Couples Intensive Therapy

Trust Again, Love Again

Rediscover Emotional and Sexual Intimacy

Jump start your relationship through Intensive Private Pay Couples Therapy in North Carolina and Virginia

Unresolved issues and disconnection usually lead to affairs or divorce, the two most traumatic and devastating experiences. It is worthwhile to invest now in couples intensive therapy to strengthen your relationship.

If you find yourselves stuck in patterns of conflict, couples intensive therapy could be right for you.

What is Couples Intensive Therapy?

In couples intensive therapy you receive six months’ worth of therapy in just a few days.  They are condensed, focused, highly specialized and individualized sessions that occur over a period of just a few days.

An intensive session allows you to dive deeply into the issues you are facing, uninterrupted, without having to wait for your weekly or biweekly session. In these intensive sessions the therapist is able to get to the root of the problem a lot quicker and identify the roadblocks.


 The sessions will focus on:

  • relationship building exercises,
  • communication tools to deescalate conflict,
  • gaining awareness of how you get stuck in patterns and cycles of conflict,
  • how to prevent these patterns and repair after a conflict,
  • improving emotional and sexual intimacy,
  • developing rituals for connections,
  • processing regrettable incidents such as betrayal and infidelity,
  • learning about ways to rebuild trust

The Advantages of Couples Counseling Intensives

  • It can provide the momentum you need to get unstuck and get your relationship back on track
  • It makes it possible to address urgent issues in a more efficient way
  • Since they have a bigger impact and are more efficient, it can save you both time and money compared to weekly sessions
  • If you are on the brink of divorce, it can help with preventing divorce compared to weekly marriage counseling which moves at a slower pace
  • The healing could happen within days rather than being dragged out for months in regular weekly sessions

You May Benefit From Intensive Couples Counseling If You Can Agree With Some (or All) Of The Following:

  • I feel hurt, stuck and powerless
  • I feel lonely and disconnected
  • My partner and I find ourselves stuck in patterns and cycles of conflict
  • I do not feel heard and understood
  • I feel dismissed and invalidated
  • I feel my soulmate became my roommate
  • I feel afraid, panicked, and unsure of the future
  • I have difficulty focusing or thinking clearly
  • I can’t stop crying
  • I am in midst of a crises that impacts my relationship
  • I recently suffered a significant loss and trauma that impacted my relationship
  • I am considering divorce
  • I feel devastated due to infidelity
  • My partner and I have intimacy and sexual issues
  • Married or cohabitating
  • Multicultural, cross- cultural, interfaith, interracial couples
  • Gay, LGBTQ
  • Christian or non -Christian
  • Young couples, middle-aged couples, or empty nesters
  • Military couples
  • Immigrant or expat couples
  • Retired couples

Intensive Couples Counseling in North Carolina and Virginia is Private Pay

One-day intensive – $ 1,850 *A nonrefundable deposit of $1000 is required to schedule. 

Two-day intensive – $3,700 for new clients *A nonrefundable deposit of $2500 is required to schedule.

Three-day intensive – $4,900 *A nonrefundable deposit of $2250 is required to schedule.        

Each Couples Therapy Intensive Includes:

Pre-session online assessments designed to highlight a couple’s strengths and weaknesses, which includes 4-6 hours of devoted time your therapist spends reviewing the results and creating an action plan

One individual appointment for each partner prior to the intensive

5-6 hours of intensive therapy per day 

Interventions are based on Gottman Method Couples TherapyEmotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Developmental Couple Therapy

Customized post-intensive action plan consisting of exercises to keep building your connection

A follow up one-hour session to be used within 3 months of the intensive

A $200 discount code to a future workshop or weekend retreat aiming to revitalize your relationship 

We offer intensives in person and online.

Our in person couples intensives are located in Norfolk, VA and in Tarboro,  NC. 

Our Norfolk office is located at 129 West Virginia Beach Blvd and we provide services to clients from Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Outer Banks, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Manteo. 

The couples intensives in Tarboro will take place in the historic downtown or at a retreat center in Tarboro, the exact location TBD.  These sessions are open to clients from Greenville, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Winterville,  Farmville, Tarboro, Rocky Mount, Nashville, Snow Hill, Washington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Wilmington, Wilson, and Murfreesboro

Our online intensives are done via a secure platform called Simple Practice.

Intensive Couples Therapy can be scheduled during the week or over a weekend.

Steps to schedule your intensive couple therapy:

Contact  to schedule

Choose a date and confirm the date by paying a deposit

Complete your pre-assessment prior to your pre- intensive individual appointment

About the therapist:

The intensives are facilitated by Dr. Gudor, trained in EFT, Gottman and Developmental Couple Therapy who has 20+ years of experience providing relationship counseling.  You can read more about her here

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Call or Text: (757) 704-5558

Serving Virginia and North Carolina