As a state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, it pleases me very much when a couple who is marrying asks me to conduct  premarital counseling sessions with them. Because It gives me the opportunity to empower couples with helpful tools and to teach them how to avoid common pitfalls that can crop up in the course of an otherwise happy marriage.

Together we talk about communication—which is, in truth, an art form that must be mastered, conflict resolution, blending families, finances, and negotiating the slippery slopes of blending different lifestyle, habits, and upbringing into one happy, new family.