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

— Krystal Smith, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Premarital counseling can help you, as a couple, improve your relationship before marriage. Premarital counseling helps you improve your ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage, and develop conflict-resolution skills. It can also help you establish a positive attitude about seeking help down the road. I support couples in paving their way to a fulfilling marriage.

— Ania Scanlan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shoreview, MN

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
 

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

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
 

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

Contrary to common belief, you don't need to have "issues" as a couple to seek pre-marital, pre-commitment, moving in together, getting a dog, up-leveling your relationship, etc. counseling. The whole point of these sessions is to create a forum to explore your strengths as a unit. As you are 2 separate people, at some point you are going to have different opinions about important things and how you handle disagreement will be a way to create deeper intimacy between you.

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

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 ,

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
 

Premarital counseling can help you, as a couple, prepare your relationship for marriage. In premarital counseling I work with clients to improve their ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage, and develop conflict-resolution skills.

— Ania Scanlan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shoreview, MN