Is your marriage in distress but don’t have a schedule allowing for weekly therapy?
Do you want to more quickly and easily heal your marriage?
The problems in your marriage did not start overnight but through what are coupcalled couple intensives – counseling in 3 hour chunks of time, sometimes twice a day, you can get back to the place in your marriage that was filled with love, respect, and joy.
Breaking down and rebuilding more efficiently
When couples enter my private practice, they are most likely defending against their spouse’s view of things and may not have much energy left to defend the “we” of the marriage. Traditional hour long therapy sessions can leave you slowly digging through the murky marital waters. Couple intensives allow a more conducive environment to get down and dirty quicker which gets you back to a place of hope and change more quickly.
How do Couple Intensives Work?
You can chose one day or two days in a row, usually a 3 hour morning session, a lunch break for a couple hours, then another 3 hour session. This can go for two days and then a decision can be made about continuing for more couple intensive work, or following out the necessary work through weekly sessions (for those couples who live in town.)
We will have a 15 minute phone conversations with both of you to briefly discuss what your martial situation is and whether couple intensives are right for you.
Who is a good fit for this type of work?
I have seen all types of couples in my long couples counseling career, but for couple intensives it’s best if there is no serious abuse or mental health crisis for one partner. Examples of marriages that may benefit from couple intensives:
- Couples with childcare issues on a weekly basis
- Couples who live far away from highly skilled marriage counselors
- High level executives who don’t have the ability to go to weekly therapy
- Any couple in transition (new emptynesters, retirement, etc)
What’s the next step? Contact me by calling or emailing. There are limited slots available and giving me your email does not mean you are signing up, just wanting to learn more and see if this is a good fit.
The Couples Intensive is to help couples who would like to have a condensed and rapid program to help them decide whether they should live together, get married, or increase their commitment towards each other. Other reasons for the Couples Intensive is to help couples decide whether to start a family, resolve issues and conflicts about starting a family, or for other major life decisions that the couple feels that they might need some help with. Some couples who are feeling a void in their relationship, or who are unable to resolve various issues and need support for this, but want to really get going on working this through, could benefit from this Intensive manner. This approach can also help couples who might have difficulty with making weekly appointments by meeting in this way.
This program is also designed for couples who live any where in the midwest who don’t have access to competent therapy where they live. They need to take time for travel as they might be located in the midwestern states and would like to be seen in a timely and efficient manner which can be done through the Intensive Couples Counseling Program.
The Couples Intensive is a six-Hour block of time that we meet. It consists of two three hour sessions that take place in the Maple Grove or St Louis Park office. This can occur either on a weekday or Saturday morning from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.
The Couples Intensive is not designed for very high conflict couples or where there is unresolved trauma in one or both partners.
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