Research shows that couples who receive some form of premarital counseling have lower divorce rates than those who fail to fully explore complex relationship issues prior to their weddings. As your relationship therapist, I can help you explore and discuss your opinions and feelings regarding:
Encounter-centered Couples Therapy Intensives One and Two Day Private Sessions that will Transform your Relationship Forever. Please contact me today for cost and scheduling.
8 Hour Premarital Workshop: Start Right, Stay Connected. $300 per couple includes workbooks. Check website for upcoming dates.
“Marriage is not only the expression of love between two people, it is also a profound evocation of one of life’s greatest mysteries: the weaving together of many different strands of the soul.” –Thomas Moore
If you are engaged (or even moving in that direction), you can’t afford to miss Start Right, Stay Connected. This 8 hour Imago workshop is a fun and dynamic program designed to provide couples with a solid foundation as they start their journey together. In this concise and informative workshop, couples will learn: powerful communication skills tools for dealing with relationship “hot buttons” effective conflict resolution how to remove negativity from their relationship how to keep romance alive how to “affair-proof” their marriage Topics addressed include wedding planning, relationships with family, and concerns about money, housework, intimacy, and children.
2 Day Intensive Workshop: Over the Bridge~This is a 2 day fast-paced, deeply tranformational format for all committed couples. Whether engaged or married, couples who participate will learn basic principles and essential rituals that will become practical, every day tools for vitalizing your relationship, growing your connection and guiding each other on to the path of Relational Maturity. Offered in Northern and Southern California. Call or email for dates and availability.
Don’t spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars preparing for your wedding day and forget to prepare for your marriage!
Email or call me today to reserve your spot. Mary Kay
Some comments from couples who've participated in recent workshop:
"Your program is amazing and will definitely help grow our bond as a couple" --NS, groom
"Mary was fantastic! She helped us learn things about each other that 8 years of being together hadn't revealed. We are very grateful for the experience. Thank you!"--MP, bride
"Amazing workshop! Mary Kay does an excellent job of explaing things in an easy to understand applicable format."--NF, bride
"Thank you for everything. This day was very useful to me as a future husband and I would definitely recommend it to interested couples."--JL, groom
“Mary Kay’s work with couples is absolutely transformative. In my own relationship during the short time of this (Over the Bridge) workshop, my husband and I were able to discover, share, and repair old wounds and create a deeper sense of connection. This workshop is for any couple, old or new , happy, or struggling". —JE, wife
Over the Bridge, a Workshop for Couples, transformed my relationship with my wife. We were given a number of powerful tools and processes to take home to help us grow, defuse reactive situations and ultimately to bring more peace and happiness into our marriage and lives. The entire weekend was chalked full of variable insights, exercises and techniques. I would recommend this workshop to any couple at any stage of their relationship, whether married, considering marriage, having major challenges or not. —FF, husband
My husband & I went to one of Mary Kay's premarital counseling IMAGO workshops when we were engaged. It was amazing how we were able to target those difficult issues that kept coming up again and again. Now we use the communication skills in our marriage!
Doing Imago premartial counseling with Mary Kay was the best thing my fiance and I could have done for ourselves. We found the experience to be IMPERATIVE to our relationship since there are many things you uncover. We learned to navigate through anything
4 Session Premarital Package
Receive four 90 minute sessions for $1300.00. This is a $200 savings and is exclusively for premarital counseling. In four sessions, learn effective communication tools, deepen your connection and explore hot topics like finance, in-laws, role expectations, sexuality and more.
Start Right, Stay Connected Workshop for Engaged Couples
In this 8 hour workshop, couples preparing for marriage and newly married couples will experience a fun, fast-paced way to learn effective communication tools, deepen their intimate connection and plan for the future. This is a great start to learning all about what makes marriages succeed or fail. Couples who participate in premarital preparation succeed 30% more often than couples who do not.
$335 per couple, includes workbooks. https://www.mkcocharo.com/workshops/
An Intimate Couples Retreat
Experience this intimate couples retreat at a beautiful Estate nestled in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Montecito, California.
An opportunity for you to deepen your connection and grow your relationship while relaxing and having fun!
Cost of the Retreat includes:
You can expect to: