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MARRIAGE INTENSIVES

Is Your Marriage Falling Apart? A Private Marriage Intensive or Couples Retreat May Be The Answer You Are Looking For.

A marriage intensive or couples retreat is a private personalized 1 to 5 day program for couples who are interested in an intensive and effective approach to marriage counseling with a licensed marriage counselor.

I have found that my private intensives and couples retreats are highly effective in that they help couples to truly begin the process of deeply understanding one another. During this private personalized time couples uncover their solvable and un-solvable problems and learn ways to effectively manage each.

Whether couples are in crisis or in need of a tune up, a personalized marriage intensive or couples retreat offers the hope of a deeper and more meaningful relationship. Whether your goal is to restore your fading love, or make major marital decisions, a marriage intensive or couples retreat can help you gain insight into your marital challenges while teaching you researched based strategies for effective communication and lasting love.

Many couples come to therapy after an emotional or sexual affair, with one person contemplating divorce or separation and the other wanting to hold the marriage together. In this situation it is my job to aid couples in understanding the genesis of their problem(s), explore potential options together, and provide practical skill sets that can help the couple move forward.

Unlike other marriage intensives and couples retreats, I advocate for the marriage but not at any price. The objective of my marital therapy is to support a couple in their relationship goals.

My work is professional and non-denominational. I believe that people have the right to be happy in their marriages and that children greatly benefit from healthy marriages. I believe the most important goal in marital therapy is to follow the truth and to do that with love and respect.

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2 DAY MARRIAGE INTENSIVE

Two Day Marriage Intensive

The two-day intensive program provides you with a licensed marriage counselor. The couple will receive 11 or 16 hours of 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 marriage counseling depending on the format chosen
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • An extensive treatment plan for couples to follow after the intensive
Price: $1,500 for 11 hour program or $2,000 for 16 hour program

Is the two-day program right for you?

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

This program provides more flexibility in scheduling and a shorter period of time. However, due to the short amount of therapy time, 11 to 16 hours, we recommend the longer programs if your desire is to work completely through the issues. This 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) This format is useful for 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.

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3 DAY MARRIAGE INTENSIVE

Three Day Marriage Intensive

The three-day marriage intensive provides you with a licensed marriage & family therapist with a couple of options. The three-day marriage intensive can be done at our offices (see gallery for pictures) or at a predetermined beach location in Pinellas County, Florida. The beach experience is offered so a couple can experience an all-inclusive marital therapy retreat. The couple will receive approximately 20 hours of therapy. Since this intensive is working exclusively with you, we will make every effort to tailor the program to meet your specific needs.

Program Details:

  • One couple
  • Approximately 20 hours of marital therapy
  • Three nights of lodging if the bed and breakfast option is chosen
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (daily)
  • An extensive treatment plan for couples to follow after the intensive
Pricing:
  • 1 marriage & family therapist at our offices $3,000
  • 1 marriage & family therapist at the beach retreat $5,000
Is the three-day program right for you?
We are comfortable that most every couple would be appropriate for this program regardless of what they are experiencing. This marriage intensive provides extensive flexibility in scheduling throughout each day allowing for longer breaks and times set aside for relaxation.

Beach Intensive

 

5 DAY MARRIAGE INTENSIVE

Five Day Marriage Intensive

This marriage intensive provides the most focused care of any of our programs. While all of our marriage intensives are tailored to a couple’s specific needs, this longer format allows for much more flexibility.

Program Details:

  • One couple
  • Approximately 36 hours of marriage counseling
  • Five nights of lodging at a beach location in Pinellas County, Florida
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (daily)
  • An extensive treatment plan for couples to follow after the intensive
Price:
  • $10,000

Is the five-day program right for you?

We are comfortable that most every couple would be appropriate for this program regardless of what they are experiencing. The five-day marriage intensive is clearly one of our most expensive and time-consuming programs. If you can afford the expense and are looking for a comprehensive marital therapy experience combined with a vacation feel this can be a great choice for you.

For more information or to schedule a Marriage Intensive, please call (813)960-0001

Chris Cambas, MA, LMFT, Certified Gottman Therapist and Trainer

Today you are one step closer to a new life you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. 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.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#MT2702)

Certified Gottman Therapist

Certified Gottman Level 1 Clinical Trainer

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Workshop Leader

Lutz, FL Counselor Chris Cambas

Chris Cambas is the founder and director of the Cambas Institute for Marriage and Family, Tampa Bay Christian Counseling Center and Co-Founder of National Marriage Seminars, Couplestrong and The Practice Startup.   He obtained a Masters in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Chris is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is a Certified Gottman Therapist. Chris uses researched based faith-based, and clinically-informed 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 focus is with couples in crisis to renew their relationships through one-on-one marriage intensives.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Gottman Therapist and Trainer
  • Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Workshop Leader
  • PREPARE AND ENRICH Pre-Marital and Marital Assessments

MEDIA APPEARANCES:

  • 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.

 

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