesses including restaurants, a cinema, clothing stores, chocolatiers and even a private investigator. The surrounding area beckons thousands of locals and visitors annually with its wealth of exploration options: historic sites; bird watching; scenic hiking and bike trails.
Therapists in Beacon:
From Newburgh Airport: 20 min drive E
From Grand Central Station NYC by Train: 1.5 hrs N on Hudson Line Metro North
Why a Retreat Instead of Weekly Therapy?
Heal from trauma and get back on track in days, not months or years.
Scientifically-proven therapy for trauma to process past experiences.
Studies show that progress continues even after returning home.
Your Retreat Space
Our office is located within walking distance to historic downtown Beacon and offers complete privacy and security during your retreat.
451 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
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 this.
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 is a phenomenal one. His style is easy, non-judgmental, collaborative, and most importantly compassionate. But there is more than that.
Dr. Peter stands out because he works so hard behind the scenes, yet the time goes quickly, and he is masterful at helping the process be beneficial without becoming overwhelming. It feels very comprehensive! The office time feels like a time-warp where a day feels like several minutes, but you feel like years of healing were accomplished. He facilitates the process of the mind healing itself, like nothing I have experienced before.
Dr. Peter is intuitive and can track details while keeping concepts and the big picture in his mind for the entire time. He pulls out just the right details when needed.
This retreat far exceeded my expectations and I feel very different than after traditional therapy. Difficult memories hold less power and feel distant. Recalling them is less compelling and intrusive or if I do, I feel a strength in myself to handle it that was not there before. Previous triggers feel less powerful.
Dr. Peter has a rare gift both with his technical evidenced-based expertise and also just how compassionate and intuitive he is. He makes well-placed comments and organizes the time masterfully. I am beyond grateful for this amazing opportunity. As a mental health professional, myself, I can say with confidence that this is the real deal. This was both a mount Everest experience and a gentle nature walk.
Life throws many of us some difficult memories. Dr. Peter helped me see, feel and know that complex traumatic memories don’t have the last word in how I feel or live my life. A big thank you to Dr. Peter for becoming an Intensive Therapy EMDR / IFS specialist and sharing his gifts with me.