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Couples Counseling

Counseling for couples offers a variety of options for addressing concerns in many areas, including:

• Premarital counseling • Conflict resolution • Awareness of each other's needs
• Communication • Problem solving • Appreciating each other's strengths
• Intimacy • Stepfamilies • Understanding behavioral styles
• Forgiveness • Skill building • Family of origin issues
• Healing after an affair • Addressing root issues

Scheduling Counseling

You can choose day or evening appointments that fit your schedule. Meeting weekly is recommended for best results, but appointments can be scheduled one or two times per month, also.

If you prefer meeting as a couple with a couple, Marti's husband Alan Wibbels, a Certified Professional Coach, can join us. You can read about him at the Life Coaching link. Contact Alan or Marti at 561.620.0089, or by email: alan@pbcounseling.com ; marti@pbcounseling.com.

PREPARE-ENRICH for Individuals or Groups

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, we will develop feedback sessions in which we help you discuss and understand the results as you are taught proven relationship and communication skills.

Marti and her husband Alan are certified to administer and use PREPARE-ENRICH.

Marriage Intensive

Busy couples often cannot find time for weekly counseling sessions. A marriage intensive provides an opportunity to focus on your marital concerns in a one, two, or three-day format so you can experience specific help for your concerns. Whether you want to strengthen a good relationship or rebuild a broken one, Palm Beach Counseling's Marriage Intensive is designed with your needs in mind.

You and your spouse can choose to schedule either a one, two or three half-day format for your marriage intensive. Prior to meeting with us, you'll complete the PrepareEnrich online inventory so your sessions will be relevant, practical and tailored to your unique concerns.

Your intensive facilitators are Alan and Marti Wibbels. Both are certified in PrepareEnrich, which assesses your relationship in ten vital areas. Alan is also a Certified Professional Life Coach, with over forty years of experience helping individuals and couples one-to-one, in couples' seminars and in church leadership from coast-to-coast. Marti is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, and has completed Gottman Level 1 Training in Gottman Couples Therapy. Alan and Marti have taught biblical marriage seminars internationally and throughout the United States.

This seminar, though, is for the two of you--to fast-track your relationship to healing and growth. Each day of the intensive is equivalent to months of couples counseling. The cost is determined by the length of time you choose for your intensive. Your investment in a one-day intensive is $1,200; a two-day intensive $2,200; a three-day intensive, $3,000, not including meals, travel or lodging. Your marriage intensive can be scheduled during the week or on the weekend.

"For a couple with an average income of $60,000 a year, at least one child and a home worth $185,000, the average cost of a divorce using U.S. Census statistics would be about $53,000. The cost includes short-term marriage therapy for themselves and about 20 weeks of therapy for their child. It includes the cost to hire an attorney, sell their marital home, purchase another at a lower value for one spouse and rent an apartment in the same area for the other" (www.divorce360.com).

Instead of the cataclysmic financial, relational, emotional, physical, and mental cost of divorce, doesn't it make sense to invest in discovering how to make your marriage a safe haven for both of you?

Please contact us at 561.620.0089 with your questions or to schedule your intensive. You can also email us at alan@pbcounseling.com or marti@pbcounseling.com.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Marti has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work. Gottman Couples Therapy "focuses on emotion, skill building for managing conflict, developing new skills for enhancing friendship, and helping the couple to create a system of shared meaning together" (The Gottman Institute Level 1 Workshop, Bridging the Couple Chasm).

Marti Wibbels, M.S., L.M.H.C., P.A. I Loxahatchee, FL 33470 | 561.620.0089

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