Premarital Counseling
Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling

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Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples to prepare for their futures, and potentially marriage. Premarital counseling can help to ensure that you and your partner are invested in maintaining a healthy, strong, and satisfying relationship.

Premarital counseling can help identify weaknesses of your relationship that could potentially become bigger problems during marriage-the key is to get down to the “nuts and bolts” of the relationship.

The decision to marry is one of the most important decisions in your life. And a healthy marriage creates a wholesome environment for healthy children as well as yourselves, making a good marriage the most important investment you will ever make.

That’s why it’s so important to get off to a good start by exploring your concerns and issues and hopes and dreams before you walk down the aisle. Marrying without pre-marital counseling is like setting out on a life-long journey without adequate planning and preparation. Recent research demonstrates that couples who receive pre-marital counseling fare much better than couples that don’t receive it. Pre-marital counseling is, quite simply, a smart thing to do!

What to Expect:

Pre-marital counseling is usually brief—two to five sessions. You and your fiancé will meet privately with one of our therapists to address your expectations, fears, hopes and dreams and any issues that have come up during the relationship. Because disappointment– unfulfilled expectations and wishes—is the main source of marital unhappiness and conflict, we focus on those areas in addition to assessing your communication, your attachment, your individual and relationship goals, your vision of marriage, and your ability to reach agreements, as well as other areas like money, sex, children, religion and family.

Your counselor will provide useful information during the sessions that will help you get your marriage off to a good start and improve the likelihood of your marriage thriving over the years.

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More About ...... Dr. Banafsheh Pezeshk, Psy.D. , QME

Dr. Banafsheh Pezeshk is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Med-Legal Psychology Evaluator specializing in disability evaluations, medical evaluations, Fit For Duty evaluations, treating traumas, addiction, mood disorders, and other mental health conditions and concerns.

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Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience..