About Premarital Counseling
Preparing for your marriage is important. A great way to prepare is by utilizing premarital counseling services. In fact, it has been found to reduce the rate of divorce by 30%.
HWP’s premarital counseling program provides excellent preparation in specific areas to set you and your partner up for a successful marriage.
Premarital Focus Areas
Conflict and stress
Career and finances
Relationship roles and intimacy
Extended family and kids
Using the Prepare/Enrich (P/E) assessment, along with principles from the Gottman Method, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and other effective interventions, let HWP better equip you for your best marriage possible.
How Premarital Counseling Works
- After you meet your premarital counselor, you will be emailed a link to go online and take the P/E couples relationship assessment. It is important that you and your partner take the assessment separately and as honestly as possible, and do not discuss the test with each other. It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete. P/E is very reputable and widely used. It helps couples see an unbiased, clearer picture so that your counselor can dive deep with you to work on important matters.
- In your subsequent sessions, your counselor will go over the results of your unique assessment and will have a tailored, specific plan for you and your partner based on your own individual results, issues, and needs.
- Your counselor will walk with you through each of the areas listed above, using structured exercises to help you make improvements and grow in your understanding of your partner and relationship. Sometimes there are homework assignments to do between sessions, to make sure you are implementing what you learned into your everyday life.
Our Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
At Holistic Wellness Practice, our highly skilled team of licensed marriage and family therapists is committed to supporting you in building a solid foundation for your future married life. Our professionals understand that pre-marital counseling plays an instrumental role in identifying potential problem areas and building the coping mechanisms needed to tackle challenging situations that may arise in the journey of marriage.
Some couples prefer to create a strong foundation by choosing to meet with their religious leaders to discuss their wedding vows and marital expectations. Other couples enjoy the idea of meeting with a licensed marriage and family therapist who can help them assess their individual strengths, weaknesses, values, and beliefs.
With years of experience in pre-marital counseling, our team of compassionate counselors provides you with the specific tools and knowledge that are essential for building a lasting and successful marriage. Our knowledgeable therapists are always here to address your specific concerns in a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive environment.
Types of Premarital Counseling Available
At our counseling center, we understand that no two couples are alike and that each partnership deserves a personalized approach. That’s why we offer a variety of premarital counseling options to fit individualized needs.
For those interested in a faith-based approach, we provide Christian premarital counseling, but we also respect and accommodate those who opt for other non-religious counseling options. Our goal is to honor your values and beliefs and incorporate them into the counseling process to provide the best possible guidance and support for a successful marriage.
Why We Highly Recommend Premarital Counseling
Marriage is a beautiful journey but it also comes with its own set of challenges. Engaged couples are often unaware of the potential problems that may arise in their marital journey. Premarital counseling helps couples prepare for these potential difficulties.
Our mental health professionals are skilled in facilitating discussions around key topics such as conflict resolution, financial planning, intimacy, and roles within the relationship. This enables couples to build a robust set of tools to handle the inevitable ups and downs of married life.
Benefits of Premarital Counseling
Premarital counseling is an invaluable investment in a couple’s future together. Counseling provides an environment where both partners can explore their values, beliefs, and expectations, allowing them to better understand each other’s needs and desires. This deeper understanding promotes effective communication and conflict resolution, paving the way for a stronger and more fulfilling partnership.
At HWP, our premarital counseling sessions help couples identify areas of strength as well as potential challenges. Our experienced counselors provide insights and tools that can be used to navigate any difficulties that may arise down the road.
Even married couples who have a strong relationship can benefit from couples therapy, as it offers a safe space to address any concerns, such as resolving conflict, before they become more significant problems. Together, we can work towards building a healthier and happier future for you and your partner.
Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and find out if HWP is right for you!