Private Marriage Counseling Retreat - 11/11/2014

  • Presented By: Benita A. Esposito, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
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  • Topic Area: Marriage Enrichment

  • Start Date: 11/11/2014
  • Duration: 1, 2, 3 or 4 days. It's your choice.
  • Daily Schedule: 9:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Registration Deadline: Call 770.998.6642 to schedule a date that works for you.

  • Location: Young Harris, Georgia, 30582
  • Fee Info:
  • Open To: Couples

  • Contact Information: Benita A. Esposito, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor P: 770.998.6642 E:

It breaks my heart to see couples suffer with the slowness of private counseling sessions. We can cover only so much in 55 minutes. You can greatly accelerate your progress by meeting for 1-4 days to achieve your desired results.
Married, engaged, dating or co-habitating couples. Whether you have a good relationship and want to make it better, or your marriage is in trouble, I will help you create a loving relationship where you can thrive.
As couples move beyond the “honeymoon” phase, they encounter conflicts. If not handled skillfully, emotional wounds mount up, adding one more brick in the wall. That hurts. There is hope and help.

I’ll design a retreat tailored to your needs. Lk_BE_Hm_2012-09-24-2

  • Enhance your emotional and physical intimacy so you feel loved and understood.
  • Develop spiritual intimacy. You’ll connect with God even more deeply, our greatest source of love and wisdom.
  • Develop the over-arching purpose for your relationship that keeps you motivated to do what it takes when the going gets tough.
  • Raise your awareness about your coping patterns: the ones that work well and the dysfunctional ones.
  • Constructively manage resentment, hurt, anger, and fear. Set aside defensiveness, criticism, contempt and stonewalling.
  • Listen deeply. Empathize. Lean toward your partner … instead of away … so you stop the loneliness and pain.
  • Increase your self-awareness and your awareness of your partner.
  • Learn how to decipher the messages in your emotions.
  • Think clearly before you speak.
  • Become aware of your interpretations that either enhance or decrease intimacy.
  • Develop a loving relationship with your body and your partner’s body.
  • Give and receive the nurturance you need. 
  • Heal childhood emotional wounds and traumas that block intimacy.
  • Express yourself responsibly so your partner will connect with you.
  • Apologize and forgive. Reach true reconciliation so you move from being protected to being trusting and trustworthy.
  • Create win-win solutions to meet each others core needs. If you try to resolve conflicts at the surface level, they will keep repeating like a revolving door. I will help you discover your deepest needs, and communicate from that level.
  • Love your partner while being true to your Authentic Self.
  • Stop losing yourself. Learn how to be assertive, not aggressive and not non-assertive.Forest Path2

I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy which is based on 40 years of research on masters or disasters of marriage. In addition, I use other techniques best suited to your learning style. One size does not fit all. I draw on 3 decades of professional psychological training, my intuitive listening, and principles of Christian spiritual healing to tailor a retreat that best meets your needs.

Benita A. Esposito, MA, LPC for a complimentary 15 minute interview. Phone: 770.998.6642