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Premarital Counseling for Chicago Couples:

Ready for Forever

Newly engaged? Congratulations!

Meet with an expert couples & marriage therapist to

get your future started on the best foot.

You are full of hope and madly in love. Your fiancee is the absolute center of your universe. Of course, you don't have to question how much you love each other. Right now, you are both on the same page, with the same dreams and want the same things. An expert marriage therapist will help you keep these values strong and consistent as you begin your life together.

Even the strongest couples will face difficulties in a marriage.  Premarital counseling helps you plan ahead and develop compassionate communication skills now, while things are going well, that can help you through challenges in the future.  Invest in your marriage today so you can continue to enjoy a strong, happy relationship for many years to come!

Start Your Marriage Strong

This time in your life is like nothing else. You've made the decision to marry and know this is a big commitment. Protect that commitment the best way you can, by starting strong. Getting on the same page about some basic, and not-so-basic, things can be a great way to increase the likelihood that your marriage withstands the test of time.

Premarital Counseling Works 


In our comfortable downtown Chicago, IL counseling center, our therapists help couples and relationships thrive. Working through big issues now will help limit conflicts in the future. Premarital counseling can help you maintain the happiness & love you have now for years to come!

Some Things to Discuss With Your Premarital Therapist

  • Relationship values

  • Hopes for the future

  • Personal habits

  • Financial practices

  • Children

  • Sex and intimacy

  • Communication standards

  • Spiritual beliefs

  • Family decisions

  • Conflict management

The Center For Relational Transformation Approach to Premarital Counseling

At The Center for Relational Transformation, we use an experiential approach to premarital counseling. From the first session, we give you and your partner the chance to communicate a new, different and effective way. You'll start by practicing communication skills in couples counseling sessions so you can begin to feel heard in a way you may have never experienced before. Then, we'll encourage you to practice those same new communication skills in your discussions outside our counseling sessions. 

As you and your future spouse begin to communicate in this new way, you'll build positive moments together. Your couples therapist will encourage you and your fiancee to share your reactions to these new experiences so you can both see the value of these new interactions, fine-tune how you interact and continue to interact in an effective way.

Premarital Counseling:
A Strong Foundation
for a Marriage

Premarital counseling can and does help relationships in the long-run. In fact, with counseling the likelihood of divorce is diminished significantly.


In our downtown Chicago office, we help couples create happier, healthier marriages. With the help of a pre-marriage therapist, you can start your life together with a strong foundation.  As counseling progresses, you will both feel cared for, understood and connected to each other.  What are you waiting for? Let's get started.

Start Premarital Counseling in Chicago, IL

Your marriage can be everything you dream of and more. Let us help you build a strong foundation for your marriage and life together. Our Chicago loop counseling center is conveniently located and booking with one of our skilled therapists is simple. To begin:


  1. Contact us online

  2. Hear back from a therapist within 24 hours (except for Sundays)

  3. Start your life together on the same page and with skills to stay connected for the long haul.

Other Services At the Center for Relational Transformation

Premarital therapy can help your relationship start on a solid foundation and become better than you could have ever imagined. We also know that a relationship needs to be given consistent attention to thrive! Our framework for compassionate communication helps couples in all stages of a relationship. Our skilled therapists also offer anxiety treatment and depression therapy in our downtown Chicago psychotherapy office. We look forward to helping you become the best version of yourself you can be.

If you are looking for resources for a loved one, we also offer couples therapy, marriage counseling, affair recovery therapy, poly and open relationship counseling, couples therapy for one and more. We'd love to help!

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