Premarital therapy group offered at BYU Comprehensive Clinic

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The BYU Comprehensive Clinic is offering premarital group counseling for soon-to-be-married couples or recently married couples within the community on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The BYU Comprehensive Clinic is opening a premarital counseling group (photo courtesy of the Comprehensive Clinic)
The BYU Comprehensive Clinic is opening a premarital counseling group. (Photo courtesy of the Comprehensive Clinic)

Garret Roundy and Holly Pack, two marriage and family therapist interns, created the premarital group in hopes of helping participants learn the path toward a deeply satisfying marriage. The group plans to cover a wide variety of topics that these two group leaders feel will prepare these couples for marriage.

“The premarital group helps people who are about to get married, or who have just gotten married, to understand how they have a more steady transition,” said Ee Chien Chua of BYU Comprehensive Clinic Communications.

According to the Comprehensive Clinic website, the topics for discussion cover developing one’s capacity for intimacy, family backgrounds influencing love and trust in marriage, communication skills, conflict resolution skills and a blueprint for creating a happy life.

“They can expect to learn more about themselves and their relationship to be able to start off on the right foot,” Roundy said.

The clinic offers competitive and affordable prices, making it more easily accessible to the public.

“The BYU Comprehensive Clinic provides therapy services at a discounted rate with a sliding scale fee,” Pack said.

The clinic is open to students and the public for $15 per session, which can be reduced if necessary.

“People should know there’s a lot of good help out there, and learning to reach out to the right people at the right times of our lives is one of the most important things one can learn in life,” Roundy said.

Visit the BYU Comprehensive Clinic website for more information about the services offered and the premarital group. Those interested can call (801) 422-7759 to sign up for the premarital group. The last day to sign up for this specific group is Monday, Feb. 24.

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