Prepare and Enrich Couples

While we put a great deal of effort into coursework, licensures, degrees, certifications, building skill sets, etc. to prepare for our best advantages in our professional and work lives, we often do not give the same attention to building skills that will support us in the most important partnership – our marriages. I work with engaged couples and married couples to enhance and build their skills so they increase their opportunity for a more successful, fulfilling and long- lasting marital commitment.

After a detailed online assessment, I meet with couples in a format arranged around their circumstances considering timing, resources and needs. A frequent schedule might be a one-hour session for 6 to 8 weeks. During this time, we:

  • look at areas of strength within the couple relationship
  • help the couple celebrate and learn to use these strengths when challenges arise within the relationship
  • examine where the couple may approach the relationship from different perspectives
  • help them to see the strength of each person's perspective
  • identify the pitfalls that can occur when perspectives clash with overall couple goals
  • examine many aspects of the relationship including, but not limited to:
    • financial issues
    • child rearing
    • socializing
    • intimacy
    • future plans
    • extended families
    • managing stress
    • effective communication.

Prepare and Enrich is a heavily researched program designed to support the needs of new couples and couples who have been married for many years. Together with my counseling skills, I work to give couples the best possible opportunity for a successful, healthy and meaningful marriage.