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Premarital Counseling From a Specialist in Spokane, WA

Just got engaged? Congratulations!

Been dating your partner for a while and are ready to take the next step? That’s great!

At Aces Integrative Therapy, we understand that embarking on a new chapter in your relationship can be both exciting and terrifying. Preparing for a lifetime commitment involves more than just planning the perfect wedding; it requires a strong foundation for a fulfilling and lasting partnership. Our premarital counseling services are designed to support couples in Spokane, Washington, as they cultivate the skills and insight to navigate the joys and challenges of married life together.

What to Expect From Our Premarital Counseling

Couples therapy requires a delicate approach. With specialized training in Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gottman Level 1, PREPARE/ENRICH facilitation, and other valuable tools, Aislinn Noone brings a wealth of knowledge to guide you and your partner through your highs and lows. Premarital counseling at our practice includes:

  • Providing you with a safe and supportive space to explore challenges and cultivate a deeper sense of security within yourselves and your relationship
  • Identifying your strengths and areas for growth as a couple, empowering you to address potential challenges proactively
  • Integrating different therapeutic modalities to explore and address various aspects of your relationship in productive ways

Through interactive exercises and discussions, you will gain strategies to enhance communication, resolve conflicts constructively, and build a foundation of trust before you solidify your relationship through marriage. Working with a premarital therapist, you can discuss expectations with your partner that will help better prepare both of you for marriage.

So if these sound like you…

  • You and your partner have arguments that don't get resolved
  • You feel like you're always the one who has to compromise to keep the peace
  • You're concerned about how your partner's financial situation will affect you as a married couple
  • You're worried about losing affection or having a diminished sex life after marriage
  • You want to find healthier ways to resolve conflict
  • You want to resolve religious or financial differences
  • You want to define your marital roles and expectations

…Then premarital counseling can be a great benefit to both you and your partner.

The intimate nature of marriage requires that you talk to your partner about everything, no matter how awkward or uncomfortable. Premarital counseling will help you learn how to be a better listener, and how to make your voice and your needs be heard in a productive and positive manner.

Premarital counseling will also show you how to handle conflict in your marriage. When you live with someone, you will have arguments ranging from the very mundane to more serious issues. How you argue will be a part of the story of how you are as a couple. Learn how to de-escalate arguments and how to fight fairly, so you don't cause emotional pain from things you said that you'll never be able to take back.

In premarital counseling, we will likely bring up topics that you've discussed with your partner previously, as well as subjects you hadn't considered before. This fresh perspective from an objective third party will uncover new details from your partner. This is also an excellent time for us to find unexpected areas where you disagree, and give you the tools to handle possible future conflict.

Reach Out Today

Premarital counseling services at Aces Integrative Therapy in Spokane can equip you with the tools you need to create a partnership that stands the test of time. Whether you are newly engaged or still discussing tying the knot, reach out today to learn how we can help.