An Intensive Couples Sex Therapy Retreat: A Get-Away for Couples

Updated: 2/14/2019

Intensive Couples Sex Therapy Retreat

What is sex therapy for couples?

Sex therapy for couples focuses on the couples sexual relationship to positively impact sexual difficulties.  An intensive form of this therapy allows couples to work over an intensive sex therapy weekend to get to the heart of the reasons why sex isn't working well, providing practical education, uncover hidden phobias, and release resentments. It also helps couples learn to initiate and refuse sex more gently and effectively.

What does a sexologist do?

A sexologist's job is to increase the couple's ability to talk frankly about sex, to explore their discomfort with sex, and to correct misinformation about both the purpose of sexual relating, and the nature of the difficulties.

  • Do you wish you could reconnect sexually like you once did?
  • Are even affectionate gestures feeling forced and unnatural?
  • Are you "best of friends" but not really lovers anymore?
  • Have you asked yourself: "How do I find a sex therapist near me?"

Try a sexuality couples intensive retreat

A private therapist's office, one sex therapist/sex educator devoted to helping your relationship. Tackle relationship issues and take the space to really get to the bottom of why you aren't connecting...

An intensive couples sex therapy retreat.

Interested in improving your sex drive, resolving sexual dysfunction or improving sexual health? 

Without a passionate bond, problems set into your love life. You start looking for attention from other attractive people. Or your partner feels neglected.

You may feel vulnerable to emotional or sexual affairs. Fighting about sex makes things worse and drives you both even farther away from satisfying sex.

Facebook junkie? Porn?

Consider a sexuality retreat for two. 

It allows you to re-establish trust after an emotional affair, sexual affair or "sexting." liaison. We explore many of the following issues:

  • No sex or INFREQUENT sex (less than 10x a year
  • Trauma-related sexual inhibition
  • Pornography hyperfocus and abuse
  •  Problems in arousal or interest

"Gleam Beams:" that affectionate gaze at one another with warm smiles.

This week-end includes plenty of time to cover issues related to sexuality and intimacy.

Finally, an Intensive Couples Sex Therapy Retreat offering private, clinical attention with a professional highly trained in treating sexual problems.


Sexual discontent is a common problem in relationships.

And a painful one.
Sexuality is not seen as something disconnected from your relationship as a whole.

Real sex therapy is the answer. 

Many assume sexual passion fades with long-term committed relationships.

That's a myth.

Far from it.

Instead, we integrate your relationship concerns, while allowing the time and space to work on common sexual issues. This includes;

  • a focus on low sexual desire
  • initiating and refusing sex
  • or problems related to sexual functioning.

We'll apply the most advanced professional skills awarded to our therapists by those who practice sex therapy -  The American Association for Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists: AASECT.org

I spent most of my marriage not knowing it could be as rich as this last month as been.
There are no words to adequately express how grateful I am for the weekend my husband and I spent with you. You provided invaluable insight that, with time and practice, will help us navigate our marriage in a loving, supportive way. I walked away with so much hope, to the point of bursting with it. The concept of developmental trauma explains so much about the dynamics within our relationship, and still has us reeling when we think about the impact it has had..."
Life changing, earth shattering, amazing changes --- I am not kidding when I say this absolutely hands down saved our marriage, saved our lives... I was so unhappy and I am looking at the world differently, knowing I have a partner with me in this life that I once felt so alone in... We have a lot of work to do -- but we are both committed to this..."

How this Intensive Couples Sex Therapy Retreat Works:

Couples Retreat Schedule

Friday Evening
6 pm - 8 pm
We start by discussing what issues are most important to each of you around sexuality. We'll discuss goals and an individual focus that makes the most sense to the two of you.

SATURDAY
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Do we fight about sex?
  • What strengths and vulnerability to we bring that work for or against passion?
  • Do we initiate or refuse sex well?

SUNDAY
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Here are a sampling of the types of issues we might work on during the second full days of the Intensive Couples Sex Therapy Retreat:


  • Changing destructive patterns to increase initiation/refusal
  • Understanding different sexual styles and how to make it work despite these differences
  • How to get rid of that "mechanical" feeling that arises in sex.

Create the context for passionate expression.

She gave us practical tools to use for when I was very upset. We had struggled with much pain and anger and by the time we left we felt almost normal again with a new vision of our future and tools to use. She was extraordinarily easy to talk to and also has a nice sense of humor.  I was skeptical heading into the weekend but now I am so glad we did."

Contact us for a no-charge 20-min consultation to learn more.

Most couples feel relieved and hopefulness after this intensive couples sexuality retreat.

Our goal is to enhance your intimate relating in a calm and respectful atmosphere.

Collaborative, Cooperative, Even Fun!

The way sexuality is supposed to be.


We know sexual problems can be an extremely painful issue for a couple.  We get that. This work is designed to allow you to open up, share deeply, and feel safety in exploring your sexual selves. Privately. Both of you with one skilled professional. Learning about each of you as unique individuals with particular needs.


Lust isn't worth a damn unless it's lust for life and for the moment.


Feel comfortable and sexy in your body.

Common Emotions following the Intensive Couples Sex Therapy Retreat:

As a result of this first session, you may feel a sense of relief about the opportunity to move through the issues that brought you to us. However, these intensives may also stir up uncomfortable emotions such as guilt, sadness, anger, loneliness or helplessness.

Long-standing sexual problems between couples need both time, patience, and goodwill.There may be other issues, such as chronic fighting, affairs, addictions, or deep seated trauma histories that need to be worked on first, before you'll see dramatic results. Sexuality has to be considered more than an "act."  It involves a whole host of issues including body image, confidence, trust, commitment, and early life experience that contribute to healthy sexual functioning.  These feelings and issues typically arise, and may even feel exaggerated before you acquire both insight and the courage to change.


Passion includes a willingness to open to sensations, and if not, to examine why we're not. It's a personal journey, as well as a relationship interaction. Couples that talk about sex regularly have a better sexual life. That's scientifically proven.


These Intensive Couples Therapy Retreats are not suitable for couples the following situations:

  • When there is an un-diagnosed physical medical concern. Please have a complete urological or gynecological exam prior to your retreat.
  • Pain or ED suggesting a physical illness.  Some SSRI antidepressant medications cause problems. Check this out with your psychiatrist ahead of time. It doesn't exclude you, but we need to know what's physical and what's not.
  • If you are in an undisclosed, ongoing, or recent affair, a sex retreat should follow healing and closure from that issue. Come for a retreat to work on that unfinished business.
  • In an active, current addiction.
  • Ongoing violence, or threats of violence by either spouse
  • An untreated mental illness, particularly suicidal or homicidal thought, or a history of serious harm you've done to yourself or another person.

If you have a mental health condition which is currently stable and/or in remission, you are welcome to participate in this form of treatment.

Contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Is a Couples Intensive Retreat right for you?

Thank you for giving us a safe place to talk, cry, laugh and in my case, shut down. Our time spent with you has had a tremendous impact on our relationship and has helped us both take the time to reflect on what we need to focus on going forward.
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