We love helping a couple get their marriage started off on the right path! Wedding planning can be hectic, but we know the time before you get married is a strategic point to get to know your partner more deeply and make sure you have the right tools in your toolbox for your marriage.
Our Approach - Our team of therapists have specific training in working with couples who are in love, in conflict or in distress. We use the Prepare/Enrich assessment to help couples identify their relationship strengths and weaknesses and tailor a unique plan for pre-marriage counseling that will address their specific needs. We believe equipping you with the skills and resources you need is one of the most important things that we can do before you get married to help keep the spark in your relationship.
The Skills - Each couple is unique, so during the pre-marriage sessions we will cover topics in varying detail, depending on the needs of the couple. Topics will include: Relationship stages, Creating a relationship vision, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Maintaining positive daily interactions and connecting, Finances, Cultivating Intimacy and Sex, Children and Parenting, and Interactions with Extended Family.
The Options - We know trying to coordinate two busy schedules while planning a wedding and managing life can be challenging! We offer several options to help best meet your needs. In each option you will meet with a counselor who will walk you and your partner through the skills that are most relevant to your relationship.
- Weekly – Six 50-minute sessions
- Weekly Accelerated – Four 100-minute sessions
- Accelerated – Typically 6-7 hours of counseling, which can be broken into 3-hour sessions and scheduled conveniently for you – even in one day if you prefer.
- Intensive – Our intensive is both a cost-effective and time-efficient way for healthy couples to gain the skills they need in a group setting. We have condensed the 7-8 week experience into a one-day format. There will be time spent with other couples as well as time as a couple to complete activities. You will be given complementary resources and materials during the course. These workshops fill up quickly so contact us today if you are interested! (Customize this option – if you have other friends who are looking for pre-marriage counseling, we will be happy to offer a group for you and your friends. A minimum of 3 couples are required. Please ask for more details.)