Weekly therapy is one way, and maybe the most widely known way, to address the issues that have been plaguing a relationship. And while it is a very effective way to get help, it also has its limitations.
Weekly therapy is full of starts and stops. Just as you get into an issue and feel like you’re getting to the heart of the matter, the 45-90 minute session is over.
And how long will it take? How many weeks will it go on? You have to carve out an hour of your day each week and sometimes that is just too disruptive to your busy life.
Sometimes, having things be open ended is not helpful. Our brains seek a beginning, middle and an end. With open ended therapy, there is no clear end and learning is less likely to be consolidated in the brain. With the clear boundary of spending two full days together, you set the stage for your brain to absorb all it can in a focused period of time.
If you want deep, effective, lasting change and you want it now instead of spread out over weeks and months, a Couples Intensive may be exactly what you are looking for.
The reality is that you have been repeating patterns of interactions with each other for years and even decades. Changing those patterns will happen more quickly with an initial deep dive with me, an experienced couples therapist in practice for over 30 years.
Couples intensives provide a focused, concentrated, personalized experience that allow you and your partner to explore and learn in 2 days what traditionally is done in 6 months to a year of couples therapy.
Free from distractions, devoted time to what matters most — your relationship. It matters because your marriage impacts your health, your longevity, your children and future generations