Sexual addiction, infidelity, or betrayal of any kind takes a devastating toll on marriages and romantic relationships. Spouses and partners need support and healing to cope with the range of emotions and difficult experiences caused by betrayal.

What is a Spouse's Intensive?

This intensive seeks to support women who are affected by their husband or partner's addiction, infidelity and betrayal.

This intensive is customized to meet the specific needs and goals of the client and to help provide them support and a roadmap to healing.

What is the format for a Spouse's Intensive?

An intensive format differs from traditional counseling and can provide a client much more “traction” in a shorter timeframe as they navigate their way out of the pain and chaos of betrayal.

Typically, this intensive is structured so that an individual client meets Renee Wells on 3 consecutive days which will usually be a Wednesday thru a Friday with Saturdays occasionally being an option based on availability. Renee has been trained through The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) and will meet with the client for approximately 3 to 3.5 hours of therapy per day for 3 consecutive days which is the equivalent of approximately 3 months of weekly therapy.

The 3 to 3.5 hour blocks are typically between 7a and 6p on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays depending on Renee's schedule and availability.

A 30 minute phone consultation takes place before the intensive to assess whether or not this intensive is the right fit for the potential client.

There will also be many recommended resources given to the client before and during therapy such as podcasts, book recommendations, and articles that will help with recovery.

Who should attend a Spouse Intensive?

Women, ages 18 and older, who are affected by their husband or partner's addiction, infidelity and betrayal

What is the cost and accommodations for this Intensive?

The fee is $2500 and that includes the 3 days of therapy.

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time the intensive is booked and the remaining balance is due 21 days before the intensive. Please note that cancellations can be made up to 21 days before the scheduled intensive and only the $250 deposit will be forfeited.

We accept cash, check, or credit card. Please note that insurance companies generally do not cover intensives but we will be happy to provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.

If you live outside of Northwest Arkansas, please be aware that lodging, transportation, and accommodations are NOT included in the fee. All the intensives take place at our office in Springdale and we do have several hotels right next to our counseling center that you can stay in.

Our office is located approximately 30 minutes from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport so it is very easy to UBER or taxi to our location.

What are some other important things I should know about the intensive?

We realize that participating in an intensive requires a significant investment of your time and resources. That being said, we do our best to facilitate a comfortable environment that promotes safety, security, vulnerability and authenticity. Your confidentiality and growth is very important to us! We believe this type of environment is essential to help you maximize the benefit of your investment.

Who should I contact to learn more about or schedule an intensive?

You can email Sean McDonald, Owner and Clinical Director, at or call our office at 479-202-6300 and leave a VM letting us know that you are interested in an intensive and we will get back with you quickly.

Waterstone Counseling Center is a full-service family counseling practice that provides a wide range of services for individuals, couples, and families in Northwest Arkansas. » Contact us to learn more