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Our Retreat

Reignite your relationship: Find a science-trained Black couples therapist

Come to a private healing space to foster trust, friendship, and a profound bonding experience. Learn to manage conflict effectively and renew your intimacy.
With our intensive counseling format, you can focus on each other to heal the hurt without the distractions and disruptions of your busy schedule. Our fully licensed doctoral-level Black therapists conducts this couples retreat in four locations: Southern California, the Washington DC area, Atlanta, Georgia, and Brooklyn, NY.

Meet your couples therapy
specialists (and sex therapists)

All of our therapists have advanced training from some of the top institutes in the country. All have a wide range of experience with all types of couples.

  • We were each considering divorce.

    Our relationship was strained with resentment towards each other. Couples Therapy Inc. provided us with a cleansing of our issues. I felt heard, understood, and emotionally healed afterward. It was as if a re-start button was pushed and we could begin again as a couple.

    Recent client reports
  • We had a solid relationship with some issues.

    The couples retreat was a very pleasant experience. So far, we are more conscious and considerate of one another. A renewed focus. The BIG BIG Book © seems like a great tool for therapists to get great insight before starting.

    Recent client reports
  • Our biggest worry was that it wouldn’t work.

    After our three day intensive session, it was like we had a new marriage. We were happy to spend time with one another again. We both left recommitted to our relationship like never before. And we couldn’t keep our hands off of each other!

    Recent client reports
  • We thought the issues around connection and intimacy were intractable.

    We found the weekend intensive allowed us to solely focus and target issues/skill-building without distraction and in an efficient way. [We now have] a resurgence of shared sexual energy, a shared increase in positive mood, and structures to support building and maintaining healthy relationship habits.

    Recent client reports
  • The weekend intensive was exactly what we needed.

    We better understand each other’s needs and have the tools to communicate more productively. The weekend intensive with Patricia was exactly what we needed to improve our relationship. We have a more positive outlook, a better understanding of our core issues, and improved communication.

    Recent client reports

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  • We were trying to reconcile after a long affair.

    The weekend retreat allowed us space to be vulnerable with each other. We are more patient with each other. We talk more about how we are feeling. We listen to what the other has to say. We understand our pasts better to help us move into our future.

    Recent client reports
  • Marathon Couples Therapy

    It was a difficult, intense experience but necessary. I think the format (marathon couples therapy) is great for busy people who are feeling stuck. It’s efficient. You’ll learn a lot in a short period of time.

    Recent client reports
  • I had filed for divorce.

    Our core issues were outbursts of anger, different beliefs in parenting style, and a profound inability to communicate effectively. We now know what triggers to avoid and are making changes.

    Recent client reports
  • I wanted to stop feeling angry so much of the time.

    Since the intensive, I don’t feel so angry with my husband. He is doing so much more and is kinder to me. We have experienced improved fondness and general kindness throughout the day, we have recommitment to working together, and we address difficult issues more gently.

    Recent client reports
  • Good core relationship but devoid of intimacy.

    We became closer immediately and we knew what we had to work on to keep our relationship healthy. “Maintenance” lists were given and many resources that do/will help down the road.

    Recent client reports

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The Process

Reserving your couples retreat


Schedule A Call

Learn more. Our administrative team is here to assist you. They’re well-versed in science-based couples therapy and know our team thoroughly. They’ll answer all your questions and help you find the right couples therapist.

Talk With Our Team


Choose with Confidence

Directly speak with the therapist. Discuss your situation, and ask any questions. We offer this service at no cost.

Discuss Your Situation


We Study Your Every Word

This is a comprehensive assessment instrument of unparalleled depth. Our couples say it was the start of their therapeutic experience.

Reach Out


Blend Work With a Getaway

Attend the Intensive Therapy Retreat: This weekend exclusively focuses on you and your partner, and we give you our undivided attention. Live locally? Booking a nearby hotel room can enhance your experience.

Begin Your Journey


As Much or as Little as You Need

Participate in our free enhancement course (“Inbox Intensive”) to reinforce your learning. Additional guidance is readily available, whether in-person or through online sessions. Your therapist has an in depth understanding of each of you and your relationship dynamics. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Retreats in-person or online

What makes us different?

For over a decade, Couples Therapy Inc. has seen 3500+ couples in couples therapy retreats. It is all we have ever done, and we’ve gotten very good at it. Our cadre of professionals is exceptional. Our assessment instrument was designed specifically for effective intensive work. We are intentionally international and multi-cultural, constantly learning and evolving to improve our work.

  • 5
    Countries Served
  • 10
    Languages Spoken
  • 30+
    Experienced Clinicians
  • 250+
    Client Reviews

Fees for the Intensive

Intensive retreat prices for a weekend are between $3500 and $7000 depending upon the education, location, and experience of your therapist. Additional days can also be arranged. Payment is due at the time of booking and paid for by credit card. We regret not being able to hold dates without payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most frequent inquiries about our couples therapy retreats.

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Please note:

These weekend therapy retreats are not a magic formula. If one of you has little motivation to work on your marriage in a sincere way or is seriously considering divorce, your therapist may recommend a discernment counseling retreat instead of our couples THERAPY retreat.

Your willingness and interest in improving your marriage is essential for this work to succeed. It takes both of you to be open and willing to change.

Couples therapy (including John Gottman’s methods and Emotionally focused therapy) does not work with the following: domestic violence, suicide prevention, personality disorders or alcohol and drug abuse that requires inpatient care.

Seek professional individual mental health services. Finding mental health professionals who have specifically trained is your best option.