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Premarital Counseling

Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is a gift you can give your marriage before it has even started. In fact, couples who attend premarital counseling have significantly lower divorce rates than couples who do not. A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology reported that couples who participated in some type of premarital counseling were 31% less likely to divorce. With divorce rates soaring, many couples who attend therapy before marriage find peace of mind in simply knowing they are less likely to divorce in comparison to those who don’t. Additionally, couples who attend premarital counseling are armed with the skills to prepare for and prevent many issues from occurring rather than trying to fix problems once they have happened.

Areas of Expertise

  • Marital Therapy
  • Premarital Therapy
  • Proactive Skills Counseling for Couples
  • Communication Counseling for Couples and Individuals
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (Attachment Based Therapy)
  • Family Therapy
  • Depression & Anxiety

Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is a gift you can give your marriage before it has even started. In fact, couples who attend premarital counseling have significantly lower divorce rates than couples who do not. A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology reported that couples who participated in some type of premarital counseling were 31% less likely to divorce. With divorce rates soaring, many couples who attend therapy before marriage find peace of mind in simply knowing they are less likely to divorce in comparison to those who don’t. Additionally, couples who attend premarital counseling are armed with the skills to prepare for and prevent many issues from occurring rather than trying to fix problems once they have happened.

Areas of Expertise

  • Marital Therapy
  • Premarital Therapy
  • Proactive Skills Counseling for Couples
  • Communication Counseling for Couples and Individuals
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (Attachment Based Therapy)
  • Family Therapy
  • Depression & Anxiety

Learn the Tools for Success


Thanks to extensive marital therapy research, we know a lot about why marriages fail and why they succeed. Armed with this information, we help couples navigate these potential issues and teach them strategies for success before the marriage begins. We coach couples in effective communication and help them navigate their own life experiences and how this impacts what they bring with them into the marriage.

Premarital counseling also helps couples to be proactive about building best relational practices now. During premarital counseling couples learn how to navigate their unique relational patterns, and their core emotions and how to talk about them. As a result, couples not only learn how to prevent potential problems from occurring, they also learn how they can proactively build a successful and happy future together. This results in couples going into marriage with a greater sense of confidence and peace about what the future holds for their relationship as well as their ability to handle relational challenges when they do occur.

Locations We Serve

Online Services


We have the training, tools and experience to offer our counseling services through secure, online video conferencing. If you are not able to meet with our team in person, let us know and we will set up an online appointment for you.

Testimonials

  • Thank you for your personalized and PERSONAL care. Your guidance helped us navigate a path through the minefield of mental health concerns. When I didn't know what to do, you did. Everything is not "all better" but it is better than it was and steadily improving. From the staff to the counselors, everyone I have interacted with has gone above and beyond to provide support to both the patient and family. This creates a comfortable, professional environment and it is clear that people are the priority. Thank you for being there when we needed you. You are forever a part of our story.
  • AC
    Working with Pete hasn’t erased or numbed the pain/confusion of divorce, but it’s helped me find greater resilience, serenity, hope, meaning. His safe and stabilizing camaraderie is rare company where I can process without judgment, express without criticism, and explore new ideas knowing someone is on my side, always rooting for my greater well-being and happiness. This is a place where all of the inside words can come out and it’s ok.
    AC
  • CP

    “When I first scheduled an appointment at Sage Family Counseling, I was extremely hesitant about seeing a male counselor. I had trauma from my past that I had never dealt with that made me very guarded with men. Pete made me feel so safe and comfortable immediately. I am so thankful for the help and support I receive that I can honestly say not only made me a more secure person, but truly saved my life. I highly recommend seeing Pete as he is a fantastic listener and great at helping you cope and grieve in a healthy, productive way.”

    CP
  • Ryan

    “The professionals at Sage Family Counseling provided me with the tools, skills, and courage to deal with my anxiety and depression at a time when it was difficult to see a way forward. Specifically, I was taught coping skills to help me stay in the moment, learned to set focused, achievable goals that gave me a path forward, received honest feedback about my successes as well as setbacks, and provided with tools that set me on course to becoming the sort of person I wanted to be. I will always be grateful for the care I received and I highly recommend their counselors and services.”

    Ryan
  • CLF

    “Peter has helped me tremendously through my college years dealing with relationships, and self confidence. Because of this therapy program I am able to progress through my life now with a clear head, and with many exercises and strategies in my pocket that I am able to utilize to get me through even the toughest of situations.”

    CLF
  • Family Therapy Client

    “We've been working with Peter Benson for about 8 months now and all I can say is I can't believe the progress we have been able to make towards managing our teenage daughters anxiety and PMDD. Pete consistently makes her/us feel understood and validated yet is always able to offer advice, tools, and perspectives that enable us to see situations more clearly. He creates an incredibly safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for his clients that allow for honest reflection and growth. I can not imagine working with anyone else.”

    Family Therapy Client
  • BC

    “Me and my family’s lives have been amazingly blessed through Dr. Henline’s counsel. I reached out to him (not previously knowing anything about him or his practice) in September of 2018, desperate for a qualified therapist/Dr. who could help me through an extraordinarily difficult time. He saw me through it and I’m forever grateful for his wisdom, advice, and compassion. I’ve referred others to him as well because I know he’s completely qualified and can handle complex, and challenging issues. I’ve continued to meet with him occasionally for problems that arise and continue to leave empowered.”

    BC
  • R. Webster

    “Dr. Henline has had a profound impact on my life. He steadfastly guided me through the process of looking at the issues I needed to resolve and settle in my soul. The resounding conclusion being “It is my life; I need to own it”. Like a great surgeon, Dr. Henline cut away the clutter and helped me focus on the “Now” . . . empowering me with insight, education and understanding to let go of the disabling past and embrace the present with more self-awareness and a determination to be the best me I can be.”

    R. Webster
  • PG

    “Dr. Henline is an exceptional listener and created a safe environment where both my husband & I felt validated & understood. He helped us learn to communicate in respectful ways by responding instead of reacting. He also taught us that humility & taking personal responsibility fosters progress In our relationship, personal growth & intimacy.”

    PG
  • Billy

    The office staff solved problems with my insurance and removed barriers to care that no other doctor's office was able to.”

    Billy
  • “Branden didn’t solve my problems; he made me aware that I have the power and ability to solve them on my own. I was introduced to new thought and behavior patterns that freed me from a self-imposed prison."

  • Missionary Mom

    “We are immensely grateful for the therapy that Branden was able to offer my son who was diagnosed with OCD on his mission.  Branden was able to provide sessions virtually since he was out of the country.  This was tricky at times with less than ideal internet connections in Colombia.  However, the few times we lost connection he would use the time to teach me how to help my missionary so we could use the session time efficiently. The tips and techniques provided by Branden offered him resources to cope and find success each week until Covid-19 sent him home.  The mission therapist was able to monitor the medication needed, but Branden's insight was invaluable at helping him manage intrusive thoughts and anxiety.  We are grateful that he was able to provide the support my son needed on his mission.”

    Missionary Mom
  • Denise S.
    “Branden Henline took the time to get to know my husband and I working with us for about a year. He helped us to communicate more effectively with each other and we can now talk more openly without getting angry. It was easy to meet with him on Zoom, fitting it in with ease in our busy schedules.”
    Denise S.
  • Family Therapy Client
    “I would recommend Dr. Branden Henline and Sage Family Counseling to anyone.  The office staff is friendly, attentive, and follows through.  Dr. Henline helped us make incredible progress in our relationship.  I am very grateful for everything Sage Family Counseling has done for us.”
    Family Therapy Client

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