Couple's Therautpic Retreat


Hold me tight

Couple's Workshop

Escape with us to the North Georgia Mountains and get away from your life of schedules, commitments, and children. Make an investment  into the quality of your relationship and have transformational experience in your marriage that is life long. You will be able to reconnect with your partner with our retreat that includes a therapeutic couple workshop and all inclusive package at the lodge at the top of Amicalola Falls State Park.

The Couples Retreat is designed to help couples relax, slow down, and find each other again. Hold Me Tight is an therapeutic educational workshop that is empirically proven to:

• Understand the real reasons you get into arguments over and over- and learn how to stop them.

• Change damaging arguments into connecting conversations to feel heard and understood

• Explore a deeper understanding of each other to revitalize the relationship and create emotional security.

Below you will find retreat details, what to expect, information about the trainers, a link to sign up, and a gallery of pictures of the location.

Will this help?

This workshop's success rate has been heralded in The New York Times, Time magazine and scientific journals. The setting for the workshop helps couples to unwind giving space for your relationship to re-kindle.  This workshop helps committed couples who want to reconnect, who are stuck in the same arguments, or couples who just feel far apart. The Hold Me Tight Therapeutic Couples Workshop is based on the theory and practice of EFT, Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy. It is empirically proven to decrease conflict and increase connection with many different types of couples. The workshop is lead by Licensed Counselors who have extensive training in EFT.  Relax together and participate in a couple's workshop that gives you time to feel heard and understood. 


***This workshop is not designed to assist couple's who are seriously considering divorce or who just uncovered an affair. We recommend that couple's with a very high level of distress participate in couple's counseling from a trained EFT therapist to give you the one on one attention you need and deserve.  Both of the trainers practice EFT in their private practices in Alpharetta, Ga. Please call to schedule an appointment or call to find an therapist near you. For more information about couple's therapy, click services, then couple's therapy. 


***As a side note if you are looking for a couple's workshop: make sure the leaders of the retreat are licensed counselors that have been trained to offer couple's counseling.

What to expect

Our retreat is unique in that it is a 3 day 2 night stay in the North Georgia Mountains with a 15 hour therapeutic couple's workshop.  Each day you will have time to hike, relax, or explore. While at the same time participating in a workshop that  can deepen your relationship. Below you will learn more about the workshop and location of the retreat.


The retreat is tucked away in the mountains inside Amicalola State Park- Dawsonville, Ga. The Amicalola Resort and Lodge is perched on top of the Appalachian Mountains. It is walking distance to the Amicalola Water Falls, and is the site of the beginning of the Appalachian Trail. The park has easy, medium, and difficulty hiking, and has easy access to the beauty of the waterfall. The park is 45 minutes north of the Atlanta suburbs, and is 90 minutes north of the Atlanta Airport. Breakfast & lunch, your king room, and the couple's workshop will be included in the cost of the retreat. All you have to do is sign up and show up! You will have time to explore, hike, zip line, or relax together before and after the workshop. Please click the link below to go to the Amicalola Resort Webpage. There you can learn more about the park, the resort, and sign up for : Archery, Birds of Prey Show, Zip Line Tours, or Guided Hikes.

Amicalola Website
The Workshop

The workshop will include therapeutic education that will help you understand how you get stuck in the same arguments, how to stop them, your emotional needs, your spouse's emotional needs, and how to communicate them. There will be break outs giving you time for self reflection and time to explore your relationship with your spouse. To get an idea of the content, the video below demonstrates the key themes of the workshop. In the video you will see Dr. Susan Johnson, who created the couple’s workshop, she is discussing what to expect in the weekend and what you can hope to get out of the retreat. The DVD she uses as an example is the same material that will be used by Erica and Andy for your training. We hope to see you in April!


Retreat details

The Retreat will be inside the Lodge of Amcialola Falls located inside the Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, Ga.


Our next retreat will be the weekend of

The Fall of 2017, Dates to be announced

The workshop will begin 1pm on Friday and conclude at 1pm on Sunday

The Early Bird cost of the retreat is:  $1,150.00 per couple.

This price includes:

• King Room for 2 Nights at the Amicalola Falls Resort

• Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday and Sunday of the retreat, full hot buffet

• The Therapeutic Workshop- 15 hour workshop hosted by trained EFT therapists.

After TBA the retreat will cost $1,250.00 per couple.


***Each couple has the option to upgrade to a mountain cabin inside the park, the price will reflect the difference in room and will be determined by the resort. Please note that the resort rooms and the couple's workshop are located in the same complex for simplicity. However, the cabins are a short drive to the resort.


Sign Up!

If you have any questions or would like to book the retreat, please call 404-834-2363

or scroll down to complete the sign up form!

The trainers

Erica Gregory, LMFT & Andy Anderson, LPC both have extensive training to in couples counseling and practice EFT in their private practices. Please click the link below to learn more about each of the trainers.


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Do you have questions?


Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling for Children and Adults

400 Prospect Pl,

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Phone. 4048342363