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Extended Counseling Sessions and Marathon Therapy

A Couples Place serves all communities of Marin County including San Rafael, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Greenbrae,

Kentfield, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, Sausalito, Tiburon, Belvedere, and Novato, California.

(415) 721-4310  |  Lisa@aCouplesPlace.com

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Extended Sessions & Marathon Therapy

may be the best counseling

approach for you.

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Extended Sessions are counseling sessions booked for 3 or more hours on a single day. Couples who may be interested in extended sessions are couples traveling a distance, couples wanting to jump-start their assessment, couples working through a crisis or couples who enjoy being able to relax in a longer session format. Short breaks are built into the extended session format.

questionnaires about the current state of your relationship, as well as what it is you hope to achieve during therapy. Lisa will conduct a brief interview over the phone and review your questionnaire answers prior to the first session.

Couples who might benefit from Gottman Marathon Couples Therapy are...

Lisa Lund, MFT

Certified Gottman Therapist

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

A Couple’s Place

1036 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Kentfield, CA 94904

(415) 721-4310


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A Couples Place offers extended couples counseling sessions and marathon couples therapy to those couples wishing a highly focused treatment plan. We serve San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma County, CA, and the greater California San Francisco Bay Area, including the communities of: San Rafael, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, Sausalito, Tiburon, Belvedere, and Novato, California.

In addition to offering couples The Art & SCIENCE of Love - Weekend Retreat Couples Workshops (which are also eligible for continuing education units for professional clinicians), we train therapists to use research-based Gottman-Method couples therapy for their clientele with relationship issues.

Our other websites include aCouplesWorkshop.com for The Art & SCIENCE of Love - Weekend Retreat Couples Workshops and TrainingForCouplesTherapy.com for therapists interested in learning Gottman-Method Couples Therapy.

Our clientele is diverse and includes married, cohabiting, straight and gay couples as well as individuals.

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Gottman Marathon Couples Therapy is an intensive and focused approach to relationship issues that can help couples move quickly through specific issues and learn important new skills in a short period of time.

Marathon sessions with Lisa are usually booked 4 to 6 hours per day at a time, for two or more consecutive days. Breaks are built into the schedule. Prior to coming in, you both will separately complete the Gottman assessment packet.    The  packet  contains  several

Extended Counseling Sessions

Marathon Couples Therapy

The first step is to call Lisa and discuss the option of Gottman Marathon Couples Therapy for your situation. Sessions can be booked most any day of the week depending upon availability. You will be asked to pay in full prior to attending scheduled sessions. There is a 3 week cancelation policy. Marathon sessions require Lisa to block out significant periods of time, so it is imperative that you keep your appointment and are committed to this therapy process.

For those couples attending sessions from out of town, you would book several consecutive hours, and for two or three days in a row of couples therapy. You would stay either in a local hotel or commute back to your home depending on distance traveled. Depending on how therapy evolves you may choose to come back for follow up sessions every couple of weeks or months.

We start out by identifying the goals and intentions of the therapy process right from the start. I will conduct an oral history of your relationship and will also interview you each separately. I will review with you your relationship goals in terms of the Sound Relationship House and the research from the Gottman Institute. We will discuss the current state of your relationship, how it got there, as well as our plan for moving you toward your goals. Once we believe that we are all on the same page, the therapy will begin.

How does Gottman Method Marathon Couples Therapy work?

Couples dealing with domestic violence, serious drug or alcohol addiction, or serious mental health problems may not be candidates. In these cases, the couples work may need to be coordinated with individual therapy, or put on hold until the situation is stabilized.

If you have already decided to leave your relationship and are not committed to working on it.

Who may not be a candidate for Marathon Couples Therapy?

“By choosing an accelerated approach, we

    were able to make more movement, faster.”

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  1. Couples who want a condensed and highly focused intensive approach to specific issues.

  1. Couples who want to jump-start their weekly sessions by completing the assessment

         (both joint and individual assessments) and goal setting in an intensive session.

  1. Couples coming from other locations, such as the greater San Francisco Bay Area,

         extended regions or out-of-state.

Please call Lisa Lund for current rates and further information at (415) 721-4310.

Rates for Extended Marathon Couples Therapy Sessions

Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified in Gottman Therapy, who firmly believes that couples can learn the skills needed to improve their relationship. Learn More.

Just across of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge begins Marin County’s Headlands - top ranked by Trip Advisor for its beauty... Host to some of the worlds finest State and National Parks, Marin offers wonderful hiking and biking trails surrounded by panoramic vistas reaching from San Francisco and the Bay out past the golden Gate to the pacific and beyond. Muir Wood’s is home to some of the oldest majestic redwoods. If you’re attending an extended session from out of the area, we always suggest staying a little longer and making your visit a couples retreat as well! Learn More.

Visiting Marin County from outside our immediate region or out-of-state?

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