Relational Life Couples Therapy and Weekend Intensives

You worry that it’s too late.

Somewhere inside you know that you should have sought help six months ago. Or, perhaps you did seek counsel, and it was not effective. You are now feeling more hopeless than ever before.

You’ve come to the right place.

More than any other therapy that I do in my office, couples come to me in the most crisis. Like unstoppable bleeding in the relational emergency room, the injury in the couple is incessant. Help is needed fast.

You’ve come to the right place.

I transform relationships. I work in a sequenced and condensed process that gives couples the maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time. Using my skills as a master-trained Relational Life Therapist (aka Terry Real’s “The New Rules of Marriage”), I use a unique model that is intensive, effective, and results-driven.

Through my laser-like emotional precision and a direct, no bullshit approach, I get to the heart of the issue in a timely manner. The process of change is accelerated to move you and your partner to a healthy way of relating. I offer real solutions that can revive a connection and create a secure and satisfying relationship. This model of therapy (RLT) is particularly helpful to partners that are Love Avoidant– those that need a micro-coaching approach to know the ins and outs, the whys and hows, of becoming close and connected to another human being. As if never having entered the candy shop of human connection, Love Avoidants are terrified of close contact, yet have no idea what he or she is missing.

Where we start:

Specifically, I will lead you through a four-step process:

  1. Assessing the current state of the relationship and identifying the core dysfunctional dance of the two partners;
  2. Stopping the current injury in the relationship;
  3. Rebuilding the inner workings of the relationship to turn the tide toward reconnection and healthy functioning;
  4. Deepening the relationship toward greater intimacy and overall satisfaction.

Couple Therapy Program Packages and Services:

1. Premarital / At the Beginning of your Committed Relationship – FOUNDATIONAL PACKAGE 5 x 90-minute/sessions = $1,800 (regularly $2,210) – Good for Two Months

Whether at the start of your journey or right before you say, “I do,” set your relationship up for success. I will help you lay a strong foundation to weather the inevitable highs and lows that a long-term relationship will encounter and must endure. You will gain relational skills and tools that will strengthen your connection and deepen your intimacy for the long haul.

2. The Muddle In the Middle – SUBSTANTIAL PACKAGE 8 x 90-minute/sessions = $2,900 (regularly $3,536) – Good for Three Months

Your relationship is stale or stuck. You are far from calling it quits, yet you’ve hit a plateau. Something feels missing. You are living in the never-never land of “stable misery” – neither of you is very happy, but no one is leaving.

Perhaps your happily-ever-after has been dampened by kids, bills, and household chores. Or criticism, withdrawal or control. You and your partner lack the necessary skills to turn the ship around, and your relationship desperately needs some attention before it is too late. Let’s bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, while setting you up to not only go the distance, but also travel to places you have never been before.

3. When All Seems Lost – TRANSFORMATIONAL PACKAGE 20 x 90-minute/sessions = $7,500 (regularly $8,840) – Good for Six Months

If you are here, you know it. The pain is pervasive. Injury of the other – and the relationship – is constant. Prior marriage therapy has failed. You can either try one more time or call the lawyer.

Let me be the last stop on the train. One way or another, we will work to end your agony. We will either transform a “hanging on the brink” relationship or dare to tell a sad and hard truth. Either way, you have it in you for “one more try” before calling it quits.

4. Weekend Intensives For those that are traveling from outside the Washington, DC area or for those that want a condensed jumpstart to a new relationship.

We will work in a highly intense and compact format that allows your relationship to heal and grow. Progress can be made in a shortened amount of time rather than the months it would take in once a week couples therapy.

We will put together a package that makes sense for your needs and schedule. – Price TBD

5. Couples Sessions A La Carte – $295/60-Minute Hour

One way or another, something needs to happen in your relationship – whether for yourself, your marriage, your vows, your finances or your kids.

Call me and we will get started doing it differently and better.

Testimonials

I cannot speak more highly about Ginger’s approach to couple’s counseling. My fiancé and I arrived seeking guidance and tools to establish the sturdiest foundation possible before our upcoming marriage. Ginger taught us communication techniques and the necessary perspective to continue to solidify our relationship, guiding us in the direction of growing together, learning and supporting each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The journey of marriage is unpredictable, but I will be forever grateful to Ginger for opening this door and providing a resource that will undoubtedly serve us for the rest of our lives.

– Former Client

When I first called Ginger to obtain information regarding therapy, I thought she was incredibly expensive and the commute would be annoyingly burdensome. As it turned out, the commute was burdensome, but she turned out to be quite affordable as she saved our marriage. People forget that divorce is even more expensive than therapy, and failure to live life to the fullest cannot be measured…Not only did Ginger teach us how to fall in love again, the process helped with all of our relationships…hiring Ginger was the best decision we have ever made together.

– Former Client

Prior to finding Ginger Sullivan, my spouse and I had used a number of therapists over the course of our almost 30-year marriage with varying levels of effectiveness. We found Ginger’s approach to be more than just the usual – so how did that make you feel? Rather, Ginger is insightful and is a quick read in analyzing the blockages that are occurring in the relationship. As a result, based on that insight, Ginger ends up being less expensive in the long run when retaining a therapist. Regardless, my spouse and I agree that Ginger is cheaper than getting a divorce and is worth every penny.

– Former Client