Are you recently engaged or thinking about marriage?
If you've recently decided to get married, this should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Marriage is in a time of flux in our society, with more than half ending in divorce. As a culture, we still value marriage as one of our most important foundations. Whether you are getting married for the first time, or whether you have been married before and are looking for guidance as you knit together a new family, I aim to help you and your partner develop the kind of relationship that can last a lifetime.
My approach to pre-marital therapy combines psychoeducation with experiential work that equips you with tools to help you address sexuality, communication, children, finances, shared dreams and goals, and conflict resolution. While nothing can prepare you for this step like actually taking it, the experience you have in pre-marital therapy can help you address life challenges as they come.
If you're not sure whether pre-marital therapy is right for you, call for a free consultation at 512-329-5540.
Frequently asked questions
+ How is pre-marital therapy different?
Pre-marital therapy is a combination of a formal process in which we go through some specific topics that most couples need to address before getting married. This includes money, sex, conflict resolution, goal-setting, and other issues. In addition, we will also take a personal inventory of your relationship and address the specific challenges you may face as you enter your marriage. This is based on a family systems approach that evaluates how married couples relate based on their experiences in their families of origin.
+ Do you work with all couples?
I proudly offer services according to the ethical code of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and as such, I do not discriminate my care based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, religion, or otherwise. I welcome and affirm all couples.
FOR NEW COUPLES:
Not every couple needs pre-marital therapy, but every couple could certainly benefit from it. In our initial appointment, we will discover what your unique needs are based on each partner's personal history. Then, we will create shared goals that we want to accomplish together.