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Seattle Premarital Counseling

Your marriage is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, so starting on the right foot is essential. Premarital counseling can help long-term partners and engaged couples learn valuable skills and tools to deepen their love and strengthen their connection. At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, our skilled therapists guide you through difficult conversations, teach you effective communication, and provide the tools to maintain a healthy and loving long-term commitment. Contact us to schedule your complimentary session today to get started!

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Premarital Counseling Provides a Safe Space to Address Tough Issues

Premarital counseling is the perfect space to address any issues you and your partner face. It’s an incredibly beneficial tool that teaches couples to turn toward each other during stressful times rather than against each other. Premarital counseling is also excellent for identifying and eliminating behaviors that cause insecure attachment or insecurity in the relationship. Our licensed marriage and family therapists provide a safe space for structured, productive conversations on triggering/hot-button issues that you might otherwise avoid, including

  • Finances

  • Parenting

  • Family planning

  • Challenging family dynamics

  • Co-parenting with exes

  • Blended families

  • Stepchildren

  • Sex and intimacy

  • Improving communication

  • Identifying patterns of conflict

  • De-escalating and working through long-standing conflict

  • Understanding boundaries

  • Setting expectations

  • Meeting emotional needs

  • Creating a secure attachment

  • Repairing past hurt and betrayals

  • Learning to work as a team

Experience the Long-Term Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Why would couples not yet married get marriage counseling? Marriage is a significant commitment that brings about life-changing responsibilities. By engaging in premarital counseling, couples can gain valuable insights and skills that will contribute to fulfilling and healthy relationships. Anchor Light Therapy’s Seattle pre-marriage counseling services can support you and your future spouse to

  • Cultivate more profound respect and understanding between you and your partner.

  • Improve communication skills and teach healthy coping skills.

  • Learn healthy conflict-resolution skills.

  • Reduce stress and anxiety about the future.

  • Facilitate effective discussions about finances, family planning, sex, and other sensitive topics.

  • Address and resolve pre-wedding jitters or fear to enjoy this stage in your relationship to the fullest.

  • Establish shared values and goals.

  • Enhance intimacy and connection.

  • Lay a solid foundation for a long-lasting marriage.

We Also Offer Convenient Online Seattle Premarital Counseling

In the bustling city of Seattle, online premarital counseling offers a convenient and effective way for couples to prepare for their future together. Embracing the benefits of technology, our online therapy services eliminate the need for in-person visits, allowing you to engage with a family therapist from the comfort of your home. This online platform ensures privacy and creates a comfortable environment for couples to openly discuss important topics and work towards building a strong foundation for their marriage.

What is the Difference Between Couples Therapy and Pre-Marriage Counseling?

If you and your partner don’t need help resolving conflict in your relationship and don’t need to repair past hurts or betrayals, premarital counseling focuses more on the future and cultivating good habits that predict a successful marriage. It is also a space to tackle bigger issues that have yet to arise, are being avoided, or are challenging to address productively. Premarital counseling provides a supportive environment where couples can address these potential challenges and develop effective strategies to navigate them productively and constructively.

Couples therapy, sometimes called couples counseling, relationship counseling, or marriage counseling, involves working with a couples counselor to address current challenges, resolve conflict, and heal wounds within the relationship. It delves into the specific issues that couples are experiencing, such as communication breakdowns, trust issues, intimacy concerns, or unresolved conflicts. Couples therapy aims to improve the overall functioning of the relationship and help couples find solutions to their problems, rebuild trust, and strengthen their emotional connection.

What Does Premarital Counseling Cost and How Does It Work?

Like our couples counseling services, premarital counseling begins with an assessment phase, including four therapy sessions and an online assessment. After the first three sessions, your therapist will create a long-term treatment plan.

Premarital counseling is a financial and time investment that creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your relationship. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

First session

All subsequent sessions
$190 (50 minutes)

Build a Solid Foundation for a Lifetime of Love

Create a marriage that feels strong, supportive, and fulfilling. Premarital counseling gives you the skills to move forward in your relationship confidently. By understanding your partner’s attachment style, patterns of conflict, growth areas, and how your past relationships and childhood impact your relationship, you’ll improve your mental health while creating a deeper level of empathy and connection. By the end of your sessions, you can cultivate a deeper understanding of your relationship and the skills to get through the tough times. Therapy will help you feel confident in starting your married life and building a life together. Contact Anchor Light Therapy to schedule your complimentary initial premarital counseling session today.


We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider.

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, We are happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

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