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“We’re so disconnected.”

 

Have you attended couples therapy only to feel like you’re just getting to the meat of the issue when the therapist says, “Our time is up for today”? Many couples feel the frustration of feeling as if they didn’t get everything they needed to say out, and that nothing was really accomplished within the span of their 50-minute session. Working on your marriage deserves more time, space, and focus since it is one of the most important relationships you will ever have in your life. More time is often needed to address the core issues that are keeping you and your partner stuck.

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Is an intensive session right for you?

Intensive couple’s therapy gives you the space and time you need to address the many issues that need to be resolved including communication, infidelity, intimacy and sexual issues, financial strains, blended families and parenting. Most couples who have intense couples therapy are experiencing a significant amount of relationship distress. Many of these couples have already started the divorce process.

If your marriage is on the rocks and falling apart our intensive marriage weekend can help give you the emotional connection you crave, and set you on a path with new tools for dealing with the issues that seem unbearable and unresolvable.

Communication isn’t the problem

You aren’t struggling in your marriage because you don’t know how to communicate effectively. You communicate every day in your career. Most likely, you feel emotionally, spiritually and physically disconnected and out of touch from your partner, and have felt this for quite some time. Besides, good connection just isn’t enough. Good couples therapy helps set you and your spouse on track in a myriad ways:

  • Help your partner see your inner world
  • Become good friends again
  • Manage conflict in productive ways
  • Explore your dreams and start dreaming together
  • Creating shared meaning and rituals of connection
  • Practice healthy communication and intensive listening
  • Renew trust
  • Increase intimacy

Choose the path for you

Spend 8 hours working one-on-one with Jennifer Slingerland Ryan in one day or two half days. Based on your relationship assessment, individual interviews, and current struggles, the counselor will provide specific tools and guides which help facilitate intimate conversations and exercises. Jennifer’s Intimate Conversations methodology utilizes Gottman’s Sound Marital House and Emotionally Focused Therapy, both of which you will learn throughout the your session(s). Jennifer is trained in both methodologies.

Included in this session is the Gottman Relationship Checkup, plus two books: Either “Hold me Tight” or “Love Sense” by Sue Johnson, AND “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” For your convenience, schedule either two 4-hour sessions or one 8-hour session. Weekend appointments available.

Cost: $1600 (due prior to appointment)

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Spend 4 hours working one-on-one with your therapist. Based on your relationship assessment (should you choose to purchase), individual interviews, and current struggles, the counselor will provide specific tools and guides which help facilitate intimate conversations and exercises. Jennifer’s Intimate Conversations methodology utilizes Gottman’s Sound Marital House and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), both of which you will learn throughout the your session(s). Jennifer is a Gottman and EFT trained therapist.

Included in your session is the Gottman Relationship Checkup and one book, which Jennifer will decide on based on your needs during the session.

Cost: $860.

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Get a jump start on your therapy by scheduling a 2-hour one-on-one appointment with your therapist. Based on your individual interviews and current struggles, the counselor will provide specific tools and guides which help facilitate intimate conversations and exercises. Jennifer’s Intimate Conversations methodology utilizes the Sound Marital House and Emotionally Focused Therapy, both of which you will learn throughout the your session(s).

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If you’d like to get a pulse on your marriage – an assessment which measures the state of your marriage – take an assessment online with a special link sent direct to your private email box. Relationship Checkups are based on the Sound Relationship House created by Dr. John Gottman.

The Sound Relationship House, as shown above, encompasses these main areas:

  • Love Maps – how you know each other’s inner worlds
  • Fondness and Admiration – how each of you admire and respect each other
  • Turning Toward versus Turning Away – whether each of you turn toward your partner, even after small bids for connection, throughout your day
  • Managing Conflict – how you and your partner solve and manage conflict
  • Shared Meaning and Rituals – the areas of your life in which the two of you share in connection through symbols and daily rituals

Your relationship assessment includes the Gottman Relationship Checkup and John Gottman’s “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Plus, you’ll receive two sessions (each partner seen individually).

Cost: $365

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Using evidence-based counseling techniques, we guide you and your spouse to a more loving, connected space using the work of Dr. John Gottman’s Sound Marital House and Dr. Sue Johnson. Gottman’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

To read more about Gottman’s Sound Marital House, we suggest:

John Gottman’s “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” – A great book for couples who are having a difficult time talking to one another because words are disrespectful and angry on an almost constant basis. This is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective for couples.

To read more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for couples, we suggest:

David Burn’s “Feeling Good Together” – A great book for couples who are having a difficult time talking to one another because words are disrespectful and angry on an almost constant basis. This is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective for couples.

To read more about Attachment Theory for couples, we suggest:

Sue Johnson’s “Hold Me Tight” – This book examines the reason we have enraged conversations, and why we ultimately withdraw from the ones we love most – our spouse / life partner.

Sue Johnson’s “Love Sense” – A great book examining the science of love and love relationships.

Robert Karen’s “Becoming Attached” – A great book about how we attach to parents as young babies and children, and what happens when we don’t. The childhood attachment process is essential in order to have a healthy adulthood.

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