Love Academy: A Couples Group

Love Academy Couples Group | Northern Virginia | Group Therapy Associatesmodern relationships are complicated but you don’t have to figure it out alone come learn how to balance busy schedules, resolve old conflicts, find joy & intimacy in your everyday life together

Join Love Academy, a 4 week group for couples who believe their love is worth investing in.

Learn straegies to nurture intimacy, vulnerability and communication to help your relationship thrive whatever stage of love you are in.  Over the course of our 4 weeks together we will explore topics like:

  • communication & conflict

  • improving emotional intimacy

  • sex, affection, and mismatched libido

  • setting boudnaries with family, friends, and each other

  • managing financial stress

  • trust and healing old wounds




Love Academy Groups will be offered in 3 locations this June:

  • Haymarket, VA – Mondays 7:00- 8:30pm – Starts June 12

  • Tysons Corner – Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm – Starts June 14

  • Dupont Circle – Saturdays 10:00-11:30am – Starts June 17

Eventbrite - Love Academy: 6-Week Couples Group


Is this going to be like therapy?

The Love Academy Couples Group is a modern approach to group therapy. This is not your stereotypical group where you drink stale coffee in a community center basement while strangers bare their souls under harsh lights.

No we offer an apporach that fits with your modern lifestyle.  You will find Love Academy to be an intimate group of like-minded couples, all seeking the tools and knowledge to have fulfilling and long-lasting connection.  We meet in the cozy comfort of the Group Therapy Associates offices with gourmet teas and coffee- and most importantly a supportive community of couples and experts.

We know that sometimes folks need just a little help to get their relationships back on track, and are not looking for the longer term commitment (and investment) of one-on-one therapeutic work. That said, Love Academy is also a fantastic compliment to your ongoing indivual or couples therapy.

Are you going to ask me to share personal information in front of strangers?(!)

Participants are invited to share as much information as they feel comfortable with.  We don’t push anyone to reveal sensitive info unless they choose to do so.  That said, we find that as you relax in the intimate, personal setting, you will build a camaderie with the other couples.

The true value of a group is learning and supporting other couples facing similar challenges and that happens best when everyone shares honestly and openly.

Group participants are expected to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of other group members.  Anyone found exploiting or gossiping outside of group may be asked to leave without refund.
Eventbrite - Love Academy: 6-Week Couples Group

 Love Academy Groups will be offered in 3 locations, Haymarket, Tysons Corner, and Dupont Circle. Be sure to select the right location/day when registering.

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Who are you people?

We’re so glad you asked!  Group Therapy Associates is a psychotherapy and coaching practice in Northern Virginia specializing in relationship work of all types- couples, families, children, and even the relationship with yourself.  Esther, Boykin, LMFT is the CEO and owner of Group Therapy Associates

Esther is a licensed marriage & family therapist, author, and sought after relationship expert, with appearances on Let’s Talk Live, Fox5DC, and Good Morning Washington. Esther bring more than 12 years of clinical experience working with couples and individuals in every stage of relationships (not to mention more than 2 decades of married life). So really, she gets it!

You can read more about Esther here or on her personal website.

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