Marriage is tough! Even the best marriages face challenges which threaten to shake its foundations. If you’re considering a retreat more than likely you have enough to think about! Fortunately, the added stress of researching a retreat
has already been done for you. Here is a list of the 5 best marriage intensive retreats in West Virginia state.
#1 Mid Atlantic Imago Relationship Therapy
Company Website: www.imagoma.org
Located in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, LCSW-C Kathleen Sirota guides couples in exploring and applying effective integrate communication skills. With over 30 yrs. of clinical experience, Kathy is a certified Imago workshop presenter and Breathwork practitioner.
Mid Atlantic Imago Relationship Therapy specializes in compassion based therapy, and conflict resolution. These effort are expressed during a 2-day weekend retreat in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. The cost of the retreat is $675.00 per couple.
#2 The Well Marriage Center
Company Website: www.wellmarriagecenter.com
For the convenience of couples seeking support, Well Marriage Center offers five locations throughout Virginia.
6204 Old Franconia Road Suite A
Alexandria, Va 22310
10605 Judicial Drive Suite A-1
489 Carlisle Drive Suite A
Herndon, Va 20170
1487 Chain Bridge Road Suite 303
McLean, Va 22101
and 109 S. King Street in Leesburg, Va 20175
The Marriage Center has well-trained counselors and highly experienced therapists who are passionate about helping couples restore trust to their marriage and get things back on track. They specialize in a gamut of services focused on after affair recovery, sexless marriage and much more.
The 2-day retreat is offered in 2 phases. Phase 1 is designed to “stop the bleeding” and Phase 2, starts the healing. Facilitated by Jennifer Parrella, LPC, NCC and is currently priced at $4,500. The price also covers lodging. Hotel arrangements are made by the Marriage Center.
#3 The Hopes Couple Project
Company Website: www.hopecouples.com
1000 Regent University Drive Classroom building
Virginia Beach, Va 23464
The Hopes Couple Project offers couples 8 to 12 weeks of counseling dedicating 3 hours each week on focused attention on the relationship.
They specialize in infidelity and offers a treatment protocol called, “Getting Past the Affair.” It’s designed to help couples restore trust and get their marriage back on track. The cost of services is affordably priced at $40, and sliding scale fees are available to tailor fit each budget.
#4 The Marriage and Family Therapy Center a located at 223 S. Main Street in Galax, Va understands that a troubled marriage doesn’t just affect the couple but involves the family. This private practice offers family counseling and addresses underlying concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief and anger management.
Bryan Lindberg began his practice in 2004. He holds a Master’s degree in Theology as well as a Master’s in Science. Bryan has over 20 years’ experience in counseling and 14 years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
He specializes in “Systemic Theory,” which suggests the connection between all aspects of living. This theory offers the explanation that issues are not isolated. The average time to reach goals at MFT is 3-6 months. The cost of services is covered by major insurance companies. Sliding scale fees are available to fit clients’ needs.
#5 The Relationship Foundation of Virginia
The Relationship Foundation of Virginia is a trusted resource for skill-based programs and relationship wellness. This program specializes in building, strengthening and preparing couples to make healthy decisions.
Practical, purpose-driven 1-day classes are offered in a relaxed atmosphere. Fees may differ based on services and online registration is required. All the counselors are experienced in counseling, education and more serious issues such as domestic violence. Congratulations on making this brave step!