Premarital Counseling

Preparing your marriage to last a lifetime.

WHY DO PREMARITAL COUNSELING?

Pre-marriage counseling will help you build a strong foundation for a healthy marriage.

Premarital Counseling
Make a Smart Investment – Plan for a healthy marriage. Done well, your marriage can last you a lifetime.

Get to Know – Gain a deeper understanding of your relationship and future spouse as well as learn new things about yourself.

Explore Family of Origins – We inherit more than just our physical traits. Identify relationship patterns & how to adjust them.

Set Realistic Expectations – Discuss big topics most likely to cause future tension or conflict in your marriage.

Reduce Chances of Divorce – Premarital counseling has been shown to reduce your chances of divorce by 31%.

Gain a Support Network – Establish a familiar support system for your relationship you can leverage down the road when you need it.

Build a Strong Partnership – Identify your relationship strengths and address potential areas of caution before they become serious.

Open Communication– Build lines of communication to talk about anything in a way where you both feel heard and respected. 

We help pre-married couples plan for a healthy marriage using SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts), the industry leading pre-marriage program, and are proud to have Certified SYMBIS Facilitators on staff. We work with couples in all 50 states.

WHAT IS SYMBIS?

SYMBIS is the acronym for ‘Save Your Marriage Before It Starts’

  • SYMBIS is a comprehensive marriage program designed by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, passionate advocates for healthy relationships.
  • The SYMBIS Assessment is an evidenced-based report created for YOU and YOUR relationship. It is especially helpful for couples contemplating marriage, engaged couples, and those within the first 2 years of marriage.
  • One of our Certified SYMBIS Facilitators will review your results with you including your individual & relationship strengths, opportunities, and any caution flags identified by the assessment tool to ensure you are prepared to build a healthy marriage.
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Over 1 million couples have used SYMBIS making it the most used pre-marriage program.

SYMBIS Will Set You Up For Success

The SYMBIS Assessment helps you navigate important topics and conversations

Your PERSONALITIES

Learn what makes each of you and your relationship unique.

Your LOVE LIFE

Cultivate deeper intimacy and passion that will last a lifetime.

Your FIGHT TYPES

Uncover “hot topics” & how to use conflict to grow closer.

Your TALK STYLES

Create space for respectful meaningful conversation.

Your MONEY METHODS

Collaborate to realize your shared goals & dreams.

Your DEEPEST LONGING

Discover your ultimate soul-to-soul connection.

OUR SYMBIS PREMARITAL PACKAGE

WHAT YOU GET

The SYMBIS Assessment – each of you will complete it individually via a convenient online tool +

Two(2) 80-minute online sessions with your Certified Facilitator who will help you unpack your results

+ A 16-page personalized color
report detailing your relationship
strengths & opportunities

The SYMBIS Assessment – each of you will complete it individually via a convenient online tool

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Two(2) 80-minute online sessions with your Certified Facilitator who will help you unpack your results

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A 16-page personalized color report detailing your relationship strengths & opportunities

Couples who wish to deep-dive further into specific components of their results or work on building additional relational tools or effective problem-solving methods, may choose to purchase additional sessions directly through their Certified SYMBIS Facilitator.

HOW IT WORKS

Purchase your SYMBIS Premarital Coaching Package

Includes:

  • SYMBIS online assessments
  • Two (2) 80-minute virtual couples sessions with a Certified Facilitator
  • Customized 16 page color summary report that details your results

Schedule Your Sessions & Take your SYMBIS Assessment

Our coordinator will help you schedule your sessions & order the assessments. Allow 30-40 minutes to take your assessments. Take the assessment individually without discussing your answers with your partner.

Meet with Your Certified Facilitator to Review Your Results

Your Certified Facilitator will meet with you virtually. Over 2 80-minute online sessions you will review your complete results and learn new insights into your relationship. At the conclusion, the report will be yours to keep.

Get Married with Confidence & Keep In Touch

Use your customized report to build the marriage of your dreams. Follow-up with your Certified Facilitator when you need a refresher or additional help with building the marriage of your dreams.

see what others are saying

“The marriage place helped my family stay together. The therapists really care and want the best for spouses. I would definitely recommend anyone who is going through a rough time to take initiative and make an appointment!” – R.M.

“They literally helped save my marriage… It’s not one of those ‘So how does this make you feel’ type of counseling. They not only listen, and give feedback, but insist on specific daily exercises to teach you & your partner to communicate (positively) again. It’s not about who’s to blame anymore ~ it’s about moving forward, forgiving & learning to appreciate again!” – S.L

I have learned the most incredible tools from her with her support and beautifully kind words, I navigated a path from the ugliest heartbroken place I’ve ever been to one of peace and COMMUNICATION!

