CoupleStrong Marriage/Couples Intensives

CoupleStrong Marriage Intensives

Is Your Marriage Falling Apart? A Private Marriage Intensive or Couples Retreat May Be The Answer

Has there ever been a time when you felt like you were just getting warmed up when the therapist said, “Session is over or we need to stop now until next week?” Most couples who come to me for marriage intensives have expressed similar frustration. Working on your marriage deserves the privilege of adequate time, space and focus. In order to get to the real matters of the heart, to truly dig deep and obtain understanding, enough time must be available to explore the relationship, or progress is generally slow.

Many couple’s schedules do not allow for therapy on a weekly basis. With this in mind, we have developed Intensives. There is a large body of research that supports a better therapeutic outcome from Intensive Couples Therapy as opposed to weekly sessions.

The Intensives offer couples the time and space to work on their issues in a deep and understanding way without the time restraints of normal couples counseling.

Our Intensives last 11 – 16 hours. There are no other couples present, just you and your spouse. There are a variety of assessments used as well as video playback of interactions in an effort for couples to see their relationship dynamics. Physiology is also measured via pulse oximeters in an effort to avoid “Flooding” or handle it in a productive way if it does occur.

Having 1.5 to 2 days blocked can be an incredibly satisfying experience. It allows enough time for deep relational issues to be addressed and potentially uncover viable solutions.

Marriage counseling is a process of change. The clients and the marriage counselor work together to uncover relational problems, examine existing patterns in the relationship, set goals for the changes the client’s desire, and teach ways to effectively achieve those goals.

Whether your marriage is having difficulty or in need of a tune-up, our marriage intensives and retreats can help give you tools for dealing with the  relational issues that seem unbearable, un-resolvable and overwhelming. During the marriage intensive or retreat we teach couples new ways of communicating designed to enhance their relationships. Couples then practice those skills in session and as part of their evening’s homework. We look for relational challenges and teach ways to deal with them. This can help couples take things less personally and begin the process of truly understanding their spouse.

My work is professional and non-denominational. I believe that people have the right to be happy in their relationships and that children greatly benefit from them. I believe the most important goal in couples therapy is to seek understanding and do that with love and respect.


Two-Day Marriage Intensive

The two-day intensive program provides you with a licensed marriage therapist. The couple will receive 11 or 16 hours of private therapy. Since this program is working exclusively with you, we will make every effort to tailor the program to meet your needs.

Program Details:

  • One couple
  • 11 or 16 hours of private marriage/couples therapy, depending on the format chosen
  • Marital/Couples Assessments
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • An extensive treatment plan for couples to follow after the intensive
  • 1 or 2 - 2-hour follow-up appointments


  • $2,100 for 11 hours, 50% due upon scheduling and 50% due the first day of Intensive
  • $3,000 for 16 hours, 50% due upon scheduling and 50% due the first day of Intensive

Intensive Couples Counseling is recommended for couples experiencing a significant amount of distress in their marriage as well as those looking to enhance an already good relationship.

A two-day marriage intensive is often used by 1) Couples who are in crisis and have specific issues they want to work through, 2) A follow-up for intensive alumni to work through specific issues as they move forward, 3) Couples who have just discovered trauma in their relationship, such as an affair, allowing them to gain traction and momentum so they can take the first couple of steps toward recovery and reconciliation, 4) Couples who are seeking to enhance an already great relationship.

To book a marriage intensive with Chris please contact our office at 813-960-0001

To book a marriage intensive with Chris please contact our office:

Chris Cambas Institute for Marriage And Family couples therapy

Chris Cambas, LMFT - Relationship Expert: Coach, Mentor, Speaker, Certified Gottman Therapist & Trainer

Certified Gottman Therapist and Trainer for National Marriage Seminars
Gottman Method Relationship Checkup therapy for couples counseling

Today you are one step closer to a new life. As a Certified Gottman Therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we can unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding your marriage back. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation in your marriage or you're just ready to move in a new direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Chris Cambas is the founder and CEO of National Marriage Seminars and Couplestrong. He obtained a Masters in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is a Certified Gottman Therapist as well as a Certified Gottman Trainer. Chris uses researched-based counseling for individuals, couples, and families. His focus of therapy includes the following: marital conflicts (including affair recovery and divorce recovery), pre-marital, addictions, anxiety and spiritual challenges. His primary focus is working with couples in crisis to renew their relationships through one-on-one marriage intensives.

To book a marriage intensive with Chris please contact our office at 813-960-0001

To book a marriage intensive with Chris please contact our office:

Fees: $150 per hour


  • Certified Gottman Therapist
  • PREPARE AND ENRICH Pre-Marital and Marital Assessments


  • Chris has appeared on various radio broadcasts which include “Love and Marriage” on WTIS, Spirit FM (The Big, Big House Morning Show, the Joy FM, WTBN (Salem Broadcasting), co-hosted “Getting it Right After Getting it Wrong” and has been a guest on Bill Bunkley’s drive time show.
  • Television: Therapist appearance on “Unfaithful, Stories of Betrayal” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
  • Magazine: Overflow Magazine Cover, including a five-page article on his testimony in the May 2010 edition.
  • Film: Has worked extensively with Sherwood Baptist Church, Provident Films, as well as Five and Two Pictures/Christiano Film Group promoting various Christian movies nationally to include Fireproof, Courageous and The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.
  • Church Speaking Engagements: Crossover Church, Floodgates Community Church, Murdock Baptist and many more.

To book a marriage intensive with Chris please contact our office at 813-960-0001

To book a marriage intensive with Chris please contact our office: