Pre-Marital Therapy

Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator & SYMBIS Facilitator

Congratulations on your engagement and planning your life together! One of the most essential steps to planning for your wedding is making the time to plan beyond the wedding and set your marriage up for success.

Benefits of Pre-Marital Counseling

Learn more about yourself and your relationship


Identify mutual goals and shared meaning


Improve communication skills to better express your needs/wants


Avoid potential conflict areas or common pitfalls

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Plan Beyond the Wedding Program

        8 sessions 

2 assessment sessions (80 minutes each) 

6 topic area sessions (50 minutes each)

Plan Beyond the Wedding Resource Packet/Workbook

One premarital online assessment link

Your choice of:


               Online assessment (about 20 minutes)

               10 page couple report includes

               - strength/growth areas

               - relationship dynamic chart

               - couple/family map

               - personality assessment (similar to the Big 5 personality test)

                Learn more about Prepare/Enrich here 


           SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts)

               Online assessment (about 30 minutes)

               15 page couple report with

               descriptions & personalized insights of your

               - relationship dynamics

               - money methods

               - personality styles

               - fight types/talk styles

                Learn more SYMBIS here 


Tune Up Before the Wedding Program

3 sessions 

Initial session (80 minutes)

2 topic area sessions (50 minutes each)

Plan Beyond the Wedding Resource Packet/Workbook

Investment Packages

Plan Beyond the Wedding Program (8 sessions) = $800

Tune Up Before the Wedding Program (3 sessions) = $375

For each additional 50 minute pre-marital session = $120 each

The fee is broken down at the end of each session and you have 6 months to complete the package prior to being charged the full amount.


Ready to move forward?

Yay! You are ready to dedicate time with each other, highlight your strengths, deepen your awareness and connection, and being intentional with your relationship.


You can schedule your initial pre-marital session by clicking here                    

or emailing me your upcoming availability so we can find a good time.

To get us started, please also email me: 

- your name + email address

- your partner’s name + email address

- your choice of full Plan Beyond the Wedding program or the Tune Up Before the Wedding program

- your preference in either of the online assessments

Prior to our first session, you will complete/sign new client forms online and receive a link to the virtual session via email. I look forward to getting started!

Still unsure or have more questions?

You can email me or schedule online for a free 15 minute phone consultation or email me with your questions!



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Common Topic Areas

Getting on the same page -

strength and growth areas


Building a solid foundation for marriage - expectations and habits for success


Managing & repairing conflict together -

cycles of harmony, disharmony, and repair


Blending two families –

family relationships, values and expectations


Dreaming together –

goals and priorities

Managing life together –

roles and balance

Cultivating lasting connection–

affection, intimacy, and sex


Planning for children and adjusting parenting roles

Frequently Asked Questions

What can we expect from each pre-marital session?

The initial session will be us getting started by exploring your relationship story, highlighting your strengths, reviewing any pre-marital assessment you completed, and collaborating on future topic areas that we will dive deeper into as we move forward. Each topic area session will focus on one area of your relationship - including discussion, techniques, activity together in session, and possibly homework assigned.

Does this pre-marital program qualify for the Twogether in Texas benefit?

The Plan Beyond the Wedding program qualifies for Twogether in Texas benefits! This means that upon completion of the pre-marital program, each couple (who are residents of Texas) will receive a certificate to present to a Texas county clerk for up to $60 off their marriage license fee and waives the 72-hour waiting period.​ *The tune up (3 session) program does not qualify.

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Abby Van Egdom, LMFT-A
637 W. 18th Street, Houston, TX 77008

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