Premarital Counseling

Congratulations you are engaged!!!!!! 

Premarital Counseling in Treasure Coast

It's time to start the planning!  

 

How exciting it is to find the one in which you want to invest the rest of your life with.  The one in which memories, dreams and adventures will be created with.  I remember my dreaming phase of the future as it relates to marriage and I could barely hold back the excitement of being able to begin a new chapter of my life with my best friend.  In all of my excitement however the thinking part of me knew and understood that the reality of marriage was far more than planning for a beautiful and memory filled ceremony.  The reality of marriage required that I.........

 

make sure the person I was saying yes to was a forever yes in addition to laying down a strong foundation.

Marriage is a commitment.  It's a lifetime investment with another flawed individual that has all of the potential of bringing us our greatest joys and heartaches in life.  Marriage is something that shouldn't just be decided without intentional energy, time and effort.  It's something that we should do our best to lay a strong foundation when beginning and that's where premarital counseling at Traveling Light Counseling comes in.  

 

Premarital counseling is a time in which we we build a strong foundation for your relationship as you learn about: 

  • The truth about happy marriages

  • Unpacking the myths of marriage with honesty

  • What does make marriage work?

  • How divorce is predicted.

  • How to enhance your love maps.

  • Identify your love style

  • Unpack what happiness is.  

  • Keys to communication

  • How to nature your fondness and admiration

  • How to turn toward each other instead of away

  • The power of influence and how to allow your partner to influence you

  • The two kinds of marital conflict

  • How to solve your solvable problems

  • Coping with typical solvable problems

  • Overcoming gridlock

  • Creating shared meaning

  • Discovering your personality dynamics

Traveling Light offers different premarital packages as you will see below.   

 

Love for a Lifetime Package

Investment: $750.00, payment plan available.  This package will include:

  • premarital sessions - each one hour

  • The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Book

  • The Seven Principles Interactive Companion Workbook allows you to privately record answers and journal thoughtfully about the concepts in the book and from sessions, as they apply to your relationship. 

  • "Love Map/Open Ended Questions" card deck. This deck is a fun and effective way for couples to get to know one another's inner lives, thus increasing closeness and friendship.

  • An online assessment that details your strengths and areas of improvement

    • Assessment results will be discussed in session

  • Primary Focus: 

    • The truth about happy marriages

    • Unpacking the myths of marriage with honesty

    • What make's marriage work?

    • How divorce is predicted.

    • How to enhance your love maps.

    • Identifing your love style

    • Unpack what happiness is.  

    • Keys to communication

    • How to nature your fondness and admiration

    • How to turn toward each other instead of away

    • The power of influence and how to allow your partner to influence you

    • The two kinds of marital conflict

    • How to solve your solvable problems

    • Coping with typical solvable problems

    • Overcoming gridlock

    • Creating shared meaning

    • Discovering your personality dynamics

  • Certificate of completion which will give you a discount on your Florida marriage license and eliminate the customary 3-day waiting period.

Now and Forever Package*

Investment: $500.00, payment plan available.  This package will include:

  • premarital sessions - each one hour

  • The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work Book

  • The Seven Principles Interactive Companion Workbook allows you to privately record answers and journal thoughtfully about the concepts in the book & from sessions, as they apply to your relationship. 

  • "Love Map/Open Ended Questions" card deck. This deck is a fun and effective way for couples to get to know one another's inner lives, thus increasing closeness and friendship.

  • Primary focus:

    • Conflict Management Skills

    • Love Maps: Friendship

  • Certificate of completion which will give you a discount on your Florida marriage license and eliminate the customary 3-day waiting period.

Intimacy 101 Package*

Investment: $350.00, payment plan available.   This package will include:

  • premarital sessions - each one hour

  • The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work Book

  • The Seven Principles Interactive Companion Workbook allows you to privately record answers and journal thoughtfully about the concepts in the book & from sessions, as they apply to your relationship. 

  • "Love Map/Open Ended Questions" card deck. This deck is a fun and effective way for couples to get to know one another's inner lives, thus increasing closeness and friendship.

  • Primary focus:

    • Conflict Management Skills

    • Relationships Skills

  • Certificate of completion which will give you a discount on your Florida marriage license and eliminate the customary 3-day waiting period.

*Add-on*

Investment: $140.00.  Add-on includes:

  • An online assessment that details your strengths and areas of improvement

    • Assessment results will be discussed in a separately scheduled one hour session

Are you ready to plan for your life together?

Click here to sign up for your premarital counseling package or if you have any questions!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PREMARTIAL COUNSELING

Must both parterns attend or can I come alone?


Since the it involves couples doing exercises together, both partners must participate.




Will we have homework?


Premartial counsleing involves doing exercises from the the workbook at home.




What is the cancellation policy?


Your fee is non-refundable. Once registered if unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending, you will have the opportunity to sign-up for a different time within 2 months of your start date. However, if you cancel within 24 hours or fail to show up for your scheduled time, there will be a $145 no show fee applied.




Who is Yvette McDonald?


The presenter, Yvette McDonald, LCSW, is an experinced relationship counselor who has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is a Gottman Leader for The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and Bringing Home Baby. She lives in Port St. Lucie with her family, including her husband and children. Yvette currently provides Gottman-Methods couples counseling to couples from all backgrounds in her private counseling group practice located in the Port St. Lucie neighborhood, easily accessible from the Turnpike and US1.




Is this for us?


Appropriate couples are:

  • Newly Married couples
  • Pre-engaged couples (those considering marriage)
  • Engaged or Premarital couples(those taking steps towards marriage)
  • People of all backgrounds, ages, Faiths
Inappropriate couples are those experiencing: *Psycho-educational classes are NOT appropriate for all couples.
  • dealing with severe relationship distress,
  • significant emotional and physical abuse,
  • serious emotional or mental health problems,
  • Active addictions (alcohol, drug, sexual, gambling, etc.)
You should instead seek individual or couples therapy.





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