Hope and Premarital Counseling
For many couples, engagement is an exciting time, marked by a flurry of activity while preparing for the wedding, making plans for the honeymoon, and thinking about "happily ever after."
For all the attention on the wedding, many couples may not consider as readily the marriage itself: the movement of each towards the other, and the declaration that the two shall become one.
Our Approach to Help and Healing
Covenant Counseling provides couples who are considering engagement or who are engaged to be married Premarital Counseling, and the opportunity to explore the meaning of marriage, the particular dynamics which may emerge in their marriage, and other specific aspects which are unique to their unique relationship.
Our counselors may use a combination of relational assessments (such as the Prepare-Enrich Assessment) and their own therapeutic skills to provide the experience best-suited to each couple. While specific experiences vary widely, depending on a number of factors, most pre-marital couples meet with their counselor between three and six times. A couple may have additional times with their pastor or minister.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call 205-879-7500. If you would like to email us, please complete the contact form below.
We are a group of licensed clinicians who seek to maintain the highest professional standards in our fields and whose Christian faith is central to our lives and practices.
We invite you to learn more about:
If you would like to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, please call:
Heather Hagins, MA, MBA
Anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, relationship concerns, spiritual struggles, infidelity, family of origin concerns, and more.Learn More
Trey Hill, PhD
Marriage counseling, relationship development, family of origin concerns, ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, and more.Learn More
Anna Stanley, MA, CEDS
Eating disorders, family concerns, women's issues, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and more.Learn More
Hunter Stanley, MDiv, MA
Grief, anxiety, depression, spirituality, relationship issues, codependency, substance abuse and addiction, identity concerns, and more.Learn More
Kara Jones, MA, EdS
Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, depression, women's issues, boundaries, codependency, grief, and more.Learn More
Suzanne Pirkle, MA, CEDRD
Nutritional counseling for adults and adolescents in areas relating to eating disorders, weight management, and sports nutrition.Learn More
Joyce McKay, MEd, EdS, CSAT
Sex addiction, recovery from sexual abuse, grief, trauma, anger, and adjustment issues.Learn More
Gil Kracke, MA, MA, DMin, NCC
Pre-marital and marriage counseling, grief, family of origin issues, concerns regarding aging, and more. Gil is the Director of Covenant Counseling.Learn More
Rachael Garrett, MA
Grief counseling for all ages, miscarriages, infant loss, self-esteem, concerns about self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger, parenting concerns, and more.Learn More
Jay Lloyd, MA
Addiction, substance abuse and dependence, family dynamics, parenting, spirituality, pre-marital counseling, marriage development, young adult issues, and more.Learn More
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kent Michael, PhD
Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, family counseling, depression, grief and loss, stress, academic challenges, and more.Learn More
Becky Whitson, MA, EdS, CSAT, NCC
Sex addiction, codependency, infidelity, recovery from sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, marriage counseling, and personal growth.Learn More
Alice Churnock, MA, CEDS
Eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, parenting issues, and more.Learn More
Paul Johnson, MBA
Career counseling and development, vocational assessments, executive coaching, career transitions, and more.Learn More
Lisa Phillips, MA, MA
Relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, codependency, boundaries, pre-marital and marriage counseling, and more.Learn More
A good place to start is to find someone who may be a good fit. You can either look through our counselors’ profiles or call our office for help finding someone. Though beginning counseling is not always easy, we try to make it simple.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call 205-879-7500.
If you would like to email us, please complete the contact form below.