What is Intensive Couple Therapy and how do you know if it’d be good for your relationship? Are you and your partner:
- Recovering from infidelity?
- Needing for some kind of change in your relationship?
- In a crisis?
- Endlessly arguing or perhaps can’t share deeply at all?
- Thinking about separation/divorce but want to work it through?
- Wanting change to come sooner than later?
If so, Intensive Couple Therapy can help you.
Spending personalized private time together in intensive couple therapy can help jump start your marriage and take it to new levels of emotional connectivity. Instead of taking months to complete the hours of couple therapy that will get your relationship ahead you can devote those hours within this week. During this therapy intensive couples find new hope, understanding, and the feelings of togetherness they have been so desperately missing.
This private and personalized couple’s counseling is for couples who want to make a change, from couples who want to grow more together to those who feel significantly distressed in their relationship. Not infrequently, couples who attend an intensive are considering separation and/or divorce.
How it works:
You will meet for intensive sessions with Dr. Jorgensen over 4 days, typically a Monday – Thursday.
Here is the basic schedule:
Day 1: 3 – 4 hours (1/2 hour initial couple meeting and overview; 1/2 hour focused on each partner for initial assessment, then a couple session.)
Day 2: 3 – 3.5 hours total: 1.5 in the a.m. and 1.5 hours in the p.m.
Day 3: 2 hours
Day 4: Depending on where we are in the process, a 2 or 2.5 hour session.
TOTAL HOURS: Equal to 12 -14 sessions of weekly therapy
Becca recommends having someone in your local community to do follow-up with. Rebecca will be on-call as needed during the intensive week.
Before we get started:
Intensives work best when you create a “retreat” or “get-away”experience during the intensive therapy week. Plan your hotel or vacation rental house, take time off work, plan time to do other things you enjoy so you can focus on each other in a relaxed environment and let the therapy sink in.
Read or listen to “Hold Me Tight” or “Love Sense” by Dr. Susan Johnson.
Set up follow-up therapy before the intensive week (Dr. J can help you with this), so you’ll have support to maintain the progress you make. She is connected to therapists who practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (effective and research validated) around the world.
Complete intake questionnaires individually.
Scheduling and Location:
Intensive weeks are done in Playas, Baja California, Mexico. Most couples have found resort, ocean front, lodging in the famous tourist city, Rosarito Beach, just a 15 minute drive south of Playas. If you’re coming from the U.S. you can fly into San Diego where Hertz rents cars you can cross the border in – be sure to get the additional Mexico car insurance and special paperwork to bring the car across the border.
Note: It is best if each of you are freed up from work demands and able to focus this week on healing and strengthening your relationship.
To schedule this intensive work, please email DrBeccaJ@gmail.com.
You might ask, “Is it worth it?”
As you consider how valuable this experience could be for your relationship think about what you’re trying to save –your marriage, your family, and that’s a very smart to save money. If your relationship gets worse you could be paying far more then the cost of intensive therapy for divorce attorneys, cost of moving, therapy, child support, and more. Your marriage deserves the best possible help and Dr. Jorgensen can give that to you.
About Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen
Becca has the highest certification available in the most effective and prestigious couple therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She is certified by the International Center for Excellence in EFT as a Therapist, Supervisor of Therapists, and Trainer. She trains therapists and psychologists (nationally and internationally) to do effective couple therapy and work with especially difficult cases. Not only has Dr. Jorgensen completed the best training and has the highest credentials available, she works closely with Dr. Sue Johnson, who created Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Becca is a master clinician and trains other couple therapists around the world. As a leader in couple therapy she presented at the International Summit for Emotionally Focused Therapy (2012) on how to do effective intensive couple therapy and how to help couples heal infidelity. She regularly works with couples (as well as trains, consults and supervises therapists) who want to heal affairs, sexual addiction, couple distress and childhood trauma. For more information about Dr. Jorgensen and her work in the field of couple therapy see her best selling-selling 3-video set, Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment and TRIEFT the Training Institute she co-directs.