WE USE SCIENCE FOR

More effective couples therapy.

Get concentrated help in our in-person couples therapy retreats or online couples therapy. Begin with our unique relationship assessment. Our couples therapy weekend helps you to jump-start your success.

As featured in:

Best for Gottman Method
Couples Therapy

CBS News New York
Redbook Magazine
Good Housekeeping

Restore your loving connection.

Our science-based couples counseling retreat heals intimate bonds. It's been clinically proven to lessen or alleviate relationship distress and enhance marital satisfaction. Connect with our most experienced couples therapists, in person or in virtual couples therapy using the most effective couples therapy methods. Dramatically improve your chances for success.

Who we are

Couples Therapy Inc. is a team of over two dozen clinicians practicing across the US states (including Puerto Rico) and four countries. Many of us have 20-30 years of experience as couples therapists. All of us have advanced training or certification in the famous Gottman Method developed by John and Julie Gottman.

Collectively as licensed professionals spent half a millennium helping couples. All of us have evidence-based training. Many of us are psychologists or marriage and family therapists. Couples therapy is not just our specialty, it's all that we do.

What we do

Devote a weekend for in-person therapy sessions or online couples therapy. You'll come away from your intensive couples therapy retreat with the tools you need to resolve conflicts, repair broken bonds, and become closer as a couple. You'll begin with an extensive assessment.

Science has taught us that working intensively helps you develop stronger bonds more effectively than the same amount of time spread over weekly sessions.

Why an assessment?

A concentrated assessment informs the therapeutic process. It explores the roots of your daily tensions enabling you both to enjoy greater marital happiness. We help you to target these sticking points more effectively. This reduces your stress and saves you time and money.

You begin your journey by providing us an in-depth picture of you and your relationship using our online marriage counseling assessment instrument coined "The BIG BIG Book." It includes the famous Gottman Institute’s assessment instrument designed by John Gottman.

You'll receive your copy of the BIG BIG Book as soon as you reserve your intensive couples therapy. Only our experienced clinicians are trained to study and effectively interpret your every word using this unparalleled instrument.

We focus on you as well as your relationship. A thorough assessment answers relevant questions about your family history, current sleep patterns, work stresses, support systems, hobbies, and more.

we offer A couple in online marriage counseling retreats.

We welcome you back to our offices!

Work face-to-face with your hand-picked professional.

Now our doors are open once again to in-person therapy retreats for couples within the state or willing to travel. Check with the individual board-certified clinician for details on opening and protocols.

Not ready to travel yet? We understand.

we offer online marriage counseling retreats - without leaving home.

Sometimes obligations to family members stop couples from getting the help they need. Now you can dive right in. You can tackle premarital counseling issues, relationship issues, and even your intimate lives as romantic partners. 

Our online couples therapy involves "us time." Immerse yourselves in learning essential tools for better relating.

Many of our clients argue it was effective as in person. These weekends are private and individually tailored. One couple to one skilled professional. Your therapy includes our famous BIG BIG Book online assessment tool and thorough assessment, just as in person.

Book in 3 simple steps:

1. Schedule a no-charge appointment with one of our therapists in your state to discuss your situation. They will recommend the best course of action for you.

2. Book your in-person or online couples retreat or modified intensive schedule. Weekends are limited so we suggest that you book now for the best available dates.

3. After you've scheduled your services with us, create a comfortable and private place in your home, and local lodging or we'll send you detailed travel guidelines to the best hotels and dining in our office areas. We will provide you with ample time for breaks, lunch, and evenings off, whether online or in person. 

Do it for yourself.
Do it for each other.

A secure relationship provides a richer quality of life and a deeper, more intimate friendship.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a couples therapist near me?

We have therapists in an ever-growing number of locations. Pick a clinician licensed below for online work or travel to one of many popular locations. 

Northeast    Southeast   Midwest   Southwest   Western   Non-Contiguous States   International

What are your fees? do you have a sliding scale?

Intensive retreat prices for a weekend start at $3500*, depending upon the education, location, and experience of your therapist. Additional days can also be arranged. These fees may be more for in-person retreats than online marriage counseling intensives.

Ongoing coaching fees are $150-$275 a session.

Payment is due at the time of booking and paid for by PayPal or credit card. PayPal offers a 6 month "same as cash" payment option for qualified clients. Clients can apply online.

We regret not being able to hold dates without payment.

What is the schedule for these intensive marriage retreats?

Intensives typically run Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am-4:30pm. Our modified online intensive schedule or additional days are arranged with your therapist.

Is this a religious retreat? 

No. This is a non-religious, secular retreat that is science-based.

We do, however, have a Christian minister, Dr. Doug Burford on our team for those requesting a bible-informed retreat. If he works with you as a minister, he can practice throughout the USA.

There are about 350 Certified Gottman Therapists worldwide. Eight are on our team.
Choose from among the most experienced couples therapists in the field.

"Couples Therapy Inc is serious business - no margaritas, group sessions or yoga classes... a science-based intensive one-on-one retreat addressing your relationship issues head on with a skilled doctoral or masters-level couples therapist."  

Livestrong.com


Meet two featured professional counselors now conducting in-person retreats:

Tim Donovan

Offering in-person retreats in Maryland

Mr. Donovan is a Gottman-certified therapist, one of under 400 worldwide.  He offers in-person couples therapy retreats in Maryland and online. He specializes in working with families impacted by substance abuse and other mental health issues. 

Jenny Fang

Offering in-person retreats in Vancouver, BC

Jenny has  completed all doctoral coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has advanced training in the Gottman Method. With over 15 years of clinical experience, and fluent in 4 languages, Jenny is a great choice for those having poor partner communication.

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Serving the following STATES & COUNTRIES

Alabama • ALASKA • ARKANSAS •  ARIZONA • CALIFORNIA • COLORADO • CONNECTICUT • DELAWARE • FLORIDA • GEORGIA • Kentucky  • HAWAII • IDAHO • ILLINOIS • Indiana (7/2022) •  IOWA • KANSAS • KENTUCKY • maine • MARYLAND • MASSACHUSETTS • MICHIGAN (PENDING) • MINNESOTA • MISSOURI • NEBRASKA • NEVADA • NEW HAMPSHIRE • NEW JERSEY •New mexico  • NEW YORK • NORTH CAROLINA • OHIO • OKLAHOMA • OREGON • PENNSYLVANIA • rhode island • South carolina (pending)  •  TENNESSEE  • TEXAS • UTAH • VIRGINIA • WASHINGTON • WASHINGTON DC • WEST VIRGINIA • Wisconsin (pending) PUERTO RICO • CANADA • IRELAND • AUSTRALIA

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REGIONAL HOME OFFICE
125 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135


Call Us Toll Free:    844-926-8753

International and NYC Callers:  +1 212-519-7523

REGIONAL HOME OFFICE

125 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

Call Us Toll Free:

844-926-8753

International Callers:

+1 212-519-7523