Why a Couples Intensive?

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There are a lot of reasons why a couple might choose to attend a couples intensive together. Although the following list shows examples of why a couple may choose to attend a retreat, the reasons will be different for each couple. 

  1. You’ve drifted apart and feel as if you are living with “just a roommate”.

  2. You’ve tried weekly couples counseling and the progress is too slow, the problems keep building up, or it’s difficult for both of you to consistently show up.

  3. It’s a scheduling thing and booking a weekend away is more practical.

  4. You feel lonely and emotionally distant from your partner.

  5. There are communication problems that lead to you having the same fights over and over again without resolution.

  6. You want to address small issues before they become larger ones.

  7. You’ve been through a big life change, such as the loss of a loved one, a big move, or a career change.

  8. Infidelity.

  9. You are on the brink of divorce and a couples retreat is a last-ditch attempt to save your marriage.

  10. Intuitively you know that your relationship needs help.

How a Couples Intensive Can Help.

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A couples intensive is the equivalent of six months of weekly therapy sessions. The experience is designed to guide you deep into core relationship issues and to give both partners tools to create a healthy, lasting relationship in day-to-day life. A retreat is an opportunity to accelerate the pace of healing in your relationship and give you momentum to build lasting change. 

Before the weekend begins, you will be sent an in-depth questionnaire that will help us evaluate the state of your relationship. Questions will cover everything from sex and intimacy, parenting, finances, lifestyle choices, conflict resolution and communication, lingering hurts and resentments, co-parenting with an ex, infidelity, career choices, and individual viewpoints and perspectives. These questionnaires, along with the issues and concerns that you bring to the weekend will help your therapists build a weekend specifically designed for you. 

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Our Approach to Couples Counseling

At The Relationship Therapy Center, our couples therapists are trained in The Gottman Method Approach to couples counseling. Each therapist will work with you together, as a couple, to recognize the core issues that are causing hurt and disconnection, and to give you tools and practices for both partners to feel seen and hurt, not only throughout the weekend but for years to come. Our goal is to equip you to build a relationship that is based on trust, friendship, and connection. Consider a couples retreat as a reset and reboot for the health of your relationship. 

Who Should Consider a Couples Retreat at The Relationship Therapy Center?

  1. Couples in crisis or on the brink of divorce.

  2. Newlyweds or couples about to get married. 

  3. Couples who live in California, but not in the greater Sacramento area.

  4. Couples with full or conflicting schedules.

  5. Couples who feel disconnected from one another.

  6. LGBTQ couples.

  7. Couples who have experienced any kind of loss or trauma.

  8. Any couple looking to make positive, lasting change in their relationship. 

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In Conclusion.

All relationships have ups and downs, problems, issues, seasons. Each couple just has their own version, their own timing, their own stuff to work on. What makes or breaks a relationship is how the problems are handled. The Relationship Therapy Center, in Roseville and Fair Oaks, CA offers one, two, and three-day intensives for couples. Contact us to learn more.

Discover Intensive Marriage Counseling Retreats in California

We would be honored to support you with a couples therapy retreat in California. Taking the time to address your relationship issues can help view your partner in a new, refreshing light. Our caring therapists can help you rekindle your relationship from our Roseville, CA-based therapy practice. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Reach out to the Relationship Therapy Center to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation to learn more about intensive marriage counseling retreats

  2. Meet with a caring therapist from our team

  3. Start working towards a better relationship

Other Services offered at The Relationship Therapy Center in California:

In addition to our couples retreat, 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.

A couples retreat can be beneficial, with the right therapist. Our compassionate therapists are trained to walk you through the process and help you find healing and peace. Please contact our therapy office to learn more about the many ways we can help you and your loved ones heal, grow, and love healthy.