Premarital Counseling

The initial phase of a marriage relationship is full of mad love and infatuation. Each partner is more than willing to compromise and tolerate the other person. During this time, while both partners are eager to change, great habits and marriage culture are created.

 

Common Topics Discussed in Premarital Sessions

How premarital can help couples

In pre-marital counseling, the couple is encouraged to look at each other’s differences and have a sense of clarity in what they expect from each other. Common issues discussed are physical intimacy, finance, conflict resolution, and communication.

 

Here at Panahi Counseling, we use an assessment tool to highlight areas needing clarity and conversation. The role of pre-marital counseling is to help couples start their marriage strong with realistic expectations from each other.

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Common Questions

  • Working through the defensiveness and hurts.
  • Couples hearing each other in a supportive manner.
  • Couples finding hope and healing.
  • Therapist observing communication patterns in the session.
  • Therapist disrupting the unhealthy dynamic and offering input for alternative ways of relating.

The most common problem in marriage is lack of communication. Often times married people get stuck in an unhealthy pattern of communication that causes pain for both partners. In couples therapy, in a supportive manner, we help clients see their part in the relationship dysfunction and teach them to relate to each other in a healthy manner. When working with issues of infidelity, addiction, and financial challenges, we provide clients with concrete homework to apply outside therapy.

The initial phase of a marriage relationship is full of mad love and infatuation. Each partner is more than willing to compromise and tolerate the other person. However, it is during this time, while both partners are willing to change that great habits and marriage culture is created. In pre-marital counseling, the couple is encouraged to look at each other’s differences and have a sense of clarity in what they expect from each other. Issues of physical intimacy, finance, conflict resolution, and communication issues are discussed. we use an assessment tool to highlight areas needing clarity and conversation. The role of pre-marital counseling is to help couples start their marriage strong with realistic expectations from each other.

Presently we are in network with AetnaBlue Cross Blues Shield (PPO), and Cigna Behavioral Health. Clients also use their HSA Card or pay out-of-pocket for their session. See full description about insurance by clicking on the question.

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Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes.  Clients typically meet on a weekly or biweekly basis depending on the client’s needs. 

Fee: $175 for initial session and $150 the following sessions. Read more about the fees here.

  • Increase awareness of differences and similarities.
  • Develop a culture of openness to discuss difficult topics.
  • Enhance communication skills.
  • Clarify misunderstandings and expectations.
  • Therapist observing communication patterns in the session.

We are conveniently located near downtown Wheaton. Our address is: 128 S County Farm Rd, Suite C, Wheaton, IL 60187.

We also offer couples counseling

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