Top 5 Marriage Intensive retreats in New York
Couples’ intensive is equal to three to six months of traditional weekly and bi-weekly marriage counseling. While traditional counseling can bring some results it isn’t as effective for couples, who are in a crisis situation.
You will find attending a marriage retreat will help you feel more connected, and move you forward faster in restoring your relationship than traditional therapy.
Intensive weekend counseling is such a successful curriculum in saving really bad marriages that we’ve put together a comprehensive list of The Best 50 Marriage Intensives in The Entire U.S. Here.
However, we soon realized that some couples aren’t able to fly out to some of the better retreats on our top 50 list because of finances and other life challenges.
For that reason we assembled a list of the best 5 couples weekend intensives in the state of New York.
#1 – The Good News Center
Location: 10475 Cosby Manor Rd, Utica, NY 13502
Located in Utica, New York, The Good News Center is ranked #19 on our comprehensive list of the Best 50 Couples Therapy Retreat in The US
The Good News Center has been offering marriage counseling for more than 10 years.
The Good News Center program is a Christian organization called “Retrouvaille” (a French word which means “rediscovery”) focuses on communication between couples in a positive and effective way.
At The Good News Center partners will not be forced to share personal stories or attend group meetings. Their main purpose there is to learn how to solve conflicts together. The registration fee for couple is of $200.
#2 – Harmony Hill Lodging & Retreat Center
Location: East Meredith, New York
Located in East Meredith, New York, Harmony Hill Lodging & Retreat Center offers full intimacy to the couples in need. Center’s coach is Chris Rosenthal M.S., LMHC, C.HT, Reiki Master and Co-Owner of Harmony Hill.
During the coaching sessions couples will be able to improve their ability to attain true emotional intimacy, increase their ability to talk openly and honestly with one another, be more cooperative and will be able to create a new vision of themselves as a couple. The coaching fee is $125 per hour.
A couple can work with their coach anywhere from 3 hours to 9 hours during a 2-night stay, with the norm being 7 hours of coaching.
#3 – Two Angels Holistic Healing Retreats & Services
The two Angels are Deborah White, a Board Certified Holistic Nurse, passionate about empowering others, healing and transforming them, and Beatrice Fulciniti, which holds a PhD in Holistic Nutrition and Master’s Degrees in Special Education.
At the Two Angels Healing Retreat, couples get the chance to step away from their regular routine and learn with challenging issues in a private and relaxing setting. The program lasts for 4 days/3 nights and the total costs are of $3475 per couple. Before the couples actually come to the retreat, a therapy session over the phone is required.
The Two Angels focus on communication, relationship goals and needs and offer solutions on how you can bring more joy in your life and in your relationship. For more information you can contact the Angels at 917-932-3083 or 732-320-8771.
#4 – Notre Dame Retreat House
The Notre Dame Retreat House is run by the Redemptorists. The location offers a panoramic view of Canandaigua Lake, areas for quiet reflection, relaxation and renewal of relationships. The Notre Dame Retreat House offers couples the opportunity to experience a weekend as a gift and enrich their relationship. You will learn that skills to consolidate your relationship and rekindle romance. You could register for a weekend by calling at 877-697-9963.
# 5 – Worldwide Marriage Encounter of Albany
Worldwide Marriage Encounter of Albany encourages couples to give themselves a Weekend to Explore, Rediscover and Reconnect. The key in better marriage is communication and partners will be able to communicate as maybe they haven’t done it in a while.
The key words are Restore Communication, Renew Commitment and Rekindle Romance – and you will learn more about these skills in a Weekend. Couples are given the opportunity to talk freely about their problems, insecurities and find the best solutions to start their lives as a couple once again.
After The Weekend couples may choose to attend sessions in which they can talk about The Weekend and practice all that they have learned during that experience.