Know your relationship needs help?

About to get married, and want to lay a strong foundation from the start?

Standard couples therapy is typically a 50-minute session per week which most certainly is valuable to many couples. However, some couples want to jump start their work together by either preparing to lay a strong foundation in their newer relationship or before tying the knot, discovering new areas or resurrecting parts of their relationship that have been dormant or buried for years, or repairing and rebuilding one’s relationship due to many unhealed fractures in the relationship or betrayal, such as infidelity.

Couples Intensives (aka Couples Marathon, Couples Retreats) can help achieve these goals by condensing several months of therapy into as little as 2.25 days or a couple weeks. Depending on the couples’ needs, 1-2 days may be an option.

Jennifer Larson, LCPC, NCC, a Gottman Level 3 Trained Couples Therapist who is seeking Certification Track, provides tailored Couples Intensives using The Gottman Method as the foundation while drawing from other therapeutic models that are applicable to each couple. At the beginning of your Couples Intensives, Jennifer will conduct a thorough assessment in effort to get to know your identity and history both as individuals as well as your identity and history as a couple (and family if you have children).

The assessment process in rooted in The Gottman Method and is essential in better understanding your history, strengths and needs. Once the assessment phase is completed, Jennifer will provide a feedback session with you that is collaborative and informative. We will go over your existing strengths, areas that need attention and strengthening, and information from your individual and family-of-origin histories that are worth acknowledging and addressing in the context of your relationship as a couple. Thereafter, this is when the heart of couples therapy and for some couples, healing begins. Jennifer addresses the areas that need attention by guiding both of you to engage in specific exercises while providing education in the areas of intimate relationships and overall relational, mental health, and well-being.

Jennifer believes it is an honor and gift to be involved with couples and their journey as they learn how to cultivate a more meaningful, authentic, and intimate relationship together.


To learn more about Jennifer Larson, LCPC, NCC, click here. To learn more about standard Couples Therapy with Concentric, click here.

Please note insurance companies do not pay for Couples Intensives and therefore, you are paying out-of-pocket for this service. Depending on your insurance, they may cover up to 1 hour of couples therapy session per day.

Contact us to learn more about tailored Couples Intensives by calling us at 312.725.3093 or emailing our Intake Coordinator at info@concentricchicago.com.