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Intensive Couples EFT is for couples who want to meet for blocks of time instead of the typical

weekly, therapy hour format. This program is an opportunity for couples to get deep in the therapy process and make changes quickly that can last a lifetime. The goal is to transform negative patterns that undermine your personal and relationship potential, into positive patterns that bring you closeness, healing and happiness.


We can focus on special issues and conflicts in an Intensive such as:

• Communication and Conflict Repair

• Intimacy and Connection

• Emotional Closeness and Passion

• Affair Recovery

• Infidelity Disclosure

• Sexual Desire Issues

• Trauma and PTSD Recovery

• Create your Own Intensive – Set your own Intentions


This program is especially useful for couples

• with a work schedule or childcare that makes it a challenge to meet on a weekly basis

• considering divorce or separation

• recovering from infidelity

• who live far away from highly skilled marriage counselors

• where one partner is often traveling

• who live in separate areas of the country

• in transition


This program is 6-8 hours but can be extended if desired. The couple and therapist will work

together to find blocks of time over a week time to meet. One day, two days or a weekend are all available in this program. After your initial couple’s therapy intensive, a decision can be made to move forward with more intensive therapy or to move to a weekly session format.

Why do an Intensive?


Complete privacy and personalization.


With most other programs, you’d be mixed in with other couples and get a cookie-cutter approach: one size fits all. On your weekend intensive with me you’ll get complete privacy. In addition, you’ll get personalization: I’ll tailor what I do so that you’ll get exactly what you need.


An approach that has been scientifically proven to be highly effective.


Many of the other programs use approaches they like, but not approaches that have been proven to work. On your intensive marriage retreat I’ll primarily use EFT, or Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, an approach that has been demonstrated to be highly effective by more than 30 years of research.


The benefits of 25 years of experience and a high level of professional training.


Most of the leaders of other programs for couples have only a few years of experience and

a master’s degree. Some do not even have a master’s degree and are not even licensed therapists. With me you’ll get the benefits of my 25 years of experience as both a counselor educator and psychotherapist.


An extended weekend format that is minimally disruptive to your life.


With many of the other intensive marriage retreats for couples, you’d be required to go and live at their location for a week. On your weekend intensive with me you’ll get the same number of hours of couple therapy in three or four days that many of the other programs take five or six days to deliver.


A single highly-qualified therapist for your entire weekend.


Many other programs use a team approach involving two or more therapists. I believe that this can water down the treatment, especially if there is a lead therapist with several less-qualified

assistants. On your weekend intensive with me you’ll get one highly-qualified therapist all the way through.


Specialized help for affair recovery.


Most other programs do not offer specialized help to couples needing to heal from the trauma of infidelity. If you’re reeling from an affair, on your weekend intensive with me you’ll get the benefit of walking through the Emotionally Focused Therapy’s Attachment Repair Model one on one. As you can see, my intensive marriage retreats really are different from most or many of the other programs for couples. That’s what makes them so effective.

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