Couples Intensives

Our Couples Intensives are based on Encounter Centered Couples Therapy. They are personalized retreats & a  powerful way for couples to reconnect, even after a significant rupture. Intensives effectively jumpstart the healing process and get couples to a place that would otherwise take 3-6 months.


Couples Intensives

Many distressed couples simply find weekly sessions inadequate at addressing their situation. The change process is just too slow. Often the work is just getting started and the session is over. This is especially true for couples who are at a significant juncture due to an affair, addiction or other major rupture.

During Intensives, we have the luxury of staying immersed in the relational growth that is trying to happen. Feeling we have “all the time in the world” together enhances present moment awareness as well as quantum change.

Intensives are a powerful way to leave everyday stresses and distractions behind. There is a focus & intensity to immersive learning that shifts established patterns and will allow you to claim a new future together. An ECCT Intensive will give you visceral understandings of what is needed to live in connection and deep partnership.


An Intensive will cause a shift; you will be different. However, it will still take effort on your part. From a neuroscience perspective, we know that new insights, thoughts and behaviors must be reinforced if we wish to completely replace old relational habits and patterns.

Although our couples work is influenced by years of study and practice in a variety of couples therapy models (see bio page), our Intensives are primarily based on Encounter Centered Couple Therapy (ECCT).  After an initial phone, video or in person interview with the two of you, we will make a recommendation about how to proceed. We offer the ECCT Intensive either in a 2 full day format or 4 half days. The fee for the Intensive is $3500.

Couples Intensives are “intense” and not for everyone. They require couples to have some capacity for self-care and self-knowledge. They are not appropriate for people who are struggling with untreated personality or bipolar disorders, OCD, severe ADD or active suicidal or homicidal ideation.