Premarital Counseling


Are you ready for married?  How do I decide if I’m ready to take the next step?  Have I had the right kind of conversations to move forward? How do I stimulate the right kind of conversation with my mate? What types of issues should we discuss before marriage? Which assessment tools are the most effective? What sort of materials will allow us to get the most from our time and effort?


Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. ... This kind of counseling can also help you identify weaknesses that could become problems during marriage and strengths that can help you negotiate solutions.

To build better relationships, you need the right tools.

Our trained staff will help you…

  • Identify strength and growth areas in your relationship

  • Explore personality traits to understand the best ways to interact and grow together

  • Strengthen communication skills to grow closer and thrive in differences

  • Learn skill to resolve conflicts and reduce stress

  • Share family backgrounds

  • Comfortably discuss financial concerns

  • Establish personal, couple, and family goals

  • discuss any other tricky issues, such as wedding stress, work-life balance, cohabiting, or sex and intimacy

Relationships thrive when they is understanding.  Our therapist can provide the insights to get there through our online assessments and directed couple’s discussions.

Wedding Ceremony Officiant Services

When you choose Relationship Counseling for Premarital counseling, you’ll receive:

  • An experienced officiant who will listen to your ceremony ideas and collaborate to create your ideal experience.

  • An officiant who knows the roles in a wedding.

  • Careful crafting of a custom-written ceremony text, delivered with elegance and professionalism.

  • A ceremony that expresses your wedding style, honors your values and compliments your wedding day timeline.

And, of course, you’ll also receive tons of suggestions for ceremony readings and rituals, assistance with writing personal vows, and marriage license submission to the appropriate courthouse.




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River Forest

7627 Lake St.

River Forest, IL 60305



1555 Naperville/Wheaton Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563


Palos Heights

7330 W. College Dr.

Palos Heights, IL 60463


Oak Park

1515 N. Harlem Ave.

Oak Park, IL 60302



Monday          8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday          8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday    8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday         8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday              8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday          8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday           12:00pm - 4:00 pm
Serving Chicagoland area, Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Bellwood, Franklin Park, Brookfield, Westchester, Norridge, Naperville, Warrenville, Lisle, Woodridge, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Glen Ellyn, Aurora, North Aurora, Glendale Heights, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Hickory Hills, Burbank, Oak Forest, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park