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Weekend Couples Therapy Retreats

Strengthen Your Relationship with 3 Days of Intensive Rebuilding & Connecting

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What are Couples Therapy Retreats?

  • A private, intensive therapy experience designed to help couples reconnect and address relationship challenges.

  • 13 focused hours of couples counseling delivered over a weekend (Friday - Sunday) format.

  • Ideal for couples with busy schedules, residing anywhere in the US, Canada, or internationally.

Benefits of Weekend Couples Therapy Retreats 

  • Focused Time and Privacy: Escape daily distractions and dedicate uninterrupted time to reconnect and rebuild your relationship.

  • Intensive Therapy Sessions: Benefit from a concentrated experience, allowing for significant progress in a shorter timeframe compared to traditional weekly sessions.

  • Personalized Setting: Whether you choose to travel to a comfortable and private location I provide, or I travel to a mutually agreeable location within my licensed areas (California, Oregon, New York, Nevada, Washington State, or British Columbia, Canada), you'll have a dedicated space for open communication and reflection.

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What to Expect at a Couples Therapy Retreat


Complete the Gottman Relationship Checkup online at least one week prior. This tool streamlines the relationship assessment process for me, providing personalized, clinical feedback plus it also provides specific recommendations for treatment based on your answers.

Friday Schedule: Assessment Phase
  • 3-hour joint assessment to understand your relationship dynamics. This can take place virtually or in person, depending on your chosen retreat format.

  • 90-minute joint interview to gather in-depth information. This can be conducted virtually or in person.

  • Individual interviews (approximately 45 minutes each) to gain individual perspectives. These can be done virtually or in person, depending on the retreat format.

Saturday Schedule
  • 45-minute feedback session to discuss assessment results. This can take place virtually or in person, depending on the retreat format.

  • 5 hours of intensive couples counseling, focusing on communication and intervention strategies. 

Sunday Schedule
  • 5 hours of continued couples counseling, addressing deeper issues and building upon progress. 

  • Wrap-up session to create a personalized action plan and discuss potential follow-up options. 

Couples Therapy Options

California | New York | Washington State | British Columbia

Weekly Couples Therapy Sessions - approximately 90 minutes

Extended Couples Therapy Sessions - 3 hours with a break at the 90 minute mark.  Occurs once or twice per month

Private Weekend Couples Therapy Retreats:

This is 13 hours of relationship counseling: Friday - Sunday format:

The Gottman Relationship Check Up is completed at least one week prior to the couples retreat date.

Friday Schedule
Assessment Phase - 3 hours

  • Joint Interview - 90 minutes

  • Individual interviews approximately 45 minutes each

Saturday Schedule

Assessment Phase

  • Feed back - approximately 45 minutes


Intervention Phase 

  • 5 hours of couples counseling

Sunday Schedule
Intervention Phase

  • 5 hours of couples counseling

  • Wrap up and plan for follow up sessions or check-in

Weekend Couples Therapy Retreats are best suited for couples who:

  • Have busy schedules and coordinating a weekly time would be difficult.

  • Live outside of the Oakland, CA area such as the Peninsula, South Bay, North Bay and areas beyond which makes traveling for weekly sessions quite challenging.

  • Couples who live anywhere in the USA, Canada or in the world.

  • Are committed and prepared to engage in intensive challenging and difficult emotional work over several days to repair, revitalize and rejuvenate their relationship or marriage.

Weekend Couples Therapy Retreats or Intensive Couples Counseling requires the commitment and concentration as if you are in one of the following scenarios:

  • Playing Centre Court in the Wimbledon finals.

  • Making your debut at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • Playing in the NBA finals.

  • Playing in the world series.

  • Playing in the Super Bowl.

  • Playing at the Masters.

House Calls For Weekend Couples Therapy Retreats or 
Extended Couples Therapy Sessions

House calls are available in the following states and province where I am licensed/registered to practice counseling and psychotherapy:

  • California

  • New York

  • Washington State

  • British Columbia, Canada

If you live on the east coast of the USA or Canada,  Weekend Couples Therapy Retreats can occur in New York City/New York state.

House Calls for Weekend Couples Therapy Retreats or Extended Couples Therapy Sessions require the following expenses to be covered:

  • Travel

    • Travel time - San Francisco Bay area up to 2 hours away by car.

    • Locations outside of the San Francisco Bay Area - hotel - the ones with the best beds which rules out most Sheratons (from my experience.)

    • Air travel - preferred airlines - Delta, Alaska, American or the airline that has the most direct route to your location.

Couples who would not be a good fit for a Weekend Couples Therapy Retreat

  • One of you has:

    • a serious untreated mental health issue such as bi-polar disorder, suicidal, major depression

    • domestic violence,

    • active drug or alcohol addiction including weed/pot.

It may be prudent to address these individual issues prior to attempting relationship counseling.  Once the situation has stabilized I would be happy to consult with you to see if the timing is right for relationship counseling with me.

Relationship and Marriage Counseling Costs

Weekly sessions: $400 per 90 minute session or $270 per 60 minute session

Extended session: $800 [Two 90 minute sessions with a break - In office]

Extended session: $1,000 [Two 90 minute sessions - within a 2 hour drive of Oakland | CA]

Weekend Couples Therapy Retreat: $5000 [13 hours of counseling in my office]

Weekend Couples Therapy Retreat: $10,000 [travel to your location | 13 hours of counseling]
Travel available in California, Washington State, New York and British Columbia, Canada.

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