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Premarital Counseling

Healthy Minds NYC -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Healthy Minds NYC

Adult Psychiatrists & Licensed Psychotherapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Strengthening your relationship before you tie the knot can significantly impact the quality and longevity of your marriage. Our experienced team at Healthy Minds NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, offers personalized premarital counseling especially designed for busy New Yorkers who find it difficult to schedule time for appointments. Our relationship experts use the highly effective Prepare/Enrich® assessment tool to identify your strengths and areas of growth as a couple. Learn more about the benefits of premarital counseling by contacting the office in New York City using the online booking tool today.

Premarital Counseling Q & A

What is premarital counseling?

Premarital counseling involves services that help you and your partner build a healthy and satisfying marriage.

The marriage preparation program offered at Healthy Minds NYC can reinforce your strengths as a couple. The team of therapeutic specialists can also teach you how to overcome the unique challenges you face in your relationship.

We use a variety of relationship counseling methods, including psychotherapy, to help you work through any issues you have before you walk down the aisle and to build a solid foundation for a long-term relationship.

What happens during premarital counseling?

At Healthy Minds NYC, we set you and your partner up for success in marriage by using the Prepare/Enrich online relationship assessment. First we identify your relationship strengths so we can help you increase satisfaction by building on what you do best. Then we support you with tools and coaching in the areas where you can grow before tying the knot.

The Prepare/Enrich assessment tool has been a leading resource for over 35 years and is instrumental in building a solid foundation between you and your partner.

Based on the results of your assessment, our team works with you to customize a counseling plan that addresses important areas like:

  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Financial management
  • Sexual intimacy
  • Spiritual beliefs
  • Personal stress
  • Children and parenting
  • Personality and role differences
  • and more!

Our providers use a combination of tools, including assessments, education, workbook exercises, and other helpful resources to enhance all areas of your relationship before marriage.

How many premarital counseling sessions do we need?

Most premarital counseling plans include four 90-minute sessions or a one-time 90-minute session with our trained relationship expert. Alternatively, we do offer premarital counseling through weekly 45-minute counseling sessions as well with a couples therapist. You can expect to work privately with your experienced relationship coach, who has extensive training in marriage and family therapy, talking through any issues or questions you have about your relationship before you get married.

The Healthy Minds NYC team enjoys making the time dynamic and focusing on discussing the topics you’re most interested in exploring. They can also accommodate the diversity of couples from all walks of life. If you have specific concerns about differences in cultural or religious backgrounds, the team will honor your needs.

When you complete your marriage counseling sessions, you receive a certificate of completion and the confidence that you’re ready for marriage.

If you’re just starting to plan your wedding, schedule a premarital counseling consultation online with Healthy Minds NYC today.

What do couples say about premarital counseling at Healthy Minds NYC?

Learn why couples who seek premarital counseling at Healthy Minds NYC regularly refer their friends and family to our relationship coaches by checking out below what our clients say about the program:

"Amazing. We felt very comfortable speaking with Chanel and walked away with tangible tools to improve our relationship and have a healthy marriage. I wish we had more sessions!" - Kwadwo

"Overall I found this to be a great way for us to prepare for marriage in a thoughtful and intentional way. I feel like the skills and tools we learned will help us to navigate inevitable future challenges in a way that is constructive, healthy, and ultimately brings us closer." - Sarah

"We loved working with Chanel. Her tools, perspective, clarity, and guidance had connective tissue that made it all make sense. We were lucky to have been able to work with Chanel." - Tiyisha

"Great premarital counseling experience with Chanel! She was thoughtful, non-judgemental, easy to talk to, and offered valuable insights on how we can build a strong marriage. She asked great questions that allowed us to uncover deeper themes for discussion. After our two-hour virtual session, she also sent over additional resources and eexercises for us to further dive into the topics covered. Would definitely look to Healthy Minds NYC in the future for any additional counseling needs." - Hannah