The Marble Retreat distinctive is that it provides brief intensive psychotherapy with spousal participation, and does so in a secluded, safe, mountain retreat far away from the stresses and strains of the clergy’s glass-house pressure cooker existence.
It works. Successful experience has shown that it is easier for a minister to unmask, unload, and refocus in such a peaceful mountain setting.
Marble Retreat operates year round, offering 8-day sessions in each of the beautiful seasons Colorado provides.
Small groups of no more than eight persons live together in a cozy mountain lodge for two weeks. Crackling fireplaces, a relaxing Jacuzzi, a recreation room and exercise equipment, mountain bikes and fantastic hiking trails all combine to create a place where individuals can relax and safely focus on crucial life issues.
Marble Retreat hosts, Henry and Eva Villarreal extend a warm welcome and prepare nutritious gourmet meals. Directors, Patti and Steve Cappa provide administrative and clinical guidance as well as conducting the majority of the groups. As a board-certified psychiatrist and now a Marble Retreat Fellow, Louis and Melissa are regularly involved with some therapy sessions and from time to time other licensed therapists step in to lead groups.
The 8-day sessions include 27 hours of group counseling and three hours of individual counseling allowing undistracted concentration on the problems at hand.