More effective couples therapy.

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

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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 and four countries. Many of us have 20-30 years of experience. All of us have advanced training or certification in the famous Gottman Couples Therapy.

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.

What we do

Devote a weekend in person or in online marital counseling. 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.

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 virtual couples counseling.

Now, as each of us gets properly vaccination, we are opening our doors once again to in-person therapy retreats for couples living in the same household (in keeping with CDC guidelines). Some of our clinicians welcome you now, others in 2022. 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.

You can dive right in now, online video sessions and start completing your comprehensive online assessment tool and intensive retreat. 

Our online couples counseling provides "us time" and 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.

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. 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. 

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 $2500*, 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 often under $100 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.

*Starting in 2022, weekend fees will start at $3000.

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 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 professional counselors now conducting in-person retreats:

Dr. Alexis Johnson-Nelson

Offering in-person retreats in Atlanta

Dr. Johnson-Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with advanced training in the Gottman Method. She offers in-person couples therapy retreats in Atlanta and throughout Georgia online.

Dr. Heide Rodríguez-Ubiñas

Offering in-person retreats in San Juan, P.R.

Dr. Rodríguez-Ubiñas is a psychologist with advanced training in the Gottman Method. She also has advanced training in working with couples where one or both have a history of trauma. With over 20 years of clinical experience, she offers her retreats in sunny Puerto Rico and practices online in Florida.

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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