Intensive Couples Work

Weekends OR Mid-Week

Couples therapy intensives serve as a way to inspire significant change in your relationship in a compact period of time. Intensives are comprised of multiple, typically longer-than-usual couples sessions held over the course of a single weekend (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) or Mid-week (Tuesday -Wednesday-Thursday). These condensed sessions consist of 2-4 months of couples work in just 3 days.

Intensive couples sessions are ideal for couples who are:

  • couples on the brink of separation or divorce

  • Couples seeking a deeper connection

  • couples struggling with a single major issue such as: betrayal, infidelity, infertility, ADoption, Moving Concerns, Adapting to Parenthood, Extended Family Concerns, K1 Visa Concerns & family Planning

Intensive couples sessions may also be ideal for:

  • High profile couples

  • couples that would prefer not to do couples work in their home town

  • entrepreneurial couples struggling within small business and/or connection

  • working professionals with over-scheduled lives + Obligations

  • couples in the aviation industry or Military - Non-Rev Travel To BWI

Sessions will be held at the Space Between Counseling Services office, located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore.

It is important to know that it is highly suggested that couples stay in a nearby hotel OR Airbnb over the course of the couples work intensive, rather than returning home between sessions. Creating space between both the familiarity and stressfulness of your usual home-life will facilitate deeper focus, uninterrupted connection, regulation, processing and needed rest / relaxation.

Utilizing the Stan Tatkin’s Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), our practice founder and seasoned couples therapist, Susan Stork, LCPC, will walk alongside you and your partner as you take the necessary and intense steps required to facilitate deeper connection and relational commitment. Through PACT work, Susan will help you learn to read each other’s actions so you can navigate conflict and find more meaning in the moments you share together.

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Option One: Intensive couples therapy weekends typically begin with a 4 hours of therapeutic work on Friday afternoon or evening; followed by and 6 hours on both Saturday and Sunday.

Option Two: Intensive couples therapy midweeks typically begin with a 4 hour session on Tuesday afternoon or evening, following by 6 hours on both Wednesday and Thursday. 

Therapy intensives begin at $4K per weekend or mid-week. Couples have the opportunity to include co-therapy sessions for an additional fee, depending on co-therapist availability.

Intensives are paid for in advance and are refunded at 80% with 30 days notice; 50% refundable with 2 weeks notice, and not refunded if cancelled within two weeks of intensive date.

** Due to the time and resources required to plan for the intensive couples therapy sessions, 45 days notice is required to cancel the intensive without fee. 
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Additional consultation beyond our initial phone consultation may be required if one or both partners struggles with any of the following conditions:
  • Major drug or alcohol use or abuse

  • Current or History of Physical Violence

  • Untreated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Major psychiatric illness such as schizophrenia

  • Personality Disorders

  • Active or Previous Suicidal Ideation or Self-Harm


Please know that therapy intensives should not serve as a replacement for routine couples therapy sessions. Prior to and following enrolling in intensive couples work, I strongly recommend couples to establish and continue a therapeutic relationship with a couples therapist in their local area.

- Susan Stork, LCPC

If you need assistance searching for a couples therapist provider in your home town, please visit the PACT Therapist Directory or Psychology Today.

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If you and your partner are interested in learning more about couples intensive weekends or if you would like to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, please click here.