Your Love Story Deserves a Fresh Chapter

Transform Your Relationship in 3 Days

With Intensive Couples Therapy

Break Free of Negative Relational Patterns.

Reignite Deep Love and Passionate Intimacy.

Build A Stronger, More Connected Relationship.

The Breakthrough Your Relationship Needs Is 3 Days Away.

When you’ve tried everything you can to rebuild your relationship, and nothing seems to work, it can feel like the end.

Problems in your relationship feel overwhelming and can leave you feeling hopeless anything can make a difference.

But your relationship matters too much for the story to end here.

Reignite love and passion

with Intensive Couples Therapy:


Break free from old patterns and ignite positive change in just 2-3 days, saving you months of traditional therapy.


Experience a proven method more impactful than weekly sessions.


Dr. Adam Mathews creates a tailored plan to address your unique needs and goals.


Get a deep-dive assessment to understand and overcome the obstacles in your relationship.

Real Solutions to Help You Rebuild Your Relationship.

We know how hard couple relationships can be. And we know how frustrating it can be you feel stuck in the pain and disconnection that difficulty brings.

And sometimes traditional couples therapy is not enough.

Sometimes you need a breakthrough and you need it fast.

Our transformative intensive couples therapy program is designed to help you and your partner build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship in just a few days.

Using proven, research-backed techniques, we create personalized tools and strategies that actually help move you forward.

The next chapter in your relationship is a happier, more connected one.

And it starts now.

A Path Forward To Transform Your Relationship

A Deep Dive Pre-Intensive Assessment

Before the Intensive starts, both of you will complete an in-depth, evidence-based relationship assessment as well as a 90-minute one on one session with Dr. Mathews to discuss your goals for the couples intensive.

8-12 Hours of Relationship Changing Therapy

The time spent in the intensive will be guided by Dr. Mathews as he helps you gain greater insight into where your relationship gets stuck. He’ll give you practical tools to help you reconnect with each other.

Customized Post-Intensive Action Plan

You won’t leave the Intensive empty handed. You’ll get our customized Relationship Tool Kit, full of exercises and ideas to keep building your connection. You’ll also get a personalized follow up plan from Dr. Mathews.

Meet Your Therapist, Dr. Adam Mathews.

  • 18+ Years of Experience

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

  • Trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Communication Therapy.

  • PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy.

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist Clinical Fellow.

  • Core Adjunct Professor in Marriage and Family Therapist at National University.

Best Marriage counselors in Cary

Couples wait an average of 6 years being unhappy before getting help.

Don’t wait to start your journey toward a happier, more connected marriage and relationship.

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Best Value

With Intensive Couples Therapy, you get a bigger bang for your buck. When you go to weekly therapy, change comes at a slower pace. Meaning you pay more over months of therapy for the same changes you could see in days with Intensive Couples Therapy.



Best Option

Intensive Couples Therapy is proven to be more effective than traditional weekly couples therapy. In fact, it’s been shown to cut your time in therapy in half.

3 days of Intensive Couples Therapy = 3 months of regular weekly therapy!


What clients are saying about their experience with Dr. Mathews:

“Alongside my husband’s and I’s commitment to one another to improve our marriage was also Dr. Mathews’ commitment to see us through our journey. He was always available and welcoming to us as well as provided a safe and neutral ground to reveal and discuss our issues. I feel our sessions were highly effective and greatly benefitted our marriage. I now consider my marriage to be a successful and happy one!”

“While some of our issues were able to be resolved with basic couples therapy, others required more deeper and intensive therapy. Dr. Mathews proved to have a wide range of invaluable methodologies to improve our marital discord.”

“Our time with Dr. Mathews was invaluable in helping us being able to communicate more effectively and honestly. After almost 30 years of a happy marriage, we didn’t realize just how much richer our relationship could be. The strategies we learned have strengthened us both as a couple and individually. We are so thankful we found Dr. Mathews.”

“I can say with certainty that Dr. Mathews was instrumental in my wife and I getting our marriage back on solid footing. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Mathews to anyone dealing with serious relationship problems or simply in need of someone to talk to.”

Your journey toward a happier, more connected relationship starts now.

Take the first step and schedule your free 30-minute consultation today.

Rediscover the joy, love and intimacy your relationship deserves.

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Intensive Couples Therapy FAQs

Send us your questions not covered here and we’ll get you answers ASAP.

How can we expect to spend our time during the intensive?

Overall, your therapist will use the information gained from your one on one sessions and through your deep-dive relationship assessment to develop a plan for the Intensive. They will develop personalized goals and objectives for the Intensive that they will then share with you to ensure you are all on the same page.

