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Premarital Counseling

Helping engaged couples step into marriage with a foundation to help them thrive.

Marriage is a big deal and with planning a wedding on your plate, you may be lacking space and time to focus on your relationship in an intentional way.

Most couples who seek Premarital Counseling feel both excited about the next steps and a bit overwhelmed. Perhaps you can relate.
● You want to do everything you can to begin building a successful, happy partnership, but you don't know where to start. ● You haven't had great role models when it comes to marriage and you want your relationship to look a little (or a lot) different than what you've seen. ● You want to learn more about yourself and your partner and catch negative dynamics before they have the potential to take hold.

In love with your partner and ready to dive into the topics that matter most? You're in the right place. As an experienced couples therapist and a certified Prepare & Enrich Facilitator, I can help you start your journey towards a healthy and happy life together.

Premarital Counseling with me can help you:

    Learn to communicate your thoughts, feelings, and desires with one another effectively
    Handle differences and conflicts as they arise with more ease
    Have important conversations before you say "I do" -even ones about touchy topics like sex and finances
    Understand yourself, your partner, and your relationship dynamics better

It’s time to build the marriage you were made for.

I’ll help you and your partner enter marriage with confidence, more relational awareness, and equipped with tools to come back to as you grow and develop together.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many premarital counseling sessions do you recommend?

    Premarital counseling typically consists of 8-12 structured sessions focused on different topic areas such as communication, conflict management, finances, intimacy, etc. However, I aim tailor my premarital programs to the specific needs and goals of each individual couple. 
    We can talk further about your timeline and my recommendations in a free consultation phone call. 

  • Can we do counseling like this if we are not yet engaged?

    Absolutely! I frequently work with couples that are considering engagement or another big step in their relationship such as moving in together. I believe that relationships can benefit from support and counseling at any stage!

  • Will you work with our pastor? 

    I am happy to coordinate and work with your pastor or officiant if that would be helpful. Since all counseling sessions and the content we discuss is confidential, it will be up to you and your partner to decide what information you feel comfortable with me disclosing.

  • What is Prepare & Enrich?

    Prepare & Enrich is an assessment tool and premarital program that is an option to opt. into as part of our work together. With P&E, each partner begins by completing a detailed assessment online. From there, we will gain access to lots of great data on the areas of strength and opportunities for growth in your particular relationship. As a certified Prepare & Enrich facilitator, I am able to administer the assessment and help customize sessions based on your results.
    Learn more about Prepare & Enrich here.

  • How do I get started?

    Click here to schedule you free 20-minute consultation phone call. If you don't see a time that works for you, feel free to call or email me directly!