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

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 Milford, CT 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 Milford 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?

Are you newly engaged? First off, congratulations! Second, let us help you build the happy, healthy marriage you have always dreamed of. We know that you’re probably wrapped up in wedding planning, in terms of your wedding dress, your venue, and your catering company. But we want to put another important and intriguing thought on your mind: premarital counseling.

Premarital counseling helps couples get ready for this lifelong and life-changing commitment. It can help those who are engaged, as we touched on above, as well as couples who are still deciding whether or not marriage is right for their relationship right now. In either case, the premarital counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven can help you.

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

If your goal is to create a lasting marriage that you adore, you’ve come to the right place. The premarital counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford know how important this commitment is; more importantly, they know how to help you build a marriage that lasts. To schedule a premarital counseling appointment, simply schedule online or give us a call at (248) 716-7057. We’re excited to hear from you and make a difference in your future.

What Is Premarital Counseling?

Premarital counseling is a form of therapy that aims to help couples best prepare their relationship for marriage. Premarital counseling, or as some call it pre marriage counseling, can give you and your partner the very best shot at marriage, as it will help you to build a strong, healthy relationship prior to tying the knot.

Premarital counseling is typically led by marriage and family therapists who are licensed providers. These professionals can also conduct marriage counseling and couples therapy; they have received degrees in counseling and some have worked to receive credentialing from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). In addition, some people choose to receive premarital counseling through their church.

How Can Premarital Counseling Help My Relationship?

The premarital counselors at our office can help you and your fiancé (or significant other) strengthen your relationship prior to marriage. This form of therapy proves to help a variety of couples, including those who are engaged to be married as well as those who are still exploring the idea of marriage. In any case, the following is often discussed in premarital counseling:

  • Financial situation
  • State of communication
  • Morals and values
  • Marital roles
  • Sex and intimacy
  • Desire to have kids
  • Conflict resolution
  • Valuable time together

In a nutshell, premarital counseling can help couples to improve pathways of communication, discuss plans for the future, and resolve conflict well. Additionally, premarital counseling can equip couples with the tools needed to work through future issues that may arise.

Schedule a Premarital Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford, CT

If you and your fiancé want to best prepare your relationship for marriage, or you and your significant other are talking about the possibility of marriage, consider working with a premarital counselor at Thriveworks. We can set you up with a skilled, caring professional who is eager to help you resolve the problems in your relationship and put your best foot forward going into marriage.

To schedule an appointment, simply give us a call at (203) 951-3871. A scheduling specialist will answer your call and then guide you through the simple scheduling process we have set in place. Keep in mind that we offer extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends. Additionally, we have a flexible cancellation policy, which states that you can cancel or reschedule your appointment with no penalty as long as you give us a few days’ notice. Also, we accept most major insurance plans.

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 Milford therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Milford
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

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I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
Read more I am so very happy with my therapist. Very nice understanding caring and supporting me on my journey to feel better. Thank you so much for all your help !!
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Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Read more Gina is an incredibly skilled and talented clinician. She has the unique gift of making clients immediately feel safe and understood even upon first meeting. Her passion for the work is palpable. Her knowledge is vast and her approach is sensitive, gentle, supportive and compassionate, yet direct. Gina helped me navigate a tremendously challenging time in my life and afforded me the confidence to pursue personal goals that had initially felt unattainable. She taught me tangible skills to navigate anxiety and feelings of overwhelm during our work together and our sessions were always insightful and productive. Gina will lead you on a path to self discovery without all of the therapy lingo and jargon and will always help you to feel as though you’re the expert on your own life- because you are. I couldn’t recommend Gina more. A true diamond in the rough!
Milford Jun 2022
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I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Read more I just can’t thank Mimi enough for all the support and guidance she has provided me. She has helped me through some difficult times and gave me the tools I need to continue to grow.
Milford Jan 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Milford is located at 70 Cherry St, Milford, CT 06460, between Plymouth Place and Governors Ave.

Phone number

(203) 902-3647

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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