“Rebuilding Emotional Connection” Private Couples Therapy Intensives

It is Surprisingly Common for Couples to Grow Apart

When we are in a new relationship, we build it by having fun and connecting in various ways. We spend time together consistently and enjoy the physical connection. Then, life happens. We build a family, take on more obligations at work, and shift our priorities.

We often think “We will have time for one another when….” But the ‘when’ just doesn’t happen, and we slowly drift further and further apart.

You May Feel Lonely in Your Relationship

It wasn’t intentional…no one meant for it to happen, but here it is. You are in a relationship but no longer know how to connect. You both feel the distance…the awkwardness…the tension. Communication used to feel so easy and now it’s strained and full of distance or conflicts.

It’s painful and lonely to look at your partner and feel invisible. The distance can feel like a canyon between the two of you. And there seems no way to bridge that disconnect.

“Rebuild Emotional Connection” Private Couples Therapy Intensives Help You Connect Once Again

My “Rebuilding Emotional Connection” Therapy Intensive is designed for couples just like you. My years as a couples therapist have taught me that couples who have distance in their relationships need specific tools. During my three or four-day “Renew and Rebuild” Retreats, you gain tools to:

Improve communication so both partners feel ‘seen’ and ‘heard’ by the other.

Reduce conflict by seeing how you each are contributing to the distance in the relationship.

Understand each other better by listening and practicing empathy.

Address damage that has happened along the years and contributed to the lack of connection.

Change physical touch into a form of connection, not just a sexual release.

Cropped shot of couple holding hands sitting at table. This signifies renewing and rebuilding emotional connection in a burned out marriage.

Make This Couples Therapy Intensive ‘Just Right’ – Choose Your Location


This options gives you the most flexibility to determine where you want to be during the Retreat.  Whether in your home, a luxurious resort, or a cozy get-away, you choose where you are and design the space so it’s most ideal for you. 

Picture of white New England colonial home where the New England Hold Me Tight Workshops and New England Hold Me Tight Private Couples Retreats occur.


This option puts you in my hands, my space and is in-person.  Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, we meet at my home office.  The calm and beautifully decorated space is designed to be professional, peaceful and yet ‘homey’.    

Couple relaxing in hammock. This image is meant to portray emotional connection after attending a Hold Me Tight Retreat in New England or a Hold Me Tight Retreat in Massachusetts.


This option gives you complete control over your Retreat location.   Whether we meet in the comforts of your home or an exotic destination, you decide where we meet and I will go to you.  For people who really want to ‘escape’, this is ideal.

Basic FAQS

How long is the Rebuild Emotional Connection Therapy Intensive?

These Retreats are 3 or 4 days: approximately 7 hours each day.

The three-day option focuses on foundational tools necessary for successful communication and connection in your relationship.

The four-day option includes the foundational tools as well. The additional day gives you more practice to integrate what you are learning, time to address additional topics such as ‘Sexual Intimacy’ or ‘Relationship Betrayals’, and learn more advanced tools.

Is this couples therapy intensive private?

Yes, this is only for you and is designed around your specific relationship needs.

Where do we do this couples therapy intensive?

I offer these Retreats with three different location options

  • Online
  • My Place
  • Your Choice

Learn about the different location options here.

What’s included?
  • My complete attention on you and your relationship from 9-4 daily for three or four days. This is the equivalent of 6 to 8 months’ worth of couples sessions.
  • Resource Workbook that includes exercises and information to support you at home.
  • Relationship Assessment based on an initial online intake and individual sessions that occur during the Retreat.
  • Individual Intensive Sessions (1 to 3 per person) designed to augment our couples work. These sessions specifically address stressors you have individually in your relationship.
  • Summary of tools and strategies we used during your Retreat. Additional tools are included that I have seen to be effective with couples in general.
  • Snacks and beverages during the Retreat to nurture and sustain you.
  • Exclusive Access to subsequent relationship coaching sessions as needed and as my schedule allows.
How successful is this?

The model used, Emotionally Focused Therapy, has a 90% success rate at reducing distress in couples.

Every couple I have worked with has left in a better place. Most couples move forward on the path of recovery and strengthening their connection.

Even if a couple decides not to continue their relationship, they are able to engage in more productive and compassionate conversations after the Retreat. The understanding and communication tools gained make co-parenting and other interactions more effective and less combative.

What’s the Next Step? Learn More…

Go to my my FAQS page for Retreats and Intensives. There, you will learn the specific and concrete details (such as costs, use of insurance, etc) that apply to my Retreats and Intensives, in general.

As Disconnected as You May Feel,

You are Not Alone

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I Can Show You How to Connect Again.

Truly, I want you to succeed!

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