WHAT IS PREMARITAL COUNSELING
Premarital counseling is geared toward couples preparing for marriage. Starting your marriage off on the right foot requires discussing issues such as what kind of family you grew up in, how you handle conflict, and how you communicate.
HOW CAN IT BENEFIT US?
Research shows that participation in premarital education is associated with higher levels of satisfaction and commitment in marriage, lower levels of conflict, and reduced chances of divorce.
IS IT THE SAME AS COUPLES THERAPY?
No. Premarital counseling is not psychotherapy. It is not intended to diagnose or treat mental health disorders. The sessions (usually 2-5 sessions) are intended to be educational in nature, and the focus is on establishing a good foundation for a healthy relationship.
In contrast, couples therapy can last longer depending on the needs and goals of the couple. That type of therapy focuses more on helping couples work through current issues. And have several good recommendations for marriage therapists in the Tampa Bay Area.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
We will meet together in person or via Skype for 2-5 sessions. We'lll discuss topics related to marriage, including family history, decision-making, finances, and communication. Each session will last about an hour and costs $125 a session. If desired, we can work together through a couples assessment to help clarify your strengths as a couple and identify potential areas of growth.
Contact heath today to schedule your first sessions or find out how premarital counseling may specifically be a benefit you and your fiancé!.