Premarital Counseling 

Premarital counseling can be one of the best decisions you make when you are undergoing the transition from dating to a committed relationship or marriage. Counseling provides a safe and neutral place to explore important topics, such as your views on monogamy or spiritual/religious differences, to more practical things like, where you will be happy living, or what are your attitudes about retirement planning and money? 

Our approach is to talk about the positives/things the couple agrees on first and explore what led them to seek premarital counseling. We then identify and address the potential areas of conflict. Hot topics are finances, plans for children, family dynamics and overall expectations of marriage.  

PREPARE/ENRICH Premarital Inventory

In the midst (and chaos!) of wedding planning, many couples miss out on the opportunity to connect on the more meaningful aspects of their relationship and marriage. We offer the PREPARE/ENRICH premarital survey, one of the most widely used and research-backed premarital inventory and couples assessment tool, to help couples navigate these topics. With the use of PREPARE/ENRICH, your therapist will help you: 

  • Explore strength and growth areas
  • Identify and manage major stressors
  • Resolve conflict by strengthening communication skills
  • Develop a more balanced relationship
  • Explore family of origin issues
  • Discuss financial planning and budgeting
  • Establish personal, couple and family goals
  • Understand and appreciate personality differences

Prior to starting counseling, your therapist will discuss what is right for your relationship with you. If you choose the PREPARE/ENRICH inventory, you and your partner will each complete a 30-45 minute online assessment in the comfort of your own home.  Next, you set up sessions with your therapist, who will use your results to explore important questions and facilitate exercises, aimed at improving communication. We recommend at least six sessions. You can buy a package of six for $990.00, $165/each, or pay $190 at the time of each session. The online survey is a one-time purchase fee of $35.00 per couple. 

"Brief is life, but love is long." —Alfred Lord Tennyson

Interfaith and same sex couples, as well as couples preparing to become blended families, face additional stressors in preparing for commitment and marriage. We offer individualized support to help you identify and explore these unique issues, helping you learn the tools to enhance your relationship and take the next steps. 

PREPARE/ENRICH is also an excellent tool used for marriage counseling, couple enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement.  To learn more, please visit www.prepare-enrich.com.

We help couples understand that disagreements are a part of marriage.  The ability to constructively communicate and resolve conflicts is the key to a loving relationship .  At a Good Place Therapy, we help couples learn the healthy conflict management skills and strategies that are the building blocks of long-lasting relationships.