Currently offering intensive couples therapy safely, via Zoom. Now beginning to schedule in person retreats for Spring and Summer 2021.
Intensive therapy encompasses two full days, with a few hour intro session the evening before. Marathon therapy sessions were designed for people who must travel to be seen by a Gottman clinician, and for professional clients who have difficulty scheduling weekly sessions into their lives. It is also very beneficial for people who want an accelerated and in depth therapy experience where they are not worried about the clock running out at the end of the hour. It is roughly the equivalent of 6 months of therapy.
Prior to coming you will each separately complete an assessment and go through a screening process. This assessment will give me a lot of very helpful information about the current status of your relationship as well as family history, etc.
The sessions are 4-6pm the first day, then 9:30-4:30 the following 2 days with a 90 min. lunch break. These times may be adjusted. Please discuss your scheduling needs ahead with me.
The following criteria would preclude a couple from doing a marathon session as they would need more intensive private therapy and/or individual therapy or intervention:
· If there is active alcohol and/or drug addiction that is not being addressed by a recovery program.
· If there is serious violence in your relationship, threats by one or both partners that serious violence might occur, or fear of serious violence.
If either partner currently has an untreated major mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar, or dissociative identity disorder.)
· If there is an undisclosed, or current affair that either partner is unwilling to give up
· If either partner is currently experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts or has a history of serious suicide attempts or harm to others.
Insurance is not accepted for this work, as they are marathon sessions for relationship therapy, not individual counseling.