Michael M. Christian, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP, NCC, CSAT
Intensive Care Units in hospitals are for patients who need individual care for a short period of time. There are times when individuals and couples find themselves facing a situation that requires therapy in a setting that involves more than a 50 minute session each week and less than a residential model.
Therapy Intensives are designed for individuals, couples, and groups who need individual treatment on a daily basis for a short period of time but do not need to be admitted to an inpatient facility. Duration of treatment could be as brief as four consecutive hours on a single day or last for one to two weeks. Dr. Christian and his team of therapists proudly provide treatment options that allow a client to be in a safe, confidential and supportive environment that is intense in nature. Local clients as well as clients who live many hours away from the Brentwood office regularly schedule Therapy Intensives with Dr. Christian. Most but not all Therapy Intensives are scheduled on the weekend.
At present, Dr. Christian offers Therapy Intensives in the following formats:
Individuals will at times find themselves needing to schedule an individual intensive. Dr. Christian sees clients on a regular basis that will sit with him for as little as four hours to as much as one to twelve days. The issues that could bring someone in for an individual intensive include: anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, compulsive sexual behavior, etc.
Dr. Christian works with some couples that have demanding schedules or would simply like to come in and do the necessary therapy in the shortest amount of time possible. For couples that fit into one of these two categories, the Couples Intensive is the ideal format to get a lot of work accomplished in a short period of time. Think about it: if you schedule a four hour Couples Intensive, you can possibly accomplish more in those four hours than it would take you to accomplish if you scheduled a session once a week for four consecutive weeks. Many couples see Dr. Christian once or twice each month in a Couples Intensive and complete their therapy in less calendar time.