PLAN BEYOND THE WEDDING
Pre-marital counseling for pre-engaged, engaged, and newlywed couples in Texas
Congratulations on planning your life together! One of the most essential steps is making the time to plan beyond the wedding and set your marriage up for lasting, meaningful connection.
Move from investing only in the wedding to also strengthening your marriage!
Plan Beyond the Wedding Options
Plan Beyond the Wedding Program
Online Personalized Pre-Marital Counseling
Intro: Relationship Story & Planning
Topic 1: Foundations for Marriage
Topic 2: Friendship & Intimacy
Topic 3: Communication
Topic 4: Managing Life Together - chores, finances, parenting
Topic 5: Solving Problems & Repair
Topic 6: Maintaining Connection & Shared Meaning
Each session includes:
discussion questions, activities, resources, & homework
Included in Package
- 6 hours of pre-marital counseling
- Free 50 minute virtual intro session
- Plan Beyond the Wedding resource packet
* Option for online pre-marital assessment if requested
One Day Premarital Counseling Program
Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM - break for lunch)
* Inquire for other scheduling options
Plan Beyond the Wedding Package = 750
Additional Pre-Marital session (50/80 min) = $125/$175
Anniversary Connection Session (80 min) = $225
Joining Bridging Newlyweds Group discount = $50 off
Plan Beyond the Wedding Workshop
Online live workshop with up to 6 couples
4 Hour Workshop
- Relationship History & Foundations for Marriage
- Communication & Repair
- Maintaining Connection & Shared Meaning
Included in Workshop
- Online live 4 hour workshop
- Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work couples guide
- Plan Beyond the Wedding resource packet
Plan Beyond the Wedding Workshop = 250
Online monthly resources & community
Monthly Newlywed Group Sessions (12 sessions)
1.5 hour video chat session with up to 6 couples
Each session includes: topic with an activity & discussion
Included in Package
- Staying intentional after the wedding
- Practicing new relational skills
- Connecting with other couples in the same life stage
1st Friday of the month at 7:00 PM
(Waitlist open for starting October 6)
Newlywed Group = 50 per group
Pre-Marital Counseling Takeaways
Deep Connection & Friendship
Tools & Skills to Navigate Life Toether
Shared Goals & Meaning as a Team
How do I know if you are the right fit for me/us?It is strange to be searching online for a therapist! Pre-marital counseling is an investment and so is your relationship. I typically work with clients who are longing for deep and satisfying relationships - with their partner and themselves. The clients I am the best therapist for are the ones that are wanting more for their relationships and willing to take a step back to observe their own patterns. I am most passionate about supporting couples who are navigating transitions - specifically into marriage. You can learn more about me here or read a few of my blogs. I also offer free 15 minute video consultations to answer any questions you might have about the process, my style, or to see what virtual sessions are like. You can schedule the consultation here. If at any point you or I think that another therapist may be a better fit for you due to expertise, training, or just general fit, I will check in with you and provide referrals.
How long is pre-marital counseling?The pre-marital counseling program is a 6 hour, one day package! Inquire for more scheduling options if needed. Some pre-marital couples want to extend the package with extra sessions or schedule a follow up session after their wedding or next anniversary to tune up their relationship!
What is online therapy over video chat (tele-therapy)?Tele-therapy is having sessions virtually via video chat. I only meet with clients via tele-therapy, using a secure system (Simple Practice), and can meet with any residents of Texas (Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, etc). It has been proven to be just as effective as in-person sessions and can have many convenient benefits as well! Trust me, you will get my personality and be just as engaged in the session than in my office! Enjoy the convenience of tele-therapy - Do not live in the Houston area or traveling around Texas - Avoiding the Houston traffic or traveling from a far distance - Scheduling your session during your lunch break - Difficulty finding a sitter - Feeling under the weather/medical reasons All you need - Computer/tablet with video camera & microphone - Internet access - Confidential/quiet space (not while driving) - Secure video link sent via email through HIPPA-compliant system (Simple Practice) Try it out with a free 15 minute video consultation to see if it would be a good fit for you!
How much does pre-marital counseling cost?Pre-Marital Package Plan Beyond the Wedding package (6 hours) = $750 Additional Pre-Marital Sessions to Package Each 50 minute session = $125 Each 80 minute session = $175 Anniversary/Check in Sessions 50 minute session = $150 80 minute session = $225 Your card will be charged through the secure client portal at the end of each session. I do not accept insurance (more information on other FAQ).
What is your typical availability?My weekly availability include evening and weekend options - Wednesday/Friday evenings and Saturdays. As a client, you will always have access to scheduling online through the client portal.
Do you accept insurance?No, I do not accept insurance. Your card will be charged in full at the end of each session. I can provide a receipt of services (superbill) as a out of network provider for you to submit to your insurance company. The superbill requires your information and a mental health diagnosis. I recommend reaching out to your insurance provider to understand your coverage. Some questions to ask your insurance carrier: - Do I have mental health benefits? - How much will be reimbursed for an out-of-network provider? - What type of therapy does it cover? (individual, couples, specific theory, etc) - What is my deductible? - How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover? - Does it cover tele-therapy sessions?