Marital & Premarital Counseling
Please know that we respect your wish for safety and convenience, and we offer all therapy services via a HIPAA compliant teletherapy platform, if that is what you prefer.
Research shows that those who attend premarital counseling were better off than 80% of couples who decided against counseling
(Carlson et al., 2012).
Also, couples who attend therapy after they are married report increased satisfaction, communication skills, and reduction of negative conflict .
(Hicks et al., 2004)
The Kendal Clinic is committed to serving couples who are in the process of getting ready for marriage with outstanding evidence-based premarital resources.
Our Premarital education consists of five 90-minute sessions with the engaged couple and two marriage counselors. Each session will revolve around a common premarital issue (e.g. communication, money, intimacy), but will be ultimately tailored to each couple and their needs.
Cost of the program: $1997
Optional parenting or step-parenting module will discuss common pitfalls of blending families, and will consist of two 90 minute sessions. Additional cost: $750
Additional 90 minute sessions (if needed): $275
What is included:
Your sessions will be led by two marriage counselors and will include administration and scoring of Prepare/Enrich, a “gold standard” tool of assessing couples.
Please note that premarital education is not a medical condition, and as such it is not covered by medical insurance. We are committed to making this program accessible to everyone, so please inquire about reduced fees, if needed.
Carlson, R., Daire, A., Munyon, M., Young, M., & Carlson, R. (2012). A Comparison of Cohabiting and Noncohabiting Couples Who Participated in Premarital Counseling Using the PREPARE Model. Family Journal, 20(2), 123–130. doi:10.1177/1066480712441588
Hicks, M., McWey, L., Benson, K., & West, S. (2004). Using What Premarital Couples Already Know to Inform Marriage Education: Integration of a Gottman Model Perspective. Contemporary Family Therapy, 26(1), 97–113. doi: 10.1023/B:COFT.0000016915.27368.0b”