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Affairs. Loneliness. Resentments. Trouble sharing your deepest feelings. You are hurting, and need fast help.
Relationships are hard, but should also be sweet.
Sustaining a long-term relationship takes effort, dedication, and lots of hard work. But it is the passionate engagement, and companionship that makes it worthwhile. Our sole focus at Couples Therapy Inc is in helping your intimate relationship. We work with all relationships, married or not, straight, GBLTQIA... If you are working hard to love better, we can help. We believe in making marriage counseling and couples therapy easily accessible for busy professionals. We do that in two ways: in Online Couples Therapy and in Marriage Retreats.
We are the only practice exclusively devoted to integrating a Comprehensive Online Multi-Systemic Marital Assessment (we call it a "State of the Union"), with Intensive Couples Therapy Retreats, and Online Couples Therapy. We're also unique in helping couples both across the USA, and Internationally.
Couples Therapy Inc. has even been featured in a news story on CBS - New York about this recent treatment modality choice for couples.
Do you travel a lot, making weekly sessions impossible? We practice marriage counseling online and in an intensive couples retreat format for couples within the U.S.A., and Internationally. Online marriage counseling is a growing trend. Can we help you?
While no two couples are alike, we most often work with couples who are as invested in being successful in their personal lives, as they are in their careers, education, or in changing the world. Some live internationally as teachers, governmental employees, or CEO's in multi-national corporations stationed overseas. Others live in rural areas. Our couples find it hard to secure high-quality couples therapy where they live. Some are International couples, while others are expats.
Many are in extreme marital distress when they arrive, and some are even on the verge of divorce. They need a place to think clearly, and come to the couples sessions with a better sense of what they want out of the relationship. They seek out a couples specialist with advanced training.
They tell us that we offer a supportive, nurturing environment, enabling them to get in touch with their best self and to discover just how important their partners are to them...and how renewing it is to once again share their love and respect.
They take the time to work through vital issues in couples counseling that block their capacity to experience spontaneous passion and deep satisfaction. Are you able to benefit from this help?
And here's why:
We're different. We're Master's-level and Senior Doctoral-level Couples Therapists who have devoted our professional careers to working with couples, using the latest techniques that have been proven to be effective. And we have the credentials to prove it. We're trained in at least two theories of couples therapy (one must be evidenced-based) before we're called "Associate." But many of us have 3, 4, or more certifications.
We find it a joy and a privilege to provide expert, effective couples therapy to our clients.
Couples want more than just a reduction in fighting. They want to enrich their relationships, heal from pain, and recover their innate capacity for joy.
Many psychotherapists adopt interesting theories about how marriage works.
But theories aren't facts.
Couples therapy is a specialization. While both dentists and eye doctors work on the face, they are hardly interchangeable professions. Same thing goes for individual and couples therapists. They are completely different specialties and require different training.
We provide those clinical services exclusively to couples. Learn more about Evidence-based treatment models.
Couples want more than just less fighting. They want to enrich their relationships, heal from pain, and recover their innate capacity for joy.
We provide expert help for couples in an Intensive Couples Retreat format. You'll experience the equivalent of six months of couples therapy, all in a convenient week-end.
For us, it's a win-win, even with the most troubled of couples.
Couples attend our Intensive Couples Retreats from within and outside the USA. Intensive Couples Retreats provide a unique way to reach your therapeutic relationship goals, all in (can we say it again?) a single week-end. In addition, we provide follow-up support via our HIPAA-compliant video conferencing program.
Maybe you are hoping to bring life back to a relationship that is lackluster, recover from an affair, or just manage conflict in a more useful and productive way. Maybe you are lonely and don't understand why.
Perhaps you are fighting off hopelessness that things will improve, feeling cold and mechanical during sex, or having no intimacy at all. Everyone deserves to feel loved and respected, not merely "tolerated," by their intimate partner. We'll bring our experience, enthusiasm, and energy to helping you reach your relationship goals.
Practicing Couples Therapy... for over a Quarter of a Century.
The Berkshires of Massachusetts. Nature at its best.
Our main office is in Massachusetts, a New England State that is full of natural beauty and a deep respect for knowledge, with its many colleges and universities. It also values excellence in psychotherapy, and particularly in evidence-based couples therapy.
And we give back by teaching graduate courses, publishing in professional journals or volunteering in professional organizations devoted to marriage and family therapy.
These activities balance our clinical practice. They also keep us up-to-date on the research, ethics, and collegial spirit. This informs our clinical work. Volunteering and training our colleagues keeps us connected to our profession.
We're proud to be a part of that tradition.
In our work with you, we will draw from the most current research on what helps marriages, relationships and the individuals in them to flourish and prosper. Each couple seeking couples counseling is unique.
