Renew your relationship in the Heart of Georgian Bay

Either for easier scheduling, or for additional support, some couples prefer a longer block of time to traditional weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Couple Intensives are longer sessions that allow the luxury of focused time to spend on your relationship.  Intensive sessions are offered in half-day, full-day and two-day formats, both during the week and selected weekends. Details are below.

Standard couple sessions are sometimes not long enough time to make substantial headway on complex relationship problems. If your issues are overwhelming, you are facing a big decision, or you need a block of time to explore your issues, an intensive session could be helpful. These longer sessions allow us to delve deeply into your issues and spend the time needed to make real progress.

Some couples would prefer a private retreat option. With an escape from the stresses of your daily life, an intensive relationship counselling session gives you time to focus on your relationship without distractions. Couple intensives are not a group program. Only you, your partner, and the therapist are in the room. Your confidentiality is assured.

Take a break from the ordinary and renew your relationship with some special time together. Intensive sessions are not just for couples in ‘dire straits’. The sessions are an opportunity to rebuild closeness with your partner and prevent future problems.   Couple intensives are a great option for pre-marital counselling, to invest in the longevity of your marriage.

Intensive Couple Counselling Formats

Intensives are available in 2-day, full-day and half-day formats. Pricing varies between weekdays and weekends.

Private Retreat (2 days)

Best for: Relationship renewal or crisis management

 
  • 12 hours of relationship therapy over 2 full days
  • 30 minute phone consultation to set goals and agenda
  • Secure on-line relationship inventory, completed in the privacy of your home
  • Day 1: comprehensive clinical assessment, including private and confidential meetings with each partner
  • Facilitated conversations to discuss issues and identify negative patterns
  • Day 2: learn and practice communication skills; deepen conversations; co-create solutions to persistent conflicts
  • Detailed plan for follow-up, with specific recommendations for ongoing growth and healing
  • 10-page report on relationship strengths and growth areas

Bonus: One-hour follow-up phone call after one month

Weekend: any two consecutive days including a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

$1750.00

 

Weekday: Monday-Tuesday

$1500.00

 

Full day intensive

A day away to focus on your relationship; ideal for pre-marital couples

                    “Most popular”
  •  6 hours of relationship therapy
  • 15 minute phone consultation to set goals and agenda
  • Secure on-line relationship inventory, completed in the privacy of your home
  • Comprehensive clinical assessment, including private and confidential meetings with each partner
  • Facilitated conversations to discuss issues and identify negative patterns
  • Detailed plan for follow-up, with specific recommendations for ongoing growth and healing
  • 10-page report on relationship strengths and growth areas

Bonus: One-hour follow-up phone call after one month

Weekend:  Friday or Saturday

$975.00

 

Weekday: typically Monday, other days may be available upon request

$825.00

 

Quick Start

full-day of counselling, minus the on-line assessment

 
  • 6 hours of relationship therapy
  • 15 minute phone consultation to set goals and agenda
  • Comprehensive clinical assessment, including private and confidential meetings with each partner
  • Facilitated conversations to discuss issues and identify negative patterns
  • Detailed plan for follow-up, with specific recommendations for ongoing growth and healing

Weekend: Friday or Saturday

$850.00

Weekday: typically Monday, other days may be available upon request

$700.00

 

Launch Pad (half-day)

Comprehensive assessment to begin your relationship renewal

 
  • 15 minute phone consultation to set goals and agenda
  • 3 hours of relationship therapy
  • Comprehensive clinical assessment, including private and confidential meetings with each partner
  • Detailed plan for follow-up, with specific recommendations for continued progress

 Weekend: Friday or Saturday

$500.00

Weekday: Monday through Thursday

$400.00

 

Please note:  fees are for clinical services only. Meals and accommodations are not included.

Services provided by a Registered Social Worker (RSW) are exempt from HST. Fees may be covered by extended health benefits. Please verify coverage limits with your provider prior to booking.

Intensives are suitable for couples counseling who are prepared to invest time and money to make rapid progress, but they are not for everyone. If there is violence or intimidation, intensive couple counselling is not appropriate. My clients’ safety is my highest priority.

My office location in the ‘Heart of Georgian Bay’ serves clients from Midland, Barrie, central Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond. My office location is a convenient 90 minutes from the intersection of Hwy 400/401.

Download the Couple Intensives information sheet to view more details on how to get started, or contact me directly to discuss your situation.