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Individual Therapy
Retreat Days

with Ginelle Krummey, LCMHC


...for people sick and tired of their own shenanigans
who need a big, powerful experience to make meaningful change.

 


You're tired of only seeing itty-bitty changes
in your current therapy.

How many times do you need to walk in and out of your therapist's office before you get the results you want?

 

Is it starting to feel like you're getting comfortable avoiding the some subjects in your regular therapy? 

Let's get serious.

You aren't going to therapy to stay the same! The reason you're here is to seriously reflect on whether you are going and growing in the direction that you're intending, big picture, and make change. 

If you started therapy thinking that it was going to fix some broken part of you, and you're finding that it's been helpful but not mind-blowing, it might be time to look at a new kind of intervention.

That's where Individual Therapy Retreat Days come in. 

Luxurious time in the country to take in the view 

and get some real perspective on your life.

...for those who wish the therapy hour weren't up at 60 minutes,

or who struggle to make time for weekly sessions,

or who love that feeling of building insight upon insight,

this is an option for you.

Here are some ideas for how to focus your therapy retreat:

  • Examine your relationship with work by checking alignment with your personal values.

  • Declare resolutions for self-nurturance, and establish systems of accountability.

  • Dive deeper into narrative from your family history, and what it has to show you.

  • Create a trauma timeline, and a triumph timeline.

  • Recognize how your social location and identity intersections have influenced your life.

  • Build a self-care prompt box.

  • Draft a values manifesto and mission statement for your wellness.

All Individual therapy retreats include preparation work and integration meetings afterwards.

This day changes everything.

Imagine traveling across state lines or across the country to immerse yourself in an ancient forest, on historic farm land with 360 views of the oldest mountain chain in the world... with the purpose of figuring out your life.

 

That's one heck of an effort to make in service of your wellness, and you aren't likely to just throw it away the day you get home.

It's going to be memorable.

You're going to look back on your retreat day as the moment when you finally shifted toward living the life you're intending.

This is therapy, nestled in the country, walking through the woods.

Here's how life might be different after a therapy intensive:

  • You have a method for making decisions, instead of always waffling back and forth

  • You have your sights set on a clear goal, or pathway of goals, instead of a jumble of lofty dreams and no plan

  • You have a memory of this unique experience to call back up when you forget your commitments, or slip off course

  • You gained an insight by leaving your everyday sameness that you wouldn't have had in a usual single therapy hour

You might want to know a little bit about your hostess :-)

Hey! I'm Ginelle Krummey, LCMHC and I'm a therapy nerd. Can't get enough of it. I love watching "aha" moments, and hearing, "I'd never made that connection before..." in my office.

I work with people of all genders using an integrative feminist lens to create a balance of stability and capacity for risk and change across the lifespan. You can read a lot more about my approach at my regular therapy website, growthpointcollaborative.com.

 

Our goal is not to be perfectly happy forever; it's to be aware and maintain access choice in any circumstance. Sound like the kind of outlook you're needing? Keep reading.

My clinical background:

I have been working in mental health and human services for my entire career, and my commitment to the field of mental health began as early as 2005 when I started undergraduate school prioritizing the psychology track. 

I've provided care in environments ranging from schools to hospitals to the undersides of bridges, learning directly from people occupying a wide range of life circumstances.

I practice integrative feminist analytic therapy.

This means the questions I ask and the direction I may steer our attention will be on purpose. 

We are doing so much more than chit-chatting in talk therapy.

Ask me about my theoretical influences in a free Retreat Info session.

Benefits of Individual Therapy Retreat Days include:

  • continuing a train of thought longer than an hour, going deeper as time permits;

  • stepping out of routine to remember who you are outside of your day-to-day role performances;

  • a novel, singular experience in a vivid, memorable environment;

  • you select the theme, so you can focus your day on what matters most;

  • deeper personal reflection at a longer interval, such as yearly or seasonally;

  • investing powerfully in your relationship with yourself and your process.

And yet, you might not want to talk ALL day. That's why you get to customize your itinerary!

As an integrative feminist therapist, I believe in the practice of diversifying one's approach to the healing process. 

That's why I collaborate with local practitioners of massage therapy, reiki, forest bathing (yes, there's a private forest here), tarot, nutrition, ayurveda, and more.

 

Together, we build the day with all your favorite things.

The day that you need.

Enjoy your visit to this mountaintop retreat, and expect to come back next year!

There will be fresh flowers in our private, dedicated office space.

Lunch will be delivered so that you can stay on property relaxing during the break times.

It doesn't have to be intense to be powerful.

It can be intimidating to think of what therapy intensives entail, and intensity depends upon the person and the clinician. This retreat day is supposed to be about presence, relaxation, listening to yourself, and remembering who the fuck you are.

It doesn't have to be painful to be meaningful.

You might have an idea that you need to cry, sob, and wail at the moon to feel a shift, but that doesn't have to be the case. What if change and feelings of worthiness came through channels of pleasure, joy, and amazement with the natural world and your part in it?

You are welcome to engage in your therapy retreat day just as you need to.

Don't miss out on the benefits of therapy because of an unpredictable schedule.

Try Seasonal and Yearly intervals for therapy retreats, available in packages.

Experience depth of feeling

If you find you could keep going forever when your therapy time is ending, this will be a satisfying experience for you.

 

In your full-day therapy retreat, you can stay on a train of thought longer than a regular one-hour session. 

You can focus on a specific issue, or mark the passage of time with your developing self. Looking back on the last year, for example, you can see how far you've come, or what you're still stuck on.

I encourage a commitment to yearly retreats, a method for reflecting on a tangible period of time, while zooming out to keep your entire life in mind.

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A view you'll only find here

The retreat space is a one-of-a-kind, custom renovated hundred year-old cottage in a private setting, in the craggy mountains of Madison County, NC. From the site, an expansive, uninterrupted view will honor you with the sight of its many forms. 

The nature available up-close includes private wooded forest acres, a home garden with chicken coop, and a gravel road to stroll during breaks. 

If you take a seat to enjoy your lunch overlooking the hills, you're likely to hear the local cows moo-ing on the next hill over.

One thing you will not be hearing is traffic. The greatest number of people you could run into is maybe five. More likely, one, when a neighbor takes her daily walk. 

We can stomp down into the undisturbed, ancient forest for some session time, and remember the slow pace of nature.

What will be
your work
on this day?

Individual therapeutic retreat days are meant to be just that... individual. You know you best, and the direction in which you need to focus on this day. We'll go anywhere that's needed.

You will be invited to a consultation call after your application is received, in which your preferences for the day's work will be discussed.

 

This is a great setting to dive into a chapter of your life that needs revisiting to heal. You can work specifically on self-compassion, or through a sociopolitical lens, or spend some time confronting your multitudes of perspectives.

There is space here for all of it.

Click the Register button below to access the application.

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