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PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple's strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Based on a couple's assessment results, a trained facilitator provides 4-8 feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.
Over 3 Million Couples!
Over the last 30 years, the PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessment has empowered and energized more than 3 million couples. We're the #1 relationship inventory and couples assessment tool.
What are the major goals of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program?
There are several goals of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program. In order to achieve these goals there are exercises designed to help couples improve their relationship skills. The program helps couples:
Explore strength and growth areas
Strengthen communication skills
Identify and manage major stressors
Resolve conflict using the Ten Step Model
Develop a more balanced relationship
Explore family of origin issues
Discuss financial planning and budgeting
Establish personal, couple and family goals
Understand and appreciate personality differences
What relationship areas are assessed by the Inventory?
12 Relationship Scales -- communication, conflict resolution, roles, sexuality, finances, spiritual beliefs and more
5 SCOPE Personality Scales
4 Couple and Family Scales -- based on the Circumplex Model
4 Relationship Dynamic Scales
30 Customized Scales
Is the PREPARE/ENRICH Program valid & reliable?
An important strength of the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventory is their strong psychometric properties. High levels of reliability and validity have been found for each instrument, making them valuable tools for research as well as clinical use.
National Norms based on over 500,000 couples
High Levels of Validity and Reliability
PREPARE has validity in that it discriminates premarital couples that get divorced from those that are happily married with about 80-85% accuracy. Reliability is high (alpha reliability of .80 - .85).
For more information about research with the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventory, view Research Articles.
Who uses PREPARE/ENRICH?
The inventory has been utilized by over 100,000 trained clergy members, professional counselors, mentors, and marriage educators throughout the U.S.
Over 3 million couples have taken a PREPARE/ENRICH inventory and worked through their results under the guidance of one of our trained facilitators.
Fees for these sessions may be covered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Preferred One, or all MA Insurances may cover these sessions.
Individual counseling sessions are available on a variety of needs and topics. Do you struggle with lack of confidence, low self-esteem, spiritual issues,
understanding who you are and what your purpose is? We offer individual sessions to meet your needs and help empower you --bringing you back to self- control, so you can move forward.
This is a therapeutic method of cognitive behavioral therapy. It works on our present, future, and past thoughts and experiences. We cannot change the past, but we can begin to understand how our thoughts and experiences hold us back from feeling well and prevents us from leading a full and active life. "We become what we think about ourselves, the world, and others in our lives." Often our thoughts become negative, repetitive patterns that cause us to feel anxious or fearful. These thoughts can lead to depression and feelings that often immobilize us. We will uncover the core issues for anxiety, fear, depression, and stress, and begin replacing them new truths and current realities.
Sometimes we move through our days with ease. Other times we become anxious or fearful and stressed wondering how we are going to get from one day to the next. I am here to tell you that you do not need to live like that any longer!
I use a cognitive behavioral therapy approach that has been used for over 25 years successfully! It has helped thousands of people understand why and how their anxiety and depression developed, and how to reduce or eliminate it. You will learn the root causes of these feelings and how it can affect you both mentally and physically. You will develop coping skills and techniques that will help you through stressful or normal anxiety producing situations. You will learn to understand your anxious and depressive producing triggers, while becoming more compassionate and powerful within and feeling more relaxed, calmed, and in control.
You will learn to create healthy boundaries with others, especially the “crazy makers” in our lives, and we all have them! Developing realistic expectations for yourself and others will create a calmer life. You will learn to let go of past regrets, guilt, and shame. This will be necessary for personal growth. You will also learn steps to end and reduce panic attacks.
“The skills and growth you will learn is so effective and broad-based that they would help anyone acquire healthy methods for dealing with chronic stress, anxiety, fear, and depression.”
These skills are available in individual work as well as in groups. Groups are available Thursday mornings (10am-12pm) or Monday evenings (6-8pm). For those who find it difficult to come into the office, Skype is available, as well as in-home sessions upon availability.
Everyone experiences life stress and moments of worry, tension and nervousness-or anxiety. People experience anxiety in different ways. It can affect your state of mind and your body. It may be ongoing or come in bursts lasting only a few minutes.
Anxiety can help you cope with danger by making you alert or careful. However, when anxiety becomes overwhelming and affects daily life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems in the United States. They affect about 18 percent of adults each year according to the National Institute of Mental Health. If not treated, anxiety disorders can grow worse. Research shows that individual therapy along with group support can help relieve anxious symptoms quicker than talk therapy alone. That is why I offer an intensive 8 week group for affective treatment, knowledge, and the skills needed to begin overcoming anxiety and depressive thinking.
Depression is a medical illness that affects a person's body, feelings, thoughts and behavior. It is NOT character weakness! We all experience bouts of the blues or periods of sadness now and then. However, if these feelings last more than 2 weeks or disrupt life, a person may have major depression. This is a painful condition that can last for months or years.
Over 20 million Americans suffer from depression. More than 80 percent of people with depression have another medical condition, such as chronic pain, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease. Only about half of adults seek treatment.
The good news is anxiety and depression are the most commonly cured mental disorders! I used a treatment called CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) to help people understand the cause of these disorders and help bring them to recovery. CBT in combination with group support can help you achieve the healthy life you deserve!
Groups begin every 10 weeks. I hope to see you soon!