Premarital Counseling in Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)—Premarital Counselors, Therapists

Premarital Counseling in Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)—Premarital Counselors, Therapists

Johanna and Alex are anxiously awaiting their wedding day. They’ve got everything planned to a T, from the venue to the food, music, and attire! They are both excited to finally say, “I do,” after 7 years together—but they also feel a little nervous. Both Johanna’s and Alex’s parents divorced when they were young; as a result, Johanna and Alex have always been wary of the possibility of marriage. But they’re also confident that they want to commit the rest of their lives to each other. And so, they decide to work with a premarital counselor.

“We know that love makes us vulnerable, but also that we are never as safe and strong as when we are sure we are loved.” –Sue Johnson

Premarital counseling helps couples like Johanna and Alex to work through current issues in their relationship and learn tools for resolving future issues. Couples, engaged or not, pursue premarital counseling as a precautionary effort to best prepare for the lifetime commitment of marriage.

If you and your fiancé (or significant other) are interested in premarital counseling, consider working with a premarital counselor at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom). Even if you and your partner feel completely ready for marriage, your premarital counselor can help you to build the strongest, healthiest relationship that can stand the tests of time. Call us today at (804) 980-7242 to schedule a premarital counseling appointment or find out more about the services at your local Thriveworks.

Can We Benefit from Premarital Counseling?

You might be on the fence about whether or not you need premarital counseling. The real question, though, is could you benefit from premarital counseling? If you and your partner are considering the possibility of marriage, we believe that you could benefit from working with a professional. Premarital counseling can help couples work through commitment issues, resolve long-standing issues in their relationship, and equip couples with tools for working through future conflicts that are sure to arise. A premarital counselor’s ultimate mission is to help you build a solid foundation for your future together.

Research shows that premarital counseling is effective in helping couples work through their marriage jitters and even helps to reduce divorce rates. Keep in mind that you do not have to be struggling with a serious issue right now to find value in premarital counseling. However, premarital counseling is the place to discuss current issues, of which might include:

  • Intimacy
  • Sex issues
  • Money problems
  • Differing political opinions
  • Role expectations
  • Visions for the future
  • Communication

If you’re newly engaged, or you and your partner are considering the prospect of marriage, consider working with a professional premarital counselor at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom). They can help you prepare your relationship for the next level commitment.

Receive Premarital Counseling at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)

The main mission at Thriveworks is to help people live happy and successful lives. For many people, that means building and maintaining a happy, healthy relationship that feels like home. We can help you build a strong foundation for your marriage. Give us a call at (804) 980-7242 to schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) premarital counselor.

You will speak with a scheduling specialist who will set you up with a premarital counselor at your earliest convenience. Our providers have extended hours available, including in the evenings and on the weekends, because they know that the normal daytime appointments are not realistic for many. Not to mention, it can be more difficult to schedule an appointment when there are multiple schedules that need to be accounted for, such is the case for premarital counseling. In addition, we accept most major insurance plans, which is another big part of our mission to offer you premium services.

Your soon-to-be (hopefully) premarital counselor is excited to work with you and your significant other. When you feel ready to schedule an appointment, we’re only a phone call away.

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