SERVICES: Pre-Marriage

Pre-Marital Counseling
Pre-Marriage counseling will help you prepare for a successful marriage. Counseling will help to preserve the beauty of your love relationship. The topics listed below are important to discuss in therapy so that after the wedding day you and your spouse have covered many of the topics you will experience in married life together.

The role of counseling is to help you learn about each other beyond what you have acquired in your interactions since the beginning of your relationship. In the counseling process I will create a safe environment to allow new information to be life giving to the relationship.

Therapy topics include:
• Joining-How this relationship was formed
• Spiritual Journey’s
• Communication
• Expectations for Marriage
• Models of Good Marriage
• Relationships with In-Laws
• Family of Origin Backgrounds
• Finances
• Sexuality

If you would like to make an appointment to develop a pre-marital counseling plan, please contact me at (415) 362-6099, (510) 396-5748 or email at: info@apokata.com All sessions are confidential.

We also provide:
• Pre-Engagement Counseling
• Marriage Counseling
• Post Marital counseling


Pre-Marriage Therapy Steps

Step 1-Assessment
The Couples Counseling Assessment is a tool we use to develop further insight into the relationship.

• 16PF Couples Counseling Report
   Relationship assessment report and interpretation by therapist      with a focus on strategic issues that will improve marriage      relationship.
› Provides personal insight into personality differences
› Highlights differences in behavior and opportunities to grow    together through understanding


Step 2-Building A Sound Christian Marital House
Therapy Session Topics
• Reasons for Marrying Each Other
• Spiritual Journey’s
• Communication
• Expectations for Marriage
• Models of Good Marriage
• Relationships with In-Laws
• Family of Origin Backgrounds
• Finances
• Sexuality

Time: The length of time involved to complete this process is a     minimum of 8 sessions. We recommend meeting on a weekly     basis.

Cost: The cost for the assessment is $110/couple.

For the cost of counseling sessions please contact me at
(510) 396-5748 or email at: info@apokata.com for more information. All sessions are confidential.
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Robert Brennan
M.A., MFT
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