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Couples Retreat Maryland

OUR RETREAT

Reignite your relationship: A couples therapy retreat in Maryland.

Come to a private healing space to foster trust, friendship, and a profound bonding experience. Learn to manage conflict effectively and renew your intimacy. In couples therapy, the length and consistency of sessions matter.

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 psychologists conducts this marriage retreat in two Maryland locations: Bethesda and Baltimore.

Meet your Maryland marriage retreat specialist

All of our therapist are crossed trained and have advanced training from some of the top institutes in the country. Our therapists have a wide range of experience with all types of couples.

 CERTIFIED GOTTMAN & NEURODIVERSE COUPLES

Clinical Social Worker

Tim has over 30 years of clinical practice

I view working with couples as having a ripple effect on all other relationships, including children, extended family, and the community. Because a couple is the fulcrum from which other relationships bud and blossom, nurturing the couple is a way to nurture the nurturers. Couples are bound to have problems and conflict from time to time. However, couples can end up fighting themselves instead of fighting the problems. So it is not the appearance of problems that concerns me but how we manage them. My goal is to help my couples have better conversations about the conflicts. I offer a space for couples to understand each other, and to take the time to really look at and talk to each other.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

- Gottman Certified Couples Therapist
- Academy of Cognitive Therapy
- Certified in Discernment Counseling

-Certificate in neurodivergent couples

Clinical Social Worker

 CERTIFIED GOTTMAN & NEURODIVERSE COUPLES

My goal is to help my couples have better conversations about the problems they face. I offer a space for couples to understand each other, and take the time to really look at and talk to each other.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

- Gottman Certified Couples Therapist
- Academy of Cognitive Therapy
- Certified in Discernment Counseling

-Certificate in neurodivergent couples

CERTIFIED IN GOTTMAN, IMAGO, & SEX THERAPY

Clinical social worker

Angela is trilingual, and has been holding intensives with CTI for a decade.

My mission is to help my clients reach their full potential for growth and happiness. My role is to help guide my clients navigate through life changes, free themselves from unwanted feelings, and build on their innate potential to become balanced, satisfied, and happy. I always try to keep on the leading edge of treatment advances so that my clients get the best care available. I truly enjoy being a therapist. My couples share their most intimate thoughts and feelings with me. I witness their journey from being distressed and anxious, to finding inner peace and a better connection with each other. That is a deeply rewarding experience.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

- Gottman Certified Couples Therapist
- Imago Certified Therapist
- AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

- German & French speaking

Clinical social worker

  CERTIFIED IN GOTTMAN, IMAGO, & SEX THERAPY

Angela is trilingual, and has been holding intensives with CTI for a decade.

I truly enjoy being a therapist. My couples share their most intimate thoughts and feelings with me. I witness their journey from being distressed and anxious, to finding inner peace and a better connection with each other. That is a deeply rewarding experience.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

- Gottman Certified Couples Therapist
- Imago Certified
- AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

- German & French speaking

Couples Therapy Las Vegas - Dr. Scott Wolfe Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Licensed Professional Counselor

We accomplished more in one session than we did for the last 2 years.


"Our relationship was not supportive and unstable, we had poor communication with each other, conflicted interests. Reading about Gottman made me believe it could help us. We wanted experts in Discernment therapy.

Our therapist was truly amazing and thoughtful. He led us to make our own decision to work on our marriage and found a way to balance his direct approach...which we really needed with autonomy in making these decisions. Extremely effective at getting us to face our conflict head-on in a safe space for us to talk through. We were able for the first time to feel good after having very stressful conversations. I can't thank him enough for this.

We learned a better way to communicate, how to start having conversations and active listening. I am able to understand my husband's fears and drivers.

It was very accommodating for internationals and very effective in one intensive session. I would say go for it, it would be the best investment for your marriage and family.

Recent client report

OUR RETREAT

Reserving your couples retreat


1.  Connect With Us

01. 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.

Jessica Hufnagle, MBA

Elizabeth Hovanec, B.A. 

Olivia Meissner, B.A.

