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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Intensives

Online in Boston and all of Massachusetts

Hope for couples on the brink of divorce or those wanting to heal from infidelity. 
An accelerated format for busy professionals who want to jump start their connection.  

Start healing your relationship now
with a therapy intensive. 

Is your relationship really struggling?

Your relationship is heading into scary waters.
You're worried about where the two of you are headed and you're beginning to feel hopeless.

Because of your fights and disconnection you're feeling:
  • distracted at work and at home.
  • hopeless about the future of your relationship.
  • that the infidelity, reproductive trauma, or other attachment injury has stolen your best friend.

You are in the right place.  Intensives help my clients reconnect quickly so they can begin to feel supported and safe again.

A woman and a man embrace, after working hard in couples therapy.
It might not feel like it right now but you can save your relationship.  You can feel like best friends again.  I can help you get there.
Is 50 minute therapy not feeling like enough time to solve your disconnection? 
  • Have you tried hourly sessions in the past and felt like there wasn't enough time to really "get into it"?  Did it feel like you didn't have enough time to both be heard and understood?
  • Maybe you know that your relationship needs a fix now and you're worried about waiting.
  • Perhaps you've been on a waiting list, hoping your relationship can survive a few more weeks until an opening comes up, and you're fed up and want to begin to address your issues in one, concentrated day.
  • You're a busy professional without wiggle room in your schedule, taking a morning or afternoon (or a series of morning/afternoons) to start healing your relationship is easier than committing to months of weekly therapy.
An Emotionally Focused Couples Intensive can help you:
  • Understand your communication and relational dance that keeps you each stuck and alone.  Begin to see that dance as the enemy rather than your partner.

  • Learn about why you perceive your partner's actions as you do, what your history and theirs has to do with your conflicts.

  • Rebuild clear and kind communication so you can talk about all the issues you've been avoiding or can't discuss without fighting or getting stuck.

  • Move towards understanding and forgiveness, allowing you both to feel seen and validated.

  • Discuss the goals you have for your relationship, openly, without feeling shut down or being shut down.

  • Find a new sense of openness and investment in your relationship. 

  • Begin to feel a sense of closeness and emotional safety again.

Intensives provide momentum, there's not time spent catching up as in weekly therapy. 
The feeling of an intensive is akin to going on a vacation - we'll create a "bubble" where your relationship will take center stage. 
What does an couples therapy intensive entail?
Couples Assessment
A 50 minute online intake session is required prior to scheduling your intensive. The goal is to understand your needs, assess if an intensive is right for you, and offer my clinical recommendations. This is a blame free assessment that will provide the focus of our work together.  The cost for this intake is $300.
Individual Sessions
Each partner will receive a 45 minute individual session with me.  These sessions help me gather a history of you and your relationship.  We will discuss any attachment injuries, relationship concerns, and your personal goals for your relationship. 
**If you're scheduling a series of intensives your individual sessions will occur only during your first intensive.
Emotionally Focused Couple Sessions
Intensive sessions are where we go deeper into what is happening in your relationship. We'll work together to identify the underlying emotions that fuel you and your partner's disconnection. 
Diving deep and doing the hard work of relationship repair can be exhausting.  A 15 minute break is included in your intensive.  This break is an essential time to recharge for the work ahead.
**Therapy intensives are scheduled Friday morning or Friday afternoon. Intensives can be scheduled as a one - off, a series, or a kick start to weekly therapy.
Fee is $1125 for a 3 hour intensive.

All intensives require an initial intake session.
Fee is $300

All intensives are held virtually on my HIPAA secure therapy platform.

Included in EFT couples therapy intensives:

◦ individual sessions with each partner 

◦ assessment of couple dynamics and interactional patterns​

◦ EFT couples therapy sessions - no starting and stopping.  Intensive and effective.  

◦ Follow-up consultation, with permission, with your couples therapist to communicate progress and coordinate next steps.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 is required to hold your date with the balance due the day prior to your Intensive.

**Intensives can be tailored to you life.  Contact me to discuss options.
If you're on the brink of breaking up, intensives offer time to focus on your relationship.  
You could start to change your relationship in just one day.
Rapid Results
While you may feel overwhelmed thinking of setting aside a whole afternoon or morning for therapy, the time you take away for an intensive is actually an asset.

