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Couples Retreat British Columbia, CA

Healing intimate bonds one weekend at a time.
Couples Retreat British Columbia

OUR RETREAT

Reignite your relationship with a couples retreat in British Columbia.

In couples therapy, the length and consistency of sessions matter. With our intensive relationship counseling format, couples can focus on each other to heal the hurt without the distractions and disruptions of a busy schedule. Our fully licensed couples therapists conduct couples retreats in two locations: One is West Vancouver and the other over the border in Bellingham, Washington.

We provide a private healing space to foster trust, friendship, and a profound bonding experience.

RECONNECT AND RECOMMIT

Progress faster with complete focus on each other.

You may feel overwhelmed and stuck in a repetitive and escalating cycle. Many couples worry if they feel hopeless and helpless to change their interactions. You are not alone. Escape to a novel location, just the two of you. Combine your healing work with downtime. Couples therapy retreats can jump-start your process and accelerate the pace of your healing. You'll have the time to impact entrenched problematic dynamics.  You'll remember why you fell in love in the first place and what's actually working in your marriage.

stages of love

MARRIAGE COUNSELORS

Fully licensed to conduct Couples Retreats in British Columbia or Bellingham, WA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Jenny speaks four languages and specializes in international couples,  and those with physical and psychological trauma. An early clinician at CTI with over a decade of experience conducting intensive retreats.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced Gottman Training
- Advanced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
Mandarin & Japanese speaking

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Located in West Vancouver, Jenny speaks four languages and specializes in international couples, and those with physical and psychological trauma. She has been conducting Intensive Couples Therapy with us for over a decade.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced Gottman Training
- Advanced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
Mandarin & Japanese speaking

GOTTMAN CERTIFIED

CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

PSYCHOANALYTICALLY-INFORMED PSYCHOTHERAPIST

My background helps me meet couples “where they are” and to deeply understand their complexities. Depending on their needs and goals, I strive to help partners enhance, improve, or repair their relationships.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

- Master Trainer, Gottman Institute
- Gottman Certified Couples Therapist
- Advanced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

PSYCHOANALYTICALLY-INFORMED PSYCHOTHERAPIST

GOTTMAN CERTIFIED

My background helps me meet couples “where they are” and to deeply understand their complexities. Depending on their needs and goals, I strive to help partners enhance, improve, or repair their relationships.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS

- Master Trainer, Gottman Institute
- Gottman Certified Couples Therapist
- Advanced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Fully licensed to practice online couples therapy in Washington State 


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Get matched with the right therapist

Choose the appropriate therapist for your needs. We can help. Our Client Services team is intimately acquainted with our therapists. They will assist you in finding your perfect match.

I have totally changed how I speak to my wife.

"OMG-Already my wife has treated me with respect. She has changed her attitude towards me. I get complimented. She catches her self starting to say something negative and corrects herself. I have totally changed how I speak to my wife, I encourage her when she is doing things. I compliment her when she is doing things and the way she dresses. I stop and listen & don't talk over her.

Jenny was amazing!! She did her homework. Every session, after every break she was prepared to guide us!  She interrupted us when the time was right. She was very friendly, understanding and FUNNY!  

The space feels more open and clear. Previous pressures have melted away.

"I felt veryI felt very much on high alert, anxious and slowly shutting down. I wanted to gain tools to connect and learn more about my partner. I liked Mike McNulty’s way of interrupting our message and translating it into a less aggressive clear way. We have a greater understanding of each other’s triggers and pushing each other to grow in communication styles that aren’t our strengths. The space feels more open and clear. Previous pressures have melted away. We have patience. If you want to learn ways on how to communicate and learn about one another then this is the place."


1  Connect With Us

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 -

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 doesn't meet our requirements. No one theoretical approach can effectively help every couple. Our specialists, cross-trained in multiple evidence-based treatment models, provide you cutting-edge, innovative practice. 


President Kathy McMahon talking to her couples therapists

 Retreats in person or online

What makes us different?

We're a working team of over 30 clinicians across the United States and three other countries all devoted to intensive couples therapy. We don't juggle weekly clients with the occasional intensive. All we do is conduct retreats and aftercare and we've become very good at it.

Experience matters, and some of our clinicians have over 40 years working with couples and the 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

244+

Client Reviews

evidence-based Practice

The most well-known evidence-based therapy includes the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused, Solution Focused, and Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy. But even being certified in one of these methods isn't enough. We strengthen our expertise with training in multiple models to help troubled couples.

Comprehensive Assessment

An extensive and in-depth exploration of you and your relationship. It provides your therapist with essential information they'll need in order to help both of you. It's extensive but it saves time at the start of your retreat as your therapist will already have a lot of knowledge about you and your relationship.

 INNOVATION Through Collaboration

We spend 20 hours a year fine-tuning our clinical skills in monthly meetings. Couples therapy intensives are an evolving approach, and we're on the cutting edge of innovation.

We join forces, over 30 clinicians strong practicing across the globe, to perfect what we do and how we do it. You'll work with clinicians having up-to-date knowledge, peer consultation, and greater clinical effectiveness.

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 a one-to-one therapy experience. It is just you and your partner with one highly trained psychotherapist.

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

I am not in Cascadia; 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 & 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.

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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