Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will pre-marital counseling help my marriage?

Couples therapy prior to marriage can help you work through the doubts and uncertainties that may be surfacing with your pending nuptials. By establishing a healthy foundation, you can walk down the aisle with a stronger sense of confidence, connection and security that will last well beyond the wedding day.

  • We're fighting about the wedding, are we doomed?

Absolutely not! Most people put so much stock into planning a wedding without realizing that this is a high-stress event that exacerbates every day issues. Yes it can bring up relationship questions or concerns, but it doesn't mean your marriage is doomed to fail. It means you're human and you're stressed. We'll work through the concerns that come up, together.

  • We can't get beyond some of our differences, should we even get married?

Everyone carries different values. Even if you carry similar ones, it's likely that they're weighted very differently. Through counseling, we can explore how best to understand these differences and create a more harmonious and fulfilling relationship.

Pre-Marital Counseling

You're engaged, about to get married or have marriage on the horizon. You love your partner, but want some extra guidance to make sure you are both committed to making it last. Wedded bliss is a common misconception. It doesn't come as naturally as they say. Marriage takes work. That's where pre-marital therapy can help.

Common Pain Points

  • Differing Values & Beliefs
  • Family of Origin Conflict
  • Political Differences
  • Wedding Planning
  • Communication
  • Future Planning
  • Parenting
  • Finances
  • In-Laws

Each partner arrives into a relationship with their own experiences, stories, dreams...we're bound to pull our partners into it all, but they likely have their own too (duh!) which can lead to disagreements, misunderstandings and lots of confused emotions.

In pre-marital counseling, I assist partners in cultivating a healthy relationship experience by navigating the development of their relationship and deeply exploring where they'd like to take it. I take a very proactive and preventative coaching approach to this form of therapy as a means to help couples create, enhance and maintain a healthy partnership that will last. 

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
— Alan W. Watts