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

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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 Dover, DE 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 Dover 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.

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Premarital Counseling at Thriveworks in Dover

Premarital counseling can help couples address key issues before marriage, ensuring a strong foundation for their future together. At Thriveworks Dover, our experienced counselors are here to support you. Call us at (302) 365-8761 to schedule your appointment.

What is Premarital Counseling?

Premarital counseling focuses on preparing couples for marriage by addressing potential issues and building essential skills. At Thriveworks Dover, we concentrate on four core areas:

  • Developing communication skills
  • Identifying potential conflict areas
  • Learning how to confront and handle problems
  • Making decisions about the future

How Can Premarital Counseling Help?

Premarital counseling at Thriveworks Dover can assist you in several ways:

  • Communication: Improving how you and your partner communicate.
  • Conflict resolution: Learning to manage and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Future planning: Making informed decisions about finances, children, and other important topics.
  • Strengthening your relationship: Ensuring your relationship is strong and prepared for the future.

Common Topics in Premarital Counseling

In premarital counseling, we often discuss:

  • Common interests and activities
  • Role expectations
  • Communication
  • Religion and/or church
  • Marriage expectations
  • Budget and finance
  • Children and parenting
  • Sexuality
  • The need for space
  • Feelings of non-commitment and their sources
  • Current relationship concerns and how to overcome them

What to Expect in Premarital Counseling

Every couple’s journey is unique, and so is their counseling experience. At Thriveworks Dover, we tailor each session to meet your specific needs. This may include individual sessions followed by joint sessions, or starting with joint sessions right away.

Our goal is to help you and your partner prepare for a happy and successful marriage.

Book a Premarital Counseling Session at Thriveworks in Dover

Take the first step toward a strong and lasting marriage by scheduling a premarital counseling session at Thriveworks Dover. New clients often see their provider within 7 business days of their first call.

Contact us today to book your appointment and start building a solid foundation for your future together. (302) 365-8761

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Dover therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | BCBS

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Dover
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

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I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Read more I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Theresa Jan 2024
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I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Read more I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Dover Feb 2020
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Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Read more Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Dover Aug 2019
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Very Professional Staff!...Very Clean offices...and I appreciate the coffee.
Dover Aug 2019
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I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Read more I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Dover Aug 2019
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Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Read more Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Dover May 2019
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I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Read more I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Dover May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dover is located at 1326 S Governors Ave Suite A, Dover, DE 19904, at the intersection of Fiddlers Green.

Phone number

(302) 365-8761

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
  • French
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