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
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Marriage Counseling Intensives vs. Weekly Counseling

Looking for weekly marriage counseling?
An intensive counseling retreat might work better.

The Advantages of Marriage Counseling Intensives Over Weekly Counseling

Marriage Counseling Intensives

    • On an intensive, you can progress more rapidly than in weekly counseling. We’ll do 15 to 20 hours of highly focused sessions over three or four days for maximal impact.
    • You can quickly experience substantial healing from your pain.
    • A marriage counseling intensive can give you the traction you need to get unstuck and moving in the right direction.
    • On an intensive you can be proactive and address urgent issues in a comprehensive way rather than in bits and pieces.
    • The sessions are close together, so you won’t lose ground. You won’t have to keep reminding yourself where you left off at the end of the previous session.
    • Because marriage counseling intensives are usually much more efficient than weekly marriage counseling, you can save both time and money.
    • Making time for a single retreat may be much more convenient for you, a far more manageable alternative to the weekly time commitment.

Weekly Marriage Counseling

    • Meeting once a week for one hour can work fine for many couples, but if you’re in significant distress, it might take way too long for you to heal. Your pain could drag on.
    • If you’re rapidly heading toward divorce, weekly marriage counseling might move too slowly to prevent it from happening.
    • Weekly counseling often is simply not adequate for addressing complex problems, which can require more focus.
    • The time between sessions can result in repetitive arguments. When meeting only weekly, you can easily slide backwards.
    • Weekly marriage counseling usually takes more sessions and so is more costly than a marriage counseling intensive.
    • Committing to a regular weekly time on your schedule can be difficult, especially if you are very busy or travel a lot. The result can be increased stress on your relationship.

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For reasons like these, my marriage counseling intensives are in high demand, especially by couples who are at the breaking point. The bottom line is my intensives work. That’s why so many couples are doing them.

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