What is a General Intensive?

A general intensive is customized to meet the specific needs and goals of the couple or individual seeking therapy.

What is the format for a General Intensive?

An intensive format differs from traditional counseling and can provide a couple or individual much more “traction” in a shorter timeframe as they navigate the challenges going on in their lives.

Typically, this intensive is structured so that the client(s) meets with either Sean McDonald, Vance Crow, or Reneé Wells on 3 consecutive days which will usually be a Wednesday thru a Friday with Saturdays occasionally being an option based on availability. The client will be guaranteed a minimum of 10 hours of therapy during the 3 days.

The 3 to 3.5 hour blocks are typically between 7a and 6p on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays depending on Sean, Vance or Reneé’s schedule and availability.

A 30 minute phone consultation takes place before the intensive to better understand the situation and customize the treatment plan.

Who should attend a General Intensive?

Any individual or couple seeking to grow as a person or in their relationship.

This can be an individual seeking emotional and spiritual restoration as a result of any difficult life circumstance such as anxiety, depression, divorce, grief and loss, addiction, etc.

This can also help any marriage or relationship bond get stronger and help create a more meaningful and long lasting physical and emotional connection. This intensive can be for a couple experiencing the pain, loss, grief and trauma of betrayal or infidelity in their relationship.

What is the cost and accommodations for a General Intensive?

The fee is $2500 and that includes the 3 days of therapy.

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time the intensive is booked and the remaining balance is due 21 days before the intensive. Please note that cancellations can be made up to 21 days before the scheduled intensive and only the $250 deposit will be forfeited.

We accept cash, check, or credit card. Please note that insurance companies generally do not cover intensives but we will be happy to provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.

If you live outside of Northwest Arkansas, please be aware that lodging, transportation, and accommodations are NOT included in the fee. All the intensives take place at our office in Springdale and we do have several hotels right next to our counseling center that you can stay in.

Our office is located approximately 30 minutes from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport so it is very easy to UBER or taxi to our location.

What are some other important things I should know about the intensive?

We realize that participating in an intensive requires a significant investment of your time and resources. That being said, we do our best to facilitate a comfortable environment that promotes safety, security, vulnerability and authenticity. Your confidentiality and growth is very important to us! We believe this type of environment is essential to help you maximize the benefit of your investment.

Who should I contact to learn more about or schedule an intensive?

You can email Sean McDonald, Owner and Clinical Director, at sean@waterstonecounseling.com or call our office at 479-202-6300 and leave a VM letting us know that you are interested in an Intensive and we will get back with you quickly.

Waterstone Counseling Center is a full-service family counseling practice that provides a wide range of services for individuals, couples, and families in Northwest Arkansas. » Contact us to learn more