Laura Santomauro, L.M.F.T.
350 East Broadway, Jackson WY 83001 • (307) 690-2153
Marriage Counseling & Family Therapy

Couples Intensive Marriage Retreat

Marriage Retreat Jackson WY

Experience re-connection through our Marriage Retreat and EFT Couples Intensive.

This opportunity allows couples 11 hours of intensive therapy in 2 days with a certified EFT therapist and marital expert.

We focus on providing a specific type of couple’s therapy: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  EFT has been proven to be the most effective type of couple’s therapy.  During your marriage retreat, you and your partner will meet with a certified EFT therapist.


EFT Couple Intensive Marriage Retreat

Work with a certified EFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Expert.  11 hours of focused, intensive therapy designed to meet your relational goals.

  • Designed to help couples in deep distress who need immediate, intensive attention
  • A personalized, intensive couple therapy experience to help couples gain immediate traction and to be followed up with week to week therapy with a therapist in their area
  • An intensive therapeutic experience to begin addressing a multitude of pressing issues including: addictions, affairs, separation/divorce
  • The couple receives treatment that is typically done over months, but in a few days
  • Designed to help couples in distress or couples who are seeking to rebuild connection
  • An intensive experience in EFT couples therapy where couple’s can learn their patterns within a relationship that pull them toward isolation and cultivate new patterns that foster safety, trust, intimacy, communication and connection


Is an EFT Couples Intensive Marriage Retreat for us?

Emotionally Focused Therapy Couple Intensives & Marital Retreats are designed for couples who are:

  • Looking for intensive marriage counseling weekend
  • Seeking to rebuild, reconnect with their partner through an effective method of counseling
  • In crisis for which weekly therapy is not helping
  • Recovering from Infidelity
  • On the verge of separation/divorce
  • Experiencing significant distress in their relationship
  • Wanting change sooner rather than later
  • Not able to attend traditional weekly therapy
  • Couples who would like more privacy while working on their relationship
  • Desperate for some type of change in their relationship


What Will We Gain from an EFT Couple Intensive Marriage Retreat?

Jackson Marriage RetreatThrough targeted, personalized professional help, you will gain:

  • More connectedness
  • More closeness
  • More safety
  • Better communication
  • Creation of new relational dynamic
  • More joy & less conflict
  • Renewed sense of togetherness, partnership
  • Understanding how the relationship was stuck
  • Tools to stay out of negative dynamic



WHY THIS MARRIAGE RETREAT? – Destination Location – Jackson Hole, WY

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  • Just one hour south of Yellowstone National Park, and in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole creates the ideal marriage retreat experience
  • Peace & tranquility take you away from daily responsibilities, allowing couples a sense of restoration that is needed as you embark on a restorative relationship journey
  • Wide variety of connecting activities for couples to enjoy during afternoon & evening breaks
  • Leisurely pace of life in a surreal western town,
  • Plethora of seasonal recreation compliments the goals of this intensive marriage retreat
  • The majesty of Mother Nature, inspires couples into reconnection

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Format of EFT Couple Intensive & Marital Retreat

An intensive marriage counseling weekend is 11 hours of personalized therapy by a Certified EFT therapist:

Day 1 – total 5.5 (Friday)

  • Couple Session – 90 min.
  • 30 min. break
  • Individual Session – partner A, 60 min.
  • Individual Session – partner B, 60 min.
  • Afternoon Break – (lunch) 1.5 hours
  • Evening Couple Session – 120 min. (2 hours)

Day 2 – 5.5 hours therapy contact (Saturday)

  • Early Morning Couple Session – 90 min.
  • 30 min. break
  • Mid-Morning Couple Session – 120 min. (2 hours)
  • Afternoon Break (lunch) 1.5 hours
  • Evening Couple Session – 120 min. (2 hours)
  • Additional therapy hours may be added to this schedule upon request.  Additional hours will reflect current hourly rate for therapy and be added to the existing retreat expense.


What Do We Need To Do First?


Couples will need to:

  • Be pre-screened and complete paperwork
  • Read Hold Me Tight authored by Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Select and confirm date for retreat
  • Arrange childcare & take off work
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Arrange payment (we accept cash/check/credit – please note there is a 3.75% charge associated with credit)


We are happy to help you with your accommodation and recreational bookings

Jackson Hole offers accommodations for every budget


Who Does Not Qualify For an EFT Couple Intensive & Marital Retreat?

This type of intensive marriage counseling weekend is not appropriate for:

  • Couples engaged in domestic violence
  • Couples who are actively engaged in substance abuse/dependence
  • Couples who are actively engaged in an ongoing affair

Follow Up & Fee

  • Couples will receive a personal referral to a qualified EFT therapist in their area
  • Couples who sign release will benefit by coordination between intensive therapist and follow up therapist so aftercare can be seamless and efficient
  • Fee: $3750 for weekend
    • PLEASE NOTE: we do NOT submit to insurance for the intensive couple retreat but will provide you an invoice to submit directly to your carrier.