Premarital Counseling : Kate Murphy Therapy
Premarital counseling using Prepare/Enrich with Kate Murphy to increase the chances of satisfaction and success for couples in the early stages of marriage.
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Premarital Counseling



Whether you’ve been together for a short time or living together for years, getting married is big! Premarital counseling could be the best wedding gift you could give to each other. I’m glad you’re here researching options.


Why Premarital Counseling? 


1)  Deepen connection with your partner.

2)  Ensure you have talked about important topics such as finances, kids, spirituality.

3)  Learn effective communication and conflict resolution skills.

4)  Carve out an hour to an hour and half to focus on each other.


Premarital counseling increases the chances of satisfaction for couples in the early stages of marriage. The counseling sessions help keep your relationship on center stage because sometimes wedding planning takes over. If it does, you may find that you are arguing more, connecting less.


Call or email me to set up an informational phone conversation, a free 30-minute meeting to see if I am a good fit for the two of you, or to schedule a first full appointment.


More:  Premarital Counseling:  I Do! (blog post)

Pre-marital Counseling
Pre marital therapy

Core topics covered:

  • Awareness: Sharing Strength & Growth areas
  • Communication: Assertiveness & Active Listening
  • Personal Stress Profiles: Most Critical Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couple and Family of Origin Mapping
  • Scope out your Personality
Premarital counseling

Other topics covered based on couple preference:

  • Financial Management
  • Leisure Activities
  • Sex and Affection
  • Spiritual Beliefs
  • Marriage and Role Expectations
  • Children and Parenting
  • Same-Sex Couple Concerns

Same Sex Couples


Deciding to get married can hold unique challenges for our community. Talk about coming-out all over again!


Familiar Questions/Issues


  • Planning a small private ceremony because you want to avoid going public?
  • Have you dreamed of a big deal traditional wedding?
  • Do you invite Aunt Donna and does she even know you’re gay?
  • Will you be comfortable kissing each other in front of your parents?


If some of the above questions or issues feel familiar, we can make space to process.


I want you to have the wedding and marriage of your dreams. A wedding that is unique to the two of you. A day on your terms just the way your marriage should be.

Premarital Counseling
Ready to explore premarital counseling? Schedule a free 30-minute consultation.



The leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally. It is built on a solid research foundation and significantly improves a couple’s relationship. The program is custom tailored to a couple’s relationship and provides couple exercises to build their relationship skills.

Premarital Counseling Fee:


$225 per session. Program consists of 6 sessions. Includes an online couple assessment & 2 workbooks. You can choose a 50-minute or 75-minute session; no impact on session cost.


Meets the state requirement for a discounted marriage license fee. A certificate will be awarded at the completion of the counseling.

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”

Mignon McLaughlin

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”

Mignon McLaughlin