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Therapy Getaway

A private, one-on-one relationship therapy experience with the best Certified Gottman relationship therapist in California

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Fly an Expert Gottman-Certified Therapist to You!

Does doing your sessions in a therapist's office feel limiting and constricting to you?

Do you prefer to have your therapy in a neutral place where you feel most comfortable?

Do you want to try our proven Gottman therapy method but live outside of San Diego and prefer in-person sessions?

Our Fly Me To You Therapy Getaway gets you an exclusive one-on-one session with no other than
Dr. Dana McNeil, PsyD, LMFT, herself, right in the comfort of your own place.

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What is the Gottman Method and Why is it Effective?

The Gottman Method in Couples Therapy provides real tools that allow you to transform problems and create stronger foundations. This approach is very productive and provides a safe and calm space for healing and growth.

The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

Drs. John and Julie Gottman developed nine components of healthy relationships known as The Sound Relationship House Theory. (Gottman Institute)

The Relationship House

The best place to heal is right where it feels home

When it feels like everything is in chaos with your relationship, you need to be in a safe, supportive place. We, at The Relationship Place, understand how important it is to be in a healthy environment that will encourage your healing and progress.

This is why as part of our Therapy Intensive packages, our Fly Me To You Intensive Therapy offers a unique, highly customized, and extremely exclusive therapy experience for you and your partner. In this therapy, you can choose your own location within California where you prefer to take your sessions.

Enjoy a one-on-one experience with one of the best relationship therapists in California. Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD, LMFT, a Certified Gottman relationship therapist, will fly straight to your location to facilitate your therapy sessions.

Dana will be with you every step of the way. You will have unlimited access to her custom-made tools, programs, and sessions specifically designed to help you and your partner navigate your situations as a couple, understand your needs better, and communicate these needs effectively with each other.

Get to know the expert

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I’m Dana, founder of The Relationship Place (PsyD, LMFT) and a Certified Gottman Therapist

I am a warm, non-judgmental, and genuine therapist. My goal is for you to feel like you’re talking with a trusted confidant.

I want you to feel comfortable, supported, and safe so we can work to make your relationship better. Regardless of what you tell me, it won’t surprise or scare me or cause me to judge you.

My style of therapy is very much like my personality: down to earth, humble, funny sometimes with slight sarcasm, direct, and blunt in a loving way.

I do not place blame on either partner in the relationship. I don’t choose sides, but I will challenge you both to change your behaviors, so you can have the best relationship possible.

I am incredibly enthusiastic and tend to be an overachiever, especially with clients who are motivated and open to change and grow.

I have a sense of humor about myself, and I encourage my clients to adopt the same attitude. My goal is for you to feel that I’m completely invested in your success.

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At the end of our sessions, you will be able to...

better understand yourself and your partner

Better understand what is driving conflicts between you and your partner

explore personal experiences

Explore how your personal experiences are impacting your relationship

be more invested

Have better direction on how to move forward

apply gottmans principles

Feel an improved sense of intimacy with your spouse or partner

identify and work

Have concrete tools to use when difficult situations arise

plan out next steps

Measure success and set milestones for the future

be more comfortable

Feel less defensive and more comfortable asking for your needs

enjoy relationship

Reduce conflict and feel stronger in your relationship

What to expect in your exclusive sessions

We have made this Intensive Therapy Getaway as highly customizable as possible in able for us to help you better. However, as much as we want you to be in a space that is comfortable for you, we also need it to be conducive to your healing, learning, and overall progress.

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Your ideal place should be:
  • A space where you’re most comfortable, may it be your own house, a hotel, VRBO, a retreat house, etc.
  • Located within California area (for other parts of the country please contact our office)
  • Convenient and flexible with your own schedule and progress.
  • Private and personalized and should have a room or conference area where we can all talk privately
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Your ideal place should NOT be:
  • Crowded with people or near places with loud sounds that may distract us from our sessions
  • Somewhere you are not comfortable being open and vulnerable
  • An open space without a closed room or conference area for our sessions

let's start your journey

To a Healthier Relationship

Before the therapy 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 test 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.

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.

What our clients say

"I feel like Therapy Getaway helped with my relationship goals because of the quality and comprehensiveness of the pre-session intake paperwork and diagnostic assessment. Also the quality of Savannah's work."

TW with Savannah

"Savannah is excellent. Highly recommend her."

TW with Savannah

"This experience helped get issues out in the open. It helped navigate hard emotions. Provided communication tools to help move forward."

DV with Dr. Dana

"Helped us engage in conversation in a more productive way"

DV with Dr. Dana

"I feel like we got good tools to help us repair our relationship."

KV with Dr. Dana

"A tool we took away from this was how to avoid fooding and what to do when it happens. Also how to listen and how to convey when something upsets me."

KV with Dr. Dana

"Thank you for the miraculous turnaround on the last day."

KV with Dr. Dana

"Sabrina was incredible!"

JO with Sabrina

"Learned a lot about communication and disordered thinking."

JO with Sabrina

"Thank you for creating time and space for my father and I"

JO with Sabrina

"We learned how to have more carefully constructed conversations" 

TZ with Dr. Dana

"This was the perfect experience to begin our much needed repair"

TZ with Dr. Dana

"Good therapist, good discussion and good tools!"

AZ with Dr. Dana

"We now know how to handle flooding and getting overwhelmed. We are now intentional about connection, communication, practices, etc."

AZ with Dr. Dana

"Loved the experience! Great staff!"

AZ with Dr. Dana

"This was the best therapy we have ever done. I actually think we finally got the tools to improve our marriage."

Los Angeles Couple

“Learned a lot of coping tools. Dana is very experienced and sensitive to people's situations and knows how to make you feel comfortable as if you were in your own home”

J.V.

“Therapy Getaway immensely helped us talk about our problems in a safe place”

H.V.

“Great session. Sabrina knows her stuff and is really good at helping us find the language to effectively communicate”

L.D.

“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.”

B.S.

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.

Your Therapy Getaway Weekend Begins Here

It is important to set up a consultation to ensure you are a good fit for intensive relationship therapy. The consultation is free. We will need to talk with both individuals. All couples will receive a scientific evaluation of their relationship.

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