Couples Therapy

Couples Intensive Sessions with Julie Quimby, Ph.D.

Spending personalized private time together in intensive couples therapy will help jump start your marriage and take it to new levels of emotional connectivity. Often what takes months of couples therapy is done within a few days.  Couples find new hope, understanding, and the feelings of togetherness they have been so desperately missing.

For couples cannot schedule weekly sessions, who reside several hours away, or who are eager to get a handle on the negative patterns that in their relationship, this format can be an excellent option.

Intensive sessions immerse in the couple in the therapy process and often result in big strides in less time.

Research tells us that all couples experience distress when they get disconnected from one another. This is normal! We also know that happily partnered couples know how to repair effectively. Intensive couples therapy teaches you this skill and results in you feeling stronger and closer than ever.

If requested, I provide a complimentary screening process with couples via a HIPAA secure long-distance video chat service to determine whether this option is a good fit for you.

How it works:

You will meet with the therapist over 3 days. Here is the basic schedule:

Day 1 – 3.5 hours (1/2 hour initial couple meeting and overview; 1/2 hour focused on each partner for initial assessment, then a 2 hour couple session.)

Day 2 – 5 hours total: 3 in the a.m. and 2-2.5 hours in the p.m.

Day 3 – 5 hours total; 2.5 hours in the am, 2-2.5 hours in the pm.

Equal to 13-15 sessions of weekly therapy

Julie is available for follow-up, though having someone in your local community is most helpful. She is on-call as needed during the intensive week.

Before we get started:

Intensives work best when you create a “retreat” experience during the intensive therapy week. Get a hotel, take time off work, really get away with each other.

Read or listen to “Hold Me Tight” or “Love Sense” by Susan Johnson

Set up follow-up therapy before the intensive week, so you’ll have support to maintain the progress you make

Complete the intake questionnaires individually

Scheduling and Location:

Intensive weekends are completed in Brunswick, Maine.  It is best if each partner is freed up from work demands and able to focus this weekend on your relationship. To schedule this intensive work, please email

Cost:  $2,750

You might ask, “Is it worth it?”

You are investing in saving your marriage, your family, and the life you worked so hard to build together. Relationship endings are not only costly emotionally, but also financially, due to the high cost of divorce attorneys, moving, therapy, child support, and more. Your marriage deserves the best possible help and Dr. Quimby can give that to you.

About Dr. Julie Quimby

Dr. Quimby is trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). She is a highly regarded group practice owner, educator, and clinical supervisor. Julie regularly works with couples and leads educational couples workshops and retreats. For more information about Dr. Quimby and her work in the field of couple therapy see her bio.