Intensives and retreats

Don't we all know how life gets in the way of good relationships?


  • Work life gets stressful and the boss wants you to perform. If you don't perform you lose your job.

  • Family life takes over. Your kids need to get to this practice or that practice or this friends birthday party.


  • Your partner is out with their friends again and you are stuck at home alone surfing the web or staring at the TV.


  • You are visiting family and you realize you have no interest in being there.


These are the things that lead to relationship breakups...misunderstandings and disconnected families. 

WHY STAY STUCK when there is a possible alternative to help your broken or difficult family and couple relationships?







An intensive is a 2 or 3 day way to focus specifically and immediately on your hurt and fractured relationships as well as find ways to get to the core of what is going on in them. 

Intensive counseling is often held at our private practice offices located in Vancouver or Olympia WA. We can also hold couple and family intensives for your convenience at a location of your choice within Washington State or beyond. You can expect to receive 12 hours of focused relationship work to be completed over the course of 3 days.

Some families/couples prefer to stay at hotels nearby to allow for greater flexibility and to maintain complete focus on the work they are doing in sessions. We make these accommodations for you so you don’t have to stress about any of the details. We understand that life can be busy and it may feel more convenient for you to stay at home and participate in this intensive counseling however, we suggest investing in your valuable relationships by providing your complete undivided attention. For this reason we strongly encourage that accommodations are made so it will allow you to fully invest in your relationship.

We suggest that you prepare for your sessions, take time off work, find childcare if needed, and arrange for all daily responsibilities to be met during your intensive counseling time frame.

Your session will be scheduled throughout the 3 day period with breaks. The breaks between sessions are a strategic and an integral part of the intensive format.

The time between sessions should be spent with each other reviewing the material, talking, going for walks, relaxing, or going out to eat. We will provide specific activities for you to complete during this time.

Are you READY...

CAll or EMAIL me today to setup your intensive today



What is an Intensive?

If you've ever thought to yourself, "there's gotta be an easier I going crazy...why won't these kids just do what they're told..." you are not alone. Thousands of parents and families over thousands of years have struggled with parenting. So know that you are not alone!

If you are a divorced parent trying to co-parent with a former partner who you may or may not get along with, parenting gets even more difficult. Divorce is not just emotionally hard on you, it's also hard on kids.


Parenting is possibly the one area in life that we are supposed to just do when a baby shows up. We are supposed to take what we learned in our own upbringing and just transfer that to the next generation.

Well, if you grew up in a home with absent parents...abusive boundaries, what you see as effective parenting could be a very skewed. Add opinionated friends and in-laws and things could feel hopeless for you as a parent.

Many professions have coaches and business consultants attached to them. This is because no one is simply born an expert. People become experts over time and then share their knowledge with others. I believe parenting is no different.

As a parenting and family coach, I value your expertise on your family. You are the one who was there from the beginning. This is the thing that often creates blind spots which I can help with. 

I offer something unique. You don't come to me, I come to you. I make myself available for a 1-5 day hands on experience. I will coach you and your family on how to interact appropriately with one another. You can get back to loving your kid rather than controlling and demanding things from them. 

Whether you have a high-conflict relationship or no conflict at all let's talk more and get your family relationships back on track!