Research shows that good premarital counseling helps couples build lasting marriages. Our experienced and credentialed therapists offer personalized, holistic counseling in a safe and supportive space, covering essential topics such as communication, intimacy, finances, and boundaries.
Building Us is a New Orleans premarital counseling service that helps couples explore common issues, learn new communication skills, and support each other before and after their wedding. Our 10-session program includes 6 premarital counseling sessions and 4 follow-up sessions to help you build a solid foundation for a healthy marriage. Sessions last 50 minutes and are scheduled based on your wedding timeline.
Premarital sessions cover a wide range of topics, including:
Marital roles and expectations
Sexual hopes and desires
Joint financial planning
Balancing careers, family, and children
Our follow-up sessions help couples navigate the first year of marriage, which can be full of new challenges and adjustments. We’ll be there to support you as you learn to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, and build a deeper connection with your spouse.
Session 1: Healthy Security – Building Trust
Assessing your relationship health
Discussion of healthy relationships
Exploration of secure marital love
Session 2: Healthy Connection – Building Intimacy
Creating and maintaining closeness and connection
Assessment of availability and responsiveness to each other
Session 3: Healthy Communication – Building Teamwork
Understanding why communication deteriorates
Using “Us” meetings
Communicating about tough subjects
Exploring our financial management plans
***As an add-on service, you can also meet with Erik Garcia, Certified Financial Planner
Session 4: Healthy Family Boundaries – Building Peace
Exploring family-of-origin patterns
Establishing a boundary around our marriage
Enjoying & Accommodating extended family
Session 5: Health Sexuality – Building Desire
Exploring expectations & desires
Identifying sexual hurts
Session 6: Healthy Vision – Building our Future
Balancing togetherness & separateness
Planning for children and change
Living with work stress
Session 7-10: (during first year) Healthy Negotiations – Building Problem Solving Skills
Finding Solutions & Building on Strengths
Fighting Fair & Repairing Injuries
Our New Orleans premarital counseling services are available through in-person and teletherapy appointments, so you can choose the modality that best suits your needs.
Contact us today to book an appointment or learn more about our solutions. We would be happy to help you start your journey towards a happy and fulfilling marriage.