The benefits of attending a weekend intensive retreat is enormous for marriages in crisis. Why? Because you can make extraordinary gains in your relationship in a short period of time.
The traditional once a week counseling sessions can work for some issues, but the more crisis oriented issues like difficulties with intimacy, communications and adultery need a major overhaul that only a focused intensive can address.
With so many intensives to pick from, identifying the really good ones from the bad ones used to be impossible until we reviewed them, and then released a comprehensive list of the 50 best marriages retreats in the entire U.S. here.
However we realized that some couples aren’t in the position financially to fly out to some of the more highly ranked retreats on our top 50 list.
With that in mind, we decided to put together a list of retreats (1 thru 5) in the state of Georgia that’s short in distance and won’t cost a lot of money to get there.
Here are the 5 best intensives in the state of Georgia.
Company Website: www.intensives.com
Location: Rome, GA
The Hideaway is currently ranked #27 on our list of the best 50 marriage counseling intensives in the U.S. This organization have multiple locations across the country, and is one of the best retreats in Georgia.
This beautiful retreat is set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, North Georgia, surrounded by natural forests, meadows and streams, as part of a 26,000 acre wildlife preserve.
The Hideaway is meant to be a getaway from life’s daily hassles, giving couples whose marriages are hurting or in distress, more time for therapy in a serene environment.
The marriage intensive program is for couples in severe crisis circumstances such as those headed for divorce, or couples requiring in depth counseling or those who are just stuck in the rut and have no way out.
Two professional marriage therapists conduct the small group sessions where four couples meet over a four day and five night period, to break down obstacles, discover hidden barriers in their relationships and deal with the core issues.
Intensives take 6-8 hours of therapy daily, with free time for couples to interact, privacy and one-on-one spouse interaction. The Hideaway retreat is meant for wounded marriages to receive healing and broken marriages to get restored.
Woodsfellow Institute for Couples Therapy
Location: Atlanta, GA Company Website: www.marriagehelpatlanta.com
The Woodsfellow Institute ranked #32 on our list of the 50 best couples therapy retreat in the US is a uniquely put together program founded by Dr. Woodsfellow.
This practice primarily focus on struggling marriages with 100% of their practice devoted to counseling couples. With more than two decades of counseling couples more than 2000 couples have attended and received help from this retreat.
According to the founders, more than 80% of the couples who have gone through their program are still together, with over 2600 marriages saved.
The Woodsfellow Institute offers two day marriage intensives, which are therapy sessions for marriages in deep crisis and those on the brink of a divorce such as the One Last Try program.
Founder Dr. Woodsfellow has been trained by Dr. Harville Hendrix, Dr. John Gray, Dr. John Gottman, Terrence Real, Sue Johnson, and has worked exclusively with couples for more than 25 years on communication problems, broken trust, infidelity, addictions, intimacy and sexuality problems, among other marital related issues.
Location: Rome, GA 30161 Company Website: retreat.winshape.org
WinShape arrives at #35 on our list of the top 50 counseling retreat intensives in the US has several ministries and one of which is focused on counseling couples
If you’re looking for a place to unwind with your partner, the WinShape retreat on the hillside provides the haven you need far from distractions and the noise of daily life.
While some people go to escape from the crazy and hectic nature of their lives, couples go to reconnect, refresh and get restored in new ways. Whatever your needs may be, the retreat will help you clear the path and ensure you have everything you need in the process.
The beauty about this place is you can also create your own customized retreat program and the center’s staff can help you out with this, to ensure you maximize on your stay and get the desired result. Signature retreats at WinShape include the Romantic Adventure, Courageous Hearts, Follow Your Heart, Prepare to Last, and the Beyond Our Dreams, Passionate Intimacy, Keeping the Dream Alive, and Sacred Marriage retreat programs.
Hold Me Tight Weekend Workshop
Location: Suwanee, GA 30024 Company Website: www.holdmetightnorthgeorgia.com
This is a two day intensive weekend program based on the model of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), by Sue Johnson, held at The House Next Door at The Link Counseling Center in Georgia.
The Hold Me Tight experience is designed for couples struggling with communication, intimacy and security, and helps couples heal broken bonds while rekindling the spark that connected them.
You and your partner will feel safe, secure and connected as you understand the deep underlying issues, change negative patterns and engage in active conversations to keep your love burning.
Studies have shown that up to 75% of couples that participate in the EFT model of therapy move from distress to recovery with 90% showing improvement in their relationships.
Couples Therapy Inc.
Location: Several Locations Around the Country Company Website: www.couplestherapyinc.com
An all-star team of licensed marriage therapists have come together to form the Couples Therapy Inc., a center that helps couples through difficult moments in their marriage including, separation, divorce, abuse, sexual and intimacy problems, through their Intensive Marriage Retreat and Intensive Couple Sex Therapy retreat programs.