Couples Retreat


Nurturing Lasting Connections:
Unlocking the Secrets to Thriving Relationships

The Leaders

Nancy E. Giraldo, LCSW-S, CCTP

     Meet Nancy, a highly experienced couple therapist, educator, consultant, and public speaker who is the Chief Executive Officer of her private practice. With over 20 years of expertise, Nancy is a trusted guide for couples seeking thriving relationships. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, equipped to address clients’ unique needs.
     What sets Nancy apart is her extensive background as a professor and seasoned psychotherapist, providing unparalleled insights into relationships’ scientific, theoretical, and experiential aspects. Nancy skillfully integrates evidence-based approaches like the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), offering practical tools that transform relationships. Her engaging presentations blend academic knowledge with real-world expertise, inspiring stronger connections.
     Nancy’s commitment extends beyond her achievements. As a compassionate therapist, she works with individuals, couples, and families, helping them recover from trauma. Her strategic thinking and problem-solving skills bridge gaps between couples. Nancy’s unwavering belief in the power of connection fuels continuous learning and growth.
     With multiple psychology degrees and ongoing doctoral studies, Nancy’s education complements her practical experience. Beyond work, Nancy enjoys family time and exploring technology gadgets. Her dedication to helping individuals find meaning permeates every aspect of her work.

Priscilla E. Corson, LCSW

Priscilla is an experienced therapist and advocate who genuinely believes in the value and strength of every person. She understands that everyone is doing their best and approaches clients with empathy and compassion. Priscilla has focused on helping individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly domestic violence victims, adolescents with PTSD, and military personnel facing complex trauma. She has also shared her expertise on military trauma and suicide prevention, contributing to Governor-led efforts targeting service members and their families.  Her treatment approach incorporates various methods such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other culturally sensitive and person-centered techniques.

"“Underneath all the distress, partners are asking each other: Can I count on you, depend on you? Are you there for me? Will you respond to me when I need, when I call? Do I matter to you? Am I valued and accepted by you? Do you need me, rely on me? The anger, the criticism, the demands, are really cries to their lovers, calls to stir their hearts, to draw their mates back in emotionally and reestablish a sense of safe connection.”

Sue Johnson

“What can make a marriage work is surprisingly simple. Happily married couples aren't smarter, richer or more psychologically astute than others. But in their day-to-day lives, they have hit upon a dynamic that keeps their negative thoughts and feelings about each other (which all couples have) from overwhelming their positive ones. They have what I call an emotionally intelligent marriage.”

John Gottman

“Working briefly on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club.”

John Gottman


Frequently Asked Questions

What is included?
What do workshop sessions entail?

In the workshop sessions we will teach you skills that have been proven to work with couples that are having issues with communication and connection. You will get the opportunity to practice these skills throughout the weekend.

Will we be doing couples therapy sessions just as a couple?

Due to time constraints of the weekend we won’t have time to do individual couple sessions with each couple. However, the trainers will be available to answer questions between sessions and when possible can provide some informal coaching sessions. They will also be available to schedule couples therapy sessions post retreat to continue the work you have started at the retreat.

Do you offer payment plans?

We offer installment plans ahead of the retreat. We have the option to pay in two payments or three. Payments are paid monthly until the total cost is paid. Total cost must be paid in full prior to the retreat.

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