Premarital counseling is for the preparation of marriage.
Strengthening a relationship and bringing attention to both strengths and potential weaknesses that may become a bigger problem in the future. To help develop a chance for a better, satisfying marriage. Help improve communication skills. It can provide a way to plan of action if/when problems arise during the marriage. Helps couple understand what is involved in therapy and may encourage them to go earlier than they may have otherwise.
Counseling is very important to help couples begin, or continue, a dialogue, on topics as difficult as values, beliefs, communication, spending time together, finance, the question of children, how to parent, relationship with extended family, sex and intimacy, etc.
People may experience a better understanding of how they engage with their partner in non-sexual intimate experiences. This may include a new level of comprehension regarding a partner’s expectations as they are voiced and discussed in depth. It may also help understand, and possibly accept, how each person prefers dealing with conflict.
A standard session is $180. Sliding scale of costs are available on a limited basis.
Insurance may cover your some or all your counseling costs. You may do best by reviewing your insurance paperwork or by contacting your insurance provider to determine the following:
Whether you policy includes mental health benefits;
What is your deductible? Has it been met? How much more do you have to pay to meet it?;
How many therapy sessions per calendar year does my plan cover? Are sessions covered by your insurance based on categories of issues?
Does your plan cover out-of-network providers? If so, how much do they pay per session?
Do you need approval from your primary care physician
Given the nature or premarital therapy, time is normally limited. Therapy is a personal endeavor that varies by circumstance. Typically at least five to ten sessions are a solid entry point to getting to know each other. Counseling can continue, especially given that clients are not resolving any problems…they’re bringing them up.