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Premarital Counseling in Athens, GA

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The best way to find out if this approach is for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation. All counseling consults are 20-30 minutes long. Depending on availability, this consult may be held over the phone, via video, or in-person.

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Athens, GA Premarital Counseling Sessions

Premarital counseling is an opportunity for you and your partner to discuss your relationship openly and honestly with the guidance of a trained professional. These sessions allow you to sit down and discuss important topics that will affect your future marriage with a licensed marriage counselor. For example, a counseling session can be used to discuss financial issues, family planning, and communication skills

Pre-marriage counseling is recommended for engaged couples who want to learn how they can have a successful marriage. Although not entirely fail-proof, premarital education is a fantastic preventative method against divorce. Pre-marital counseling has been linked to a 30% decrease in the chance of divorce.

It is absolutely vital that you and your future spouse communicate openly about the topics covered in pre-marital counseling. As different couples have their own needs when it comes to this process, make sure there are no surprises by discussing what each of you wants and needs out of the counseling process.

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Premarital counseling helps partners learn about each other, build trust, and develop an agreement about how they will live as a couple.  We understand that marriage is a big step, and we want to help you make sure that you’re as prepared as possible for a thriving, healthy union.

Also, premarital counseling can help couples identify issues before they become more difficult to deal with. This will help to prepare you for future life challenges. 

Through premarital counseling, couples learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively with each other
  • Resolve conflict in a healthy way
  • Understand and respect each other’s differences
  • Build a strong foundation for a lasting relationship

What Are The Benefits Of Premarital Counseling in Athens?

The benefits of premarital counseling include practicing communication skills, learning how to compromise, and building trust between you and your partner. It can also help partners avoid certain problems that might arise later in their relationships. These problems include differences in opinion about finances, domestic responsibilities, child-rearing practices, and more.

Studies show that couples who have experienced counseling prior to marriage are less likely to divorce than those who have not. Overall, premarital counseling is a good idea if you want to make sure everything is running smoothly before you officially tie the knot. 

Premarital Counseling Services in Athens, Georgia

Pre-marital counseling can help couples build and maintain a healthy marriage. During pre-marital counseling, couples learn how to talk openly with one another and listen to each other’s feelings. 

Clear communication can help couples identify ways to deal with conflict in their marriage. Learning how to compromise with your partner is especially important for sustaining a lifelong committed relationship.

To learn more about our Athens premarital counseling services, contact us. Schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if HWP is the right fit for you and your partner’s needs – reach out today!

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Couples, Premarital, & Marriage Counseling Rates

All sessions are 60 – 75 minutes long and are held either in-person or via video. Sessions are typically scheduled every week or every other week at a minimum.

$200 per session

Couples/marriage counseling rate includes Gottman assessments, worksheets, tools, book recommendations & summaries, and email communication in-between sessions.

What Our Clients Say

"I knew from the moment I met her that she was different than some of the therapists I've had in the past. I didn't feel like a weirdo. She made me feel accepted and safe."

- Elizabeth S. (Google)

"Throughout this process, I have learned to forgive, accept, and manage what I can control."

- Katherine D. (Google)

"I tried counseling here and there in the past, and although each time was a step in the right direction, this time I've noticed an absolute change in my mindset and how I feel."

- Michelle T. (Google)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are a new client, you may schedule your complimentary consultation or your initial appointment by visiting the contact page and filling out the short form or outreaching directly to your desired provider by calling (470) 740-7121.

If you are an existing client, please outreach to your provider directly either by telephone, email, or via the client portal secure messaging system.

Do you accept my insurance?

HWP does not accept insurance. Managed care companies were created to “manage” and contain escalating health care costs. Their bottom line is to reduce costs and raise profits; it is not to increase the quality of care professionals provide or your quality of life. HWP is solution-focused on quality of life and personal goals.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we ask you to inform your provider at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session start time. Your full session fee will be charged for missed appointments and cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, credit cards, and health savings (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA) cards that have a major credit card logo on it are all accepted forms of payment.