More effective couples therapy.

Get concentrated help. Our highly advanced couples therapy begins with a thorough assessment. Spend a weekend with us and jump-start your success

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Restore your loving connection.

Our science-based approach 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, 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 in thirty US states and four countries. Many of us have 20-30 years of experience. Collectively we've spent half a millennium helping couples. All of us have science-based training. Couples therapy is not just our specialty, it's all that we do.

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What we do

Devote a weekend. You'll come away from your intensive 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. Get away from the daily grind and work on your intimate bond.

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."

Get started now. 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 welcome you back to our offices!

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

For over a year, COVID-19 stopped our face-to-face in-person couples retreats and we continued to offer the same science-based therapy in an online format.

Now, as each of us gets properly vaccination, we are opening our doors once again to in-person retreats for couples living in the same household (in keeping with CDC guidelines). Some of our clinicians welcome you now, others in the Summer of 2021 (Western Hemisphere). Check with the individual clinician for details on opening and protocols.

Not ready to travel yet? We understand.

Choose intensive online couples counseling- without leaving home.

You can dive right in now, online and start completing your comprehensive online assessment tool and intensive retreat. Work privately from home or nearby lodging. Take "us time" and immerse yourselves in learning essential tools for better relating. 

These weekends are private and individually tailored. One couple to one skilled professional.

Book in 3 simple steps:

1. Are your marital goals a good fit for this format? 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. Schedule your in-person or online couples retreat or modified intensive schedule. Weekends are limited. The pandemic has created back-up demand for in-person retreats. 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 , local lodging or we'll send you detailed travel guidelines to the best hotels and dining in our office areas. Whether online or in person, we will provide you ample time for breaks, lunch, and evenings off. 

Words of praise

Now Conducting in-person retreats in The berkshires of western massachusetts-

"My husband had threatened to leave. Past infidelity continued to haunt us.

We tried three different therapists but none of them understood our issues and tried to minimize them. We didn't feel that we were heard or understood.

When we chose Couples Therapy Inc., we were looking for experts, but we didn't know whether one weekend would make a difference.

Daniel did a thorough review of our background information; a skillful analysis with a frank approach. We really felt that he understood us and had the skills and commitment to help. He built rapport and trust early in the process so that we could freely discuss our issues. He reminded us of what we were doing right and coached us through how to improve in the weaker areas.

It was life-changing and marriage-saving! We got perspective on our issues; we learned how to communicate; we love and appreciate each other.

What would you say to couples that are considering working with Couples Therapy Inc.?

If you put in the effort and want things to be better, you are likely to see a major improvement in your relationship. This is nothing like the other counselling we tried. I am glad we did not stop searching for help.

The costs is far less than a divorce.

"Our relationship was in danger of ending. We needed the ability to communicate clearly. My wife found CTI online and we liked the approach and that our therapist was faith-based.

Doug Burford was able to facilitate the meetings without leading us. He encouraged us to work through existing issues in the sessions as we learned the new techniques. He is a caring and compassionate man that truly had an interest in helping us learn to better communicate and understand what things are influencing the way we communicate.

We are better able to communicate what we are feeling to each other. We better understand what is influencing how we communication. We have a better understanding of how each other processes what is being said.

Don't put off getting help from someone that has a true interest in helping you help yourself! It was money well spent!"

-Licensed in Kansas-
now conducting in person retreats in kansas city,KS

-now accepting in-Person intensives in WashingtonState

"We were very guarded and defensive with each other; we wanted to improve our trust and remember why we fell in love. We've tried a couple of counselors before, and it was not successful. Probably for a couple reasons. 1. One of us, was not open to it. 2. It really felt one sided. We did not want to drag out therapy, we just couldn't wait that long.

We loved how gentle and kind Jennifer Taylor was. We thought there wasn't much input from her though, but that could have been the point. I think we both felt safe to speak our truth.

We realized the true feelings underneath our conflicts. We were able to work all the way through some of them and not give up and pretend it was just going to go away

Best thing for a couple who can't resolve conflict is to be in a room where you can't leave and give up. Take it seriously, don't waste your money. Remember to work at it until it becomes habit. Things aren't fixed just because of a weekend, it takes consistency

We are very grateful and look forward to working with Jennifer more. It will help us stay accountable.

Do it for yourself.
Do it for each other.

A secure relationship provides a richer quality of life and a deeper, more intimate friendship.
Are you ready? Don't put it off.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a couples therapist near me?

We have therapists in 33 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?

Intensive retreat prices for a weekend are between $2500 and $5000* 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.

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.

*Dr. K, our president, is more.

What is the schedule for these intensive marriage retreats?

Intensives typically run Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am-4:30pm. A modified schedule or additional days may be arranged with your therapist.

Is this a religious retreat? 

No. This is a non-religious, secular retreat which 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."  


Meet two featured clinicians now conducting in-person retreats:

Diane Foy

Offering in-person retreats in minnesota

Diane is a psychologist with advanced training in two evidence-based methods of couples therapy:  the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Additional skills include advanced training in clinical hypnotherapy.

She'll be opening her office doors May 1st so book now. 

Tim Donovan

Offering in-person retreats in maryland

With almost 30 years of clinical experience, Tim is a fully certified Gottman Method Couples Therapists, specializing in affair recovery and relationships impacted by addictive behaviors. Tim's new to our team, but a very experienced couples therapists. His fees are low until his rave reviews come in! Booking in-person retreats now and save with this Gottman certified therapist.

Reach out:  Most states across the USA

These intensive marriage counseling retreats are concentrated help - one couple at a time, with one highly skilled specialist. Have you tried couples therapy in the past and failed?  Do you believe that your marriage is severely, and hopelessly damaged? Try again using an expert.

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