PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING & OFFICIATING
Before You Say I Do
Many couples invest thousands in a one day celebration of their union, but neglect to prioritize setting the foundation for a strong marriage.
Here at DMG, we love celebrations - we've partnered with countless couples to plan them. However, we prioritize healthy marriages.
Needs, Values, & Expectations
OUR PROGRAM IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO EQUIP COUPLES WITH VALUABLE TOOLS, INSIGHTS, AND STRATEGIES TO BUILD A STRONG AND LASTING RELATIONSHIP AS YOU PREPARE FOR MARRIAGE.
To ensure the utmost effectiveness and success of our program, we have carefully chosen influential methods that have undergone extensive research and have proven to be effective in premarital counseling and coaching.
By integrating elements from renowned approaches such as Gottman and Prepare-Enrich, as well as incorporating other modalities like EFT, Mindfulness, CBT, and trauma-informed practices, we provide a comprehensive and tailored experience that addresses various aspects of your relationship.
OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL AND LICENSED COUNSELORS AIM TO EMPOWER YOU WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NEEDED TO NAVIGATE CHALLENGES, ENHANCE COMMUNICATION, FOSTER EMOTIONAL CONNECTION, AND STRENGTHEN THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR PARTNERSHIP.
what to expect
Through our program, you can expect to:
Deepen your understanding of each other's needs, values, and expectations.
Learn effective communication techniques to express yourselves openly and honestly.
Develop conflict resolution strategies to navigate differences and disagreements.
Cultivate emotional intimacy and connection.
Build a shared vision for your future together.
Set the foundation for a lasting joy-filled marriage.
DMG's pre-marital counseling program consists of up to 12 weeks of sessions, tailored to your specific needs, preferences, and wedding date.
Our intake process is a multi-part journey that allows us to understand your relationship dynamics and tailor the program to your specific needs.
Here's a breakdown of the intake sessions:
1. Pre-Assessment Joint Session ( 1 session 60-90 minutes): We start with a joint session where we discuss areas of focus, your relationship history, your decision to commit, adjustments, expectations, and conflict patterns. This session sets the foundation for our work together.
2. Individual Sessions (for each partner): You and your partner will have one individual session (45-60 minutes). These sessions provide an opportunity for each of you to explore personal experiences, concerns, and aspirations related to your upcoming marriage.
3. Post-Assessment Joint Session (90 minutes): Following the individual sessions, we will have a joint session to discuss the findings of the assessment, explore any challenges or areas of growth, and develop a customized plan for your journey.
MEET THE TEAM
Kimberly Sayers, LMFTA
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Kimberly is focused on helping clients navigate the challenges, heartaches, ebbs and flows of life. She works with clients to look within, celebrate strengths and empathetically empower clients to work intentionally on your therapeutic goals.
Expect to meet an enthusiastic therapist who will affirm and highlight all the hard work you have been doing!
Carlene B. Charlemagne, LAMFT
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Carlene Charlemagne is a passionate Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach specializing in fostering transformative connections among couples. With a fervent commitment, she empowers couples to break free from constraints and cultivate joy, fulfillment, and prosperity in their relationships.
Through her expertise in both therapy and business, Carlene guides couples through their various seasons of life enabling collaborative success, conflict resolution, and shared happiness.
Janelle Thompson, LMHC, LPC, NCC, ACS
LICENSED CLINICAL THERAPIST
Janelle is a renowned therapist, coach, consultant, and group practice owner. Her expertise lies in helping professional women of color and couples reshape their experiences of pain and discomfort, cultivating healing and clarity.
With a proven history of transformative outcomes, Janelle thrives on helping couples turn their challenges into avenues for growth, all while helping them discover their sweet spot.