PREPARE/ENRICH is the leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally. Built on a solid foundation of 35+ years of research, it has been shown to significantly improve a couple’s relationship and lower divorce rates by 30%. Couples will take the PREPARE/ENRICH online assessment which provides your certified premarital counselor, Grace, with a detailed report on the strength and growth areas in your relationship. Together, we will move through the program to strengthen areas that need extra attention so that you can feel confident entering this new chapter in your lives.
Assess satisfaction levels in 12 relationship categories. Gain personalized insights into relationship dynamics, commitment levels, personality, spiritual beliefs, and family systems.
With over 30 customizable categories, such as a previous marriage, cultural differences, and expecting a child, you will ensure your experience with your results will feel accurate and relevant to your relationship.
The Prepare/Enrich assessment is scientifically reliable and valid, which means accurate and objective results that help you talk about what really matters in your relationship. Research has shown that completing the Prepare/Enrich program prior to marriage reduces your risk for divorce by 30%.
The program can be tailored for same-sex couples, couples of diverse faith, couples with children, and address cross-cultural issues.
Couples responses to questions are analyzed and divided by the computerized assessment into four category types. PREPARE couple types are highly predictive of which couples eventually become separated/divorced, unhappily married or happily married. Our goal is to move you as a couple up the ranks to attain the strength you need together to endure the waves of marriage.
Jump start your premarital counseling program by completing your couples assessment ahead of time!
At your first premarital counseling session, Grace Pacheco, M.A., MFT will offer your an overview of the strength of your current relationship, and begin by showing you the areas of strength in your relationship. Then, she will show you the areas which need improvement using a computer-generated report and bar graph. You both will practice your first communication exercise, given a summary of your results to take home, and receive an assignment for session two.
The couple’s assessment will take approximately 45 minutes from a computer or phone and MUST BE TAKEN SEPARATELY and PRIVATELY. A $35 fee is due to the PREPARE/ENRICH website one time, and the results will be sent confidentially to Grace Pacheco, M.A., MFT. In order to access the results, you will be required to sign a consent to commence therapy services with Grace Pacheco, M.A., MFT, and sign your consent to the office policies.