Couples in crisis can benefit from uninterrupted time to focus on their issues. An extended session for couples counseling (an intensive) allows you to settle, focus, and explore difficult emotional responses that may be causing frustration and pain in the relationship.
With support, you can work on identifying the areas of conflict, restructuring communication, and strengthening your understanding and connection. Intensives are generally 2 to 4 hours long with built-in breaks ($175/hour).
With the help of the therapist, couples can:
manage a crisis issue in their relationship, respectfully
develop a plan for how to move forward
develop a greater understanding of themselves and their partner's needs
reestablish agreed upon communication