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Marriage, Intensive, Marriage Intensive, Couples

Couples Intensives

Good relationships don't just build themselves without daily intentional effort, and problems don't just go away, without healthy conflict and communication skills.  Couples Intensives are for couples curious about how adjunct therapy can help improve relationship health. Intensives will help clients create a satisfying relationship based on John Gottman’s 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work.  During treatment, you will receive an online assessment specifying treatment goals; receive a 7 Principles kit with workbooks, card decks and a copy of the book.  These help you resolve relationship issues in a more dynamic way than the weekly model of therapy.

 

Couples Intensives are appropriate for couples contemplating engagement, pre-marital couples and those married for decades. It is psycho-educational and is intended for couples who wish to enhance and enrich their relationship.

Why intensives? 

  • Couples intensives save time while enhancing therapy with a comprehensive online assessment, 

  • Each person meets with me individually to assist in assessing the relationship and will contribute personalized results and specific treatment recommendations for you as a couple.

  • Save time with busy work schedules and take time to address your relationship comprehensively, vs. traditional weekly models of therapy.

Here's how to get started:

 

Please note that I only work with clients physically in the State of Idaho. If you do not live in Idaho, we can arrange for you to fly here for treatment.

Free Phone Consultation

The process will begin with a brief phone consultation to discuss the intensive model and to discover if we are a good fit for therapy.  At this time, you will have an opportunity to ask any questions about the Gottman Couples Work, the intensive model or myself as your provider.

 

The intensive will be scheduled during this initial consultation.  You will be sent intake paperwork and a recommended workbook that contains assessments, questionnaires and information to prepare you to work intensively. We also have a no-secrets policy between couples.  This will also cover treatment goals and areas you wish to resolve during your intensive.  

Pre Intensive Interview, Assessment and Individual Sessions

Prior to beginning your intensive session(s), we will have an opportunity to meet to build rapport and get to know each other during an 90 minute pre-intensive interview. 

 

During this time, we will begin to focus on your treatment goals and information gathered in the workbook.  We will discuss a plan for treatment and gather any additional details.  At the end of this time, we will have developed a personalized treatment plan and outlined your goals.

Couples Intensive Sessions

During the intensive, you will experience a personalized treatment plan based on the assessment, interviews and couples assessment.  You will receive the following: 

 

We will implement the intensive with these tools and according to this plan.

Post Intensive Interview

During this 90 minute session we discuss changes that you are experiencing in your relationship. We'll go over your progress and discuss new insights you are having. We will discuss ways you can maintain your gains in the relationship.

During your post-Couples intensive interview, we'll discuss a personalized plan for you to continue moving forward. This will enable you to continue your healing journey in the most positive way possible as we wrap up your couples experience.

Benefits of Couples Intensives

Gottman Couples Intensives are designed for couples who know their treatment goal and are ready to address them in an accelerated way. Other benefits may include:

  • We get it, you aren’t always going to be able to make weekly therapy appointments. Intensives allow you to have an extended amount of care in a short period of time.
     

  • Intensives are for you if you know your treatment goal and are ready to advance your relationship health without the hassle of billing insurance or only spending an hour with your therapist, only to realize you have more to process when the hour is over.

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  • Intensives allow you to achieve optimal relationship health in an accelerated way.
     

  • Intensives allow you to skip the waitlists and engage in treatment sooner.
     

  • Intensives allow more immediate access to selected therapy spots.
     

  • Intensives allow the flexibility of working with your schedule, and adjusting to life challenges, thus reducing the stress of therapy. 
     

Program Packages

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1

Half-day, weekday Couples Intensive

  • (1) 60-90-minute interview before intensive with couple together

  • (2) 60 Minute interviews-one with each partner prior to the intensive

  • (1) hour review of Gottman Relationship Checkup Assessment based on the Sound Relationship House each partner will complete individually online before the intensive

  • (3) hours during half-day intensive work with your partner

  • (1) 60-90-minute interview for follow up with couple together

  • 7 Principles Couples set including 2 couple’s Guides, one copy of the 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work book and Love Maps and Open Ended Questions Card Decks.

   TOTAL = $1,999

2

Half-day, evening Couples

  • (1) 60-90-minute interview before intensive with couple together

  • (2) 60 Minute interviews-one with each partner prior to the intensive

  • (1) hour review of Gottman Relationship Checkup Assessment based on the Sound Relationship House each partner will complete individually online before the intensive

  • (3) hours during half-day intensive work with your partner

  • (1) 60-90-minute interview for follow up with couple together

  • 7 Principles Couples set including 2 couple’s Guides, one copy of the 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work book and Love Maps and Open Ended Questions Card Decks.

  •    TOTAL = $2,899

3

3-day, Weekday Couples

14-hour program + resources/ assessments/ with recommended Gottman Relationship Checkup online assessment to customize treatment.

·         (1) 60-90-minute interview before intensive with couple together

·         (2) 60 Minute interviews-one with each partner prior to the intensive

·         (1) hour review of Gottman Relationship Checkup Assessment based on the Sound Relationship House each partner will complete individually online before the intensive

·         (9) hours during half-day intensive work with your partner

·         (1) 60-90-minute interview for follow up with couple together

·         7 Principles Couples set including 2 couple’s Guides, one copy of the 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work book and Love Maps and Open Ended Questions Card Decks.

 ·         TOTAL = $3,399

Payments for services are made at each session for services rendered.  They are not refundable and we do require a $500 deposit to schedule your intensive and the pre-intensive interview

***Modifications may be made for telehealth in the State of Idaho*** 

Payments are due at the time of service and are not refundable.

Program Packages

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1

Half-day, weekday EMDR Intensive

  • 8-hour program: 6 contact hours + resources/ assessments/ with recommended customized treatment workbook

    • 90-minute interview before intensive

    • 3 hours during half-day intensive

    • 90-minute interview for follow up

  • Recommended customized pre/post-treatment workbook

 

 $1,899 (with workbook) 

2

Half-day, evening EMDR Intensive

  • 8-hour program: 6 contact hours + resources/ assessments/ with recommended customized treatment workbook

    • 90-minute interview before intensive

    • 3 hours during half-day intensive

    • 90-minute interview for follow up

  • Recommended customized pre/post-treatment workbook

 

 $2,899 (with workbook) 

3

3-day, Weekday EMDR Intensive

3-day, Weekday EMDR Intensive

 

  • Description of 14-hour program: 12 contact hours + resources/ assessments/ with recommended customized treatment workbook

    • 90-minute interview before intensive

    • Three, half-days (3 hours per day) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

    • 90-minute interview for follow up

    • 12 contact hours

  • Recommended customized pre/post-treatment workbook

 

 $3,399 (with workbook) 

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