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Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling and Couples Therapy before marriage has a direct impact on how well a couple faces the ups and downs of their relationship!

We want to beat the odds!

You have come to the right place.  We have seen couples for premarital counseling sessions months and even hours before their actual "I do's" determined to deepen their bond, grow their skills and sometimes soothe jitters.  As you know already, marriage brings with it great joys and great challenges so to build a bond that stands the tests of time, it is wise to have a compass.  Premarital counseling can help you navigate the road ahead.

Dr. Bill Doherty Shares the Research on the Effectiveness of Premarital Therapy In This Video

Premarital counseling can help you:

1. Navigate Wedding Planning

2. Clarify the Kind of Relationship You Want to Build

3. Discover Your Style of Loving  That You Learned in Childhood that May Create Roadblocks

4. Develop Conflict Resolution and Communication Skills

5. Connect More Deeply

"Done well, good premarital education focuses on prevention, learning skills to avoid destructive conflicts," said Sara Schwarzbaum, coordinator of the Couples and Family Counseling Program at Northeastern Illinois University.

Anything that can be done to improve the likelihood of a happy marriage is good for society, Schwarzbaum said.

"Couples' distress is a huge public issue," she said. "There are both physiological and psychological benefits of being in a good relationship. Unhappy relationships can take a toll on work, children and health." -From Chicago Tribune

"Premarital counseling doesn’t need to be a long process, especially if you feel you’re starting out with a relatively solid foundation. Regardless, be sure to take the time to invest in your marriage as you might in the event itself. The return on your marriage investment has the potential to be life long!" -From The San Francisco Examiner