Couples Therapy with Prepare/Enrich Inventory

prepareandenrichI offer pre marital counseling based on Prepare and Enrich method. PREPARE/ENRICH is the leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally.  It is built on a solid research foundation and significantly improves a couple’s relationship. PREPARE/ENRICH is custom tailored to a couple’s relationship and provides couple exercises to build their relationship skills. I think it is a great way to support a new or a long term relationship.

I appreciate the model because of its data-based component. It is based on Gottman method and incorporates data from thousands of couples. Prior to seeing a therapy you get a log in into on-line database. Each couple has an opportunity to fill out on-line questionnaire that goes through a number of questions. The resulting report identifies areas of strength and growth. The questionnaire produces a report that drives the counseling process. In the end, the time is spent on specific topics important to the couple and not on cheesy “pop” topics. The therapy goals are clear and open, making the process very collaborative and allowing the couple to direct the process. The process can also be faith based and culturally adjusted.

The program is also very useful for long time married couples. Via this program the couple has the ability to bring up topics that have been “swept under the rug”. Carrying unaddressed issues for a long time is exhausting. For some couples this approach is a very welcomed breath of fresh air. For more info check out https://www.facebook.com/prepare.enrich/ or contact me at olga@chicagofamilytherapy.com

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