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Premarital Counseling Denver, CO

Premarital and Pre-Commitment Counseling 

Premarital Counseling
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Premarital Counseling at Lone Wolf Psychological Services

If you are about to get married or thinking about a deeper commitment to your partner, premarital counseling is the best investment you can make to strengthen your relationship!
 
Premarital counseling is for couples that are doing well and want to make minor adjustments or reaffirm their decision for further commitment. Relationships are complex and our premarital assessment will help identify areas you may not realize need attention and highlight your strengths as a couple. It allows you to feel confident that you and your partner have the skills to navigate life's challenges as a team. 

During this process you and your partner will meet with one of our well trained couples therapists for a first session to learn about your relationship story. Then your therapist will provide an assessment that has been shown to help strengthen relationships. The next few sessions will be spent reviewing the assessment and addressing any growth areas that emerge. This type of counseling is designed to be brief and typically lasts 3 – 8 sessions.  
 
We are currently offering in person sessions at our Wash Park office and virtual sessions. 

What Topics are Commonly Discussed

  • Family
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Family Planning
  • Finances 
  • Sex
  • Spirituality 
  • Goals and Values
  • Wedding Planning Stressors 

Who Attends Premarital Therapy

  • Couples who are doing well but want to make sure they are on the right track
  • Couples moving in together 
  • Couples contemplating engagement
  • Engaged couples 
  • Couples planning a wedding
  • Newlyweds
  • Non-religious premarital counseling

Why Premarital Counseling is Important

If your relationship already feels like it is pretty healthy and normal why would I attend premarital counseling? This is often a question couples ask when contemplating all of the other wedding expenses they have to cover during this time. However, research supports that premarital counseling is correlated with increased marriage satisfaction and decreased chance of divorce. And isn't the whole point of getting married about the marriage?
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Even the healthiest relationships can benefit from a third party expert talking them through how to make relationships satisfying long term. Often healthy couples say "We are so in love now, I want this feeling to last the whole marriage." Thats exactly what makes premarital counseling important! It takes the love you already have, identifies hurdles to the love continuing, and provides instruction on how other happy couples keep the love going throughout the years. It is much easier to keep a relationship on track than to correct a relationship that goes off the rails. 
If you feel very committed to your relationship but feel like you are starting to notice some issues you want to address, that is completely normal! Relationship  concerns especially arise during times of transition such as moving in together, planning a wedding, starting a family, or having issues with you family. Premarital counseling can help you identify your strengths to lean on during these times and help you reconnect to your partner, so you can communicate through these stressful times!  

Who Should not Attend Premarital Counseling? 

If you and your partner are experiencing significant relationship issues or stressors, couples counseling at Lone Wolf Psychological Services may be a better choice. It will allow for more time and focus on the specific issues that need to be addressed.


If wedding planning or other issues related to a deeper commitment with your partner are creating distress
individual relationship counseling at Lone Wolf Psychological Services can be beneficial. individual therapy will allow for you to have time to focus on what are your own anxieties and what aspects you may want to discuss with your partner in premarital counseling or couples counseling.


Relationships and commitment can bring up unresolved issues and you may need additional support during this time. If you are unsure what would be the best choice at this time book a phone consultation and we will help find the best fit for your individual needs.     
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