A new kind of couples therapy.

Faster. Personalized. More convenient.

A Private Marriage Retreat.

A new kind of couples therapy that offers intensive help.

Faster. Personalized. More Convenient.

A Private Marriage Retreat

We're a group of couples therapists dedicated to helping couples from around the world heal and repair their marriages. Our team is comprised of highly skilled clinicians specializing in science-based couples therapy. And with 550 years of collective experience, we have some of the best, most senior therapists in the field. 

We provide easy-to-access couples therapy across the globe, in person or online. Couples fly in from all over the world to attend our private, highly effective couples retreats.

Whether you are in a second marriage or you're a newlywed just starting out, getting the right help is important.

Getting away over a weekend allows you to escape the day-to-day grind and sets the stage for powerful change in your relationship. It allows you the time to focus on healing and repairing your most precious bond. 

While it's important for all relationship counseling to focus on conflict resolution, we look at your romantic relationship as well. We believe in enhancing joy, as well as easing the pain.

In addition, we believe you deserve a careful assessment before we start to impact the heart of your family. Learning a lot about you before we begin means more effective use of the private, face-to-face time. It's a thorough assessment we're proud of.

You'll feel heard and less overwhelmed in your session because you'll have a chance to ponder and reflect on your most important relationship problems before seeing your couples counselor.

It's part of why our intensive couples counseling retreats and online marriage counseling sessions are so effective.  Learn More.

Bring out your best self and learn to love well. Develop a fresh perspective on chronic relationship problems and gain greater patience and understanding. You and your relationship deserves it.

Finding the Right Couples Therapist

There are different types of relationship counseling, but only a few have been scientifically proven to be the most effective of all family therapy approaches. All of our licensed marriage and family therapists and psychologists have advanced training in at least one of these proven methods.

All of us have at least two levels of training in the famous Gottman Method. Most are trained in several science-based approaches including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). We have extensive experience helping couples in crisis. Learn More.

The Gottman Institute has spent forty years of research studying real couples. They teaches that marriages die by 'fire' or 'ice'. 'Fiery' marriages divorce early. 'Icy' ones live longer without passion, or excitement. Learn More. 

Couples Retreats provide intensive couples therapy over a single weekend. And we also offer online weekly couples therapy using longer session times, which have been proven to be more effective in helping couples. Get the help you need without even leaving home!

Read the top 7 reasons why couples go to couples counseling

1. You have stopped trusting one another.

Trust is not a static concept. It is either built up or torn down as a couple moves through time together.  For a new relationship, we don't mean to imply that the trust between you is weak or deficient. Instead, the level of trust that you enjoy today will strengthen as time goes on. Trust is an emotional muscle. And it can get stronger after each successfully navigated stressful incidents as each partner demonstrates their trustworthiness.

Gottman tells us that we build trust in “intimate conversation.” This is especially true after a breach of trust. Engaging in an intimate marital conversation is an art form, which can deepen and heal broken trust with each subsequent encounter. Learning how to heal and repair deep wounds requires developing that ongoing art, and having the time to practice over and over in a safe clinical setting.

One of the most common reasons for seeking couples therapy is the need for help in overcoming a major breach of trust. Good couples therapists know this, but often don't have the time to instill this valuable art in a short weekly session. An entire weekend provides the space you need to do just that.

Have you just discovered an affair? 

2. Arguments have replaced conversation.

Our couples are surprised to discover how essential effective fighting is. Read our 22 part series: Why Do Couples Fight? Here we cover not only why couples fight, but how to fight fair, how to calm an angry spouse, and reviews the famous Gottman Four Horsemen of fighting.

We'll also discuss three approaches to improve fighting used by each of the major models of marriage counseling. And so much more!

There are pragmatic ways to have productive disagreements. These can be taught and replace the bad habits with more effective conversation.

3. You Feel Lonely

There is an epidemic of loneliness in the USA. Our blog focuses on four practical ways to cure loneliness in intimate relationships. Are you lonely because your husband is emotionally unavailable? He may have alexithymia.

Or one or both of you may need to learn how to become a better listener.

Your house may be noisy with children and stepchildren in a blended family. But you may still feel like you don't have a mate to weather the storm of a demanding job, carpools, sullen teens and multiple playdates.

Stepfamilies in the USA are as typical as they are complicated. Forty percent of married couples with children in the USA today are stepfamilies. We specialize in helping this type of family. The first 2 years are most problematic. Often after the initial 24 month adjustment period, things may calm down. Compromises and adjustments are worked out and a family routine emerges.

But if they don't smooth out, don't ignore it. Stepfamilies are at greater risk for divorce.

Learn what it takes to become the master of your marital ship once again.

4. You've stopped talking and started resenting your intimate other.

A passive aggressive style of fighting is a frequent struggle in the marriages we see.

"Silence might be golden" as the old saying goes, but not when it's filled with anger and withholding. Learn how to stop stonewalling ands start talking from the heart again.

5. There is something you have kept from your spouse but don't know how to tell them.

There are many secrets to a happy marriage but keeping secrets isn't one of them. Maybe your spouse won't talk about money. Or you discover something about your in-laws that you wish your partner told you, so you didn't have to find out on your own.

A trained professional can help couples feel closer and find the words to spill the beans.

6. Arguments come out of nowhere and sometimes get out of control.

One of you gets overly emotional or raises your voice. Insults fly. Someone goes silent or leaves the room. The upset person follows them.

It gets ugly.

Fighting is an art AND a science. Over a single weekend we can teach you what science has taught us about effective ways to manage inevitable conflict, and get on the same team.

We have pragmatic ways to help you improve these destructive habits and introduce new and better ways to disagree.

7. A major life transition has stopped you in your tracks.

Maybe you're going through infertility treatments. Or a chronic illness has exhausted your resources. Or one of you has lost a business. Maybe in facing this major life transition you simply can't talk about it in depth because you tell yourself "we never argue." So you hope it goes away, but it doesn't.

You may not think about going to relationship counseling when these things happen, but one weekend of intensive couples therapy, or an assessment of your marriage at this point in time, can make a world of difference.

"[Couples Therapy Inc.'s Marriage Retreat] is serious business  - no margaritas, group sessions or yoga classes... a science-based intensive one-on-one retreat addressing your relationship issues head on with a skilled doctoral or masters-level couples therapist."    LiveStrong.com
CBS News New York
Redbook Magazine
Good Housekeeping

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Give us a call at 844-926-8753, email us or schedule a convenient time to talk using our online scheduler. 

This toll-free  20-minute call connects you to one trained consultants. The  consultation is complimentary. Invite your partner to join the call. We'll confidentially and sensitively answer any questions about our weekend marriage intensives. Be sure to ask about available dates and our clinicians' schedule.

If we agree that our retreat is a good fit, we'll send you an invoice for the date and clinician of your choice. That's it!

Book in 3 easy steps

1.  Give us a call at 844-926-8753, email us or schedule a convenient time to talk using our online scheduler.

2.  Our 20-minute meeting is complimentary and assures that our couples therapy retreat work is right for you. We can't accept every couple, and will let you know if your relationship won't be helped by an Intensive Marriage Retreat or Online Couples Therapy. Invite your partner to join in on the call. Ask about available dates and our clinicians' schedules.

3.  If we agree that our retreat is a good fit, we'll send you an invoice for the date and clinician of your choice. That's it!

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