If you’ve ever taken part in couples counseling, this may sound familiar: 

You just had a great session. There was a breakthrough, there were tears, and you leave feeling more connected to your partner that you have for quite a while.

You chat a little on the ride home, and their hand reaches for yours. You feel something that’s been missing; you feel hopeful. 

At home, you unlock the front door. You kind of want to continue the conversation that came up in session, but it’s been a long day. You’re both exhausted. 

You eat, hop into the shower, and get ready for bed. 

As the rest of the week unfolds, that feeling of closeness wanes. Things get busy, and you have to cancel your next couples therapy session due to a conflict in the schedule.

What is a Marriage Therapy Intensive, and How Can it Help?

One of the best ways to delve deeply into something, is through an intensive. A marriage intensive, also referred to as a Couples Retreat (which sounds a little less intimidating) takes couples counseling, and turbo charges it.

Marriage Therapy Intensives usually take place over the span of two or three days, and the couple spends each day working closely with a therapist. 

These marathon couples counseling sessions are just what’s needed to get to the heart of what’s going on. The couple is able to focus intensely on their issues, without the constant interruption of everyday life. 

Who Benefits from a Marriage Therapy Intensive?

Couples who benefit are those facing a crisis, couples on the brink of divorce, and even couples with jam-packed schedules in need of relationship assistance. 

It’s perfect for people who would rather take care of their issues in one fell swoop, rather than over the span of half a year of weekly sessions. 

California Couples Intensive

If you’re looking for an intensive in California, the Relationship Therapy Center provides one that’s impactful, powerful, and has altered the trajectory of many relationships headed for a nosedive. 

The transformation undergone by couples who choose to embark on an intensive is much more immediate than those who opt for traditional weekly sessions. The Relationship Therapy Center uses the Gottman therapeutic approach, the goal is to: 

  • disarm communication that breeds conflict

  • restore intimacy

  • remove feelings of boredom and stagnation

  • increase empathy and understanding.

Each intensive is centered around you and your partner, and your sessions with a relationship expert are tailored to the specific issues the two of you face. Over the course of a weekend, you and your partner work together with an expert in a private setting; this is not a group experience.

Your therapist provides you with tools and new ways to manage, so after the intensive your marriage and partnership feels exciting and fresh. You’re both able to share and express yourself, freed from the heaviness of conflict and disagreement.

For more information, and to learn more about the different packages available, call or visit the website

Relationships can be a challenge, there’s no doubt about it. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. A marriage intensive may not only save your relationship, but make it more incredible and fulfilling than you ever dreamed possible.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Intensive in Roseville, CA:

We look forward to talking with you about this opportunity to attend a private therapy retreat using the Gottman framework for intensive marriage counseling and couples therapy. We are confident that these evidence-based retreats will help you and your partner establish a firm foundation for a healthy relationship. To begin an intensive couples therapy retreat in California, please follow these easy steps:

Other Services offered at The Relationship Therapy Center in California:

In addition to couples counseling retreats, Our Sacramento area counseling clinics located in Roseville and Fair Oaks, CA are pleased to offer a variety of mental health services. Our couples services include: Couples Counseling, Counseling after infidelity, sex therapy, co-parent counseling, family therapy, divorce counseling, intensive couples retreats, and premarital counseling. Our individual therapy services include anxiety treatment, therapy for children, teen therapy, depression treatment, codependency counseling and individual relationship counseling. Our therapists offer online counseling in California to treat a variety of mental health concerns. Please reach out to our Sacramento area therapy office to learn more about the many ways we can help you or your loved ones.