"How to keep love fresh? The answer is the same as it is for any other activity. To be enjoyable, a relationship must become more complex. To become more complex, the partners must discover new potentialities in themselves and in each other. To discover these, they must invest attention in each other—so that they can learn what thoughts and feelings, what dreams reside in their partners’s mind. This in itself is a never-ending process, a lifetime’s task."
One of the services DeYoung Consulting offers is Couples Intensives Therapy. Traditional marriage therapy has been offered with hourly sessions either weekly or every other week. We have felt that many times these sessions are unproductive due to running out of time just when we are starting to deal with what can be sometimes very intense issues.
Marriage is our most intimate and therefore challenging of relationships. We believe we need blocks of time to deal with the patterns and issues in marriage that can prevent healthy functioning.
The Couples Intensives Therapy allows for:
The Couples Intensives service requires us to schedule blocks of time for therapy. These blocks are usually 2 hours and sometimes more. We will work with you and your schedule to determine the best scheduling options for you as a couple.
Dr. DeYoung has completed Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and utilizes the Gottman Method in his work with couples.
In Home Marriage Therapy and Intensives are offered in Fort Worth, Keller, North Richland Hills and surrounding Northeast Tarrant County.
I Am A Pro-Commitment Marriage Friendly Therapist.
Sometimes the therapy services offered in the two hour intensive session is just not enough. Some couples may have experienced a sudden trauma such as revelation of an affair, or a death of a close family member. These events are intensely stressful on the couple and can require more intensive focused time with the therapist.
Multi-day intensive sessions can help in these situations. The structure of a multi-day session usually consists of a three hour assessment on the first day. We then take a lunch break and meet again for three hours. Each subsequent day will consist of two 3-hour meetings with a lunch break in between.
These sessions are challenging and can be hard on a couple, but they are very effective at helping provide a clear focus on the issues and practice the skills necessary for a potential recovery from the trauma.
Followup intensive sessions (look to the left column for a description) can be scheduled at the end of our time together.