You are the center of our world. From when you arrive at your vacation rental until the end of your reconnection ceremony, Vacation Counseling strives to ensure a relaxing and luxurious setting for you and your partner.
Expect to be pampered with compassion by our team of experienced relationship therapists, who will be working with only you and your partner. We do not provide service for any other couples for the length of your stay. You will have a relationship therapist, a sex therapist, and two individual therapists working with you on your unique relationship situation. Our therapists utilize a variety of methods to help work through the issues in your life and relationship. Furthermore, you will receive hands-on relationship insight, skills, and numerous opportunities to practice competencies with the help of experts in private in a relaxing environment.
To make sure that we can provide the service you need as a couple, you will go through a thorough an assessment to make sure we are a good fit for you. Our dedicated team of experienced therapists at Vacation Counseling stand ready to help you feel refresh and revitalize in your relationships.
Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis
Vacation Counseling utilizes one of the most widely used assessments for individual and marital counseling. The Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA) measures 18 dimensions of personality that relate to individual adjustment and interpersonal relationships. The assessment is utilized in the therapies to help improve your relationship skills, better understand yourself and your partner, and address the current issues in your relationship. By building on these lessons, we will guide you through preventing future conflict.
The Gottman Method
Vacation Counseling utilizes Gottman's Sound Relationship House. The goals of Gottman's Method Couples Therapy is to build love maps, create shared meanings, and increase empathy, respect, trust, commitment, affection, and intimacy. Couples will learn how to disarm conflicting verbal communication, manage conflict, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and turn toward each other to make their life dreams come true.
Are you struggling in your relationship maybe because of lack of communication, trust, intimacy, finances, respect, security, and etc… If so, have you all thought about couples therapy? Couples therapy works on breaking down the walls between a couple to help them regain or gain for the first time the strong bond/intimate connection in a neutral environment. A bond that will allow each individual to feel respected, secured, and loved.
Sex & Intimacy Therapy
Intimacy is about creating a strong connection and bond. Many times, intimacy starts off strong, but as stressors are put in our lives, relationships experience a feeling of disconnect. The therapists at Vacation Counseling explore each person’s desire and fantasies. We'll help each of you meet the needs of your partner through a variety of personalized and effective techniques. Please note, there is never any nudity in session. We will provide you with plenty of private time and space to work on intimacy exercises while you are staying in one of our luxury villas.
While our focus is on the couple, we recognize the need for individual therapy. Separate sessions are designed to meet individual needs. Progress for couples depends on the personal growth of each partner. Partners enters a relationship with their own issue that developed prior to meeting. Working these on these issues separate from your partner will make life easier for you and for your spouse. It is often better to work through things privately, in order to bring better solutions to each other.
Our relationships are spiritual. Your wish for a better relationship is a spiritual desire. It just makes sense to integrate spirituality into therapy! Interested couples or individuals can employ faith and spirituality into the care we provide. We do not impose our faith or spirituality onto you and we will be careful to work according to your spiritual sensitivities. Faith and spirituality are powerful resources for your healing, and for your relationships. Each specialist has a personal spiritual journey, and they can use their skills to bring healing, growth, and insight to you.
LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
We understand that sexual orientation and gender identity is not just a behavior or a sex act. We focus on helping each person in the relationship to be the best person they want to be. We affirm and respect each person’s and each couple’s identities and recognize the experiences unique to the LGBTQ community. We work to address how these experiences may effect you as an individual and a couple to bring holistic healing.
Trauma Focused Therapy
Our seasoned therapists address the specific emotional and mental health needs of individuals struggling to overcome the destructive effects of trauma. Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is especially sensitive to the unique problems of post-traumatic stress and mood disorders resulting from abuse, violence, or grief. Our therapists utilize a caring environment and gentle approach to attain real and lasting impact during recovery from trauma.
*Care Credit is accepted on ALL retreats.
Creative Arts Therapy
Creative Arts Therapy is a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. This integrated approach combines well known psychological and artistic theories with creating experiential focused interventions. Most of us learn and remember best through our own experiences, which is one of the many reasons why this approach is helpful. The interventions may be used with individuals, families, or groups to aide in the development of awareness, insight, and understanding of one's lived experience. They may also be used to develop healthy adaptive coping skills for managing stressors. Using the creative process in therapy is about the process of "doing" and unpacking what that "doing" evokes within the creator.
Virtual Couples Therapy & Aftercare
Not only do we now offer virtual couples therapy, but Vacation Counseling also provides aftercare counseling to assist clients in maintaining the momentum from their time with us. In order to prevent slipping into old behavior patterns, virtual aftercare sessions are offered. A therapist will be available to provide counseling and support virtually. This aftercare treatment plan is developed to offer a high level of support and services and dramatically improve your chances of successful long-term recovery.