Review The 5 Best Marriage Counseling Retreat in MA

Attending a counseling retreat can quickly turn your marriage around and  get it moving in a positive direction.

What is a couples’ retreat? A weekend intensive is a high focused form of therapy that usually get more results than the traditional weekly counseling sessions.

Marriage retreats are so popular, and so in demand that more and more of them are popping up all over the country, and the truth is some are very good, while many of them aren’t as effective.

For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of the of The Best 50 Weekend intensives in the Entire U.S. Here.

For residents of Massachusetts who don’t have the means to fly out to some the more established retreats across the country, we’ve put together a list of the very best therapy retreats in the state of Massachusetts below.

1. Couples Therapy INC

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Location: Northampton, MA 01060

Couples Therapy Inc. is currently ranked #14 on our list of the 50 Best Marriage Intensive Retreats in The Entire U.S. They are recognized as one of the best counseling organizations in the state of of Massachusetts.

This program will surely improve the lack of intimacy that’s been missing from your relationship. Located in Berkshire, Massachusetts this retreat works incredible well with couples on the verge of divorce, intimacy problems and infidelity.

They have highly-trained therapist that specializes in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and offers personalized, 1-on-1 marriage intensives. This simply means that this particular retreat is 100% private with no other couples there except you and your spouse.


2. Couples Center of The Pioneer Valley

Location: Northampton, MA 01060

Located in Northampton, Massachusetts, Couples Center of The Pioneer Valley offer a lot of positives when it comes to working with marriages in crisis. One thing that really stands out  about this company is the amount of experience and commitment they have to working with couples.

Some therapeutic practices only accommodate only so much time and energy to counseling couples. Couples Center of The Pioneer Valley on the other hand, dedicates 80% of their practice to couples counseling.

This 8o percent dedication to couples is such an impressive number, plus the vast amount of experience each therapist has at this practice propels them to the #2 spot.

Katherine Waddell, the co-founder of this company has over 20 years of experience working with couples, plus she is the only certified Discernment Counselor in Western Massachusetts.

Here are some testimonials from couples who have worked with Katherine :

3. The Northampton Center For Couples Therapy

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Location: Florence, Massachusetts

Located in Florence, Massachusetts, Northampton Center For Couples Therapy (NCCT) is one of the best therapy services for couples in the New England area.

This retreat has a number of highly experienced, and highly skilled group of practitioners that address a wide array of relationship issues.

If you live in the state of Massachusetts and your marriage is in crisis, this company can help address issues in your relationship that has you considering divorce or separation.

The Northampton Center For Couples Therapy offers a private one-on-one service with available options in the form of a 2-day retreat or a 3-day retreat.

The cost associated with attending one of these retreats is reasonably priced when you consider the level of experience and attention you will receive.

The cost for a 2 day retreat is priced at $2,995 per couple, while  the 3-Day Retreat is priced at  $4,500 per couple. Travel, meals and lodging aren’t included in the registration cost.

4. New England Center for Couples and Families

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Location: Arlington, MA 02476

New England Center for Couples and Families does not only work with individuals dealing with stress, parental support and guidance, but they also offer top level marriage counseling! Located in Arlington, Massachusetts, this counseling center has a very good online reputation.

This company does not do a very good job of letting the public know about their marriage intensive program, and they do a really bad job on their website regarding dates, time and availability of their intensive.

They are ranked #4 not for a lack of experience and expertise, but because they dropped the ball with the details of their marriage intensive curriculum.

We will not discourage anyone who wants to contact this company directly, but it is really alarming that a company with so much qualified therapist would only have a few words about their couples’ intensive.

Until further information can be provided by this company about their intensive, we recommend scheduling your retreat with the first three programs on this list.

5. Thrive Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Location: Cambridge, MA 02139 and Boston, MA 02115