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Your results; a last shot intensive weekend

A comprehensive assessment followed by concentrated help; experience the results of over 6 months of traditional therapy in one weekend.


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It felt like we had nothing left.

We were at the end of the line; it felt like we had nothing left. The intensive was transformational. We made a huge amount of progress in rebuilding trust. This retreat gave us a way of framing what we’ve been through together that is connecting instead of separating.

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Why a “last shot” intensive is your best bet

Why a “last shot” intensive is your best bet
Have you made plans to leave, consulted an attorney, or even filed for divorce, but hope “one last shot” of couples therapy might stop divorce?

Every day at Couples Therapy Inc. we help couples who have almost given up on their marriages. Some call it emergency marriage counseling. Whether or not you’ve spent money on attorneys, you maybe be asking yourself:

“Could we work again, with the right therapist?”

Yes. The answer is a resounding yes.

Ask yourself:

  • If I knew how to save my marriage from the brink of divorce, would I try? What is it worth to preserve my family?
  • How many different?
  • How many different therapists are we willing to try out before we give up? Were they generalists on our insurance panel or specialists in helping severely distressed couples?
  • How many approaches?
  • How many approaches have we already tried that were science-based or certified in a science-based method demonstrated to be effective?

Every day our skilled clinicians see real progress. Couples who were about to divorce start working together. They identify highly problematic patterns in the way they were relating, and do things differently. The ones that end up divorcing have a deeper appreciation for their role in the breakdown. They leave as collaborators, not adversaries.

  • I was considering divorce, we were in crisis.

    We wanted to get a lot of help in a short amount of time, so the intensive made sense to us. We feel much closer now, and hopeful again. I’m no longer considering divorce. [We have] tools to help maintain the positive aspects of our relationship.

    Recent client reports
  • I gained better communication skills once I found out the truth.

    Our marriage retreat turned into divorce planning. He is/was unwilling to work to reconcile the marriage. I found out he was having an affair. He was finally honest with me.

    Recent client reports
  • I had no hope before.

    It’s only been a week but our relationship has definitely improved. We have better communication and are understanding each other better. The stress level between us has also decreased. I had no hope before. Now I know we’ve got a chance to mend our relationship.

    Recent client reports
  • We are getting a divorce, but I wanted to understand how we got there and figure out how to move forward.

    I feel like it’s not all my fault that our relationship failed, now. I’m dealing with my childhood issues. We also have points of reference from our weekend that help us communicate better for the sake of the kids.

    Recent client reports
  • Couples Therapy Intensives

    This weekend was so powerful, and I cannot thank you enough. I feel much more equipped to deal with everything….what an eye-opener. I can honestly say it was one of the most cathartic experiences of my life.

    Recent client reports

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  • I am so glad my husband and I made the choice.

    Our relationship was on its last shot. I am so glad my husband and I made the choice to go to couples therapy. We were able to repair old wounds and move on. We have more communication and a stronger connection. We have tools to increase our intimacy.

    Recent client reports
  • CTI was our last effort to repair our relationship.

    However, it should have been our FIRST choice. If we had led with Couples Therapy Inc., we would have repaired our marriage years ago and with much less pain and suffering.

    Recent client reports
  • The intensive option delivers massive results quickly.

    We needed to recover from past harms and lack of intimacy. Dr. Scott Wolfe had great skills at moving us through the process. We have stayed married, healed past harms, and added skills for staying current. The intensive option delivers massive results quickly.

    Recent client reports
  • I was considering divorce, we were in crisis.

    We wanted to get a lot of help in a short amount of time, so the intensive made sense to us. We feel much closer now, and hopeful again. I’m no longer considering divorce. [We have] tools to help maintain the positive aspects of our relationship.

    Recent client reports
  • Before I called CTI, the relationship was over for me.

    I thought doing the therapy would be a waste of time and money. The change was actually dramatic. My partner and I now have some useful tools for connecting; I remembered my love for him again

    Recent client reports

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The Process

Reserving your intensive weekend


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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.

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Meet Your Therapist


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
Complete The BIG BIG Book Assessment


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.

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Blend Work With a Getaway


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
Keep Momentum With Follow-Up Services


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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What makes us different?

Discernment Counseling is done by an elite group of professionals with advanced training in couples therapy. Many have been approved to conduct his work by the Couples on the Brink Project, the group that originated this groundbreaking approach.

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Discernment Counseling helps the couple, individually, to decide if counseling is really the way to go. Not surprisingly, marital therapy at that point, is of no help. This leaves the “leaning out” spouse even more convinced that divorce is the only viable option.

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    Experienced Clinicians
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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

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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 sincerely or is seriously considering divorce, please consider a discernment counseling retreat instead of a couples THERAPY retreat.

Your willingness and interest in improving your marriage are essential for this work’s success. You both need to be willing to look at your individual contribution to the state of your marriage instead of focusing the blame on your spouse.

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

Seek professional individual mental health services. Finding a professional who has specific training is your best option.