Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is accepting an opportunity to put strongholds in place for long-lasting respect, friendship, and happiness in a marriage. It gives couples an opportunity to gain insights into growth-areas in their relationship, and identify strengths to build on.

The PREPARE/ENRICH program provides each couple with an easy-to-use, confidential, online assessment. Assessments can be customized based on the background and needs of the couple, such as previous marriages, step children, older couples, or faith-based scales. After both partners complete their portion of the assessment, the therapist receives a copy of the report to be printed for use in counseling. Topics covered in the assessment and program include a personality profile for each partner, for relationship dynamics, and 10 core scales of relationship health.

By understanding personality differences, couples can better prevent conflict and develop a better skill set for handling life’s challenges. Learning skills to manage conflict prior to the marriage can set the tone for healthy communication and understanding. The PREPARE/ENRICH program tailors the premarital counseling process so each couple receives customized care for their personalities and lifestyle. Added benefits include discussing expectations, setting realistic goals, and having a third party to help talk through on-going conflict. A counselor can raise concerns that haven’t naturally come up in conversation with your partner.