The 3-Day Intensive for individuals is conducted by Dudley Bienvenu, LCSW and is ideal for those who are looking for…
- More focused, in-depth, and intensive care than weekly counseling can provide
- Immediate help with a serious or critical issue or situation
- A deeper understanding of why they do what they do and why they cannot seem to stop doing it
Based on my experience, completing a 3-day intensive is the approximate equivalent to attending 6 months of weekly therapy appointments.
Some of my typical clients have included people who were struggling with issues associated with: extramarital affairs, compulsive-addictive behavior, sexual issues, anger problems, abuse, traumatic experiences, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, mid-life crisis, ministry burnout, and those who were just feeling stuck in life situations wanting change.
Utilizing a variety of psycho therapeutic techniques and methods I have learned over 35 years and 30,000 hours as a therapist, my goal is to help people find healing, peace, and freedom by identifying and working through unresolved issues that are the root cause of problematic behavior patterns, unwanted symptoms, and repetitive destructive cycles in their lives and relationships.
Each 3-Day Intensive is individualized to meet specific needs and is done with one person over three consecutive days. They can be scheduled over any three consecutive days depending on client preference and counselor availability. The structure includes 6 hours of actual face to face counseling time and 2 hours of counselor preparation and treatment planning per day as well as the equivalent in client and homework assignments. A typical schedule would be counseling sessions from 11 AM to 2 PM, break for two and a half hours for lunch and rest, and then to meet again for counseling from 4 PM to 7 PM. Exact times during each day are somewhat flexible and negotiable.
The cost of the Intensive is $4,800 figured by calculating my hourly fee of $200 charged at 8 hours a day for 3 days or a total of 24 hours. A $1,000 deposit is required to book a date which becomes non-refundable seven days prior to the start date. Another $1,000 is due on the first day, with the balance of $2,800 due upon completion. At the current time discounts and scholarships are not available.
The counseling sessions are typically done in Dudley’s office at Bienvenu Counseling Services unless otherwise requested and negotiated. Whether from out of area or local residents, in order to receive maximum benefit from the experience, it is strongly recommended that individuals make accommodations at a nearby hotel.
I am also willing to come to you if you cannot come to me or if it would be more convenient, especially if you are out of state. In such cases, there will be an extra cost for travel as well as room and board. These fees will vary depending on the situation and will be negotiated prior to scheduling.
(Note: Similar multi-day intensives are also offered by three of our other clinicians: Jere Miles, Barry Bouillion, and Dawn Bouillion. Though similar, their intensives utilize different structures and therapeutic methods. More information can be provided upon request).