A Private Retreat to Heal & Repair.


You can learn 
to love your spouse better.

All it takes is a single weekend. 

Couples Retreats - Intensive Couples Therapy over a Weekend

Friday night

1:00 - 5:00 PM - Check-in to your hotel

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Meet your therapist and continue your assessment. "The Oral History Interview." Examine conflict patterns.


9:30AM - Finish the assessment

10:00 AM Individual Meetings

1:30 - Feedback Session

3:00PM - Couples Therapy begins

4:30 PM - Day's End.


9:30AM - 4:00PM

Your personalized therapy continues

4:15 PM - Wrap-up and questions

4:30 PM - Intensive Retreat End.

...A healthy marriage is about valuing, instead of invalidating the ways we're different. We can have different ideas about our shared lives and still help each other be our best selves."

Dr. Doug Burford, Overland Park, KS

I offer Intensive Couples Retreats & Online Couples Therapy.

fighting Couples

Learn the skills to resolve differences effectively. I'll identify your "Four Horsemen" who are driving you apart and their antidotes. I teach these over a single weekend.

Is Sex a Problem?

Sex is depicted as exciting outside of marriage and boring or nonexistent within. I'll help both of you learn the truth behind the joys of married intimacy: discovered or restored.

Affair Recovery

You can heal from an affair and become stronger. I have specialized training in affairs and trauma and have studied Patrick Carnes' work on sex addiction.

Start the process Today!

What I share in my feedback

You'll complete an extensive online assessment before we start called: "The BIG BIG Book." It covers most areas of a couples lives

Feedback Session will address:

  • ​Your relationship strengths
  • ​Areas to focus on in this couples therapy retreat

And we will invite your own insights and feedback.

Less Pain, More Gain

  • 1
    Let go of embittered attitudes, withholding, or bickering. 
  • 2
    I know how to de-escalate, calm, and reach into the deepest parts of you. 
  • 3
    We motivate that parts of you that want only the very best for you and your family. 
  • 4
    Your truer loving, protective nature. What showed earlier in your courting.

Dr. Doug Burford has advanced training in the Gottman Method, Treating Affairs and Trauma in Couples Therapy, and EMDR Therapist and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas. His is also an ordained minister, father, grandfather and husband, who has changed cities four times, raised babies, guided teenagers, helped a child overcome a disability, changed careers, and pinched pennies. He knows life.

Previous Clients say

relationship deficits

Our relationship was troubled. We had begun couples therapy weekly regimens prior to attending Couples Therapy Inc. It didn't feel that we did much or progressed much in our weekly sessions. Also, the therapist seemed to have to be reminded of our problems because she didn’t seem to remember anything about us each week. Dr. Doug Burford, was very kind and easy to talk with. He was great at promoting spiritual involvement without feeling preached to. And he listened to what we have done and adjusted anything he needed to meet our needs.He was absolutely great. We feel confident in our new tools and skills that Dr. Doug has taught us. He finds ways of conveying information and skills in a way that sticks and always you to reinforce and build on them. We have improved our conflict communication and resolutions. We can express our feelings in a productive manner without using bad phrases or words. And we feel stronger that we can face future challenges together as a team. We feel we are now capable of continuing healing and communicating without hurting each other. We have new tools and don’t fear a potential conflict. We had an amazing experience with Couples Therapy Inc. The whole process has helped us so much. My husband and I feel like we have a renewed relationship. We know each other on a deeper level that we never knew existed and now we can pursue getting stronger.em ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur lorem nam adec sagittisd elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

H. L., Kansas

We were in a place after 20 years of marriage where we weren’t understanding one another and were considering divorce. We had done therapy one other point in our marriage, and had a good experience but never with Couples Therapy Inc. We chose Couples Therapy because of Doug's years of experience and because he is Christian based. We were hesitant due to a fear of judgment and getting someone who didn’t get our issues. Doug helped us to find ways to understand one another, and to know that we were both trying to accomplish the same things but with different approaches.  We learned to be on the same team. Doug was understanding, non-judgmental and related everything we did back to a biblical basis, which was so beneficial for us.  The videoed fight was eye-opening and good to see. It made our issues easier to see. I would recommend Doug and actually have already to a few close friends and family.  I would trust him to get to the root of their issues and give solid tools to use to better their marriage Now we have a different approach to arguments.  More of a discussion to understanding rather than a fight. Work in progress and implementation of tools given.  More understanding of one another than we have had in years. We will forever be grateful to Doug. He gave our marriage a second chance

What would you say to couples that are considering working with Couples Therapy Inc.?

Don’t give up on your spouse. Put in the work. It’s worth it.

S. W. Michigan

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