3347 East 50 North

Kokomo, IN 46901

(765) 575-4617

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Take Your Black Marriage To The Next Level in 2024

We offer a two, three, and even a five day private marriage retreat

We Have Two Amazing Retreat Options
Choose One That Best Fit Your Needs

Private Marriage Intensive

This option is for a private marriage intensive with just you and your spouse. You can choose between a non-religious retreat or a christian focused retreat. This retreat experience addresses problematic issues in your relationship.

Christian Couples Retreat Getaway

Looking for a place to get away, and still get the tools and teaching to improve your marriage? This Christian couple's getaway will provide a much-needed “pause," providing time and space for couples to connect and grow.

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A Private Marriage Retreat

Free Consultation

Call us to schedule your free complimentary consultation done via phone, Skype or FaceTime

Lodging is Included

When you schedule your retreat with us, lodging is included in every package

Black Therapist

Every therapy session is conduced by an African American marriage therapist

Private, No Groups

We offer a private, 1-on-1 couples' retreat with no other couples there

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Professional Excellence

 We work with couples with connection and intimacy issues, as well as communication issues,  infidelity, trust issues, pre-marital concerns or just an overall relationship tune-up

Our Stunning 3 Acre Property
is The Perfect Place To Work on Your Marriage

Meet Your Marriage Therapist

Hi my name is Tanika Forestal, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Relationship Rescue Academy.

I can assure you when you attend one of my weekend intensives, you will be working with a highly skilled marriage therapist.

I have worked with a lot of prominent individuals and couples, some of whom have seen other therapists and were not pleased with the results.

I can confidently say that all of my clients usually leave my intensives feeling closer and much more connected than ever before.

For almost 15 years I have devoted my life’s work to assisting couples with creating a more fulfilling relationship.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have had the opportunity to impact marriages across the U.S. and internationally with my private weekend intensives.

My education background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy from Christian Theological Seminary.

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Cost and Fees

2-Day Retreat

Lodging Included
$ 3200
  • Free Pre-Intensive Consultation
  • 2-Day Retreat
  • Post Retreat Follow Up

3-Day Retreat

Lodging Included
$ 4200
  • Free Pre-Intensive Consultation
  • 3-Day Retreat
  • Post Retreat Follow Up

4-Day Retreat

Lodging Included
$ 5500
  • Free Pre-Intensive Consultation
  • 4-Day Retreat
  • Post Retreat Follow Up

5-Day Retreat

Lodging Included
$ 6500
  • Free Pre-Intensive Consultation
  • 5-Day Retreat
  • Post Retreat Follow Up


Most frequent questions and answers

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Before you register we want to speak to you on the phone to ensure that we are a good fit for the challenges that you are facing.

There are two ways to get started, you can either call us right now at (765) 575-4617 or fill out the form here and we will call you.

If we mutually agree that our retreat is a good match for your situation, next a $1,540 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure your date. Full payment is due one week before retreat.

We understand. Making that initial call to us is a big step. Sure, you may have been thinking about it for a long time, but suddenly scheduling a consultation may make things seem very real and even a little nerve-wracking.

We expect most of our initial callers to be a tad bit nervous when they call us. Remember, you are just scheduling a consultation with us, get some of your questions answered, learn more about the issues related to your situation, and maybe even gain some valuable insight on your current situation.

Of course, you may decide that your next step is to not schedule an intensive with us, and that is absolutely fine. There is no pressure for you to commit to anything at your initial consultation, and we appreciate that you have much to consider.

Our intensive marriage counseling weekend is not appropriate for:

  • Couples engaged in domestic violence
  • Couples who are actively engaged in substance abuse/dependence
  • Couples who are actively engaged in an ongoing affair

Yes. Not only do we equip you with tools to help you keep your relationship on track, we also offer one “After-Care” session.  If you need more sessions after that we can work together to set up more sessions.

Lodging is included in the price. You are responsible for your transportation and meals.

This Intensive is private and not a group effort. It is designed especially for you and your spouse.

Marital Counseling Retreat Overview

Marriage counseling is often looked at as a one size fits all type of solution. The problem? Your problems might not be the same as mine, so how can a type of “blanket” therapy work for both of us? I’ve had my share of experiences with traditional counseling and, I can attest, the more traditional methods just aren’t as effective as a marriage counseling retreat. 

The problem with traditional counseling, in my opinion, is more than just the one size fits all type of approach. The true issue is time. When you and your spouse are trying to fix a broken marriage 45 minutes at a time, 4 times a month (at the most), you’re not really getting the intensive therapy that you need. 

What you really need is a retreat. You need  a larger block of time so you can really take the time to work through the majority of your issues and problems. You need to confront them head-on, without any distractions, with a therapist who will tailor the program to fit your specific marital needs. 

Its way too easy to let the problems in your marriage continue to become a roadblock to your true happiness. After all, the two of you chose to spend your lives together. At one point in time there was passion, happiness, respect, fidelity, and love. If you’re willing to go to counseling, then I would assume that you truly want to resolve the issues that are holding your marriage back from being everything you dreamed it would be when you first got married. 

