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Premarital Counseling: Preparing for a Lifetime Together

Make your relationship as strong as it can be before committing to a lifetime together. Premarital counseling helps you explore every part of your relationship with support from a kind and helpful therapist. What new things will you discover about each other?

Reach out today and see how your relationship can grow and benefit from premarital counseling.

How Will Your Relationship Expand During Premarital Counseling?

Getting some help from an expert in premarital counseling can be a big boost for your soon-to-be-married life. Studies show that couples who go for premarital counseling stay together longer, get along better, and feel happier about being with each other. If you’re considering premarital counseling, know that it can set up a really good foundation for your marriage.

Did you know? Couples who underwent counseling before their wedding had a 30% higher marital success rate than those who did not. [source:]

In Premarital counseling, the focus is on giving you space to:

  • Discuss and understand religious or cultural differences
  • Establish long-term relationships and life goals with your partner
  • Talk about sexual expectations, desires, and other related concerns
  • Practice healthy conflict resolution that strengthens your relationship (not weakens it)
  • Learn how to better communicate with your partner about boundaries, finances, and family dynamics 

Why not make your relationship all it can be? Premarital counseling can take your relationship from great to incredible and be a positive experience.

Build a Lasting Bond: Discover the Benefits of Premarital Counseling.

Premarital Counseling can make a strong relationship stronger.

In premarital counseling, you’ll have a chance to enhance your communication (even if it’s already good), resolve conflicts, talk about expectations, strengthen your intimacy, and prepare for future challenges such as parenting. How will your relationship deepen during counseling?

You’ll also get the opportunity to:

  • Develop greater trust and security
  • Improve your overall relationship satisfaction
  • Work out lingering issues from past relationships
  • Address work-life balance so you can prioritize your relationship
  • Prepare for parenting if you hope to expand your family (including talk about what you want to do differently from your own upbringing)

The vast majority of couples walk away from premarital counseling with increased understanding, mutual support, and a stronger bond.

How It Works: The Prepare Enrich Framework

At Destination Therapy in Houston, we use the Prepare Enrich framework for strengthening relationships. Using this framework:

  1. You and your partner will both take an online assessment that was developed by relationship experts. The results of this will show your relationships’ strengths, growth areas, and potential challenges.
  2. During sessions with your premarital counselor, you’ll have a chance to review the findings and learn new skills. You may learn new communication techniques, conflict resolution skills, and other relationship-enhancing skills. Every major aspect of a healthy relationship will be covered, from sex and intimacy to finances and parenting.
  3. Towards the end of your premarital counseling, you’ll set goals for your relationship with your therapist. When the time comes, you can choose to leave therapy.

Don’t worry though. If a speed bump comes up at any point in your relationship, you now have a relationship therapist you’re familiar with. At Destination Therapy, we prioritize past clients so you can stay on track in your relationship.

Meet Our Relationship Therapists in Houston

Kedian Dixon and Tabitha Durr are our counselors for premarital couples. Kedian, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and serves clients in Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. Tabitha, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and serves clients in Texas, California and Florida. 

You’ll see that their approach is person-centered, meaning they treat people first and their challenges second. After all, clients are human! In addition to their professional licenses as therapists, Kedian and Tabitha are both Prepare Enrich facilitators and bring in concepts from the Gottman Method and Internal Family Systems (IFS). What this means for your relationship is that you’re in good hands.

In addition to in-person sessions, premarital counseling online is available with our Prepare Enrich facilitators in Texas, California, Massachusetts, and Florida.

See our pricing and scheduling information below:

As a boutique counseling practice, Destination Therapy doesn’t partner with insurance companies. Don’t worry though. Our office staff will aid you in using your out-of-network benefits and seeking reimbursement if your insurance plan is eligible. Simply mention this in your consultation and our team will do the rest.

Premarital Counseling Price: Tabitha’s fee is $170 per 50-minute premarital counseling session. Kedian charges $180 per 50-minute premarital counseling session. 

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Premarital Counseling FAQ

Premarital counseling is for couples dating and thinking about marriage. These couples want deeper insights and tools to strengthen their relationship for the long haul. Marital counseling is for married couples and is usually focused on gaining support, healing ruptures or disconnection, and enlivening their relationship. The Prepare Enrich framework used at Destination Therapy can help in both cases.

Premarital counseling is important if you and your partner want to identify your core beliefs (about yourselves and relationships more broadly), talk about roles and expectations, plan for the future, communicate about financial matters, understand each other better, iron out past issues, and discuss how your lives are about to become merged in new ways as a married couple.

Premarital counseling is phenomenal for couples who want to start strong in marriage. There are a few popular approaches for premarital counseling, including the Gottman Method and the Prepare Enrich framework. If you want an effective way to strengthen your relationship and set you and your partner up for a thriving marriage that lasts, try premarital counseling.

Prepare Enrich is an online couples assessment that is customized and offers insight into your relationship. The assessment will show you areas of strength, growth, and potential challenges. It’s widely used in the US and can be used for marriage counseling, marriage growth, and couples who want to deepen their bond and understanding in their relationship, or who are approaching new chapters such as engagement and marriage. If you’ve wanted to find a Prepare Enrich facilitator, Destination Therapy in Houston has you covered.