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You have reached the point to make the commitment to marry.  There are so many things to prepare for the wedding.  There are also other things that should be thought about, worked on, and discussed before the vows are taken.  Professional pre-marital therapy allows for the major areas of a marriage to be discussed.  It will also provide a basic plan for the marriage to begin on the proper footing.  This helps ensure a good start and can address issues before they become problems.  For couples already having some difficulties, this counseling could be essential.

Hours of Operation:
Daytime - Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Evening - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:
until 9 p.m.

Counseling Fees:
Although our customary fees for professional counseling are $125 an hour, we offer reduced fees based on a sliding scale, taking into consideration family income. Our fees run from $30 to $125 an hour. We do accept some insurance plans.

 

To make an appointment or to talk to one of our licensed counselors, call

The Prepare/Enrich Program
PREPARE/ENRICH is a carefully researched assessment that has been used for more than 35 years.  It has been taken by thousands of couples to analyze major areas of strength and weakness of the couple.  It then provides a report which is used as the plan for the counseling.  This report looks at major areas such as: communication, extended family, spiritual beliefs, money, and intimacy.  The therapist helps the couple to emphasize the strengths and identify the weaknesses so that their relationship can be addressed fully.

Special Pricing
The typical package consists of six sessions plus the time to take the assessment.  The package rate for this counseling is $425.  This pays for the assessment and the six sessions.  If it is determined during these sessions that additional sessions are needed, the standard rate for counseling will be charged.


Our Director of Counseling

John M. McLain, LMFT, is our Director of Counseling and our main therapist.  He has many years of experience and has helped many individuals and families.  He is an “Approved Supervisor” by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, helping other therapists.  He is a certified facilitator for the “Prepare-Enrich” pre-marital assessment.  He is married and has six children, three of which are adopted.  John has had a wide variety of personal experiences, including being in foster care as a child.  He understands how difficult life can be at times.

 

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