Couples Counseling, Premarital Coaching & Marriage Therapy
“Couple” refers to married and unmarried couples that are experiencing trouble in their relationship or are looking to enhance their understanding of and commitment to one another.
Couples will meet for 50 minutes one time per week with the therapist. Couples Therapy will explore areas of concern with the therapist and will create a plan for treatment. Couples Counseling will continue for as long as the couple feels that they are benefiting from their work with the therapist. Areas that are commonly worked on include communication, financial conflict, family values, social stressors, intimacy issues, parenting issues, phase of life stressors, loss, fear, anxiety, anger, etc.
Couples that are embarking on the journey of marriage may benefit from a deeper understanding of each other’s needs. Premarital coaching enables a couple to talk about plans for employment, financial dreams, social needs, living arrangements, having children, employment and educational aspirations, child rearing expectations, domestic needs and expectations, etc. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 50% of marriages end in divorce. Preparation for the stressors of marriage may help to protect the commitment made to one another and provide for a more fulfilling and deeper marital relationship.
10 Session Program:
You will participate in ten 60 minute sessions with an experienced clinician to discuss:
Session 1: Careers
Session 2: Finances
Session 3: Intimacy
Session 4: Children
Session 5: In-laws
Session 6: Division of Labor (chores)
Session 7: Hobbies and Interests
Session 8: Future Planning
Session 9: Social Life (friends)
Session 10: Summarize
Does it seem simple or maybe even ordinary? Reconsider that thought. Listed above are areas that can lead to conflict, misunderstandings, unspoken expectations, unfit gender roles, etc. You will enter into your marriage with your own beliefs and expectations. An opportunity to truly share these with each other and learn guidelines for communication, deep respect and intimate understanding will help you move into married life on a solid foundation.
There is no better gift in the world that you can give to someone you love.
Individualized programs can also be created to cover particular areas that a couple has interest in working on.