Santa Barbara, California Reverend Terri Cooper, M.A., MFT has been a non-denominational Minister and Wedding Officiant performing religious, spiritual, secular and interfaith wedding ceremonies in the Santa Barbara and the Tri-county area for more than 15 years.
Reverend Terri is also a California state-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist having provided both pre-marital, general marital, and couples counseling for more than 30 years.
Rev. Terri creates beautiful wedding ceremonies that are distinctly your own—ones which you will love and cherish for a lifetime. For that most special day, rest assured that your wedding ceremony will reflect exactly the mood and words that speak your heart's message to your beloved. Rev. Terri takes great pride and pleasure in creating the kind of personal, joyful, inspired wedding ceremony that will make this sacred event a treasured memory for you and your loved ones. As a skilled creative writer, seasoned Wedding Officiant, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and public speaker, Rev. Terri has the unique ability to provide all-inclusive guidance and services to her couples.
Whether your wedding party is as intimate as just the two of you, or the two of you and 200 of your closest relatives and friends sharing in your special day, each ceremony receives the very same care and attention.
As a state-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have spent many hours over the years talking with couples whose marriages are being challenged. So, it pleases me very much when a couple who is marrying asks me to conduct pre-marital counseling sessions with them because it gives me the chance to empower couples with helpful tools and to teach them how to avoid common pitfalls that can crop up in the course of an otherwise happy marriage.
Together we talk about communication—which is, in truth, an art form that must be mastered, conflict resolution, blending families, finances, and negotiating the slippery slopes of blending different lifestyle, habits, and upbringing into one happy new family.
It is my pleasure and my honor to be available to my couples from the initial call to the last handshake and, if need be, whenever the desire for counseling or a happy update to the couple’s lives is shared.