Relationship Intensives with Yana

Relationship Intensives are a great way for busy, motivated partners to dig into specific areas of their relationship in an efficient, rewarding way without the effort and scheduling hassle of weekly therapy sessions.

Relationship Intensives get right to the relational goods while still holding traditional therapeutic benefit for partners including increasing communication skills, tackling tough issues that’ve proven difficult to resolve on your own, and bolstering each partner’s confidence as a partner and individual.

Relationship Intensives start in-person at the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley in beautiful Northampton, Massachusetts on a Sunday of your choosing. Subsequent follow-up sessions can then be held either in-person or online via video chat so that partners traveling from a distance can engage in Relationship Intensives without having to travel to Northampton more than once.

With each Relationship Intensive partners will receive:

A FREE 30-minute consultation call to determine if a Relationship Intensive is the right fit for you!

An intensive, 7.5 hour Sunday therapy session (see schedule details below) in-person at the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley during which partners will establish clear goals, learn constructive strategies to meet them, and tackle key focus areas of their relationship that they’d like to work on.

3 90-minute follow-up therapy sessions with flexible scheduling and via online video call or in-person at the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley in Northampton, Ma.

6 motivational emails sent over the course of our work together containing relationship exercises to do at home, reading, and relevant materials to keep you on track in between sessions.

FREE relationship books relevant to your chosen Relationship Intensive package.

Unlimited email support for the duration of our time together (approx 4-6 weeks total).

A relationship action plan that includes a written summary of our work together and continued areas of growth for future work with another therapist or with me if you choose to continue therapeutic work after our intensive has wrapped.


Choose from one of 3 of Yana’s Relationship Intensive Packages:

  1. Exploring Ethical Non-Monogamy 

    In the Ethical Non-Monogamy intensive, established partners will dig into the details of opening their previously monogamous relationship to additional partners, will explore the possibilities of non-monogamous relationship styles such as polyamory and open relationships, and will leave their intensive having discussed new relationship agreements, potential pitfalls, fears, and a way to move forward into new relationship terrain. This Relationship Intensive is also open to already non-monogamous structures looking to fine-tune their relationships or handle a relationship crisis. These sessions can accommodate more than two relationship structures upon request.

  2. Sex Life Kickstarter

    In the Sex Life Kickstarter intensive, partners will do a deep dive into their sex lives, exploring issues of intimacy, desire, sexual satisfaction, and sexuality. Partners who have discovered a rift in their sex life, would like to jumpstart their flailing bedroom dynamics, or who just want to explore new sexual terrains together are the perfect fit for this intensive. Yana brings her decade of experience as a sex educator into these sessions and offers an open, non-judgmental approach when working with individuals and partners about this most private part of their lives. You can read more about her experience as a sex educator here.

  3. Communication Skills School

Let’s admit it, all of us could go back to communication school and learn how to better speak to our partners about what we want and need in our relationships. In this Relationship Intensive, partners will learn concrete communication strategies to improve their overall relationship satisfaction and ongoing ability to tell each other what they really mean without stirring or avoiding conflict. Partners will explore what sits behind their current communication style, what’s working for them, what isn’t, and how to efficiently self- and other-soothe for communication that really clicks.

4. Custom Package

None of these fit the bill? Though each Relationship Intensive Package is customized to suit each unique set of partners, don’t hesitate to reach out about the specific therapeutic goals you’d like to reach during a Relationship Intensive with Yana and she’ll create a Relationship Intensive Package that will work for you.


Relationship Intensive Schedule

Each Relationship Intensive starts with a 7.5 hour block on a Sunday of your choice from 10am-5:30pm including a 1.5 hour lunch break and a mini-break during the second half:

  • Session Part 1: 10am-12:30pm
  • Lunch Break & Decompress: 12:30pm-2pm
  • Session Part 2: 2pm-4pm
  • Break: 4pm-4:30pm
  • Feedback & Closing: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Once our Sunday in-person intensive has wrapped, we will schedule 3 90-minute follow-up sessions to be held either in person at the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley or online via video call, making these intensives more accessible to clients traveling from a distance.


Relationship Intensive Fees & Payment

All Relationship Intensives cost $2,700 in total. A $150 non-refundable deposit is due upon sign-up in order to hold your initial intensive date. You can choose to pay for your entire intensive upfront at your first session or pay via optional payment plan. The full cost of the intensive ($2,700) is due within 6 weeks of your first session regardless of whether or not you choose to complete your entire intensive.

Optional Payment Plan: If you elect to pay for your Relationship Intensive via optional payment plan the installments are due as follows:

  • A $150 non-refundable deposit is due upon sign-up in order to hold your initial intensive date.
  • $1,275 is due at the start of your intensive session.
  • Three payments of $425 will be due at the start of each of your 3 follow-up appointments ($1,275 total).
  • **No insurances are accepted**
  • Payments can be made through the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley via cash, check, or credit card.