Before Tying the Knot
Our premarital counseling package is designed to help couples prepare for a thriving marriage. Sessions are customized for each couple to maximize strengths and foster growth. Our goal is simple – to help you live your best life and be a partner in a successful marriage.
Our Premarital Counseling package includes the Prepare Enrich relationship assessment, a couples workbook, and four (4) counselling sessions.
What to Expect from Premarital Counseling:
The Couple’s Workbook: At the first session, you will receive a premarital couples workbook which is used to explore various areas of relationships such as communication; expectations; conflict resolution; and, sex and affection. The workbook will be used alongside the therapy process.
Online Relationship Assessment & Report: The easy, online Prepare Enrich assessment is completed before our initial premarital counseling session. This assessment is customized to each person and couple and summarizes the strengths in your relationship and identifies areas for growth. The assessment identifies the personality styles of each individual and reveals your relationship dynamic. The results are reviewed and discussed over the course of your sessions. You will receive a copy of the report which includes visual interpretations of the results to help you decode your relationship on a deeper level. The assessment is not a test that you pass or fail – it’s designed to stimulate conversations and is a sound source of relationship enrichment.
4 Counselling Sessions: During the therapy sessions we will acknowledge the strengths within your relationship, explore areas of potential growth, and begin building your relationship toolbox for future reference. Discussions will include – strengthening communication skills to help address and prevent future conflict; identification and management of major marriage stress (in-laws, financial issues, parenting); acquire tools to resolve conflict and promote understanding; learn skills to create a secure bond with one another; manage wedding planning stress; and the importance of date night.
During the first session, the therapist will get to know you as an individual, and as an individual within the relationship. We’ll explore your comfort levels with each other and begin to explore your relationship as teammates.
You will teach the therapist about your relationship providing information and insight such as how your relationship developed; the strengths of the relationship; your concerns for the future (if any); and, your goals. The therapist will begin to review the assessment results, which will continue throughout the 4 sessions.
The price of this entire package is $1,000.00 with Prepare Enrich certified facilitators who are also Marriage and Family Therapists or Marriage and Family Therapy Associates; and $600.00 with Prepare Enrich certified facilitators who are Marriage and Family Therapy interns.