Premarital Counseling 

Premarital counseling and education are intended to help a couple enter marriage better prepared for the changes, challenges, and celebrations of married life.This process provides a couple with an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of their relationship in a sensitive, respectful, and encouraging manner. Premarital counseling topics include:

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  • Intimate Relationship Conflicts 
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phase of Life Problems
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disturbance 
  • Social Discomfort 
  • Spiritual Confusion
  • Vocational Stress

  • Sexuality and Affection
  • Family and Friends
  • Relationship Roles
  • Children and Parenting
  • Spiritual Beliefs
  • Acitivity/Family Imbalance 
  • Adolescent/Parent Conflicts 
  • Blended Family Problems 
  • Child/Parent Conflicts 
  • Disengagement/Loss of Family Cohesion 
  • Family-of-Origin Interference 
  • Financial Changes 
  • Intolerance/Defensiveness 
  • Jealousy/Insecurity 
  • Physical/Verbal/Psychological Abuse 
  • Religious/Spiritual Conflicts
  • Reuniting Estranged Family Members
  • Separation/Divorce 
  • Traumatic Life Events 
  • Life-Changing Events
  • Midlife Transition Problems 
  • Transition to Parenthood Strains 

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety 
  • Blame 
  • Blended-Family Problems 
  • Communication 
  • Dependency
  • Depression Due to Relationship Problems 
  • Depression Independent of Relationship Problems 
  • Disillusionment with Relationship 
  • Financial Conflict 
  • Infidelity 
  • Intolerance 
  • Jealousy 
  • Job Stress 
  • Loss of Love/Affection 
  • Personality Differences 
  • Religious/Spirituality Differences 
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Partner Style and Habits
  • Financial Management
  • Leisure Activities

  • Anger Management 
  • Antisocial Behavior
  • Anxiety 
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)—Adult
  • Childhood Traumas
  • Dependency
  • Depression 
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Grief/Loss Unresolved
  • Impulse Control Disorder
Individual Counseling 

Individual Counseling focuses on helping an individual to grow through challenges that are interfering with life satisfaction, work, or relationships. By considering how physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of life are helping or hurting, personal growth can occur through the individual counseling process. Frequent reasons for individual counseling include:
Career Development

Career development counseling is the process of identifying characteristics of personality, interest, and values and associating those characteristics with career development possibilities. Career development services may be helpful to either an individual or to an organization interested in exploring human resource opportunities. 

​Organizational Consulting

Organizational Consulting involves the diagnosis of corporate functioning from an organizational development perspective by applying the principles of psychology to the problems of business. 

Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage counseling is intended to help a couple build on the strengths of their relationship and to help resolve differences and conflicts—ultimately leading to a sense of mutual forgiveness and hope. Common concerns are: