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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Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT, CCTP

Making the commitment to get married can be both exciting and stressful! I am here to support you on this journey. We will explore your values, dreams, and goals as well as your fears and insecurities. We will examine socio-cultural narratives about relationships to find what fits and what does not. We will identify patterns of interaction, strengthen your bond, and work to deepen your connection.

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C.J. Sanders (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

OR #T2235

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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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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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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Madeline Fox

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

We can look at marriage and unions as romantic decisions but I find that it is also helpful to view them as living and breathing contracts. What do you require from yourself and your partner in order to be satisfied by the relationship? I want to help you be clear about what you bring forward and what your partner does as well. What areas need to be expanded and what areas need to be shifted?

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Alexandra Leichter LCSW, LICSW, MSW (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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"Paisley" Jen Burrell (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LPC, LMFT

In premarital counseling, we will work on building a strong, healthy relationship by improving communication, resolving conflicts, and aligning financial goals. We will explore family dynamics, cultural backgrounds, and personal values to foster empathy and cooperation. Discussing intimacy and sexual expectations will enhance physical satisfaction. Counseling will also reinforce relationship strengths and address past challenges, laying a foundation for a resilient and enduring marriage.

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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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