Premarital / Newlyweds Therapy

A wedding is a day... a marriage is built across a lifetime. 

YES wedding planning can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience so planning for your future marriage can often get overlooked. The absolute best thing you can do right now is give yourself, your partner, and your future marriage the gift of a strong foundation. Research shows that couples who participate in premarital counseling are 31% less likely to divorce. Premarital counseling is not designed to decide whether or not you should get married, instead it helps you begin to lay a solid foundation which you can build the rest of your married life upon. Invest into the premarital process of exploring healthy communication tools, building a safe and secure bond, and start having marriage strengthening conversations now.  

Newly married? Maybe you already said "I do," but are still wanting to engage in couples therapy to help you begin laying a firm foundation to last you and your spouse a lifetime. Premarital counseling is available to couples who have been married two years or less. 

The premarital counseling is designed for any marriage- first, second or third, any age, any orientation. 

Cindy offers a psycho-education based curriculum that is founded on attachment science (aka the science of love) for premarital counseling but yet still ensures it is highly individualized to meet the unique needs of each couple. The couple will complete the online premarital SYMBIS Assessment and results will be discussed and processed together. Session topics will include: the understanding of adult bonding, marital expectations, communication, embracing differences, emotional and physical intimacy, finances,  personality similarities and differences, marital expectations, creating rituals and traditions and more. 

There is flexibility in scheduling the premarital counseling. This could look like individual 60 minute appointments to a one-day intensive. Cindy is happy to try to accommodate and meet your scheduling needs. 

Please reach out to Cindy Nelson at to learn more about premarital counseling services.