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Intensive Couples Therapy Getaway

Escape to the picturesque city of San Diego for an immersive couples counseling and therapy retreat. Reconnect with your partner as we guide you through building a healthier marriage and happier relationships.

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Battling through unresolved issues in your relationship?

Is communicating with and understanding your partner becoming more of a challenge?

Are there trust and betrayal issues you've been struggling to solve?

Is your marriage on the brink of separation or divorce?

Then you should take a breather in this Therapy Getaway. Our expert therapists will introduce you to the Gottman-approved relationship therapy method that will help you recover, communicate, and grow as a couple.

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Meet Dr. Dana, A Professional Therapist Trained in the Gottman Method


What's very special about Therapy Getaway? Take this: you and your partner are on a beautiful, secluded therapy vacation with a relationship therapist ready to help you every step of the way. We offer a scientific-based approach that has been proven from years of practice.

This retreat, comprised of personalized and specialized therapy, spans three consecutive days with 15+ hours, all for you.

Jam-packed with sessions, activities, discussions, and all the right things you need, this 3-day retreat is equivalent to many months of 50-minute therapy sessions.

We will provide you with fundamental tools to help you build a stronger connection with your partner, heal from trauma in your relationships, and understand you and your partner better. Our friendly and reliable therapists, including Dr. Dana McNeil, PsyD, LMFT, will be your personal guide throughout this journey. We've only prepared the best tools, modules, and programs tailor-fit to you.

“The three-day package was necessary to enable the “emotional stretch” and that’s when we saw the best results.”

"You may not see it yet, but these difficult times will strengthen you. Your heart will grow wiser and your spirit will be stronger."



Gottman's Couples Therapy Method

The Sound Relationship House Theory


Build Love Maps

Know One Another's World


Turn towards instead of away


Positive Perspective

Know One Another's World


Manage Conflict

Accept Your Partner's Influence
Dialogue About Problems
Practice Self Shooting


Make Life Dreams Come True


Create Shared Meaning





Vacation or Therapy? You Can Have It Both Here

Experience the best of both worlds when you book an Intensive Therapy Getaway with us. For couples and spouses experiencing difficulties in their marriage, here's how having this therapy (and getaway) can help.

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Know how to listen and communicate better

repair fights

Learn how to repair fights effectively

healthily revive trust

Healthily revive trust in your relationship

identify divorce predictors

Identify divorce predictors in your relationship

improve intimacy

Learn ways to improve intimacy and connection

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Understand when divorce is the best option

negotiate parenting

Negotiate parenting and house rules

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Apply Gottman's principles in your marriage

“I definitely feel Therapy Getaway helped with our relationship goals because it allowed a deeper dive in a structured fashion, with tools to continue improving our relationship.”

Are you prepared to work on your relationship together?

Apart from our expertise, the success of this therapy will also depend on your willingness to engage and work together. Our Couples Therapy Getaway can be a transformative experience if you're ready to put in the effort and commit to improving your relationship.

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This is best for . . .
  • Couples who are on the brink of separation but still want to try to work on their marriage.
  • Partners struggling to solve marital and relationship issues.
  • Couples wanting to rebuild trust in their relationship
  • Partners needing to heal from relationship trauma in or out of their relationship.
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This may not be for . . .
  • Couples who cannot commit to the intensive nature of this process.
  • Partners or individuals suffering from untreated mental illness/es
  • Individuals who are currently in the midst of an active substance abuse who would be better served in a recovery program.
  • Individuals who are currently dealing with active domestic violence.

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Live A Happier, Healthier Marriage

Before the weekend begins, you will both be given access to an online Relationship Checkup.

The Gottman Relationship Checkup is an online assessment tool created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in collaboration with The Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington. The assessment is composed of 480 questions in five categories: Friendship and Intimacy, The Conflict Scales, The Shared Meaning System, and Individual Areas of Concern. Question topics include friendship, intimacy, conflict, finances, children, trust, commitment, drug and alcohol screenings, and individual issues that can put a relationship at risk.

You will each access it confidentially and will not be able to see each other’s answers. Your clinician will get the results and have specific areas to work on with you based on that assessment. The overall assessment takes about one and a half hours to complete. However, you can work on it in small increments as it will save as you go.

If we are booking on a weekend, it can be helpful to stay in a hotel or a Bed and Breakfast so that you are really disengaging from “regular” life.

We often find it helpful to plan activities that feel like a vacation such as reservations for dinner and making arrangements to have childcare so you can focus on yourselves.

Hear From Our Clients

Hear from those who've experienced positive changes through our services.

Still not sure if this is for you? We offer a FREE CONSULTATION
to see if you are a good fit for this intensive therapy.

Our Intensive Therapy Getaway Packages


One-Day Intensive Therapy Package

  • Welcome package
  • Relationship Checkup Assessment (done before event)
  • Couple’s introduction session (3 hours)
  • Plus 3 hours of skill-building to learn how to prevent future relationship issues
  • Take-home package of tools and supplemental material
  • With Dr. Dana McNeil - $2,700
  • With a Licensed Intensive Therapist - $2,100
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Two-Day Intensive Therapy Package

  • Welcome package
  • Relationship Checkup Assessment (done before event)
  • Couple’s introduction session (3 hours)
  • Plus 6 hours of intensive therapy
  • Take-home package of tools and supplemental material
  • With Dr. Dana McNeil - $4,000
  • With a Licensed Intensive Therapist - $3,200

Three-Day Intensive Therapy Package

  • Welcome package
  • Relationship Checkup Assessment (done before event)
  • Couple’s introduction session (3 hours)
  • Plus 12 hours of intensive therapy
  • Take-home package of tools and supplemental material
  • With Dr. Dana McNeil - $6,700
  • With a Licensed Intensive Therapist - $5,200

*Custom packages or longer day options available, please contact us at (619)535-8890

An intensive retreat to rebuild your marriage and relationship

If one or both of you is open to exploring consensual non-monogamy, it's best to talk to the experts. Let us guide you through options for opening up your relationship while you enjoy a fun-filled vacation.


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Therapy Getaway Team

Dr. Dana McNeil, PsyD, LMFT

Founder of the Relationship Place
Certified Gottman Therapist

Jeffrey Young, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Individual and Couples Relationship Therapist

Your Therapy Getaway Weekend Begins Here

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