Thank you for not only for helping us save our Marriage but for helping me find my best friend again. You’ll be in our hearts forever.

see what others are saying

“They literally helped save my marriage… It’s not one of those ‘So how does this make you feel’ type of counseling. They not only listen, and give feedback, but insist on specific daily exercises to teach you & your partner to communicate (positively) again. It’s not about who’s to blame anymore ~ it’s about moving forward, forgiving & learning to appreciate again!” – S.L

“The marriage place helped my family stay together. The therapists really care and want the best for spouses. I would definitely recommend anyone who is going through a rough time to take initiative and make an appointment!” – R.M

I have learned the most incredible tools from her with her support and beautifully kind words, I navigated a path from the ugliest heartbroken place I’ve ever been to one of peace and COMMUNICATION!

Thank you for not only for helping us save our Marriage but for helping me find my best friend again. You’ll be in our hearts forever.

A ROADMAP FOR YOUR MARRIAGE

What you do between the “Yes” and the “I do” can prepare you for a satisfying marriage built to last a lifetime.

Couple in SYMBIS Session

According to a recent study, the average cost of a wedding in the United States is almost $30,000. By investing as little as 2% of the average wedding cost ($545), one of our Certified SYMBIS Facilitators will create a personalized roadmap for your marriage to put you on the road to marital success & satisfaction.

Convenient online sessions. Lunch and evening sessions available.

GET STARTED

Purchase your SYMBIS Premarital Package which includes:

  • A SYMBIS Assessment for each of you
  • Two(2) 80-minute ONLINE couples sessions with a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator who will help you interpret your results and incorporate the skills necessary to set your marriage up for success.
  • 16 page custom report (PDF) detailing your results

Premarital Package: $545

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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?

The SYMBIS Premarital Package is designed primarily for couples eagerly anticipating marriage who want to ensure they have a solid foundation to support their relationship for the long-haul. If you are an unmarried couple experiencing specific, current challenges in your relationship, you may benefit from our traditional couples counseling. Learn more.

Couple in Couples counseling

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IF WE WHAT MORE THAN 2 SESSIONS WITH OUR SYMBIS FACILITATOR?

Great question! Included in your Premarital Package are 2 80-minute sessions, generally sufficient to a) review your complete results and b) highlight your strengths, areas of opportunities, and any caution flags identified by the assessment. The assessment is rich with content and quite often couples will want to use their results to deep dive into specific areas of their relationship and more fully discuss areas of individual and relationship growth. Your Certified Facilitator offers additional 50-minutes sessions that can be purchased individually or as part of a 3 or 5-session package to allow you to customize your premarital work.

WOULD THIS BE COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Unfortunately the Premarital Assessment is not covered by health insurance. Coaching services may or my not be eligible under your FSA/HSA. If they are, we are happy to accept your FSA/HSA card as your form of payment. If you have questions regarding eligibility, please consult with your plan administrator.

WHAT IF ONE OR BOTH OF US HAS BEEN MARRIED BEFORE?

The SYMBIS Assessment will generate a customized report, including additional information that is specific to your circumstances. There will be a section of your report dedicated to issues such as second marriages and blending a family.

DOES SYMBIS REQUIRE YOU TO HAVE A RELIGIOUS FAITH?

No. SYMBIS is suitable for all faiths or couples without a faith background. As religion and faith can be a passionate topic for couples, there are questions in the SYMBIS Assessment about your religious faith which are used to highlight important questions you may want to discuss with your partner.

DO YOU OFFER A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE?

We do, however our practice is not limited to Christian counseling/coaching or clients of Christian faith. We serve a diverse clientele of varying faith backgrounds and beliefs. We take the approach that our client will have the opportunity to determine what role, if any, faith plays in their work with us. For our Christian clients who request to incorporate their faith in the process, we welcome the opportunity to do so. Please let us know at at the time of booking and we will be sure to match you with one of our Christian therapists or coaches who offer this service. Learn more.

DO WE HAVE TO BE ENGAGED TO DO THE SYMBIS ASSESSMENT?

No! If your relationship is getting serious, it’s never too soon to begin exploring your potential future together.

WHAT IF WE ARE ALREADY MARRIED?

Any couple can use SYMBIS and many married couples at various stages find the results to be extremely helpful. Married couples will get a personalized SYMBIS+ report that will highlight areas of your marriage that are strengths as well as those that probably need attention.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE SYMBIS ASSESSMENT?

Most complete the assessment in 30-40 minutes. For the most accurate results, remember to take the assessment individually so you are not influenced by your partner’s answers.

IS THE SYMBIS ASSESSMENT BASED ON RESEARCH?

Yes. Every aspect of the assessment is grounded in multiple studies to ensure that the tool is both reliable and valid.

Have Questions?

Schedule A Free 15-Minute Discovery Call

Have questions about the SYMBIS Premarital Package or other services we offer?

We can answer your questions & help you take the next step!

Want to talk now? Call us at 972-441-4432

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