Family Therapy Vacations
Intensive Therapy Retreats for Couples & Families

Coastal Maine & Nicaragua

Family Therapy Retreats



The approach to family therapy utilized in our program is informed by both Attachment Focused Family Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  These models center clinical intervention
 on the strengthing of emotional connection and avoid many of the pitfalls of  “problem focused therapies".  Relational problems are not avoided in this model, but are approached in a manner that supports a fundamental sense of hopefulness and mutual appreciation.  Through the use of careful empathic listening, playfulness, relationship coaching, shared activities and humor families rediscover the joys of being connected.



This treatment model is an excellent avenue for families with treatment resistant members, or unsuccessful earlier attempts at therapy.  The opportunity to combine a great vacation with the somewhat anxiety promoting process of directing attention towards one’s struggling relationships is the balance that allows many to move forward in finding a new beginning within the family. 

Providing the opportunity for the work and fun of what it is to be a family is the goal of this program. 

 

Our clinician team is open to collaboration with community based therapists with whom families, couples and individuals are currently working. For those involved in therapy within their community, if requested, Dr. Stewart will contact and collaborate with their current therapist both before and after treatment.




 

For information contact:

johnstewart.bdi@gmail.com

Or   207-712-4869  (Dr. Stewart)