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Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a fast-track therapy method that blends traditional talk therapy with innovative techniques like rapid eye movements. It’s designed to tackle issues like trauma and anxiety in just one or two sessions, without the need for lengthy discussions about your problems. With ART, you get quick relief and a faster path to feeling better!

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You’re ready for change, but the idea of committing to weekly therapy sessions doesn’t quite align with you. Let’s face it – traditional therapy methods, while effective for so many reasons, might not be hitting the mark for you. Perhaps you’ve found yourself craving more progress, seeking relief, and yearning for growth, but the weekly, steady approach just isn’t your style.


You’re not alone. Many people are seeking quick relief and tangible results.

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How Does It Work?

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We understand that stepping into something new can feel daunting, especially when it involves mental health. That’s why we’re here to guide you through each step of the process.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) works by combining elements of traditional therapy with innovative techniques to rapidly resolve distressing memories and experiences. 

During an ART session, the therapist guides the client through a series of eye movements while recalling the distressing memory. This process helps the brain reprocess the memory, reducing its emotional intensity and allowing the client to experience relief. 

ART does not require the client to extensively discuss or relive their trauma, making it a quicker and often more comfortable treatment option. Additionally, ART can be used to address a wide range of mental health issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and phobias.

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Breaking It Down

You’re curious, and that’s great! You want to know what actually happens behind the scenes, how things work, and why they work. We like that about you! While there’s a lot that needs to be experienced firsthand, here’s the quick rundown of how it all comes together.

What ART does for Trauma

  • Rapid Resolution
  • Memory Reprocessing
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Empowerment


  • Emotional Processing
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Interpersonal Connection
  • Mind-Body Connection


  • Desensitization
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Relaxation and Coping Skills
  • Empowerment

What ART does for Anxiety

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Restructuring Thought Patterns
  • Flipping the Script
  • Resolves Underlying Connections
  • Reclaims Peace of Mind


  • Reprocesses Obsessive Thoughts
  • Reduces Compulsive Behaviors
  • Manages Anxiety
  • Improves Insight + Awareness
  • Promotes Resilience

What ART does for relationships

  • Emotional Processing
  • Rebuilds Trust
  • Builds Self-Compassion
  • Sets Personal Boundaries
  • Reclaims Personal Power

Heal From Within

What happens During an ART Session?

While these steps give you a sneak peek an ART session, it’s worth noting that each of our therapy sessions is customized just for you. We’re all about meeting you exactly where you’re at.


We start by settling in and making sure our chairs are arranged in a comfortable way. We make sure there’s plenty of time to answer all of your curious questions. 


Together we pick a memory or issue you want to tackle. This could be a traumatic event, a distressing memory, or a persistent problem.


You’re guided to visualize the distressing memory or issue in your mind’s eye. You’re encouraged to notice any thoughts, feelings, or physical sensations associated with the memory.

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While visualizing the memory, we guide you through a series of eye movements or other bilateral stimulation techniques. These movements help your brain process the memories and dial down the emotional charge.


Once the emotional intensity of the memory has been reduced, we help you reinforce positive beliefs or coping strategies related to the memory. This step helps to solidify the client’s sense of empowerment and resilience.

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Backed By Evidence

Understanding Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Your ART Investment

ART can offer significant benefits in terms of rapid relief and tangible progress, often in just a few sessions, making it a cost-effective option for many individuals seeking therapy.


Frequently Asked Questions

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An ART session typically lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. However, the exact duration may vary depending on the individual’s needs, the complexity of the issues being addressed, and the therapist’s assessment. Your therapist will work with you to determine the appropriate length of sessions to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment tailored to your specific concerns.

While Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) share some similarities, they are distinct therapeutic approaches with unique techniques and principles.

EMDR primarily focuses on the processing and desensitization of distressing memories through bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, hand tapping, or auditory tones. The goal of EMDR is to help individuals reprocess traumatic memories and alleviate associated symptoms by facilitating adaptive processing.

On the other hand, ART incorporates elements of EMDR but also utilizes a broader range of techniques, including imagery, visualization, and relaxation exercises. ART aims to accelerate the resolution of distressing memories and experiences by engaging the brain’s natural healing mechanisms and promoting rapid relief.

While both ART and EMDR can be effective in treating trauma, anxiety, and other mental health issues, they may appeal to different individuals based on their preferences, needs, and therapeutic goals. It’s essential to discuss your options with a qualified therapist to determine which approach may be best suited to your specific situation.

Many clients experience significant relief after just one or two sessions of ART. However, the number of sessions needed may vary depending on the individual and the nature of their concerns.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) can be effective in addressing a wide range of mental health issues. Here’s a list of some of the concerns that ART can help with:

  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Phobias and irrational fears
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues and communication difficulties
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Anger management
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Chronic pain management
  • Sleep disturbances and insomnia
  • Performance anxiety (e.g., public speaking, sports performance)
  • Substance abuse and addiction recovery
  • Adjustment issues related to life transitions or significant changes
  • Emotional dysregulation and impulsivity
  • Eating disorders and body image concerns
  • Childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Phases of life exploration and personal development
  • Sexual and intimacy-related concerns including
    Erectile Dysfunction


This list is not exhaustive, and ART may be beneficial for other issues not listed here. It’s essential to consult with one of our therapists to discuss your specific concerns and determine if ART is a suitable treatment option for you.

ART can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other therapies, depending on the individual’s needs and preferences. Some therapists may integrate ART techniques into a comprehensive treatment plan that includes other therapeutic modalities.

While ART is primarily designed for individual therapy, some therapists may incorporate ART techniques into couples therapy sessions to address specific issues. We do use some symptom mitigation techniques from ART during couples therapy sessions, particularly when working on issues such as trauma recovery or emotional regulation.

However, for a full ART session, we typically recommend individual breakout sessions. This approach allows each partner to focus on their personal healing and growth, which can be especially beneficial for issues like affair recovery, where individual processing may be necessary to address complex emotions and experiences.

Yes, ART is supported by research and has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

ART works by helping the brain rapidly reprocess distressing memories and experiences, reducing their emotional intensity and providing relief. This is achieved through a guided process involving eye movements while recalling the distressing memory.

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