Private Couples Retreats

The Private Couples Retreat is a fantastic opportunity to do some intensive work as a couple with the personalized guidance of the therapist. Unlike what you might experience at a typical couple's retreat, this weekend is not group work with other couples, but just you and the therapist (me).

Why a couples retreat?

Couples retreats are a great opportunity to restore your relationship while having a unique intimate getaway without dealing with the demands of your daily life. The retreat is your chance to take time away from work, kids, and daily chores. It is a time to look inward and focus on yourself and each other.

The Private Couples Retreat is held at the beautiful Murphin Ridge Inn in rural Adams County Ohio. Situated on 142 acres of rolling woodland and farmland with breathtaking vistas of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Inn offers beautiful cabins, fine dining in the Inn and a private conference room where we can do our work together. The setting is private, cozy and will offer you the ideal setting for personalized attention to help you improve your relationship.

The program can be seen as an immersion experience with the therapist who works closely with the two of you throughout the weekend. Each day includes clinical sessions, experiential activities, teaching sessions and meals with the therapist that include guided discussions about clinical topics. There is also time alone to practice skills and for you to connect intimately as a couple.

Some of the reasons couples seek couples retreats include recovery after an affair, sex and intimacy issues, empty nest challenges, communication problems, and improving conflicts skills. 

The retreat is planned ahead of time to meet your specific situation

During the retreat, you will learn skills to:

Strengthen your friendship.
Deepen your understanding of one another.
Deepen your sense of  intimacy and connection.
Transform problematic communication so you can become "team partners".


Relax and have fun together in a beautiful setting.




5:30       Welcome dinner with therapist at the Inn

              Discuss plan for the weekend

7:00       Experiential Activity (Therapist instructed, but couple does this on their own)

8:30am    Breakfast with therapist (Guided discussion topic)
9:30am    Session

12:30pm  Lunch and experiential activity (Therapist instructed, but couple does this on their own)
2:00pm    Session
5:30pm    Dinner at the Inn (With therapist, guided discussion topic)
7:30pm    Experiential activity (Therapist instructed, but couple does this on their own)


8:30am    Breakfast with therapist (Guided discussion topic)
9:30am    Session and next steps
11:00am  Check out of room

11:00am-12:00pm Closing ceremony



The cost of the weekend is $3800.00

Flexible payment plan available


Fee includes:

Travel to and from airport as needed


All meals

and the therapist time

---Local couples can meet at the Inn or be picked up at my office in Anderson---

How to Book your Retreat

1. Request your weekend. Complete the registration inquiry form, including your preference for the retreat date.

2. Secure your weekend. Once the weekend date is confirmed, pay the initial deposit.

3. Receive confirmation. Once I receive your initial deposit, you will receive a confirmation and a guest questionnaire.

4. Complete payment process. Prior to the scheduled weekend, the balance will need to be paid in full.



4030 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road

Suite 102

Cincinnati, Ohio 45255


Couples Therapy

Marriage Counseling

Infidelity Counseling

Couples Crisis Intervention

Couples Intensive Sessions

Couples Communication Skills

Counseling for Affairs

Couples Intimacy Counseling

Sexual Intimacy Counseling

Mediation Counseling

Couples Conflict Counseling

Online Couples Therapy

Online Marriage Counseling