Private Couples Retreats

You miss the connection and actually feel lonely in your relationship.  

You want to do things differently, but where is the time?  Between kids, work, and life, how can you ever fit in ‘our time‘ to get your relationship back to where you know it can be?

You kept hoping things would get better, but it haven’t.  Now, you are afraid it’s too late.  You need help yesterday.

I get it.  Your relationship is precious and you are ready to put in the work.  An hour of therapy a week just simply isn’t going to work due to the chaos of life or the pain you are in right now.


Private Couples Retreats

My Couples Retreats help couples who are ready to make their relationships better and want to make serious change quickly.  For most couples, my Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshops are sufficient, but for some, a Couples Retreat may be the better fit.  You might choose my Retreat if:

  • you want my undivided attention on you and your relationship
  • your relationship needs can’t wait until the next Workshop
  • scheduling is difficult and you need more flexibility
  • you feel uncomfortable to be around other couples
  • privacy is important; you don’t want others in the community to possibly recognize you


Request a Free 50-Minute Consultation

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A Retreat Should be an ‘Escape’

No kids. 

No obligations.

A time to focus on you and your relationship.


I consciously make the space, indoors and out, beautiful and relaxing.  You will feel comfortable, ‘at home’, and relaxed in the space.  See photos of the space, including the outdoor space.  Depending on the time of year, we may be able to do some of our work in these spaces. 


Based on Research

Dr. Sue Johnson, developed Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the protocols used in my Retreats.  EFT has a 90% success rate in bring meaningful change in a relationship. 


In all Retreats, you will do the following:

  • Diagnose your conflict pattern and the individual triggers you each have that keep that conflict continuing.
  • Learn tools to connect with your partner and reduce conflicts.
  • Understand what is happening in your partner, behind the distance or the conflicts.  
  • Practice communicating to get more connected and less distant.
  • Create a Commitment Plan you share with your partner based on what you learned about him/her.
  • Return home with a Workbook, tools and strategies to make your relationship stronger.


Contact Me to Explore This Option


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Choose the Couples Retreat that is Right Length for You

Based on your specific situation, finances, and schedule, there are two different Retreat options.

Two-Day Private Couples Retreats   17 Hours    $3400

This Retreat is equivalent to 4 months’ worth of weekly sessions and is my traditional Retreat format. 

Based on your individual sessions, I create a Private Retreat that is focused on improving communication skills, strengthening your connection, and decreasing issues impacting your relationship. 

The first day focuses on helping you understand one another and learning how to connect with one another more authentically

The second day is dedicated to deepening your connection and addressing significant struggles, such as longstanding hurts or communication patterns.

You leave with a strong sense of connection, a new perspective, and a toolbox full of tools to help you do things differently


Three-day Private Couples Retreats     24 Hours     $4500

This Retreat is equivalent to 6 months’ worth of weekly sessions and is designed for couples who have significant damage or want more in-depth work. 

We do the foundational work that occurs during a two-day Retreat.  The additional day allows us to address additional difficulties in the relationship, practice the tools more extensively, and possibly experience a more relaxed pace, if requested. 

You leave with an increased sense of confidence in your ability to maintain your skills.  Additionally, issues that have plagued your relationship may be resolved and you are able to move forward with new hope and optimism

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All Private Retreats Include a Pre-retreat Relationship Assessment

When we agree to a Private Retreat, I conduct a thorough Relationship Assessment through an online intake and then individual online sessions with each of you

During those sessions, I hear your voice as you describe your history, your fears, and your longings.  If there is something that you don’t feel comfortable sharing in front of your partner, this is your opportunity.  


All Private Retreats Include a Post-retreat Follow-up Session

The follow-up session is online and used to continue your momentum.  During the session, we review your progress, acknowledge your success, and strategize how to best keep you connecting!  Most couples feel ready to do things on their own, but some want to continue with the additional support of Couples Coaching Sessions.  

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Couples Coaching Sessions

Change takes time!  Due to that, many couples are relieved to know there is ongoing support after a Couples Retreat and that they are ‘not alone’. 

When you get off track or need a review on a strategy, we may schedule a coaching session and get you back on track.  I want to work my way out of your life, so we keep it focused on how you are getting stuck and get you back to using the strategies you learned.  



Contact me to Schedule Your Retreat


How do I schedule a Private Couples Retreat?

Contact me and we will discuss your relationship and scheduling needs.

Where is the Private Couples Retreat held?

Private Couples Retreats are generally held in my therapy space in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The inside is comfortably decorated with artwork and calm colors and is set up to address COVID social distancing concerns.  The outside (when the weather permits) is beautifully landscaped with many ‘couples’ spaces.  You may see photos of the space.

Due to COVID, some couples may want to meet at a different location, such as a resort or a second home. 

This is possible, though there may be additional costs with this option.

Lastly, meeting online is an option.

How much is the Couples Retreat?

The cost is dependent on if you choose attend for two or three days.

Two days is a total of 17 hours and is the equivalent of 4 months of weekly sessions.  This costs $3400. 

Three days is a total of 24 hours and is the equivalent of 6 months of weekly sessions.  This costs $4500.

Does my insurance pay for this?

Yes and no.  Insurance may pay for the pre and post sessions but does not pay for multi-hour Retreats.  Ask me about out-of-network benefits and how to use your insurance, if this is a factor.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes.  A 50% deposit is due at the time of scheduling your Retreat.  You may then portion payments as you wish; the remainder of the balance is due the day before we meet.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes.  I accept check, debit, or credit cards.

Is there help after the Retreat?

Yes.  Every Private Retreat automatically has a follow-up session included.  Any couple that completes any of my Retreats may schedule optional coaching sessions (based on my scheduling availability) to improve your skills or maintain your momentum.


Take the first step to a better relationship–Contact me

You are ready to get serious about improving your relationship.

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