Best Therapists for Pre-Marital Counselling

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Gaston Molina

Clinical Psychologist & Therapist

speaks:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
12+ years: Experience
400+ Happy Clients
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
Julieta Carrasco

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English
19+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • Business Coach
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Life Coach
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sports Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Christina Patitsa

Counselling & Clinical Psychologist

speaks:
  • Greek
  • English
16+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Solution-oriented Brief Therapy
José Luis Tavela

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Spanish
16+ years: Experience
150+ Happy Clients
  • ABA Therapy
  • ACT Practitioner
  • Business Coach
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Compassionate Therapy
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • DBT Practitioner
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sports Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Khawla Al Halabi

Clinical Psychologist

speaks:
  • Arabic
  • English
4+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Denisse Revés

Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
13+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
  • NLP Practitioner
Fawad Shah

ACT Practitioner & CBT Practitioner

speaks:
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
13+ years: Experience
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Solution-oriented Brief Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Thomas Theodosiou

Clinical Neuropsychologist & Clinical Therapist

speaks:
  • Greek
  • English
12+ years: Experience
200+ Happy Clients
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychological Assessments
Anna Paralousi

Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

speaks:
  • Greek
  • English
11+ years: Experience
300+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
Vanita Malhotra

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

speaks:
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
29+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Life Coach
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples take the next step in their relationship, resolve issues in their relationship before they commit to marriage, or set relationship goals.

Most of the reasons pre marriage counseling is so important for couples prior to marriage is the opportunity to learn more about one another, build communication and problem-solving skills and identify any expectations that may be unspoken.

Start premarital counseling at least 3 months before the wedding to relieve any pressure. There is no such thing as starting too early when it comes to counseling. Avoiding tough issues in sessions.

Premarital counseling is a helpful way to explore some of the more hard to talk about topics like religion, money, sex, health, career, children, division of household labor, debt, friends, and family. These conversations help to ensure that you and your partner are on the same page about marriage.

What is Premarital Counseling?

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that enables the couple to prepare for marriage. The couple works together to understand each other’s needs and wants. The understanding between the couple helps them make realistic goals they would have to achieve after getting married.

What Topics are Covered During Premarital Counseling Sessions?

The areas for discussion during premarital counseling are:

Communication

Verbal communication is the key to helping understand the situation and thought process of your partners. Thus, couples must learn to communicate effectively without being biased or aggressive. The individual in a relationship should make a rational decision after conferring with the partner. It helps them achieve a sense of contentment and strengthens their emotional bond.

Resolving Conflicts

People have a different set of beliefs that others refuse to understand, leading to conflicts. Premarital counseling permits couples to open their minds and accept each other without unrealistic expectations.

Managing Finances

The couples must learn to share their financial problems and utilize their earnings to build a healthy life according to their affordance. The couple must learn to merge their finances and run their household.

Family Planning

The couples should discuss child planning before marriage. It helps them to get comfortable with each other without pressure. Hence, the groom and bride should opt for premarital counseling that will enable them to understand the expectations and have realistic goals for family planning.

Couples living in UAE can search for premarital counseling near me through Fitcy Health. Fitcy Health enables couples to connect to a competent and reliable marriage counselor who can guide them in ways to strengthen their bond and resolve conflicts to prevent complications.

What are the Effective Techniques for Premarital Counseling?

The marriage or family counselor provides guidance regarding premarital issues and utilizes techniques to overcome conflicts in a relationship. Couples who feel overwhelmed due to new challenges should contact a competent and reliable therapist through Fitcy Health. The types of therapy that the counselors use include:

Gottman Method

The therapy aims to understand the areas of conflict. The therapist provides guidance regarding ways to improve intimacy and communication and uses techniques to overcome problems to strengthen the relationship.

Emotionally Focused Therapy

The therapy enables the partners to increase trust. The co-dependency enables the couple to share problems through communication.

Psychodynamic Couples Therapy

The therapy aims to help the partners understand each other’s fears. It helps strengthen the emotional bond, which allows them to rely on each other without fear of abandonment and judgment.

Solution-Focused Therapy

Starting a marriage can cause emotional distress. It affects the ability to make rational decisions and work together to find solutions. The therapy is a short-term solution for resolving conflicts that lead to anxiety and distress by focusing on the solutions rather than the problems.

What are the Advantages of Premarital Counseling?

According to Khaleej Times, the divorce rate has decreased by 14% in UAE because of premarital counseling. The benefits of premarital counseling that can help the couples understand each other and improve their relationship are:

Learn Effective Ways to Communicate

The couple learns to trust each other and convey their message without hesitation.

Understand Unhealthy behavioral Patterns

Aggression, stubbornness, and isolation are traits that cause hindrances in the development of healthy relationships. It is essential to understand the flaws and work on them to enhance relationships and communication. Premarital counseling enables both individuals to understand each other’s personalities. Acceptance and understanding help the couple overcome the negative traits that affect the relationship.

Eliminate Negativity

Focusing on the positive aspects of the relationship helps the couple become optimistic about the future.

Acceptance

The understanding between the partners before the marriage helps build a healthy life together. Premarital counseling enables them to accept each other with their flaws without expecting them to change.

Enhance Conflict Resolving Skills

Techniques, such as mindfulness, help focus on the present. Learning to stay calm helps the couple to make a rational decision and resolve conflicts. Premarital counseling helps enhance teamwork to resolve personal problems.

Overcome Fears

Women tend to remain conscious of their physical appearance before marriage which can lead to anxiety and related problems. Premarital counseling helps the individuals to understand each other’s fears that can affect the relationship. The fear of judgment and abandonment affects behavior that can ruin the relationship and cause further complications.

What to Expect from Pre-Marital Counseling?

The couples opting for premarital counseling must be ready to answer questions and avoid withholding information that can affect the relationship after marriage. The couple should remain calm and avoid aggression. The couple must keep an open mind during the session to learn to trust and accept the partner.

Love Life

The couples would answer questions related to how attracted they feel toward each other. Also, the therapist will ask the couple about positive and negative personality traits. The couple must answer honestly to build a relationship based on loyalty and trust.

Expectations from Each Other

The therapist would question the bride and groom about the expectations from the marriage. The couple must talk about their fears, communication gap, and finances before the marriage to avoid problems. Also, the partners can share their intimacy problems during the session if they feel comfortable.

What are the Challenges that Correlate with Premarital Counseling?

The challenges of premarital counseling are:

Awkwardness

The couple may find it awkward to answer questions related to sex expectations, leading to anxiety and emotional distress.

Personal Differences

The initial session can cause anxiety due to differences. It can overwhelm the couple and lead to emotional distress. However, the couple should come prepared and answer the question honestly. It is essential to trust the process and remain calm.

Who Can Help?

The couples may struggle to reach out to a therapist for premarital counseling due to cultural and social restrictions. Hence, they must opt for premarital counseling online. Fitcy Health can connect the couple with a competent and reliable family or marriage counselor at their convenience and affordable rates for guidance regarding their issues. The therapist will maintain confidentiality throughout the sessions.

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