Premarital Counseling and Workshops: Are They for You?

Premarital Counseling


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What is premarital counseling and workshops?

Premarital counseling is a process that benefits all couples and we encourage and welcome every to participate—of varying ages, same and different gendered couples, and multi-cultural, interracial and interfaith couples.

Our premarital workshop is grounded in group instruction and will provide tools in:

  • conflict resolution
  • building communication skills
  • navigating discussions around
  •  finances
  •  sexuality
  • future visioning
  • other topics related to the preparation for marriage


Why attend a premarital workshop?

This is a great way to connect intimately with your partner while enjoying the benefits of group work. At its best, a premarital group feels like a circle of supportive peers, gathering to compare notes and share ideas.

What are the benefits of a premarital workshop?

Listening to the experiences of other couples as they, too, approach marriage often provokes a sense of recognition, relief, and a great deal of head nodding and laughing.  It can be helpful to know that you are not alone in feeling challenged by the emotional and organizational gauntlet of wedding planning. We will openly address the unique concerns of those couples present, though the session is fairly teaching oriented.

How many sessions do I attend and how long do they last?

These one-time courses are especially convenient for couples who prefer to distill their premarital work because of time constraints or test the waters for the possibility of pursuing more in-depth exploration through private premarital sessions. Sessions are five hours long, including a lunch break, and are typically scheduled on weekends.

How do I register and when do sessions start?

The groups are facilitated by North Brooklyn Marriage and Family’s Clinical Director, Christina Curtis, MA, LMFT. She is a Prepare/Enrich certified facilitator and a couples therapist with 25 years’ experience in the field of marriage and family therapy.


This workshop will take place on April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 718-785-9718 or email to register.