I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in premarital counseling and education for engaged couples using the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment, a tool that helps couples identify the unique strengths and potential growth areas of their relationship.
Past clients have said that P/E offers a great opportunity to learn more about their partner and dive deeper into discussions about several important topics with the help of a neutral professional, including communication, conflict resolution, finances, relationships with friends and family, and marriage expectations. It gave them confidence to know that these topics were thoroughly explored and discussed prior to walking down the aisle. P/E is NOT therapy; it is a strengths-based, proactive way to approach and discuss topics that will inevitably come up in your relationship. I provide a safe, neutral, supportive space for couples to have these discussions using the P/E assessment for structure, and offer skills and tools to help address areas where there may be current or future relationship challenges.
To ensure that PREPARE/ENRICH is the right program for you and we are a good fit, I offer a FREE 30-minute introductory session. I take time during that session to get to know you, explain PREPARE/ENRICH and the process, and answer any questions you have. You are investing time and money into our sessions and, should you choose me as your premarital counselor, I want to make sure that you have the best possible experience and leave feeling like your time was well-spent. You can book your free intro session at www.calendly.com/enrichyourrelationship.
The P/E assessment consists of 250 questions; you and your partner take the assessment separately, and it generally takes anywhere from 20-45 minutes to complete. I have a couple of different packages to choose from, but most couples go with the Full package, which consists of 3 feedback sessions, during which time we go over the P/E results and talk in-depth about each of the topics covered in the assessment. I also provide a Couples Workbook with additional worksheets for you to work on outside of our sessions, if you so choose.
Completion of the Full P/E package or the P/E + Personality package entitles you to $75 off your Minnesota marriage license. I am active in dog rescue and strongly believe in the healing power of dogs. My office is dog-friendly, and I encourage clients to bring their four-legged family member(s)! I am LGBTQ-friendly, and am not religiously-affiliated. I believe it is important to support my clients in their journey—whether religious, spiritual, or otherwise—and do not subscribe to one particular belief. All are welcome!