Intensive Therapy

What

Intensive therapy is for local and out of town couples who are looking for fast, long lasting results. Our accelerated program shrinks an eight week course of traditional therapy down to one day. For couples in crisis, we offer two day intensives that cover between three to five months of therapy.

After a thorough assessment of the current state of your relationship, you and your partner will participate in talk therapy, both individually and as a couple. We will help the two of you create a closer bond as you develop practical tools for navigating successfully through conflict and disagreements. When appropriate, video material and written exercises from the Hold Me Tight® program will also be utilized.

Intensive therapy covers these important concepts:

  • Identifying the negative cycle that causes the two of you to get stuck
  • Understanding what drives the negative cycle and how to repair it
  • Exploring what you and your partner’s emotional needs are
  • Recognizing fears or concerns you and your partner have within the relationship
  • Discovering how past family dynamics get in the way in the present
  • Collaborating as a team to find solutions, rather than blaming each other
  • Learning how to start a new way of interacting during times of conflict
  • Working towards strengthening your friendship with your partner
  • Developing mindfulness skills for stress reduction during arguments
  • Healing emotional injuries within the relationship

One day

Fees per couple:

  • Saturday or Sunday: € 995
  • Friday or Monday: € 875

One day intensives include the following:

  • 20 minute free introductory Skype session
  • 75 minute intake session (in person or via Skype)
  • Online assessment
  • 6 hours of intensive couples therapy (two, 3 hr sessions with an hour lunch break in between)
  • Hold Me Tight® program is uitlized when appropriate
  • A take home package of tools and supplementary support materials

Fees include 21% BTW.
Payment is to be made in advance via bank transfer or PayPal (there is a 5% surcharge for payments made through PayPal).

Two Day

Fees per couple:

Two consecutive days:

  • Saturday and Sunday:  € 1,975
  • Friday and Saturday: € 1,835
  • Thursday and Friday: € 1,595

Two days, with a day off in between to explore Amsterdam:

  • Friday and Sunday: € 1,835
  • Saturday and Monday: € 1,835

Two day intensives include the following:

  • 20 minute free introductory Skype session
  • 75 minute intake session (in person or via Skype)
  • Online assessment
  • 12 hours of therapy divided over two days (two, 3 hr sessions per day with an hour lunch break in between)
  • Hold Me Tight® program is utilized when appropriate
  • A take home package of tools and supplementary support materials
  • 60 minute follow up session (in person or via Skype)
  • Itinerary advice for out of town couples

Fees include 21% BTW.
Payment is to be made in advance via bank transfer or PayPal (there is a 5% surcharge for payments made through PayPal).

Screening

Intensive therapy always begins by completing a thorough assessment of the relationship. The screening is mostly conducted online, before the intensive begins. This helps us create a custom made treatment plan for the two of you, based on your unique relationship needs.

The screening process involves the following steps:

  1. First we will meet for a 20 minute introductory Skype chat (free of charge)
  2. If we feel that the three of us are a good fit, and your situation is suitable for an intensive program, we will set up a time for the 75 minute session, in person or via Skype.
  3. You and your partner will receive an invoice for the screening process as well as the initial treatment consent forms.
  4. Upon payment and return of the consent forms, you will each receive an invitation via email to complete the online Gottman Relationship Checkup, which is a research based assessment tool.
  5. During the 75 minute session, we will continue with the assessment process and confirm the date of the intensive.
  6. After the session, you will receive a second invoice via email for payment before the intensive begins.

In the unlikely event that we determine that an intensive program is not in your best interest, you and your partner will receive advice on what to do next. Some options include weekly therapy with us, either in person or online, or we might refer you to another therapist or specialist in your area.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have undergone the 20 minute introductory Skype session and been advised to go through the screening process you will receive an invoice, consent form, and the treatment agreement, which must be signed and returned.

The €375 screening fee payment is due within 48 hours of receiving your invoice. This fee is non refundable should you decide not to participate in the intensive or cancel the intensive. It also serves as a reservation fee. By reserving an intensive you are being prioritized over normal client bookings.

After the 75 minute intake session you will receive a final invoice for the remaining fees of the intensive. Payment is due in full within 48 hours of receiving the final invoice. You will receive a confirmation of the booked dates upon payment.

Due to the extended time reserved for intensive programs, and the time involved in preparation, no refund will be made for any cancellation within twelve full days of the scheduled intensive. No refund will be made for time not used if a session ends before its scheduled time.

For cancellations received 12 days or more prior to the start date of the intensive, you will be refunded all monies less the €375 screening fee and the €125 administration fee.

We realize that sometimes in life there are emergency situations which could force you to cancel or postpone an intensive. In such circumstances, and based on the sole discretion of Debby Poort, consideration will be given for a one time opportunity to transfer your registration to a future intensive within 90 days of the originally scheduled intensive.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis. Contact us to learn more details.