It is weekend couples counseling, also called a marriage counseling weekend retreat, marriage therapy retreats, or couples retreat counseling. 

Intensive couples therapy offers a unique "science-based" opportunity to get away and really enhance your bond.

These private intensive marriage counseling retreats offer an extended period of counseling over one evening and two days. This intensive approach allows our marriage counselors to get to the root of the problem. Most couples that attend Couples Therapy Retreats are in a significant amount of marital distress. We offer two different clinical options, Repair and Reconnect Couples Retreats (including "Last Shot" Couples Retreats) or a Sexuality Retreat. 

Your 'State of the Union' assessment will direct your clinician to which will best suit your situation. 

Learn more about our science-based methods for helping couples:  Gottman Method & Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  Science-based couples therapy is 70-90% effective.

"I was skeptical heading into the weekend. We were on the brink of divorce. My husband thought we couldn't possibly benefit from just three days...." (more)"

Why is it called a “couples therapy vacations” “couples counseling vacations” or “couples therapy resort”?

For many couples who are fairly happy and want marital enrichment, this couples relationship retreat will include tourism and spa treatments. They fly out a day before, or stay a day or two afterward to make these experiences more like a marriage counseling getaways. They combine therapy sessions and problem solving with a couple’s weekend of fun and join exploration. For many couples, it isn’t simply a marital retreat.

A couples counseling weekend retreat

Begin your weekend couples therapy by completing a thorough online therapy assessment from the privacy of your own home. In two and a half days, take the time to explore your relationship dynamics in new ways. 

Learn essential skills proven effective in research studies. 

For the cost of an average divorce attorney’s retainer, give your relationship the help it needs and stay together happily. This is an intense marriage counseling retreat but worth the effort.  Learn More...

Our international team are some of the top marriage experts in the country.

Is a Couples Intensive Retreat right for you?

What are "Couples Therapy Weekend Retreats"?

In this context, couples retreat therapy is weekend marriage counseling using a therapeutic approach to help couples that takes place over 3 days. A marriage retreat is designed to slow you down, take in a change of scenery, and reconnect with yourself and your spouse. 

Couples may imagine that they are too distant, with too much baggage and damage done to save their marriage. Attorneys are paid to split up family forever. You owe it to yourselves and your family to try and save your marriage one more time. Take one more step and contact us now. 

What makes it an intense marriage counseling retreat?

"Intense" as a description for our marriage counseling retreat might be the wrong word. It is intensive. Instead of the drip, drip, drip of weekly work, an "intense marriage counseling retreat" is intensified over a weekend. The work itself might feel concentrated, because it is, but it shouldn't imply that it is more stressful or difficult.  

Some clinicians borrowing from the Gottman Institute and John Gottman call it a “marathon couples therapy” which is equally misleading. Marathon is defined as: "a long-lasting or challenging task or operation." In this case "marathon," refers only to the concentration of time, not necessarily the difficulty or challenge. It is a married couple marathon only in length and not necessarily in the difficulty of the work.

How are a couples marriage retreat different than standard weekly therapy?

Traditional weekly marriage counseling can be highly effective and beneficial; but progress can be slow and frustrating. This is especially so for busy couples who are unable to attend each week.  Many couples feel overwhelmed and stuck by the repetitive and escalating nature of their problems. Many have tried weekly therapy without seeing any positive results.

This couples counseling retreat is designed to bring you away from the stress and cares of everyday life, parental responsibilities, and work. When a couple devote to retreat therapy, they are investing in their relationship.  They have the time to address issues such as:

  • communication
  • affairs
  • infidelity
  • sexuality and intimacy issues
  • financial pressures
  • blended families
  • children and parenting issues
  • career conflicts in a deeper, more meaningful way

Request a phone consultation to participate in this research based and evidence based retreat. It is also available in a Christian marriage retreat format for those requesting a religious therapist.

Ready for a change in your relationship?

It starts with a no-obligation 15 minute phone call with our client services team.

Dr. Kathy McMahon

Dr. Kathy McMahon (Dr. K) is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist. She is also the founder and president of Couples Therapy Inc. Dr. K feels passionate about couples therapy and sex therapy and holds a deep respect towards those who invest in making their relationship better. She is currently conducting online and in person private couples retreats.

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