Couples Intensive Therapy | Unload It Therapy | Houston, Texas
“Experience a 3-Month Couples Therapy Journey in Just 3 Days – Transform Your Relationship Over a Weekend with Our Expert Therapists in Houston”
Is Your Relationship In A Crisis And In Need Of Immediate Attention?
Are you and your partner currently facing significant challenges in your relationship that seem impossible to overcome? Do you find yourselves at a point where the future of your relationship is uncertain, and you’re contemplating separation or divorce? Are you interested in therapy that provides more urgent and focused intervention in a shorter period of time?
Couples intensives with Unload It Therapy gives you and your partner the meaningful opportunity to retreat from the demands of your busy schedules and focus exclusively on your marriage or relationship. Whether you’re seeking to navigate ongoing connection or communication issues or reduce time spent in sessions—couples intensives are an effective way to address challenges and witness tangible results in a short timeframe.
Who Benefits From Intensive Couples Therapy?
Whether struggling with jam-packed schedules that make weekly therapy impractical or lacking access to specialized couples therapists in their local area, couples typically seek quicker, more immersive, and impactful solutions. Even for those who have engaged in therapy before but now crave a more aggressive approach, especially in the face of communication breakdowns, betrayal, infidelity, or attachment injuries, couples intensives provide a powerful avenue for experiencing concentrated and immediate results.
How Can Intensive Couples Therapy Help You?
In our practice, we utilize research-driven assessments to precisely identify problem areas, enabling focused and targeted intervention. The goal is to guide clients through an immersive experience that enhances their self-awareness and emotional connection. By providing tools for self-regulation and effective communication, the intensive sessions are designed to help you experience your desired relationship outcomes.
What To Expect During Intensive Sessions
Our Intensive Couples Therapy package includes:
Our couples intensives are offered in 2 or 3-day packages.
*One-day intensives are available for couples who have previously completed an intensive at Unload It Therapy OR have seen Roma within the past 90 days.
- Sessions typically last about 6-7 hours, breaks included.
- Day One: Dive into the background of the relationship and current issues.
- For individuals, we explore elements such as attachment history. Couples then come together, and we delve deeper into intimacy issues and negative cycles.
- Day Two/Three: Focus shifts to deepening connection, tracking cycles, and addressing consolidation work.
- Developing a clear path for the next steps in your relationship and therapeutic journey.
Each couple will:
- be assigned Prework before you come on-site.
- offered to continue weekly services offered either by Unload It Therapy or another therapist in your community who conducts sessions using the same model
- Resources to assist you to implement change after the intensive
- Check-in call 30 days after intensive
- Two Day: $3400
- Three Day: $4200
- One day*: $1800
*One-day intensives are only for couples who have worked with the therapist prior, at therapist’s discretion
In Couples Intensive Therapy, we blend Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman methods to create an effective, personalized approach that gets to the heart of relationship challenges. We start by diving into the sensitive matters that are hard to talk about—like past hurts or moments where one partner felt ignored or left out.
EFT draws couples closer by meticulously tracking the cycle of negative patterns and interactions. This process allows for the exploration of alternative interactions that foster greater understanding and connection. The infusion of Gottman techniques—including the use of pulse monitors to track emotional arousal levels—adds a dynamic dimension to intensives, enabling couples to gain awareness of heightened emotional states and learn effective strategies for managing and responding to them.
We incorporate the Gottman method because it helps us understand attachment needs and the patterns that contribute to emotional distancing. The restructuring of interactions involves emotional processing and the creation of new emotional responses, facilitating a positive transformation in the way couples engage with each other. We do our best to allow both parties to feel seen and heard and to create ‘vibing moments’ by providing a welcoming environment, listening ear, and combining elements of both EFT and the Gottman approach.
What Can You Gain From The Intensive Couples Therapy?
By dedicating concentrated, undivided focus to your relationship, couples intensives provide an opportunity for you and your partner to:
- Learn your body’s responses to relationship stressors.
- Develop awareness of how stressors impact behaviors.
- Learn techniques to control and manage stress responses.
- Focus on connecting with your emotions.
- Build a deeper connection through emotional understanding.
- Address difficult or uncomfortable topics.
- Create a sense of security within the relationship.
- Develop positive habits and attitudes for healing.
- Embrace change in the relationship.
Navigating relationships can be challenging, with certain days proving more difficult than others. Ultimately, both you and your partner share common goals. Engaging in couples intensives allows you to center your attention and focus on yourself, your partner, and the shared values you have to help you shape your lives together. The skills you learn here will give you the tools to navigate distress and enhance a meaningful connection. We aim to guide you toward transformative healing experiences.
Why Intensive Couples Therapy May Be The Right Choice…
Is intensive therapy right for you?
Couples Intensives are a great fit for couples who are motivated to make changes within the relationship and ready to commit to concentrated, focused therapeutic work.
Intensive Couples Therapy can help you if you and your partner are either currently in or previously attended couples therapy and find it difficult to adjust your busy schedules to accommodate weekly therapy.
For couples experiencing substantial difficulties or crises in their relationship intensives are a great avenue to learn the skills you need to work on and overcome them.
Intensive therapy can help if…
Intensive couples therapy can help if you have experienced infidelity, disconnection, or communication issues—or if you and your partner are experiencing an unexpected stage in life and feel you’re growing apart but still want to try to work things out.
Intensive therapy may not be for you if…
Intensive couples therapy might not be suitable if one or both partners are engaged in an ongoing affair, if the couple struggles to share the same space productively for extended periods, or if there's a presence of violence such as hitting, insulting, screaming, or threatening.
If a couple is not prepared for the rapid pace of change that comes with an intensive approach, alternative therapeutic options may be more appropriate.
Intensive Couples Therapy Can Help Your Relationship Thrive, Fast
Investing time in your relationship is time well spent. Intensive couples therapy will help you get to the heart of your troubles quickly and effectively. To find out how this approach can benefit you, reach out to us at (713)-396-0526. If you’re not quite ready for therapy but would like an assessment we offer check-up sessions tailored for couples. Your path to a stronger relationship begins here.