Premarital Counselors in Alexandria, VA—Counseling, Therapy

Premarital Counselors in Alexandria, VA—Counseling, Therapy

Some couples, especially those who have been together for 5+ years, don’t question the next step: marriage. Others, of course, have their reservations about the whole marriage thing—they question whether it’s right for them and their relationship.

Believe it or not, both instances above can necessitate premarital counseling. In other words, both couples that are sure about marriage and those who are still contemplating this life-long commitment can benefit from meeting with a premarital counselor.

“Make it your goal to create a marriage that feels like the safest place on earth.”

–Greg Smalley

Premarital counseling is designed to help couples understand whether marriage is right for them (now or ever), as well as build a solid foundation for their relationship moving forward. The premarital counselors at Thriveworks Alexandria are experts on marriage and are trained to assist engaged couples as well as those who are still contemplating marriage. If you and your partner are talking about taking this next step, consider working with a Thriveworks Alexandria premarital counselor. You can call today to schedule an appointment.

What Is Accomplished in Premarital Counseling?

Again, premarital counseling can help any couple that is, at the very least, considering marriage. Regardless of where you are in terms of making this commitment, a premarital counselor can help you and your significant other decide if your relationship is ready for marriage—and if it isn’t ready right now, whether it might be in the future! Additionally, a premarital counselor can help you and your partner explore how your relationship dynamic might change when you make the commitment of marriage and how you can properly address issues that might arise.

The Thriveworks Alexandria premarital counselors want to help you and your partner build a solid foundation for your relationship. If you’re worried about taking this next step or there’s a challenge that you and your partner need to resolve before marriage is viable, you can find the help you need in premarital counseling. Here are some common challenges that are commonly talked about:

  • Lack of intimacy
  • Career plans
  • Parenting roles
  • Relationship dynamic
  • Visions for the future

For example, say your relationship has been lacking intimacy and you aren’t sure why or how to address this problem. A premarital counselor can help you understand what’s getting the way of maintaining this crucial component of your relationship as well as how you can continue to do so in marriage. Regardless of the problem that’s plaguing your relationship, a premarital counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria can step in and make a meaningful difference.

See a Premarital Counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria

We want you to be excited and confident about taking this big step in your relationship. We also want to help you ensure it will be a successful next step in your relationship. If you and your partner are thinking about getting married, consider working with a premarital counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria. These professionals have unique training, expertise, and experience that will help them help you. The end result will hopefully be a happy, healthy marriage.

If you’re ready to schedule, give us a call at (703) 348-3059. A scheduling specialist will help you get all set up and answer any questions you may have about how Thriveworks differs from other counseling practices. For example, we offer flexible scheduling options including evening and weekend availability. Additionally, we accept many different major insurance plans.

We look forward to beginning this journey with you and helping you to create a happy, healthy marriage. We hope to hear from you soon so we can get started!

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