Premarital Counseling

We utilize the Prepare/Enrich program as an assessment tool for pre-marital and couples counseling. Prepare/Enrich allows us to really know the couple’s strengths and areas for growth much better than if we were doing a more traditional talk therapy assessment. The assessment is comprehensive and concise. It gives us a guideline for what areas need the most work. The goal is to build strong marriages, which in turn build strong families. Any couple can benefit. The assessment is research-based and tailored for premarital couples, married couples, and even dating couples. During your initial visit, each partner will receive a link to complete an online individual assessment. At our next follow-up session, we will review the results of the assessment, which will give us specific goals for therapy and prioritize the areas in which need the most work. The couple will each receive a copy of their results and a copy of the Prepare/Enrich Couple’s Workbook which we will utilize throughout the therapy process. Below, you will find some benefits of the Prepare/Enrich assessment.
 

  • Increase Awareness

The results of the assessment provide insight into your relationship. Research has shown the act of taking the Prepare/Enrich assessment improves relationship quality and brings increased awareness across multiple aspects of the relationship.

 

  • Assesses Your Relationship


Prepare/Enrich covers various areas within the relationship including communication, conflict resolution, finances, parenting styles, stress individual differences, and family of origin factors. In addition, the assessment will explore your personality, family of origin, and relationship dynamics. Over 30 customized categories, such as previous marriage and expecting a child, ensure your experience with your results will feel accurate and relevant to your relationship.
 

  • Reduces Your Risk of Divorce
     

Research has show that taking the Prepare/Enrich assessment prior to marriage reduces your risk for divorce by 30%.

  • Encourages Discussion
     

Prepare/Enrich will help you celebrate your strengths as a couple and use them to gain momentum in the growth areas of your relationship. The assessment primes you to have meaningful conversations in and out of therapy, as you continue to grow as a couple.
 

  • Enhances Your Relationship Skills
     

Prepare/Enrich provides skill-building exercises to help you strengthen your relationship. Developing skills such as assertive communication and active listening will allow you to support growth in all areas of your relationship.