Zahira Melendez Therapy, LMFT-A

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. " - Nelson Mandela

Premarital Counseling

I am guessing you are here for one of two reasons, this is your first marriage and you want to make sure it works, or this is not your first rodeo and you want to make sure that this time is the last. Either way, kudos to you for wanting to invest in a healthy relationship!

We all desire to have a marriage where we feel happy and satisfied, where we get along and have what we need.

The reality is that everyone faces challenges in their marriage. Can I say that again? EVERYONE. Even that couple that is always positing on social media and look like they are so happy, with their bright wide smile, having the time of their lives. I assure you, they also have bad days.

About 40% to 50% of marriages end in divorce. This rate increases with the number of marriages, 60% for second marriages and 73% for the third.

What can you do then?

Exactly this. Look for counsel and resources that will help you establish a strong connection with your partner, be prepared to navigate challenging times, and equip you with tools that will give you a better chance of having an enjoyable long lasting relationship.


How can I help?

I can help you build a stronger foundation for your relationship. During premarital counseling, we will

  1. explore your specific relationship dynamics

  2. identify strengths and growth opportunities

  3. learn and practice skills that strengthen your relationship.

To start, you both will complete an assessment tailored to your current relational circumstances. This assessment will highlight your strengths and areas of improvement. We will review the results of the assessment to celebrate the strengths and develop new skills to help you grow as a couple.

This comprehensive premarital program is called PREPARE/ENRICH.


Zahira Melendez, LMFT Associate

Supervised by Michelle Silva Segura, LPC-S, LMFT-S, SEP

1102 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

512-270-9629

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