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Premarital Counseling

premarital counseling
in marietta, georgia

Why choose to do premarital counseling in Marietta, GA? We are in love and isn’t that all that matters? Yes, the general feelings of attraction are an essential component to beginning a relationship. In order to maintain a healthy relationship built on admiration, trust, and continued commitment, premarital counseling can assist you in gaining awareness of yourself, how your history impacts the relationship dynamics, and provide you with tools on how to navigate the challenges that marriage brings.

At Maverick Marriage Therapy, we will equip you to be prepared for and address these circumstances with authenticity, empathy, and accountability. Understanding yourself and your partner, using emotionally intelligent skills, and having important conversations before signing your marriage license, can help you avoid the most common pitfalls that most couples experience. 

We meet you where you are by providing assessments, such as the Gottman Method’s Assessment Gottman Connect, to assess each individual’s strengths and vulnerabilities, as well as prepare you for the challenges you and your future spouse will likely encounter. 

Gottman Method
Man and wife holding hands with legal marriage document during a premarital counseling session in marietta ga
newlywed couples in the middle of the forest who attended a premarital counseling in marietta ga

During your premarital counseling sessions, you will learn about the following: 

Communication

& Conflict Resolution 

Healthy approaches to communication and compromise 

Family History 

Awareness of family of origin’s impact and how to respond as a functional adult 

Financial Management 

Your money personality and financial planning/budgeting

Sexuality & 

Physical Affection

Sexual style and differences in giving and receiving affection 

Spiritual Beliefs

Establish spiritual understanding with boundaries and expectations 

You will leave your premarital counseling experience understanding and appreciating your personality differences, including how you each respond to stress, understanding your couples conflict style and how to make it healthier, and how to resolve conflict through empathy, healthy communication, healthy boundaries, and compromise. Choosing your life partner and getting married is the most significant decision of your life, so we take that seriously with you and seek to support you toward a healthy union and partnership.

Premarital Counseling FAQ

What is Premarital Counseling?


Premarital Counseling is used to help couples before marriage to resolve issues in their relationship and to establish relationship standards for the future. Couples seek premarital therapy as a preventative measure, so instead of waiting for problems to surface they are able to get ahead of these challenges with effective and helpful tools.
   

How does Premarital Counseling work?


At Maverick Marriage Therapy we believe your relationship is the most significant influence in your life and future. We begin by building an authentic relationship with each person in the relationship to explore, identify, and refine your ultimate goals for premarital counseling. These are then discussed openly, mutually agreed upon by both individuals and the couples therapist. Each couples’ goals are unique to their needs; However, there are general categories that guide what goals are most important and the order in which goals should be worked on. Specifically, topics such as finances, sexuality, conflict, boundaries, and family dynamics are always addressed within the premarital framework.
 

When is Premarital Counseling needed?
 

Premarital therapy can be helpful for many reasons, specifically to use a safe space with a non-judgemental mediator to discuss sensitive topics, such as family dynamics, communication issues, and any fears of commitment. If you have a specific problem to address before marriage or if you and your partner are having the same fight it is essential to receive support to work through that with healthy tools. Couples who utilize premarital therapy are also more likely to utilize couples therapy in the future as life presents with challenges within the marriage. This can be a helpful resource for couples to better understand one another.


How much does Premarital Counseling cost?


Cost is dependent on your therapist’s experience, session length, and whether you are in need of a sliding scale or not. Maverick Marriage Therapy does not accept insurance, but your therapist can provide a Superbill to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company to discuss this possibility further.
 

How long does the Premarital Counseling process take?
 

Premarital Counseling is usually brief and solution-focused meaning it is intended to help provide strategies, tools, and healing quickly compared to other long term therapy. Most couples require approximately six months to one year to complete their premarital counseling goals; However, each couples’ needs are different and this time frame can vary. Sessions can take place every week or every other week depending on the therapist’s initial assessment, their goals, and scheduling needs. Premarital Counseling can be a successful experience when both individuals are invested in their relationship, finding solutions together, and willing to put in the work.

 

How do I know if Premarital Counseling is right for me?
 

Premarital therapy can be helpful for many reasons, specifically to use a safe space with a non-judgemental mediator to discuss sensitive topics, such as family dynamics, communication issues, and any fears of commitment. If you have a specific problem to address before marriage or if you and your partner are having the same fight it is essential to receive support to work through that with healthy tools. Couples who utilize premarital therapy are also more likely to utilize couples therapy in the future as life presents with challenges within the marriage. This can be a helpful resource for couples to better understand one another.

Marital, Couples, Individual, Family, & Teen Counseling in Marietta, Georgia & Teletherapy in Illinois

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