First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement! I’m really glad you are here and have chosen to make an investment in your relationship as you prepare for your wedding day.
By now you’re probably well aware of all the costs associated with a wedding. The average American wedding costs $30,000. That’s the price of a down payment on a house or a luxury car, all for a one-day event. For less than 5% of the cost of your wedding, you can invest in premarital counseling: giving you and your partner the opportunity to strengthen your relationship and prepare for forever together.
If that’s not enough to convince you of the worth of premarital counseling – Did you know that in the world of relationship counseling, prevention is 3x more effective than intervention? That means that the premarital counseling you will soon be attending will be 3x more effective than Couples Therapy later on down the road. Premarital counseling also reduces your risk of divorce by 30%.
It makes sense to add Premarital Counseling into your wedding budget.
My premarital counseling approach is different than some, in that I like to go deep with you. We won’t merely be covering the exciting things about marriage, and instead will get into some conversations that you may have been putting off.
I’m trained in PREPARE/ENRICH, which is a tool that we will use to guide us through the premarital counseling process. You will take the PREPARE/ENRICH online assessment before your first session. Find out more about PREPARE/ENRICH here.
You and your partner will then attend sessions where you will receive customized feedback, have important conversations, and learn essential relationship skills. The average length of premarital counseling with me is 8-12 sessions, including individual sessions for both you and your partner, but may be completed in more or less sessions depending on how quickly we move through material.
During the program we will cover the following topics and more:
Anxieties Entering Marriage
Strength & Growth Areas
Personal Stress Profile
Couple & Family Map
Family of Origin Issues
Sex & Affection
Children & Parenting
You will also be introduced to Gottman Method Couples Therapy exercises, be educated on some concepts from Sue Johnson’s Emotionally-Focused Therapy model, learn how to use the Imago Dialogue Process, and hear what Esther Perel has to say about the key to a long-lasting marriage.
$35 per person to complete PREPARE/ENRICH assessment
$145 per 90 minute session (regularly $200)
$100 per individual / 50 minute sessions (regularly $125)