Couple Intensives

Therapy intensives can be extremely helpful under certain circumstances, but intensives should not be a replacement for ongoing therapy. The shorter and more intense the length of treatment, the more it should be regarded as consultation/counseling and not therapy. Having said that, Stan usually recommends 3-4 consecutive days in his office with about 3-4 hours per day. Stan prefers that couples have a couple therapist available in their home town for continued support and consultation. If the visiting couple is struggling with the following concerns, a phone consult is required prior to scheduling an appointment:

  • Major issues with drugs/alcohol

  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (untreated)

  • History of physical violence

  • Major psychiatric illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar)

  • Active suicidality or any other matter of danger to self/danger to others

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COST: The per-couple cost is $8850 for the 3-day Private Retreat, and 4-day or 5-day retreats are proportionally priced.

TIMING: We meet from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM, with a 90 minute lunch break. https://healingcouplesretreats.com/couples-retreat-california/

Intensives are paid for in advance and are refunded at 80% with 30 days notice; 50% refundable with 2 weeks notice, and not refunded if cancelled within two weeks of intensive date.

It is important to know that it is highly suggested that couples stay in a nearby hotel OR Airbnb over the course of the couples work intensive, rather than returning home between sessions. Creating space between both the familiarity and stressfulness of your usual home-life will facilitate deeper focus, uninterrupted connection, regulation, processing and needed rest / relaxation.

Additional consultation beyond our initial phone consultation may be required if one or both partners struggles with any of the following conditions:
  • Major drug or alcohol use or abuse

  • Current or History of Physical Violence

  • Untreated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Major psychiatric illness such as schizophrenia

  • Personality Disorders

  • Active or Previous Suicidal Ideation or Self-Harm

 Please know that therapy intensives should not serve as a replacement for routine couples therapy sessions. Prior to and following enrolling in intensive couples work, I strongly recommend couples to establish and continue a therapeutic relationship with a couples therapist in their local area.