Preparing to start a new life together is an exciting time. Start off on the right foot with premarital counseling. Premarital counseling can help you discover and navigate potential challenge areas in your relationship. Premarital counseling typically consists of 6-8 one-hour sessions working with a Licensed Professional Counselor through several different topics. These topics include:
- Love and Intimacy
- Family History and Boundaries
- Family and Children Planning
- Conflict Resolution
- Financial Goals and Planning
- Exploring Your Faith
- Sexual Relationship
- In-Office Sessions: Eight - "One-Hour Sessions"
- Online Sessions: Eight - "One-Hour Sessions"
- One-Day Intensive: One - "Six-Hour Sessions"
State of Georgia, Marriage License Discount. Our pre-marital counseling sessions meet the state of Georgia qualifications to receive a marriage license discount. For more information from the state of Georgia click here.
“If you don’t want to pay the marriage license fee, you can earn a premarital education program certificate – a six-hour class that reviews basic marriage lessons such as budgeting and conflict resolution.” –State of Georgia.To Schedule
Premarital Counseling Options
|Initial Consultation (1)||NA|
|Couple Only Sessions||NA|
|Group Couples Session||NA||NA|
|Number of Sessions||1 / Six-Hour Session||8 / One-Hour Sessions||8 / One-Hour Sessions|
|Post Consultation (1)||NA||NA|
|First Anniversary Check-Up|
Need a Wedding Officiant?
In addition to our premarital counseling sessions, we can recommend licensed ordained ministers to officiate weddings for couples who complete pre-marital counseling. Our network of ministers are ordained to perform weddings throughout the state of Georgia. Additional arrangements may be made for destination weddings.
For more information contact our office at 770.464.5123.
Counseling - FAQ
What is counseling?
Counseling can be defined as “the provision of assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties, especially by a professional” (Oxford Dictionary). At Solace Counseling and Consulting LLC, we offer individuals the opportunity to develop sound decision-making skills, effective coping strategies, and healthy interpersonal skills to create empowerment, a sense of well-being, and growth.
What type of counseling services do you offer?
We offer Individual, Couple, Family, Adolescent, Group, and Pre-Marital counseling along with Consultations, Training, and Clinical Supervisions.
How long is premarital counseling?
Premarital counseling is conducted through weekly sessions or a one-day intensive session.
Weekly Sessions - One hour a week for 9 consecutive weeks.
One-Day Intensive Session - An eight hour all day session. Intensives are usually held on a Saturday.
What can I expect from a counseling session at Solace Counseling and Consulting LLC?
At Solace Counseling and Consulting LLC you can expect to meet with one of our licensed therapists with years of experience and dually trained in theology and psychology. Our sessions begin by gathering personal history and a history of the current issues. We will discuss the obstacles you are currently facing and discuss strategies to address your concerns. We will also write out a treatment plan and set goals for what you would like to accomplish in our time together.
How long does a counseling session usually last?
Sessions are usually 45 to 50 minutes in length. Longer and shorter sessions can be arranged as needed.
Are my sessions confidential?
Yes, we are legally and ethically mandated under the law to keep your health information private. Our therapists are licensed by the State of Georgia. For information visit the American Counseling Association's code of ethics.
What is onsite and online service counseling?
Onsite counseling means that our therapists will travel to meet with you and assist you with your needs. Online services mean that our therapists will conduct a session through technological resources. Terms do apply for both.
Are you available for evening hours?
Yes! We understand that the majority of people often have hectic schedules and cannot take off from their daily routine without meeting challenges. We help by offering evening hours.
What if I missed or need to reschedule my appointment?
If you need to reschedule an appointment, you must provide 24 hours advanced notice or will be subjected to paying for the session in full. While we will make every effort to accommodate you with the earliest available appointment, this may not be until the next available session.
What modes of service do you offer?
We offer in-office, mobile/onsite, and online services. Terms do apply for onsite and online services.
How can I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by going online through our secure client portal or by calling us at 770. 464. 5123.
How much does a counseling session cost?
Private pay fees range from $130-$150/session. We accept some insurance panels and have a sliding scale to accommodate those with lower income. Please contact us for more information.