Premarital Counseling

 The best way to help couples is to get them started on the right track.

We have designed a six session premarital counseling package which covers the subjects research states are most important for premarital couples. This package also includes the PREPARE® computer assessment of your relationship and a book for future growth in marriage. 

This Package makes a GREAT Wedding Gift

To keep this attractive to couples we have a package price which includes:

  • Six counseling sessions before the wedding (each requiring the couple to do homework designed to improve their relationship):
    1. Assessing the background of your relationship and how you currently relate to each other
    2. Feedback on from the PREPARE® computer assessment and discussion of couple strengths and growth areas
    3. Communication and conflict resolution
    4. Finances, inlaws, and parenting
    5. Sexual intimacy
    6. Commitment and spiritual intimacy
  • Administration and feedback from the PREPARE® relationship assessment.
  • A free follow-up session 9-12 months after the wedding.

6 sessions before the wedding

Relationship evaluation
using the PREPARE® assessment

Free Follow-up session.

Certificate of Completion
qualifying you for the discounted Marriage License
in the State of Georgia 

All this is offered for less than the price of 6 standard therapy sessions. Actual price vaies depending upon the training and experience of the counselor you choose to work with. Package price ranges from $250 to $850. Call us for the current package price and to see which therapists are available.

Typically couples meet for one session (about 1 hour) every couple weeks. This provides time to complete the homework they are given at each session and to continue to explore the relationship based on what was learned in counseling. For couples in a time crunch, we can schedule block sessions to complete the program quickly.

Georgia State code states that marriage licenses provided to couples who have completed a qualifying premarital education program will only pay $16.00 for the marriage license (instead of $56.00). This premarital package meets the state requirements. Couples may request a certificate of completion at the end of the sixth session.


Why use the PREPARE®?

Our counselors are trained in using the PREPARE® couples assessment tool. Over the last 30 years, the PREPARE/ENRICH* relationship assessment has empowered and energized more than 3 million couples. It is the #1 premarital inventory and couples assessment tool. 

The PREPARE assessment will help you explore strenght and growth areas as it assesses these areas of your relationship:

    • 12 Relationship Scales -- communication, conflict resolution, roles, sexuality, finances, spiritual beliefs, and more
    • 5 SCOPE Personality Scales
    • 4 Couple and Family Scales -- based on Circumplex Model
    • 4 Relationship Dynamic Scales
    • 30 Customized Scales

*PREPARE is for premarried couples. ENRICH is for married couples.