2.   Meet Your Therapist

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

3.   Complete The BIG BIG Book Assessment

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


Each clinician undergoes at least six hours of training to effectively interpret your every word. This window into your relationship saves you valuable clinical time and improves our effectiveness.

4.   Attend Your Intensive Therapy Retreat

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.

5.   Keep Momentum With Follow-Up Services

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.

 THE APPROACH

THE APPROACH

Why our approach works

Couples Therapy Inc. has a reputation for successfully impacting the most challenged couples through our comprehensive approach. We offer extensive assessment, concrete feedback, the time to reinforce science-based skills-building and re-establish broken bonds.

Looking for a particular model? Holding a certification in one couples therapy model is unique, but still doesn't meet our stringent requirements. You'll have an expert with multiple approaches, to provide you cutting-edge, innovative practice.  

  • Evidence-based practice

  • Comprehensive Assessment

  • Innovation Through Collaboration

Cross-trained to work well with all couples

The most well-known evidence-based therapy includes the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused, Solution Focused, and Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy. For couples where one partner is considering divorce, Discernment Counseling is increasingly well known. But even being certified in one of these methods isn't enough. While we require Level III (advanced) training in the Gottman Method, and pre-certification in Discernment counseling, we hire life-long learners. Your clinicians strengthen their expertise by training in multiple models to help troubled couples. 

Couples Retreat Virginia with Angela Voegele

Sex & Couples Therapist Angela Voegele at a team meeting in 2018.

 RETREATS IN-PERSON OR ONLINE

What makes us different?

We don't juggle weekly clients with the occasional intensive. All we do is conduct therapeutic retreats with aftercare and after more than a decade of helping thousands of couples, we've become very good at it. Experience matters, and some of our clinicians have over 40 years working with couples. We know how to help. The benefit to you is an exceptional team of mature professionals available to help your relationship.

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Countries Served

10

Languages spoken

33+

Experienced Clinicians

242+

Client Reviews

Your two couples retreat locations

Our Couples Retreat in Lutherville, MD
2324 West Joppa Road, 

Lutherville, MD 21093

Our Couples Retreat in Bethesda, MD

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.

Is there a question that remains unanswered?

What do you do at a couples retreat?

While some retreats are group experiences, ours is one-to-one couples therapy. There are no games or group sharing. This is a science-based intensive one-on-one retreat addressing your relationship issues head on.

After a thorough relationship history and individual meetings, the therapist provides you evidence-based feedback about your relationship. This includes a detailed "map" of your strengths and areas that need enhancement. We implement this tailored treatment plan over the remaining time.

Do you work with all types of couples?

Yes! We work with all couples. This includes couples married long term or newlyweds, GLBTQ+ or straight, or ethically non monogamous. 

Our intensives are non-religious. However, Christian couples can work with our specialized clinicians for a biblically informed perspective. You need not be married to participate.

I am not in Maryland; Do you hold intensive retreats near me?

Yes. We have therapists up and down the East Coast and across the USA, in Canada, Germany, the UK & serving Singapore.


Does insurance cover this?

Insurance companies seldom cover couples counseling, as they usually do not categorize it as "medically necessary." Intensive couples therapy retreats are no different.

There are clinicians who will provide a psychiatric diagnosis and documentation to your insurance company for reimbursement, usually for a single hour of therapy on each day. We believe that labeling one partner as "the problem" is counterproductive to effective relationship counseling.

Please note:

Couples therapy, especially when done intensively, is a specialized service that is appropriate for only select couples. Having the interest and motivation to examine your contribution to the state of your marriage is essential for this work to succeed. Both of you must be open and willing to change.

There are two situations where a Discernment Counseling retreat is the preferred approach. The first is if either of you has little to no motivation to work on your marriage. The second is if either of you is seriously questioning whether divorce is the preferred path. 

You do not need to know this ahead of time. With your input, your therapist will determine the most appropriate method for your situation.

Science-based Couples therapy does not work with the following: domestic violence, suicide prevention, personality disorders, or alcohol and drug abuse that requires in-patient care. Instead, seek professional individual mental health services and find a mental health professional with specialized training.

Do it for yourself. Do it for each other.

Schedule a complimentary consult with our team and start on
your path to reignite your relationship.

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