Couples Intensives

Dr. Wakefield is the director of the Couples Center at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas where she offers couple’s intensives. In these customized sessions, a couple takes a deep dive into the heart of their relationship, setting aside 2-4 days for intensive work. The structure varies, but typically, you would meet with her in extended morning and afternoon sessions with evenings open. The intensive can have as many as 18 to 20 hours of couples therapy taking place over the course of 3-4 days. Each session builds on the previous. With the depth and momentum that is created, a tremendous amount of resolution, healing, and clarity can happen. Dr. Wakefield’s capacity to create an environment of acceptance, compassion, and hope, along with her many years of clinical experience, and unique approach to relationship growth has led to many grateful couples who have transformed a troubled or tapped out relationship into a vital, meaningful love story.

Couples come in for a variety of purposes. Some want to break thru a long standing impasse or end a cycle of chronic conflict. Some are discerning an important decision. Others come to revitalize their relationship or deepen their intimate connection. Some are in the midst of a crisis, having just discovered a major breach of trust. Couples drive or fly in from all parts of the country. The intensive begins with a phone interview to determine if this kind of format is suitable for the couple’s needs and to define the focus of the work.

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