Live out of town?
Need extra help?
Marathon Couples Therapy might be right for you.
The Center for Relationship Wellness offers Intensive Marathon Therapy for people who live a distance away or are in need of more intensive work. Arrangements can be made to have longer sessions for several hours or several consecutive days with Don or Carrie Cole.
Often Couples who have had both Marathon Therapy and typical weekly counseling sessions state that they felt the Marathon Therapy helped them make breakthroughs in their relationships that could not have happened any other way.
What is Marathon Couples Therapy?
Marathon Couples Therapy is an intensive and focused therapeutic modality for couples in high distress or simply in need of help. As in standard Gottman Method therapy, couples deal their conflict and work through their difficult gridlocked issues together. More than that, they are guided to rebuild the basic foundation of friendship, love and respect that are at the heart of successful relationships. As they build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world they find better ways to talk about the problems and conflicts which have caused pain.
We begin by identifying the goals and intentions of the therapy process right from the start. Many times couples do not have the same aspirations, hopes or goals and this can lead to ongoing conflicts and arguments. As couples learn to honor each other’s hopes and dreams they are able to renew their relationship and gain new strengths, learn new skills and gain new insights. They are then more able to move their relationship forward.
Prior to coming in, you will complete an assessment packet which will be sent to you. In this assessment packet you will be asked numerous questions about the current state of your relationship, as well as what it is you hope to achieve during therapy. These goals will become our objective. We will review this packet of information prior to meeting you.
Therapy begins with a full evaluation of your relationship. You will first meet together with your therapist and then each partner will have an individual session. Then the therapist will meet with both partners and discuss the current state of your relationship, how it got there, as well as our plan for moving you toward your goals. Once we believe that we are all on the same page the therapy will begin.
Who would benefit from Marathon Couples Therapy?
- Any couple who is experiencing marital or relationship distress and wants their relationship to stay together or would like to explore where they are in the relationship. It helps if you are committed to the relationship, however many couples who have suffered a setback and are not sure of their future still find marathon therapy helpful.
- Any couple who does not live in the vicinity of Houston, Texas.
- Any couple who lives more than an hour away from the Clear Lake Area of Houston.
How do we begin?
Your therapist will make arrangements by telephone to schedule the time. If a hotel stay is needed, we can provide information about nearby facilities. Full payment is due in advance. If you need to cancel, a fifty percent refund is available with two weeks’ notice. Insurance coverage is not available since this model is outside the norm of the one hour, once a week pattern.
How do I learn more?
Please call us at 281-480-0200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.