When it comes to your marriage and love life, who do you turn to? Do you open up to friends? Put "marriage counseling" in Google? Look up a name on your insurance panel?
There are better ways to find exceptional help.
And it requires a bit of knowledge about the field.
Grad schools provide no special "training" to work with couples. No "rotations" in couples therapy. If a professional wants to learn how to help couples, they do it on their own dime.
Seeking out someone with advanced training in science-based couples therapy enhances your chances of getting effective help.
"She showed us how to talk to one another. I was able to express myself to my spouse in ways that I hadn't been able to before and I'm glad about that."
"We could have never made this progress spread out over 2-3 months of 1-hour sessions. I really liked his candor. Straight up and didn’t sugar coat anything."
"The sessions were not as hard as I expected them to be. The therapist was that reason...enabling us to see what is most important in our lives."
Our Team has over 600 years of combined clinical experience. We really know how to help couples!
Do you really want people trying to help your relationship before they really get to know you? We don't.
Take the time to thoroughly understand what's wrong and what's needed to make it right. Jump-start your healing over a weekend.
Okay, that sounds good, but will this really work for me?
Over 200 Client Reviews.
The other 10% are in the process of getting it.
One of our 30+ science-based couples therapists will be with only you for an entire weekend, devoted to helping you resolve your most formidable relationship challenges. Choose with confidence.
Demonstrated to be not only more convenient, but larger blocks of therapeutic time has proven to be more effective, too. Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Get away and get closer. 30 locations.
A marriage counseling assessment organizes the way your couples therapist understands you and your marriage. It's your "story of us."
We call it the BIG BIG Book.
It is scored and your words are carefully read and analyzed, side-by-side with your partner's tome. We do this before we even meet.
Over 200+ in all
"The intensive therapy and questionnaire cut through months of weekly therapy before getting to the heart of issues."
"The best and most important aspect of the retreat was that we were able to address our issues without distractions and under the careful guidance of our counselor. We were able to concentrate on ourselves and each other openly, honestly and emotionally in an environment which felt safe and secure and were able to discuss very painful issues with respect and understanding with a focus on healing together instead of separately."
"We learned that we avoid conflict and that it has been detrimental to our relationship. We learned a different way to talk with each other and were able to much better understand what the other person felt/was trying to say thru Mike's incredible technique of helping to 'speak for us.'"
"She never let us get caught in a fight and instead stopped us and guided us through how we should be handling our issues. She gave us tools and exercises to do (things we had begged our previous therapist for for years). She was engaged and warm and seemed to genuinely want to help us."
% of therapists who Say they see couples in their practices
% of therapists who have no Formal training in couples therapy
% of couples divorcing 4 years after seeing a "marriage counselor"
Even Marriage and Family Therapists are required to take a single course dedicated to couples therapy. Usually it's a "survey" overview course.
In contrast, look at what science-based training can do:
Accurately Predicting divorce:
% of couples improved with Gottman Method Therapists
% "Improved" with Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
% "solved" with Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Two of the best-known science-based training institutes for couples therapists are:
1400 CERTIFIED SCIENCE-BASED COUPLES THERAPIST worldwide.
Gottman Method Couples Therapists Worldwide
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapists Worldwide
There are under 400 Gottman-certified couples therapists and about 1000 certified EFT therapists worldwide.
These intensive marriage counseling retreats are concentrated help - one couple at a time with one highly skilled specialist. Have you tried couples therapy in the past and failed? Do you believe that your marriage is severely, and hopelessly damaged? Now try getting help with an expert.
But this intensive marriage counseling retreat isn't for every couple.
Schedule a time to speak to our trained Intake Coordinator, Cindy, in your timezone with the scheduler below. She will listen to you, ask you questions and help you to decide if this is right for you. Learn more about how online relationship counseling can help your love life anywhere in the world. It's our specialty!
Exit the 'divorce super-highway.'
No more endless bickering or cold-shoulder bedtimes.
Or vacations and romantic evenings that end in disaster.
"Before Couples Therapy Inc., we went to someone in my area who was totally unqualified to handle our needs.
I was going to file for divorce. Our core issues were a lack of communication and suspicion of infidelity.
I liked everything about our therapist. She was so helpful in the way she kept us on track and figured out what we should be working on to get the maximum benefit in the time frame we had.
We're learning to communicate about things in our relationship that were potentially going to cause the marriage to end. Now we have tools and exercises that allow us to become much closer to each other and a direction for us to grow in for a happier and healthier relationship.
It was emotionally, spiritually, and physically moving. I'm very happy I did it and will always be grateful for what it did for us.
I would recommend couples therapy even for healthy marriages.
Working with this therapist stopped a divorce, improved communication, and brought us together in a way we haven't had since we first became involved with each other romantically."
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