Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that specifically seeks to help couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling can help partners work through current conflicts and also help them to identify areas that might cause conflict in the future – things like raising children, sex, careers plans, or finances. By working through these issues, or developing a plan to address them in the future, couples can learn useful communication tools that will serve them well throughout their relationship. Premarital counseling offers a safe space to discuss any and all concerns relating to a relationship and can benefit all couples are contemplating marriage. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified premarital counseling experts today. 

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I am certified in PREPARE/ENRICH, a per-marital therapy program.

— Stephanie Rivera-Velazquez, Therapist

I am trained in premarital & couples counseling to help you & your spouse/ partner(s) have open-hearted, powerful conversation that will set you up for a lifetime of successful communication. A sample of topics we can cover: Cultural differences, gender roles, finances, spirituality, holiday plans, in-laws, wedding stress, jealousy, relocation, long-distance relationships, consensual non-monogamy, choosing to have children, adopt, or remain child-free

— Angela Payne, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in SEATTLE, WA
 

Specializing in couples, I have most experience with those who are considering engagement or preparing for marriage. Common themes come up including alignment on future goals, finding work life balance, learning about stress management, exploring habits for relationship maintenance, collaborating on sexual differences, building emotional intimacy and improving conflict styles. I've helped many couples successfully build a lasting foundation in this important preparation phase of partnership.

— Natalie Spautz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

I use the Prepare Enrich (Certified Facilitator/Trainer) as the foundation to help couples explore their strengths and growth areas in their relationship. I also use Gottman and CBT Techniques to deeping couples understanding of each others world while maintain a healthy sense of individuality. I specialize in interracial/intercultural couples, couples with trauma histories, and couples LGB Couples

— Tiffany Lindley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

Providing premarital counseling packages: Group $40 Includes: 15 minute consultation, 5 homework hours, 1 hour of group Couples $100 Includes: 6 sessions (30 minutes) + 6 homework assignments Premarital counseling sessions: $85/session (Focused on specific issues) Ordination: Ceremony only $350+ mileage outside of 50 miles Ceremony and Rehearsal $400 + mileage outside of 50 miles Ceremony, Rehearsal, and Premarital Counseling $600 + mileage outside of 50 miles

— Amanda Lovin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Conyers, GA

I apply my learning from the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy, Collaborative Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy to those couples who are considering marriage and want to feel prepared with a solid foundation of skills and self-knowledge to further their relationship.

— Kate McNulty, Clinical Social Worker in ,
 

Entering into a relationship with different perspectives about money, an imbalance of finances or the desire to protect both partners’ interests can prompt couples to desire a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Supporting an open and honest dialogue with couples and their counsel allows clients to create a solid foundation and protect their collaborative relationship goals

— Samantha Lavy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Stamford, CT

I am a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and offer this assessment during premarital counseling sessions.

— Krystal Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

I have gathered many materials over the years that have produced a really great pre-marital course for those who are wanting to strengthen their relationship for a successful and happy marriage.

— Leah Webster, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wilmington, NC

I am trained in Prepare and Enrich and offer non-religious pre-marital counseling.

— Elisa Colera, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
 

Successful marriage building blocks start at the first date. Relationship Check-Up (of the Gottman Institute, aka Relationship Research) available to clients. Learn your strengths as well as specific habits to be rid of to build your happy ever after based on the research on what makes love last. Gottman trainings taken are described in the Gottman Method section of this profile.

— Shannon Batts, Licensed Professional Counselor