Bridal Counseling: Make a short-term commitment to your long-term happiness
In my 12 years' experience counseling brides, I've learned the 3 most effective time-frames to eliminate engagement anxiety and engagement depression.
1. Go Deep
For the bride who knows she has a bit of emotional housecleaning to do before her wedding.
If you want to really work through and grow from the issues that have arisen during your engagement, the Go Deep package can be positive, life-changing and profound.
In our sessions, we will deeply explore your feelings about getting married, leaving your single life, growing up, leaving your family of origin, ending the simple dating days, and becoming a wife. We will also prepare you for your wedding day and marriage beyond. It doesn't get more customized than this:
For the bride who wants to evolve from single woman to married woman thoughtfully and consciously.
The Thorough Check-In is a perfect way to get on the right track, emotionally, and stay there for the rest of your engagement. This package will help you feel confident, equipped, and prepared for marriage.
For the bride who just wants an "emotional tune-up" or even a "quick fix."
You'll be amazed how just one, long, focused session can really catapult you into a different state of mind.
one 75-minute video session with me
I understand. Session-by-session video counseling is also available.
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To explore what might be right for you and to see if we "click." I'll be in touch within 24 hours.
Why would a bride need a therapist?
"I've been to several therapists, and Allison is unquestionably the best:
the most insightful, the most non-judgmental and the most solution-oriented. She is the only therapist I've felt comfortable enough to be really honest with.
Allison has been a safe harbor and a voice of reason during my transition to 'bride.' Don't hesitate to contact her. Ultimately, the peace of mind you'll feel when you know you've made the right decision is well worth the investment in yourself. "- R.M.
"I was emotionally a wreck but, after just one session, I felt so much better.
Allison was fantastic to work with. She is thoughtful and incredibly empathetic and supportive.
We had our sessions over Skype, but I felt as if I were in her office. She was also very easy to book; our first appointment was just a day or two after I reached out to her.
I definitely recommend reading her book if you are even thinking of getting engaged, as her insights into the complex set of feelings (expected and unexpected) and transformation each bride-to-be goes though are INVALUABLE.
If you still find yourself with questions or struggles, I cannot recommend her counseling enough. I wholeheartedly know that my decision to seek her one-on-one counseling was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself." -- Erin
"I was so confused & upset I almost called off my wedding.
I was really struggling with the emotional transition from single career woman to being a wife and a stepmom. I didn't know what was wrong with me, and I was so confused and upset I almost called off the wedding.
Allison has helped me discover the roots of these struggles and find healthy resolutions for them, and to remember all the reasons I want to get married to my wonderful fiance in the first place.
I'm starting to actually enjoy the wedding planning process rather than approach it with a fight-or-flight reaction, and my relationship with my future stepson is as strong as it's ever been. She was exactly the resource I needed!" -- S.P.