With a marriage intensive retreat, there’s no excuses to make. All the two of you have is time. Time to work on your issues, and time to reconnect with one another and fall in love again. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, let me tell you something, it’s more amazing than you even realize. It can be the make or break experience that could be the difference between a divorce and a happy, fulfilling marriage. 

Couples Therapy Retreat vs. Traditional Marriage Counseling

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What To Expect at Our Retreat

When you come to our retreat, our focus is entirely on healing your marriage. We offer a variety of programs to best fit your needs, and the time you will spend with us is equal to months of weekly counseling sessions. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a quick fix of sorts, but it’s an intensive form of therapy designed to fit your individual needs. 

As soon as we know you are coming, we start to plan the work you will do at our retreat. Again, this is 100% personalized to meet the needs of your marriage. We’ll have you fill out some information before you attend to help us see where your marriage is suffering and begin to create an attack plan for you and your spouse when you are here with us. 

This initial information helps give us a true understanding of your needs. This is much more than some rudimentary intake form, where the majority of the form is asking about your insurance. This in an in-depth process and we take this part of the therapy just as important as your time with us. If needed, we might schedule a phone or video call to help us with our planning purposes. 

Once you are here, it’s time to get to work. Don’t worry, we’ll let you settle in to your accommodations first and get comfortable. However, once you have settled in, we’ll have our first session. We’ll go over the information that you filled out previously and we’ll hear from each of you what you perceive as the biggest issues in your marriage. 

From here, we will take a little bit of time to fine tune our plan of attack for your time at the retreat. The beauty of this is that you will immediately get some quality one-on-one time with your partner. 

In essence, the root of all therapy is communication and that will be the focus of our initial sessions. We’ll begin by teaching you some techniques that have been proven to work with our past clients. These communication techniques are essential to your success during the intensive retreat and for once you leave us as well.

What will happen is that you will learn to communicate below the surface. This deeper level of communication is something that every marriage needs to thrive. You’ll help us create a picture of exactly how and why your marriage started to unravel. Once we have an idea of the core issues, then we can begin helping you get to the root of the issues and work towards a viable resolution. 

When each partner feels like their thought, emotions, and needs are being validated, that is a very healthy foundation upon which to rebuild a broken marriage. This process helps you to reconnect with the emotions that first sparked your love in the beginning. There’s no such thing as a honeymoon phase, love is about communication, respect, and trust. If we can help you rebuild these in your marriage, it will thrive. 

We believe that every good marriage is comprised of individuals who are working together to create a shared vision of what their ideal marriage should look like. Each person striving to be the best version of themselves while contributing to the success of the marriage. When you love yourself, you will bring that love with you to help create a happy, healthy, and intimate marriage. 

This is an intensive process, but it is not designed to overwhelm you at any time when you come to work with us. You will have plenty of time to take breaks together and individually, and recreate that intimacy that’s the heartbeat of every successful marriage. I know that you will enjoy this approach so much more than any traditional counseling methods you have experienced in the past. 

We’ll help you to find the best mode of communication with your partner. They will leave with a better understand of you and you will leave with that same understanding of them. You’ll be surprised at just how much progress can happen once those lines of communication and mutual respect are opened and available. 

Our daily sessions last around four hours daily. This is the timeline for success. You’ll have plenty of time to work with your partner and plenty of downtime to reconnect and rekindle the best aspects of your marriage. We understand that you wouldn’t be with us if you didn’t truly love your partner, and we’ll help you tap into that love to make it shine. 

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Why Should You Come To Our Weekend Intensive?

I know that this all might sound too good to be true, but I have many couples who have attended our weekend intensive sessions whose marriages are thriving today. 

We provide you with a guarantee of privacy that will allow you the opportunity to let your guard down and work to heal your marriage. Your sessions are confidential and completely private. What we help to provide is a sanctuary where you are safe to work through the deepest issues and problems in your marriage. 

I understand that it is very difficult to reach out to a stranger and say, “my marriage is in jeopardy, I need help.” You’re not alone in this, and that’s why our schedule is fairly flexible to meet your relationship needs. I won’t just throw you on a waiting list and tell you to take a number. I will work with you to schedule a time that best fits your schedule and your individual needs. 

The beauty of a weekend intensive is that I can work with you to get to the root of your issues in a relatively short amount of time. The rest of your time spent with me is dedicated to finding solutions to your issues. One-on-one intensive therapy is the only way to really help your marriage succeed. I take this philosophy very seriously, and I will help you restore parts of your marriage you thought might have been lost forever. 

Ultimately, you deserve to be happy. I can help you find this happiness and give you the tools for the type of marriage you desire. I will help you identify the pattern that have been so damaging to your marriage and replace them with new patterns that foster communication and intimacy. I truly believe that, together, we can rescue your damaged marriage back from extinction. Please contact me any time with any of your questions, I’m ready to help you succeed. 

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