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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 Wyomissing, PA 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 Wyomissing 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?

Is the sound of wedding bells in your future? Are you contemplating getting engaged and married, but unsure? These are huge decisions that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Call Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing.

We can help you make these big decisions.

Preparing for a wedding can be exciting, but also stressful too. Don’t overlook the most important detail. It’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of picking a wedding dress, cake, and invitations, and planning all the music. But at the end of the wedding day, what is the most important detail of all? Is this person right for you? We want to help you with that detail. Whatever brought you to this page, we are glad you found us.

Why Pre-Marital Therapy?

Marriage is not easy; it is hard work and many of them fail. The statistics are against you. Don’t let that happen to you. The key is to be prepared and committed. Get counseling, coaching, and direction before you take that leap. Some faith based officials require that you go through premarital counseling before they perform a ceremony. They want you to have a strong foundation and so do we.

It is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. Studies have shown that premarital counseling can help alleviate anxiety and fears. It does not mean you have a problem. It means you are wise enough and mature enough to be prepared. No matter what age you are or socioeconomic status, it is an excellent decision and you and your relationship are worth it.

How Can Thriveworks-Reading/Wyomissing Help?

At Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing, we have experienced, credentialed, licensed, and professional counselors and life coaches that can meet with you and your loved one to help you decide what is best for the two of you. There are assessments and instruments that can help determine if the two of you are a good match and we can help give you additional information to make the best informed decision for the both of you. We want to help you prepare for the future. We can help you explore potential sources of future stress in your upcoming marriage and help you take the steps to prepare for them, and address them before they become a problem. We understand that you may be nervous to find out if you are compatible or not. You might love the person despite what anyone says. However, even if you find that you may be not be the best match in some areas, we can assist you in how to work those issues out before you get married and afterwards.

We can give you the tools to succeed because in any marriage, problems will arise. We can help you identify problems areas. We can also give you strategies and techniques to tackle challenges in your future such as role expectations, communication, finances and budgeting, recreation and leisure activities, religion and cultural differences, family planning, future parenting, intimacy and sexuality, handling occupations and careers, in laws, holidays, and social lives outside of the relationship, among many other things.

Get some direction in this very important life journey. You are at a critical crossroad. This decision can determine the path for the rest of your life. Stop and get a map. Don’t just be another statistic. Choose to take the time and energy to prepare. Let us help guide you and navigate the curvy and bumpy road ahead. Let us give you some directions and tips for along the way. Be safe. It’s a long road trip! “Let’s get thriving!”

Sincerely,
Your Team at Thriveworks Reading Counseling

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 Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 32 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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 really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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mary Feb 2024
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Reading Jun 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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