Many couples are unhappy with their relationship or wonder if it could be better. At SF Bay Counseling, we offer private couple retreats to equip couples with the tools they need to create a healthy relationship and experience real intimacy.
We know relationships are hard. We get how frustrating and painful it can be when your relationship is not working. That’s why we use the Gottman Method. An approach based on over 40 years of research and more than 3,000 couples.
A passionate and fulfilling relationship requires a healthy partnership that provides real intimacy. But life happens. Your relationship evolves, and some transitions can be particularly challenging. If you want a happy relationship for a lifetime, there are steps you can take to improve and foolproof your relationship.
Missed communication can lead to conflict. Toss in negative emotions, and flooding — that state in which your brain disconnects and you’re at the mercy of your lizard brain (or your partner’s) — and things can get ugly.
Mishandled conflict can create isolation and feeling dismissed by your partner. If the Four Horsemen of the relationship apocalypse show up (contempt, criticism, defensiveness and stonewalling), you could well be on the path to leading parallel lives. Or even the end of your relationship. Along the way, you can expect to experience emotional disengagement and loneliness. We know it is not a happy place to be.
Fortunately, you and your partner can learn skills that will help you strengthen your relationship and shield it from the cascade of doom. We are talking about proven research-based skills—research spanning over 40 years and more than 3,000 couples around the world. The studies included couples at all stages, from pre-marital through the golden years, gay and straight, and a variety of cultural backgrounds.
We offer private couple retreats as an effective alternative to traditional weekly sessions. A retreat condenses months of counseling into a few days. Rest assured, we tailor the retreat for your relationship, using an industry-leading assessment process. It also includes focused work guided by a Certified Gottman Therapist. Don’t wait to embark on your journey to ensure a healthy relationship for yourself and your partner!
Do you have any questions? Schedule a free phone consultation.
Stop wondering if your relationship could be better, and make sure you’re on your way to happiness in love.
An effective alternative to traditional weekly sessions that condenses months of counseling into a few days.
Get started with an industry-leading assessment process. It comprises three parts.
The assessment will then focus and guide the remainder of your retreat. It ensures that the skills you would benefit from the most are covered first. The rest of your retreat will focus on work guided by a Certified Gottman Therapist.
Choose the length of your retreat based on your needs.
If scheduling six hours in a day for a retreat is difficult due to childcare, jobs, or other factors, sessions can be spread out into half days or evenings.
Too far away to travel for in-person sessions? Go for a virtual retreat! We offer secure video visits so that you can do it from the comfort of your home (for California residents only).
Choose your retreat and pay online.
We’ll coordinate with you for the best times to meet.
Embark on your journey to a healthy relationship.
If you have questions before you book, schedule a free phone consultation. Together, we'll determine the best plan of action.
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* This includes one hour for preparation of your individualized assessment. In a subsequent retreat with us, the assessment might not be necessary; thus, the full time would be in session with you and your partner.
You may cancel your registration for a retreat no less than three days before the retreat for a refund minus a 15% processing fee. If you cancel within the three days before the retreat, you will get a 50% refund.
If SF Bay Counseling has to reschedule the retreat, for any reason, we will reschedule with you at the earliest possible date. If the attendee is unable or unwilling to attend on a rescheduled date, the attendee will receive a full refund on the amount paid for the retreat. We are not responsible for, nor will we reimburse any travel expenses the attendee may have incurred.
By registering for a retreat you agree to these terms.