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Couples Marathon Therapy

At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, we specialize in intensive therapy programs tailored for couples at any stage of their relationship. Whether you’re just beginning your therapy journey or seeking significant advancements, our offerings are designed to meet your unique needs.

The ALTC Marathon Therapy is a pioneering two-day intensive program designed for new couples looking to start their therapy journey with substantial momentum or aiming to accomplish significant relational work in one impactful weekend.

The ALTC Couples Therapy Breakthrough Intensive is an expertly designed, 6-hour immersive session aimed at existing clients who have already completed the assessment phase of couples therapy and are ready to deepen their therapeutic journey and catalyze significant progress in their relationship.

Held exclusively on weekends, this immersive experience offers a unique and concentrated approach to couples therapy, setting the stage for profound insights, breakthroughs, and transformation in a relationship.

Who Is Couples Marathon Therapy For?

The ALTC Marathon Therapy is ideal for new couples therapy clients at various stages of their relationship, whether they are seeking to address specific challenges, improve communication and connection, or lay a strong foundation for future growth. Over the course of two days, couples engage in a series of structured therapeutic sessions that combine cutting-edge techniques and exercises tailored to their unique needs and goals.

Meanwhile, our ALTC Couples Therapy Breakthrough Intensive is an expertly designed, 6-hour immersive session aimed at existing couples therapy clients who have already completed the assessment phase of couples therapy and are ready to deepen their therapeutic journey and catalyze significant progress in their relationship.

ALTC Marathon Therapy for New Couples Therapy Clients

The ALTC Marathon Therapy for new couples is more than just an intensive therapy weekend; it’s a profound journey into the heart of your relationship. By dedicating two focused days to this work, couples can achieve significant milestones in understanding, communication, and emotional connection, setting a solid foundation for their ongoing journey together. This intensive is a powerful starting point for those ready to invest deeply in their relationship’s health and future.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Begins with a thorough assessment to understand the couple’s dynamics, challenges, and strengths.
  • Tailored Approach: Customized therapy plan integrating various therapeutic modalities to suit the specific needs of each couple.
  • Intensive Engagement: Focused sessions designed to maximize therapeutic outcomes within the condensed time frame.
  • Skill Building: Emphasis on developing effective communication, conflict resolution skills, and emotional connectivity.
  • Actionable Outcomes: Concludes with a clear, actionable plan for the couple to continue their growth journey beyond the weekend.

Two-Day Curriculum

Day 1: Building Understanding and Connection

  • Morning Session (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
    • Introduction to the therapy process, setting intentions and goals for the weekend.
    • Engaging in foundational exercises to explore and articulate individual and shared relationship narratives.
    • Identifying underlying attachment styles and emotional needs through guided discussions and activities.
  • Afternoon Session (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
    • Deep dive into communication patterns and barriers, utilizing exercises to enhance listening and expressive skills.
    • Introduction to conflict resolution techniques, with role-playing scenarios to practice new strategies in a supportive environment.
    • Reflective exercises to recognize and appreciate the relationship’s strengths and areas of compatibility.

Day 2: Deepening Intimacy and Planning for the Future

  • Morning Session (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
    • Focused work on deepening emotional intimacy, utilizing guided imagery, and experiential exercises to explore shared values and dreams.
    • Techniques to increase vulnerability and trust, including trust-building activities and the sharing of hopes and fears.
    • Addressing specific challenges or themes identified on Day 1, with tailored interventions and therapeutic techniques.
  • Afternoon Session (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
    • Consolidating gains from the intensive weekend, integrating insights and skills into a cohesive relationship vision.
    • Developing a personalized action plan for continued growth, including regular practices, rituals, and follow-up sessions as needed.
    • Closing ceremony to honor the journey undertaken together, acknowledging progress made and committing to ongoing development.

ALTC Breakthrough Intensive For Existing Couples Therapy Clients

The ALTC Couples Therapy Breakthrough Intensive is an expertly designed, 6-hour immersive session aimed at existing clients who have already completed the assessment phase of couples therapy and are ready to deepen their therapeutic journey and catalyze significant progress in their relationship.

Crafted with the integration of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method Interventions, this intensive is structured to build upon the assessments and work already accomplished in ongoing therapy, providing a focused and profound experience of connection, understanding, and growth.

Key Features

  • Personalized Focus: Tailored to the unique needs and history of each couple, taking into account prior assessments and therapy progress.
  • Emotional Depth with EFT: Deep dive into emotional bonds and attachment styles to enhance intimacy and understanding, using EFT principles and exercises like the ‘Hold Me Tight’ conversations.
  • Gottman Method Integration: Application of Gottman’s research-based strategies for improving communication, deepening mutual understanding, and effectively managing conflict, including exercises like ‘Building Love Maps’ and ‘Turning Towards Instead of Away’.
  • Conflict Resolution: Focused sessions on identifying and transforming negative interaction cycles with EFT techniques, coupled with Gottman’s advanced strategies for navigating and resolving conflicts constructively.
  • Actionable Steps for Growth: Synthesis of the day’s learning into actionable plans for continued application and growth in the relationship, supported by customized workbooks and resources for ongoing practice.

Curriculum Overview

  • Morning Session (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
    • Focusing on strengthening attachment bonds through EFT and enhancing mutual understanding with Gottman’s methods.
  • Lunch Break (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)
  • Afternoon Session (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
    •  Applying these insights to conflict resolution, integrating both therapeutic approaches to address and transform core issues.
    • A forward-looking segment where couples reflect on their growth, set future goals, and discuss strategies for maintaining momentum in their relationship

This Breakthrough Intensive is not just a therapy session; it’s a transformative experience designed to accelerate your journey toward a stronger, more resilient partnership. By dedicating this time to intensive work, couples can expect to leave with deeper emotional connections, enhanced communication skills, and practical tools for continuing their progress in everyday life. The ALTC Couples Therapy Breakthrough Intensive is an investment in your relationship’s future, setting the stage for lasting growth and deeper fulfillment.

    Is Marathon Therapy For us?

    Marathon Therapy is for you if:

    • Both partners are committed to putting in the hard work.
    • You want to see the most rapid change possible in a therapy setting.
    • Are willing to commit to working hard with a well-trained therapist.

    Marathon Therapy is unsuitable when:

    • There is active alcohol and/or drug addiction on the part of either or both partners, from either partner’s perspective
    • There is serious violence in your relationship, threats by one or both partners that serious violence might occur, or fear of such serious violence on the part of one or both partners
    • Either partner currently has an untreated major mental illness (schizophrenia, recurrent psychotic depression, or bipolar/manic-depressive illness.) If a mental illness has not been addressed, it may need to be tackled first. Note: This does not include past, successfully treated psychotic episodes (e.g. postpartum depression with psychosis). If the mental illness has been treated through counseling and/or medication, the couple may be fine to attend.
    • There is serious violence in your relationship, threats by one or both partners that serious violence might occur, or fear of such serious violence on the part of one or both partners
    • There is an undisclosed, current affair that you are not willing to disclose (such secrets predict marital therapy failure)
    • Either partner is currently experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts or has a history of serious harm inflicted on him/herself or another person

      Couples Marathon Therapists

        How much does Couples Marathon Therapy cost?

        Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

        2-Day Marathon Therapy (New Couples Therapy Clients)

        • 2 Individual Before Intensive, 2 Six Hour Sessions, $3200

        6 -Hour Day Breakthrough Session (Existing Couples Therapy Clients)

        • $250 per hour: 50% deposit required- policy, $1500

        Insurance

        We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider.

        As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, We are happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

        Out of Nework Insurance Options