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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting premarital counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Our therapists in Bastrop are booked, but we have 42 other therapists in TX available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Premarital counseling

What is Premarital counseling?

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for and build a happy, successful marriage. Premarital therapists at Thriveworks in Bastrop, TX can help couples develop essential communication skills, identify potential conflict areas, and learn how to manage their specific relationship issues.

How does Premarital counseling work?

When you and your partner begin premarital counseling, your counselor will want to get to know you both as well as your relationship. In order to accomplish this, they will ask questions around the following:

  • Common interests and activities
  • Marital expectations
  • Budget and Finance
  • Children and parenting
  • Intimacy

If there is a particular area that they feel needs to be explored further (for example, you note that you and your partner have very different spending habits and views on money), they’ll guide the conversation in the given direction.

Is Premarital counseling conducted in person or online?

Premarital counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does Premarital counseling last?

Generally speaking, Thriveworks premarital counseling in Bastrop typically lasts for 8-10 weeks. This, however, can vary depending on the counselor’s approach as well as the clients’ preferences and needs. For example, some couples might request additional sessions to work through problem areas that they’ve identified in their relationship, pre-wedding.

Need more help deciding?

There’s a lot of excitement that leads up to getting married. First and foremost, you’re about to exchange vows with your favorite person in the whole world. You have lived life separately up until this point, and now you want to intertwine your futures.

Ideally, you should grow old together and have an incredible time along the way.

But before you can get into any of that, you have wedding day preparations. Invitations. Seating arrangements. Cake tastings. Honeymoon locations to pick out. Formalwear to buy or rent. And let’s hope the bridal party doesn’t get too crazy during the reception.

In all of the planning and deciding, you might forget that the getting ready phase should be about more than just one single day. You should also be preparing for what it means to spend your life with another human being in wedded bliss.

Don’t make the mistake that many happy young couples make, which is assuming that present relationship enjoyment ensures that everything will always be smooth sailing. This is NEVER the case. Even if you two never share a cross word for the entirety of your marriage, plenty of other hardships and challenges are certain to arise, and it’s important that you’re not caught unprepared.

Meet with one of our skilled premarital counselors at Thriveworks Bastrop who have worked with couples in all stages of relationships — someone who can help give you the skills you need for the happiest, most satisfying relationship possible.

What is Premarital Counseling Like?

We do things a little differently here. Many counseling offices operate off an answering machine and a waiting list, but we have people ready to answer the phone at all times to help you find our next available session time — usually within 24 hours of your call to us.

For the little bit of time you’ll be in our waiting room (only a few minutes, usually — our sessions start on time, if not as early as you arrive), we provide you with reading material, refreshments and a way to charge your phone.

Once the session starts, your counselor will spend time getting to know you and your significant other. We’ll talk about any past or ongoing relationship issues you’ve had, and from there start to teach you communication techniques that will enable you both to discuss whatever you’re going over in a calm, judgment free manner, so that you can deal with the actual issue instead of resorting to an argument.

Premarital counseling is your marriage cheat-sheet, in a way. It’s your opportunity to anticipate and work through issues before they’re even a problem. Why not figure all of this stuff out now when you’re so thrilled to be together, instead of down the road when frustrations turn into yelling matches and resentment. Why not do your best to prevent all of that by examining these concerns now, calmly, with a professional who wants what’s best for you?

Some topics you will discuss with your premarital counselor include:

  • Communication styles
  • Relationships with extended family
  • Plans for having children
  • Shared interests
  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Finances, budgeting and debt
  • Home ownership vs. rental
  • Holiday travel expectations
  • Long-term intentions and goals
  • Household duties
  • Spending time alone and together
  • And many more

Thriveworks Bastrop Premarital Counseling is Here for You

Our counselors are innovators in the mental health industry and have been featured in numerous news outlets such as CNN, The Boston Globe, Prevention, Chicago Tribune, Counseling Today and more. Many of our therapists also accept insurance for their services, and offer evening, weekend or even online counseling appointments to best meet your needs and lifestyle.

So, if you’re looking for a premarital counseling service in the Bastrop, Texas, area that can help establish crucial skills for a long, healthy marriage, look no further. You’ve found us. Now let’s get started.

Contact us today and meet your counselor as soon as you’d like. We look forward to watching your relationship grow!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Bastrop therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Bastrop
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Bastrop reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Read more I have to say hands down Sheena is the best all around at skillfully helping those she works with to find peace and closure as well as the right healthy perspective needed
Bastrop Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Trustworthy and reliable! Always felt like a priority with the services. Thank you!
Bastrop Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Read more Kris Fredericksen has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I have progressed in leaps and bounds since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.
Bastrop Oct 2017
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★★★★★
This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Read more This office is set up professionally. It is welcoming and quiet. No waiting is very nice. has a great reputation.
Bastrop Mar 2017
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★★★★★
Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Read more Thrive is a great service and my counselor is excellent. Having found this place is making a huge difference in my life and how I am approaching things. Service has been friendly and helpful, as far as administrative side. I would highly recommend Thrive to anyone.
Bastrop Mar 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

The Bastrop Thriveworks office is located on College Street which is the feeder road of Highway 71E close to the downtown area, between Highway 95 and the Colorado River. It is housed in the Bastrop Professional Building nestled between Advanced Pain Care and Austin Retina in Suite E.

Phone number

(512) 601-5809

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
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