Jay S. Lindsay, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist
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(720) 307-5635

A Weekend of Intensive Marriage Counseling

“A retreat with me can turn your relationship around rapidly.”

Is your relationship heading toward the edge of a cliff?

If so, I can help you quickly apply the brakes and turn it around on a private couples counseling retreat.  

On your weekend I’ll work privately with you in a highly focused way for three or four days.  It will be a marriage counseling retreat for just the two of you.

Like most couples who do a weekend of intensive marriage counseling with me, you are likely struggling with one or more of the following:

  • You’ve been impacted by a painful event, like an affair or a massive fight.
  • You’re swirling in conflict and destructive patterns of relating.
  • You’re avoiding each other and the distance between you keeps growing.
  • Your relationship has been going steadily downhill…  it’s reached the point where something has to give.
  • You’re frightened because your relationship is teetering on the brink of divorce…  and you don’t know how to stop it.

If you can relate to any of the above, rest assured, you’ve landed in the right place.

Couples Counseling RetreatRead on to find out why…

A couples counseling retreat with me can turn your relationship around… and do it a lot faster than weekly marriage counseling.  

Once-a-week marriage counseling can work fine for many couples, but if you’re in distress it might not work quickly enough. It could take months for you to solve the problems that are sending your relationship toward the brink. That might not be fast enough to stop it from going over the edge.

You need a rapid turn-around and you need it now!

On your private marriage counseling retreat, we can get your relationship moving in the right direction because…

  • You’ll be away from routines and distractions, so you’ll be better able to focus on each other.
  • You’ll receive highly focused and personalized marriage counseling for three or four days.
  • You’ll rapidly develop a sense of safety which will allow you to dive into your problems and deal with them head-on.
  • You’ll get the concentrated time you need to make rapid progress.

Here’s what we can accomplish on your marriage counseling weekend intensive.

Although we can’t solve everything in one weekend, what we likely can do is:

  1. Quickly turn your relationship around, so it won’t go over the edge.
  2. Get you through your conflict or crisis, so you can start to heal.
  3. Get you well down the road to recovery, so you’ll leave feeling a lot better.
  4. Send you home with a specific plan, so you’ll continue to make progress.

The truth is, you can do more for your relationship in one weekend than you can in months of weekly sessions. 

It’s likely that on your weekend intensive you’ll make substantial progress in breaking free from the destructive patterns of relating that have contributed to your conflict or crisis occurring. You can go deeper faster and go much farther than you could in the same number of sessions spread out weekly over months.

In other words, you can get a lot more done in a lot less time.

What can you gain from your private marriage counseling weekend retreat?

  • Lost love restored.
  • Improved communication.
  • More positive patterns of relating.
  • Renewed trust and commitment.
  • Positive momentum that will carry on long after your weekend is over.
  • An increased likelihood that your relationship will succeed over the long haul.

Very likely, you’ll leave your weekend with your walls down, feeling softer and closer to each other than you have in a long time. You may find that you’re more fulfilled in your relationship than you ever could have imagined.

Here’s how your marriage counseling weekend intensive will work.

In your complementary phone consultation, I’ll help you determine if my marriage counseling weekend retreat is a good fit for you. If it is,then we’ll decide together what will best meet your needs, a three-day retreat (15 hours) or a four-day retreat (20 hours).

On your weekend intensive we’ll work together each day in a highly focused way for four to six hours, taking rest breaks as needed and a 90-minute lunch break on the longer days.

No two of my couples counseling retreats look exactly alike. That’s because every couple is different and I tailor what I do to best meet each couple’s needs. However, on a typical weekend intensive, here’s what each day is about:


Day 1:   Calming your crisis, making sense of it, and building hope.
Day 2:   Freeing you from negative interaction patterns and helping you reconnect emotionally.
Day 3:   Healing your relationship wounds and deepening your emotional connection.
Day 4:   Equipping you with relationship-building skills for continued growth.

At the end of your retreat, I’ll help you formulate a specific follow-up plan, which will include a workbook. If additional couple therapy is needed, I’ll do my best to help you find a well-trained therapist near where you live.

Here’s where you’ll stay and dine.

On your weekend intensive, you’ll stay near my office in the hotel of your choice. There are modern hotels in Louisville and luxury hotels like the St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder and the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield.

For meals, you’ll dine at outstanding restaurants in our area. There is a wide variety of restaurants to fit every taste and budget.  At your request, I’ll be happy to provide you with recommendations.

Weekend Marriage CounselingHere are some things you can do during your free time.

On your breaks, you can visit one of our friendly neighborhood coffee shops, like The Bittersweet Cafe in old Louisville. Or you can walk on the nearby Davidson Mesa Trail, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the continental divide.

In the evenings you can relax in your hotel or you can do something active, like drive to the top of nearby Flagstaff Mountain and go for a short hike. Or you can explore the romantic Pearl Street Mall in the historic part of Boulder.

Couples fly in from all over the United States and Canada as well as from overseas to do marriage counseling weekend intensives with me.

They “go the distance” because they’ve heard such great things about what I do for couples on these weekends. Many were referred by other couples who did weekend intensives with me, got excellent results, and left eager to tell others.

Over the past 40 years I’ve worked with all kinds of people to help them heal their marriages.

I’ve done marriage counseling retreats with teachers, ranchers, police officers, soldiers, physicians, attorneys, clergy, corporate executives, and Fortune 500 CEO’s. I’ve also worked with celebrities and VIP’s from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics, government, and television news. In short, I’ve done weekend intensives with many different kinds of people, including some just like you.

Are you in a conflict or crisis that is propelling your relationship toward the edge of a cliff? Do you need a rapid turn-around?

If so, then join me for a marriage counseling weekend intensive here in colorful Colorado.  Over the past 40 years, I’ve helped thousands of couple save their marriages and very likely I can do the same for you. On my retreats, outstanding outcomes are the norm.


To find out more about how a marriage counseling weekend intensive with me can turn your relationship around quickly, call me now at:

(720) 307-5635