Many couples report that it’s actually easier to take a day off than trying to get away for an hour each week.

No more compartmentalizing your day or leaving therapy in a upset and unable to return to work. No more having to muscle your way through the rest of your day, competing with the emotional drain of a tough session.

Many couples combine an intensive with a weekend getaway. The vacation or retreat mentality lets you leave everyday stresses behind and really focus on your relationship without other distractions.
Are intensives a good fit for us?
Intensives might be right for you if....
You're in a committed relationship that is struggling.  You want to feel closer and more understood.

A more intense but short term model fits your goals. You need momentum and hope.

You're motivated to work on your relationship.  You don't have time to mess around.
Intensives will not be right for you if........
There is an ongoing affair.

You and your partner do not have the same goals for your relationship. 

There is intimate partner violence.
How do we get started?
Schedule your consult
A 50 minute online intake session is required prior to scheduling your intensive. The goal is to understand your needs, assess if an intensive is right for you, and offer my clinical recommendations. This is a blame free assessment that will provide the focus of our work together.
The cost for this intake session is $300.    
Schedule your intensive
When you're ready to schedule your intensive we'll secure a date for your personalized retreat.  A $500 deposit is due at this time to hold this date exclusively for you.
Complete your intake forms online
Each partner will get a secure link to my HIPPA compliant client portal, Simple Practice. You will each be sent online questionnaires about your relationship history. This information will not be shared directly with your partner although I may refer to it in our sessions.  Clients say that these specialized questionnaires helped set the stage for deep healing in their intensive.
The intensive
We will meet on my HIPAA secure online platform. Both partners must be in the same location and in Massachusetts. The agenda of your intensive varies depending on your particular needs and goals we discussed in your consultation or any needs and goals that arise. 
Frequently Asked Questions About Intensives
What is the schedule for an intensive?
Therapy intensives are held on Fridays.  Choose a morning or afternoon slot (or both).  

Morning schedule:
9 - 9:45 First 45 minute individual session.**
9:45 - 10:30 Second 45 minute individual session.**
10:30 - 10:45 15 minute break
10:45 - 12:15 1.5 hour intensive couples session.

** If this is your second intensive/second in a series of intensives you've booked we will not repeat your individual sessions.  Your schedule would be:

9 - 10:30 1.5 hour intensive couples session.
10:30 - 10:45 15 minute break
10:45 - 12:15 1.5 hour intensive couples session.

Afternoon schedule:
1 - 1:45 First 45 minute individual session.**
1:45- 2:30 Second 45 minute individual session.**
2:30 - 2:45 15 minute break
2:45 - 4:15 1.5 hour intensive couples session.

** If this is your second intensive/second in a series of intensives you've booked we will not repeat your individual sessions. 

Your schedule would be:
1 - 1:45 1.5 hour intensive couples session.
1:45 - 2:15 15 minute break
2:15 - 4:15 1.5 hour intensive couples session.
What are the fees?

This premium service intensive requires a set time, scheduled just for you. 

Higher fees are charged as this service requires more work, energy, and a significant amount of personalized time.

Intensives require a one time 50 minute intake session before scheduling.

Cost of this intake session is: $300.

Cost of a 3 hour morning or afternoon intensive is: $1125.

Will the intensive be online?  

All intensives are online.  No travel costs, no extra expenses. Make sure to have a quiet, secure location for your intensive.  Turn off all notifications on the device you'll be using.  When you're meeting as a couple, you'll need a laptop or desktop for those sessions.  You'll each meet with me individually and phones can be used for this purpose.

What if we need to reschedule?

I do require a non - refundable $500 deposit when booking. I require a credit card on file and will charge the remainder of the fee the day prior to your intensive.

I understand that sometimes life gets in the way of our best intentions.
Since the scheduling of an appointment involves setting aside time especially for you, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required for rescheduling or cancellation of your intensive.  If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, I will keep your deposit.  If you can reschedule your intensive within 3 months your deposit will be applied to your rescheduled intensive.

How do we get started?

Contact me.  We'll set up a time for your 50 minute couples assessment to gather a history of your relationship and map out a plan for your one day intensive.  If you decide to schedule, I'll schedule you on my HIPAA secure online portal.  My portal will send you reminder texts/emails and a link to our online meeting space for your intensive.

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