Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. Seeing a mental health professional before you enter into a marriage can be very beneficial and help you and your partner work through any major differences and set reasonable and healthy expectations for your relationship. Premarital counseling can also help you develop strategies to improve your overall happiness and communication or target a specific conflict like anger, infidelity, money, sex, or household duties

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Mary Bruce-Owenby (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LGBTQIA-affirmative couples therapist

I work with couples who would like to work through a broad ranges of struggles coming up for them that they would like to address before moving forward more deeply into their commitment.

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Alana Ogilvie (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CST

Whether you want to be on stable ground before the big day or you're hoping to work through some concerns before establishing your life together, I can help. I have experience working with couples on communication, financial issues, sexuality and more.

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Karen Bruce Chenier (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

LPC Associate, PhD, R-DMT

As a couple's therapist, we work together to better your relationship, find solutions to specific problems, reduce feelings of distress, cultivate ways to connect within yourself, and enhance communication skills. We will practice ways to increase kindness toward yourself and each other so you both can experience peace and adventure.

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C.J. Sanders (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Congratulations on your impending nuptials! One of the smartest things I ever did was get premarital counseling so I know first hand how impactful this process can be. You will get all the bases covered but with flexibility and creativity to account for your uniqueness and what matters most to you. This is your most important relationship—let’s work together to build a solid foundation and provide you with tools that will last a lifetime.

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Molz Wirtz-Wold (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LMHC, LPC

I specialize in supporting queer premarital and pre-commitment counseling. I believe in setting up the secure attachment foundation before making a big leap such as buying a house, getting married, or having a child can help folks navigate stressful moments without letting their reactions get in the way of caring for their partner's emotional needs.

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Kristen Genzano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

I have extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a structured approach to couples therapy anchored in the science of attachment and bonding. Through this lens we will work to create a secure foundation as you enter into a new phase of your relationship.

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Alexandra Leichter MSW, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Prepare Enrich Pre-Marital Counseling Certified Facilitator: This is a leading relationship program, built on a solid research foundation. It is custom tailored to for each couple and provides exercises to build relationship skills. I provide BOTH non-religious and religious based counseling. I am also happy to provide non Prepare Enrich premarital counseling.

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Christina Dunning, MS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In premarital counseling, I offer a safe space to explore values, to understand each other more deeply, to create open dialogue around potentially sensitive issues, and to practice ways of communicating that will support and nurture your relationship for the long term.

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Katie Woodward (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Preparing for marriage is an exciting, busy time. Premarital counseling offers a space to revisit the love that brought you to this new horizon. Together we will work to further strengthen your friendship, enhance your intimacy, develop empowering, healing patterns of communication, and ultimately prepare you for a life of shared passion, goals and values.

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Miranda Bayard-Clark, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Premarital counseling is a great investment to your relationship, and I support couples through this life stage. You will learn how to better communicate your needs resulting in more productive disagreements, and increase overall marital satisfaction. When engaged in premarital counseling, your union can begin and grow with healthy patterns established.

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