premarital counseling in Decatur, Georgia

Premarital Counseling

Give yourself the best possible chance for a happy future together by attending premarital counseling.
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A happy couple attending couples therapy and premarital counseling.

When preparing to tie the knot, you may get caught up in the excitement of wedding planning and overlook discussing important topics that will affect you for the rest of your lives.

Many times, couples get engaged but they are aware that they already have issues that would be better off resolved before walking down the aisle.

The benefits of premarital counseling

Give yourself the best possible chance for a happy future together by attending premarital counseling. Who better to do this with than a marriage counselor! Learn what it means to have a secure functioning relationship, if you have one already, and if not, how to create one. You love each other so much…set your relationship up to be one that will last for decades.

Premarital counseling is often shorter that traditional couples counseling. If you have not been together so long that you have loads of history and issues to untangle, then we may simply cover the bases and make sure that you have looked at and discussed important topics. I use an online questionnaire called Prepare-Enrich that generates a thorough report of your relationship strengths and growth areas. This allows us to get a fast bird’s eye view of the areas we need to address in your premarital counseling.

I am often asked how long premarital counseling takes. Each couple is different, and my approach is personalized. But some couples complete the work they want to do in as few as 4 sessions. Others may do 6-8. A small number have deeper issues to address and may choose to continue with counseling to strengthen their relationship even after their wedding.

This Psychology Today article makes the point about Premarital Counseling crystal clear:

“The point is simple: Premarital counseling is the smartest decision that any couple can make, and you don’t need to be religious to try it. No matter how cohesive a couple may be, problems and differences will inevitably arise, so pre-marital counseling really functions like the best insurance policy a couple could ever purchase.”

Plum Tree Counseling is LGBTQIA+ affirming.

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At Plum Tree Counseling, we believe this represents turning hurting relationships into thriving ones, as well as recovering from the pain of a relationship that ends.
How it works

Book a free 10-minute consultation

Let’s start with a complimentary video or phone discovery consultation to determine if we’re am the best fit for you.
Book a free consultation

Schedule a 10 minute video or phone discovery consult to determine if I am the best fit for you.


Create a treatment plan

Meet in person or online, and together, we will develop and tailor your treatment plan to achieve your goals.


Get continued support

Schedule ongoing appointments so we can keep working toward your goals and get continued support.


Why choose us

There is hope!

Feeling better is just a click away.

Learn how to talk to each other so that your partner finally hears you.


Experience the connection with each other that you crave.


Have the intimacy that you did in the beginning… or even better!


Decide with clarity the direction of your marriage.


Experience joy in your life and relationships again.

Feeling better is just a click away.

You deserve a loving and connected relationship! Don’t wait another day. Give us a call or book online immediately.

What people are saying

We always protect the identities of our clients. With that being said, here are a few unsolicited endorsements from professionals who know us.