Can a Private Couples Retreat be Romantic?

Practice applying research-based tools for changing the way you love.

Restore trust, love, and passion through this private couples retreat. Focused, private, one-to-one work. Just the two of you...and one highly trained expert.


These retreats provide an intensive, effective and highly targeted set of interventions that can help couples quickly resolve painful issues and learn essential new skills in a short period of time.

One Therapist and One Couple Only at each Private Couples Retreat


A view from Mount Greylock in Western Massachusetts in the Berkshires

We hold our Couples Retreat in many attractive locations:

North East

  • The Berkshires of Massachusetts
  • Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Northampton, Massachusetts

North West

  • Blaine, Washington
  • Missoula, Montana
  •  Utah

Mid-Atlantic 

  • Germantown, Maryland
  • Washington, DC
  • Virginia

Mid-West

  • Madison, Wisconsin
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South East

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Miami, Florida

The West

  • Los Angeles County, California
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    The Bay Area, California
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    Las Vegas, Nevada

South West

  • Houston, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
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    Phoenix / Tucson, Arizona
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    Colorado

International Retreats

  • Ireland
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    The Gold Coast,  Australia
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    Western Cape, South Africa

Not expecting romance at this private couples retreat? You might find it anyway...

Many couples coming to the private couples retreat don't expect romance. In fact, they may have tried romantic get-aways before that have ended in disaster. Without the skills to effectively discuss differences, they quarrel over whether to stay by the pool or go shopping; which restaurant to eat in; even whether the luxury accommodations live up to their standards!

The 'Dontown Abbey' of Ireland: Ballyfin.  One of more than a dozen locations for a private couples retreat

Others have tried small group formats and learned that they simply couldn't calm themselves down adequately to make good use of the experience. The skills they learn, they quickly forget.

In our private one-to-one couples therapy retreats, we know you are coming for serious clinical help. Some of you have separated or even filed for divorce. A gorgeous setting is wasted when two people, once in love, can no longer enjoy their time together.

The investment you make in setting aside one weekend, whether for enhancement, or to give it one "last shot" can transform the way you live and love. You'll learn new skills for managing chronic conflicts, opening up and sharing your deepest heart-felt dreams and fears. You'll also gain new respect for the history you've created together and plan a meaningful future you can look forward to.

During this private one-on-one couples retreat, you will learn skills to:

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    Strengthen your intimate bond
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    Talk candidly and respectfully about your most troubling issues
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    Heal and repair old wounds that resurface unexpectedly
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    Develop practical skills to calm down, tune in, and reconnect.

Unparalleled Expertise in Couples Therapy

Our team are exceptionally trained couples therapists. Three hundred years of combined clinical wisdom. Two are Master Trainers for the Gottman Institute - preeminent couples therapy researchers for the past 40 years. We have five Gottman-certified therapists on our team, and two sex therapists. Each and every therapist has evident-based training in couples therapy and Associates have two or more!

"Fly Me" Couples Therapists

While our retreats are offered in wonderful locations, a select number of our clinicians will fly to the location of your choice to work with you. Check our Team page for more details about "Fly Me" couples therapists.

Finely-focused Personalized Clinical Work + Luxury Vacation Get-away

Our operations manager will help you arrange the details of your trip, including suggestions for lodging, transportation, and dining options from casual eateries to 5-star options. Extend your stay to include time in spa retreats, golfing, hiking, or sight-seeing tours in your selected location.

These one-to-one couples retreats are booked in advance with the couples therapist of your choice. Or choose a husband & wife therapy team to work with you. Whoever you choose, there is one couple per therapist only.

We strongly recommend that you book your retreat early.

To read more information about these retreats, please read more here or call our clinical intake coordinators Daniel Dashnaw, MS, MA, MFT or Nicole at (844) 926-8753.