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Is a marital intensive right for you?  

Intensives are not for every couple, however much progress can be made when your relationship is a focus of work for a concentrated period of time. 

As you consider an intensive - here are some things to consider:

  • Couples in which one or both partners have an active addiction are not candidates for the intensive.

  • If there is an ongoing affair - the intensive (or any couple therapy) is not an option. 

  • If you and your partner do not have the same goal for therapy, this isn't a good format for you. In other words, if one partner wants to work on the marriage and the other doesn't - an intensive isn't the place to decide if you want to work on the marriage. When a couple has the same goal, an intensive can be very rewarding.

  • If being in the same room for a long time is too triggering (potential trauma reaction) or you haven't been able to be in the same space without being civil in a period of time - this format will not be productive.

  • If there is active intimate partner violence, this (or any couple therapy) is not an option. Please visit this site for more information about intimate partner violence.

If after reading these bullet points, you're unsure if you're a good fit for the intensive, please call (901 730-6526) or email us ( We’re happy to help assess if this is a good time for you to engage in this format of counseling.


Details on Intensives:

  • A single day of Intensive therapy includes 5 hours of therapy with breaks.

  • One, two, or three-day intensives can be scheduled.  

  • Due to the rearranging of scheduling of other clients, an intensive day on a weekday will usually need to be scheduled a month ahead of time.

  • Intensives fees are $1025 per day.

  • If you are coming from out of town, all ethical and legal guidelines for providing services are under each therapist’s license in the state of Tennessee (includes but not limited to HIPAA, confidentiality, reporting abuse, etc). Allegations or evidence of abuse is to be reported both in the state that you reside and possibly in TN (where services are provided).

As with any psychotherapy, results are not guaranteed.

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