Couples Weekend Intensive
Too busy for Therapy? We have something great for you!
Traditional weekly therapy may not seem right for you; it may feel like there’s too much ‘baggage’, or that the pace isn’t productive enough…
You may be experiencing a crisis, like infidelity or illness…
You may feel desperate for a significant change in your relationship…
Couples often come for therapy long after they first realized they needed it – and much damage has been done since then. Intensive Sessions are a way to ‘jump start’ the therapy process; to make up for lost time, and/or to bring the relationship to a different level of connection.
The process of this private program often allows for months of traditional therapy to be squeezed into a few days. The structure and safety of an Intensive helps couples move through some of the overwhelming distress and immediate crisis. Couples emerge with a sense of direction and renewed hope lost over months and years of disconnection.
This ‘Intensive’ process is for significantly distressed couples, who may or may not be considering separation or divorce.*
You will meet with Maggie over 2.5 days*. Here is the basic schedule:
Day 1 – 4 hours
Initial orientation, video and discussion; definition of goals for the weekend
Day 2 – 6 hours:
1.5 hours couple session in the morning and afternoon;
45-minute psychoeducational video & 45-minute discussion
1 hour break; 15-minute breaks in between sessions and psychoeducation
Day 3 – 4 hours
2 hour session in the morning and afternoon with a lengthy break in between;
Format customized according to each couple’s need.
TOTAL HOURS: 14
I will be on-call as needed during the intensive weekend. I remain available to you for follow-up, though having someone in your local community is very helpful.
*Note that if there is a need to condense the process into two days, it is possible to do so, optimally on a Friday-Saturday so that the couple has a ‘recovery day’ on Sunday.
Before we get started:
Even if you live locally, I encourage you to stay in a hotel or send the kids away from home for the weekend to eliminate distractions and optimally recharge from these intensive days with your partner.
Scheduling and Location:
Intensive Sessions are held in my office in Scarsdale, NY; less than a half hour train ride from New York City. These Intensive Sessions are personalized to meet your needs, so scheduling is on an as-needed basis.
*If your relationship feels relatively healthy, but you seek a deeper level of connection, or ‘something is just missing’, please inquire about the ‘“Hold Me Tight” Workshops.