Couples Workshops, Couples Retreats, and Couples Intensives on The Northwest side of Chicago in the Sauganash neighborhood.
Know your relationship or marriage needs help?
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 relationship or marriage, discover and resurrect parts of their relationship that have been dormant or buried for years, or repair and rebuild one’s relationship and marriage due to betrayal. Couples Intensives (aka Couples Marathon, Couples Retreats) can help achieve these goals by condensing several months of therapy into 2.5 days or a couple weeks.
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 healing begin. Jennifer addresses the areas that need attention by guiding both of you to engage in specific exercises while providing education in the areas of relationships and and mental health.
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.