Premarital Counseling

A lot of thought and planning goes into a wedding: sites, themes, catering, the dress…

The list can go on and on, and frankly be a big source of anxiety and stress. You’re putting a lot of time and effort into making sure that your wedding day is everything you want it to be.

(Or maybe you’re chucking it all and eloping.)

The wedding looms large in your mind, but what about the marriage?

Newly married couples face many challenges in their first year together. Who is charge of the finances? What are my roles in this new family? Do we have kids now or focus on our careers? How do we have a fight that results in us feeling closer, rather than estranged?

We like to imagine our happily ever after, but the reality is that making a relationship last a lifetime takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and a set of skills that often don’t come naturally.

That’s where we come in.

Now is the perfect time to begin building the communication skills, trust and understanding that will create a satisfying relationship, and help it last a lifetime. Working with one of our trained marriage counselors, you will identify the areas of strength and assess the opportunities for growth in your relationship. Working together, you will develop the practices needed for lasting joy and intimacy.

Want to commit to a few sessions? Take advantage of our discounted packages!

Package 1

Ideal for the couple whose relationship is strong, and who wants to make sure they have done everything they can do to build a solid foundation for their shared future. This package includes a comprehensive Prepare/Enrich relationship assessment, and five 50-minute sessions with a trained relationship counselor to help you develop and hone the skills and practices needed to make a relationship last a life-time.  $395

Package 2

This package is best for those clients who have a fundamentally sound relationship, but who can identify a few potential challenges. This level includes the Prepare/Enrich assessment and eight 50-minute sessions to develop and implement a plan of action and build the skills and practices needed to create a supportive and loving partnership. This training package also qualifies for a $60 credit toward your Texas Marriage License. $610

Package 3

This package is recommended for couples who recognize that there are significant issues to be addressed in their relationship. Concerns such as: damaged trust, dissatisfaction in communication of love and respect, lasting hurts from escalated conflict or challenges from a fundamental difference in personality or life philosophy. This level includes a comprehensive Gottman Method Assessment and twelve 50-minute sessions (or eight 80-minute sessions). Together, we will identify the inherent strengths of your relationship and capitalize on them to develop the skills and behaviors needed to alter damaging patterns. This training package also qualifies for a $60 credit toward your Texas Marriage License. $899