Couples Intensive

This is a one time half day session for couples who are committed to their relationship but are experiencing distress, conflict, or dissatisfaction and are uncertain how to move forward. The half day Intensive will focus on identifying the presenting problem, what’s underneath these challenges, and how to move forward with more effective tools for a happier, healthier relationship. This extended one time session approach is intended to provide couples with a foundational understanding specific to their relationship on the role of attachment history in shaping present day thoughts and behaviors as they relate to both the individual and the couple. Couples will leave the Intensive with a clear understanding of how their unique individual history has influenced their relational needs and how to meet those needs in a direct and positive manner that contributes to a strong, healthy attachment and a more satisfying relationship.

Duration: 3 hours

Session Outline:

Part 1: Relational Assessment

  • Develop clarity around problem areas, how these problems present in the relationship, and identify hidden relational needs underneath the presenting problem.

  • Increase understanding of each partner as an individual and how childhood and adult relationships (family, friends, community) have influenced cognition, behavior, and emotion.

Part 2: Insight and Understanding

  • Apply the individual experience to the presenting relational problem within the context of adult attachment and established core beliefs.

Part 3: Change Process

  • Address cognition, maladaptive behaviors, and unmet relational needs through relevant therapeutic techniques including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Gottman, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), ABFT (Attachment Based Family Therapy), and others.

  • Develop Communication and problem solving skill development in conjunction with interpersonal resolution specific to relational needs and attachment.

Session Cost: $600

Dates are now available for the Couples Intensive.