For this reason, we draw from several models of counseling methodologies, as well as our own experience in helping people. All of us are required to have at LEAST Level I & II of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Five of us have obtained the prestigious title of Certified Gottman Therapist, or are board-certified sex therapists. Three others have Level III training or are on the "Certification Track." Three have run graduate programs in psychology. That's an astounding set of credentials and achievements for one team to have. Unheard of anywhere else in the world.
Couples therapy is conducted in the following twelve languages:
Dr. McMahon, Dr. Menuier, Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Smithey and Angela Voegele as a Certified Gottman Therapist - a small elite group of qualified clinicians worldwide. Two are Master Gottman Trainers. We may have more Gottman certified therapists than any other practice worldwide!
And there are those devoted to the work of Sue Johnson, Ph.D., who, next to Gottman, is the only other evidence-based training model out there for working effectively with couples.
Clinical insight...so as to blend together the art and science of love and relationships. At Couples Therapy Inc we only hire experienced and senior clinician trained in at least two methods of couples therapy (one of which must be evidence-based), so you are assured of getting the highest quality of care.
People are surprised how open they can be with us about the most delicate of subjects. You will find each of us, as therapists, candid, caring, and collaborative.
We're also active in our work with you, because research shows that active therapists produce the best results. In our sessions, you'll get the practical tools you need to support the quality of life and relationship you want. You'll discover how to become calm, and effective, even under stress. You'll learn by "doing," not just by "saying." You'll participate in intelligent, engaging, and structured interactions. Our work will stress the science behind the practical information we'll be applying.
Through honest feedback, down-to-earth stories, and even humor, you will develop your capacity to meet life’s challenges and relationship problems that have, up to now, seemed insurmountable.
Before the Start of Treatment
A guiding principle at Couples Therapy Inc, emphasizes the importance of a thorough understanding of your relationship problems prior to beginning couples therapy. While it may take more time initially, like a diamond, we need to strike gently, at just the right point, to help modify or transform your relationship dynamics.
Without a thorough clinical assessment, each couples therapy session would become an aimless "stand alone" meeting without a road map.
While this is true for all couples therapy, it is particularly true for the modalities of couples therapy we work in: Online Couples Therapy and Intensive Marriage Retreats. We are masters of both, and get results, in large part, because of our unique clinical marital assessment process.
We spend an hour and 20 minutes in our final assessment session, going over, in detail, with both of you:
~ What we have learned;
~ Where your relationship has predictable strengths;
~ Which areas need improvement, and;
~ How long we believe our work will take.
We want you to be well-informed about the particular methods and approaches we'll be using to help your marriage.
We'll share our insights with you in a collaborative way...
A large part of that assessment was affectionately named by one of our couples: The BIG BIG Book. The BIG BIG Book is completed online, on your own time, by each of you separately and independently. Most of our couples credit the start of their treatment as beginning with working on their The BIG BIG Book.
The link to The BIG BIG Book is sent to you after you schedule your initial couples therapy appointment. Learn more about The BIG BIG Book here.
Never before have our couples spent so much thoughtful, reflective time considering every aspect of their most important and intimate adult relationship.
Don't have the time to fit in weekly sessions? Why not schedule a week-end Intensive Couples Therapy Retreats? Intensives combine six months of weekly 45-minute ssessions in one week-end!
During intensives, couples spend a week-end in any of 10 location both inside and outside the USA.
International couples also video-conferencing from all over the world, as do our couples in Intensive Couples Retreats. In addition, for each retreat, two follow-up sessions are included, to reinforce your learning and for "relapse prevention."
Perhaps your relationship is going well, but your sexual lives are stale, mechanical, or nonexistent. You may prefer to attend one of our Intensive Couples Sex Therapy Retreats. Learn more about Intensive Sex Therapy Retreats.
Click on titles below that interest you.
Learn about one of the few evidence-based therapies for couples that has over 40 years of research behind it: The Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
"Last Shot" Couples Therapy" is for the couple in which one partner is considering or has begun the process of separation or divorce;
Sex Therapy is couples therapy that focuses on intimacy needs that are causing relationship stress. We've taught these same skills at the graduate level to counseling students.
Who's Dr. K, the psychologist who began Couples Therapy Inc. Find out here.
We have an exceptionally skilled European clinician? Find about about Nancy here.
Hablas español? Sí, La Dra. Rodríguez Haga clic aquí.
German and French spoken also by Angela Voegele, M.S.W.
Italian, Mandarin & Cantonese is spoken by YY Wei
Dr. Menuier speaks Hindi and Tamil
Jenny Fang speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Japanese.
Learn why chronic fights are described as Fights about Nothing."