Time during the intensive will be spent developing tools and strategies to help you de-escalate conflict, improve your communication skills, increase awareness of destructive communication patterns, increase emotional and sexual intimacy, and develop and improve rituals of connection.

Using traditional talk therapy, your therapist will also spend time helping you work through past resentments, increase the sense of safety in your relationship, and grow your friendship with each other.

It is a lot of time to take off from work, cover childcare, etc. Why do we need so much time during the intensive to make changes?

A concentrated amount of time is what makes the intensive different.

By spending 8-12 hours together, your therapist can help you zero in on issues and roadblocks much faster. You get to know your therapist and your therapist gets to know you in a much different way than weekly therapy. Your therapist is able to focus solely on you, without the distraction a normal day of therapy brings.

Often during traditional weekly therapy, issues may arise between sessions that prove to be distracting to the good progress you may have been making. The Intensive decreases the chance for distraction. You begin to focus on the hour by hour and day to day progress.

The time spend in an intensive also gives you a more hopeful picture going forward. Stacking several hours of therapy together over a short amount of time allows you to clearly see how much progress you’ve made. As you leave the intensive, you can clearly remember where you were in your relationship when the intensive started, and how different it is at the end.

It is a lot of money to invest in three days. Is it really worth the money?

It is a lot of money!

But you would also spend a lot of money over the course of traditional weekly therapy since it will take longer to see change. You would end up spending more time and money in the long run.

Follow up is cheaper too! Most intensive therapy clients follow up less than 3x per quarter compared to weekly therapy where that number may be closer to 6-8 times per quarter.

And, of course, it is much cheaper than a separation or divorce.

While it is a substantial investment in your relationship, we believe your relationship is worth that investment.

How much does it cost? And is it covered by insurance?

The cost of a 2-day intensive with Dr. Mathews is $3500.

The cost of a 3 day intensive with Dr. Mathews is $4500.

Unfortunately, intensives are not covered by insurance. However, we can bill your individual sessions to insurance if we are in-network with your insurance provider. You would still be responsible for co-pays and co-insurance. We would then reduce the overall cost of the intensive by the amount covered by insurance for your individual sessions.

We are currently in-network with BCBS PPO plans, Cigna PPO plans, and Aetna PPO plans.

Weekly couples therapy already felt intense and difficult. Wouldn't 12 hours of therapy in 3 days be too overwhelming?

We know it can sound overwhelming to consider an intensive. However, we work hard to structure variety into the intensive. At times it is more traditional therapy oriented where you are sharing with your therapist and with each other. At other times you are simply listening to your therapist explain a concept or skill. There are also exercises to complete. Some you complete individually and some as a couple.

While this combination of talk therapy, teaching, and exercises is effective, it also helps you to not feel so overwhelmed during the intensive. In fact, most of our couples are surprised at how fast the time goes.

We also work hard to make sure you feel safe and comfortable throughout our time together. Dr. Mathews will build in breaks, go at your pace, and overall strive to create an atmosphere where you feel confident as you work on your relationship.

Do we have to be married to do Intensive Couples Therapy?

Not at all!

All stages of committed relationships benefit from Intensive Couples Therapy. If you are looking to improve your relationship in any way and feel stuck as to how to do so, Intensive Couples Therapy will help you toward that goal.

Is Intensive Couples Therapy inclusive and work for all types of relationships?


Intensive Couples Therapy is designed around the needs of the couple. Dr. Mathews welcomes and affirms LGBTQIA+ couples and relationships, and designs intensives around the specific needs of the couple or relationship.

Where can we expect our relationship to be after the intensive?

While we cannot make any guarantees, most of our couples feel more hopeful about the future of their relationship and feel they gained new skills to address their problem areas. Many tell us they have taken significant steps toward healing built-up resentments and overall feel a greater sense of emotional safety in their relationships.

Intensives are not a cure all. Instead they are designed to turn your relationship around and give you forward momentum in making the changes you want. Think of a snowball rolling down a steep hill. An Intensive propels you forward so changes in your relationship happen faster and build on themselves so that small changes leads to bigger changes.

What follow-up steps do most couples take post-intensive?

While every couple is different, most couples schedule follow-up therapy at various intervals. Dr. Mathews will work with you to find a frequency that works for you and meets your needs. Some couples do monthly follow-up sessions while some prefer longer sessions once a quarter. Some come to really like the intensive model and schedule another six months down the road. Any follow up recommendations are discussed at the end of the Intensive and then emailed to you the next day. We also include all various options of how that follow up could look. You then get to choose what works for you.