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Discover how starting therapy with a 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 The Woodlands, 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 The Woodlands 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?

Emily and Sandra have been dating for three years and have begun asking themselves if marriage is in their future. Ben and Danielle have been engaged for almost a year now, but they keep putting off the wedding. Danielle is pushing to have it soon, but Ben is wondering if he’s ready for marriage. Cassidy and Jack have sent out invitations, chosen the cake, and ordered the flowers; now they want to prepare their hearts for a life-time commitment.

Premarital counseling at The Woodlands, TX, can meet all of those scenarios. There are a lot of preconceived notions about who goes to premarital counseling and what the purpose of premarital counseling is. It’s not just for hesitant or struggling couples, and it’s not just for confident couples. It’s for both and everyone in between!

Whatever your questions or feelings around marriage, they are valid, and our The Woodlands therapists would love to walk with you through the doubts, excitement, questions, and celebrations. Wherever you and your partner are at in your marriage journey, The Woodlands premarital counselors can help you grow together and build a bright future.

For more information or to schedule an appointment today, call us at 281-667-9790.

What Is Premarital Counseling?

Premarital counseling in The Woodlands, TX, will meet you where you are at and go at your pace. Counseling is about you, not us, and our premarital counseling sessions will reflect our client-centered philosophy.

In our years of experience and training, we’ve found five key areas that are prominent in most couples’ premarital counseling sessions:

  1. Address any underlying problems such as trust issues, unmet need, and differing visions for the future.
  2. Develop essential communication skills.
  3. Identify potential future conflicts.
  4. Put plans into place to handle those conflicts.
  5. Cultivate trust, love, and respect.

The premarital counseling sessions in The Woodlands can address much more than just those areas! These are just a good jumping off point for many counselors. Our premarital therapists are flexible and will constantly be evaluating where you and your partner are at in your relationship and what could be done to best serve you.

What Does Premarital Counseling Look Like?

Premarital counseling can increase your likelihood of happiness and longevity in marriage by 30%, research says. Premarital counseling in The Woodlands isn’t just about the past and present, it’s about the future.

While our therapists will always work with you and your partner in structuring a session, our discussions might include:

  • Common Interests and Activities
  • Role Expectations
  • Communication
  • Religion and/or Church
  • Marriage Expectations
  • Budget and Finance
  • Children and Parenting
  • Sexuality
  • The Need for Space
  • Satisfaction in a marriage
  • Feelings of non-commitment and identifying where they stem from
  • Current concerns you have about the relationship and how to overcome them
  • Should we go through with marriage?

There is a stigma around premarital counseling that it is only for struggling couples, or that going will end up hurting your relationship more than strengthening it. And it’s true that premarital counseling can be uncomfortable at times. However, it is always better to face this uncomforted now then years down the road when you are already in a marriage. Every relationship struggles, goes through rough patches, and has weaknesses. This is part of being and loving a human! It is nothing to be ashamed of, only something to be aware of. More than anything, premarital counseling is a show of united strength. By committing to premarital counseling, you are telling your partner: I love you, and I’m willing to face myself to grow closer to you.

The Woodlands, TX counselors understand the weight of the decision to attend counseling. It’s a commitment of time, money, and energy, and it’s a commitment to the future of your relationship. The Woodlands counselors thank you for the courage and strength it takes to consider counselor, and we look forward to meeting you both!

To get more information or to schedule an appointment today, call 281-667-9790.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our The Woodlands therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at The Woodlands
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Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
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I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
Read more I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
The Woodlands May 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Woodlands is located off Woodlands Parkway close to The Cheesecake Factory and Barnes and Noble. There is a 3 story garage behind those two stores and the closest place to park. Leave the garage and head to the back entrance of The Pottery Barn where there is a hallway with stairs and an elevator to the 2nd floor. Come through the glass doors and Thriveworks is the first office on the right!

Phone number

(281) 984-6849

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • Arabic
  • English
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