Premarital Counseling

Mental Health Counseling & Therapy Services located in Hoboken and Teaneck, NJ

Premarital Counseling

About Premarital Counseling

Leading up to your wedding, premarital counseling helps you prepare for the unforeseen challenges that can come with marriage. The progressive, faith-based, and spiritual counselors at Hudson River Care and Counseling are ready to work with you and your fiancé at the offices in Hoboken and Teaneck, New Jersey. To get started with professional premarital counseling for yourself and your partner, call Hudson River Care and Counseling or request an appointment online today. 

Premarital Counseling Q&A

What is premarital counseling?

Geared toward couples that intend to get married, premarital counseling is a type of couples therapy that helps you prepare for marriage. Starting with a detailed premarital questionnaire for both partners, your counselor evaluates your individual traits and your traits as a couple. 

Your counselor at Hudson River Care and Counseling invites you to speak openly about topics related to your relationship and can help you identify areas where you and your partner might encounter conflict. They can then assist with communication and other important tools to prepare you for possible future disputes within the relationship. 

It’s rare for even the closest couples to share the exact same viewpoints on every topic. With pre-marriage counseling, you can find ways to compromise on topics of disagreement and ways to take advantage of your partnership’s strengths. 

What benefits can I gain from premarital counseling?

Premarital counseling can offer a variety of benefits to set the stage for a healthy marriage. You can expect the following benefits from premarital counseling at Hudson River Care and Counseling:

Effective communication strategies

Communication is the foundation of any healthy relationship, no matter how long you’ve been together. In premarital counseling, you’ll learn to express your concerns openly and compassionately with your partner and to make important decisions together. 

Optimism in your relationship

Premarital counseling can highlight the strengths in your relationship so you can better focus on the positive over the negative. 

Tools for conflict resolution

Conflict can arise in any long-term partnership, and premarital counseling teaches you the best practices for addressing your disagreements. 

Correction of unhealthy patterns

If there are any unhealthy patterns or discrepancies present in your relationship, your marriage counselor can help you identify and change them. 

Less anxiety around marriage and commitment

Many people feel anxious about marriage and other major life steps that come with it. Through marriage counseling, you can gain confidence and certainty about your upcoming commitment. 

Which topics does premarital counseling cover?

Premarital counseling sessions at Hudson River Care and Counseling cover a wide range of topics related to any marriage. You’ll discuss your and your partner’s viewpoints on:

  • Marital roles
  • Children and family
  • Finances
  • Shared activities
  • Fundamental beliefs and values

You and your partner don’t have to see eye to eye on every topic, but it’s important to recognize differences, set reasonable expectations, and find compromises. 

Hudson River Care and Counseling also provides marriage counseling so you can continue to maintain your healthy relationship after the ceremony and resolve any issues that may occur.

To get started on in-office or telehealth premarital counseling before your upcoming vows, call Hudson River Care and Counseling or use the online booking feature today.