PRE-MARITAL AND COUPLES COUNSELING
Whether you are talking about getting married, engaged, or been married for years, our counselors focus on helping couples strengthen their bonds with one another. Consequently, pre-marital and couples counseling can be beneficial for couples to develop healthy communication styles, parenting styles, and stability in their relationships. The counselor’s client in these sessions is the relationship as an entity. The sessions take place in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Some of our counselors and our coach are certified Prepare-Enrich facilitators. Couples take a thorough online Prepare-Enrich assessment. The assessment then determines the couple’s strengths and their areas of improvement. After completion of the analysis, there are follow-up counseling sessions at your discretion to discuss ways to strengthen the relationship by reviewing areas of opportunities that could become problematic in the future if not addressed. The counselor or coach will offer the couple the proper tools to explore and resolve challenges in a healthy way.
The Gottman Approach is a well-researched methodology designed to help couples deepen their relationships. Scott Pennington has completed level II Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which has three levels. After the competition of an assessment, he then uses the results and applies this method to bring couples to a point of healthy communication, respect, and affection.
PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING OR COACHING
In pre-marital counseling or coaching, we meet couples prior to marriage to uncover the strengths and weaknesses within the relationship. As a result of the sessions, the couple’s foundation will strengthen and will result in a healthier relationship. This will lead to a happier marriage. We lead discussions covering various important topics in a marriage, such as beliefs and values, family relationships, decision making, parental styles, roles, and finances.