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Couples Intensive Therapy
Your relationship deserves the best care and attention. It’s is my belief that couples intensives are the most efficient and focused way to meet this goal. Maybe you’ve been waiting to find a therapist, or just don’t have the time. This program is very tailored, time efficient, and provides the right tools to increase connection and gain traction where there is gridlock.
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Couples Intensive Therapy
There are many reasons to have focused couples therapy. If you have experienced a traumatic event as a couple, I can tailor a trauma intensive to work through that trauma together. If you are wanting more connection or premarital counseling, a Gottman Therapy intensive is a great start to a new relationship, or one that may be facing difficulties.
You desperately want to find the connection that you once had with your partner! With my approach we’ll find friendship and meaning again in your relationship. You’ll have a new map for love and ways to have FUN again! Most importantly you’ll find shared meaning again after something that has been life altering. I am skilled at integrating faith of any kind (some clients want to know that I’m Christian) in our work!
Why choose me?
I have worked for years with couples primarily after one individual suffered an acquired brain injury. I find that the couple has comfort with knowing that I am trained in brain injury, trauma, and couples therapy. I utilize current research in all of these areas to address your concerns in your relationship. Here is a picture of me and my life partner at our graduation. He has taught me so much about partnership, love, and connection for well over a decade. This is us at our doctoral graduation.
Our first sessions
Our first session will be 150 minutes in length to understand the difficulties you are both facing after this event. From that point, you’ll receive a link for questionnaires to better understand your marriage or relationship. We will meet together for 90 minutes. I will also meet with each partner individually for 30 min to complete my assessment of the best targeted interventions to work on together. I find this saves us time and narrows our focus. I will also send you a detailed packet of information.
I will meet with each partner individually to better understand their concerns. While I do not hold any secrets about the relationship, it is helpful for me to get a sense of who you are individually and understand any trauma, brain injury, etc. that may be impacting the relationship. The cost of this assessment alone is valued at $1,500. You will receive an overview this assessment at your full day intensive. A one day intensive is the equivalent of 6 months of therapy in time learning specific skills to improve or enrich your relationship. A week long intensive (3 therapy days) is an equivalent of a year’s time of therapy skills learned.
This appointment can be in office for local couples or via telehealth.
I utilize the Gottman method for our couples work. These strategies are straight forward, practical, and research tested for results! Here is a video from the Dr’s Gottman about this approach.
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Maine Marriage Program
From the assessment, I will give you information about my assessment and target interventions to promote improved communication, friendship, intimacy, and love. I’ll assign videos and modules to review and practice. In our sessions will will practice skills and go through issues in real time. This is a marriage course, experience, therapy, all wrapped into one program. It will be comprehensive but give you the best chance to have a great start or restart in your marriage
At the end of our time together you’ll identify:
You are investing in your relationship, which is invaluable. This is a service, that while I cannot predict the outcome will give your relationship the attention it needs to heal. Yes, the investment is substantial, but the costs of a marriage that ends is divorces is much more in terms of resources such as time, money, and emotional energy.
All programs require that you are physically in Maine at the time of service.