Santa Barbara Pre-marital Counseling

Why not give your marriage the best chance possible?

I like to offer a package of 3 to 4 sessions, each 1hour and a half. In the first session I get to know you and your relationship history as well as your hopes and dreams for this life together. I send you home with a package of information that I believe every couple needs to have. The second session is what is called an “Adult Attachment Interview” which drops deeper into your early history with the belief that the relationship to our primary caregivers, usually our parents, creates a so-called blue print for our later adult relating. It is useful and beneficial information for couples to have about each other, and many of my clients report feeling much closer to their partner after the interview. In the 3rd session we process the information and the implications of your early history and we look at concrete ways you can support each other best suited to your blue print. The last session again is more educational, addressing specific questions and concerns outside of your early history. We can make much better choices when we are informed. I am here to assist you with the footwork.


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Rudi Lion MFT, (805) 453-4826 or

Rudi Lion MFT
(805) 453-4826

2020 Alameda Padre Serra
Suite 217
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Near Santa Barbara Mission and downtown Santa Barbara, close to 101 freeway, easy access from freeway, wheelchair friendly, easy access from Goleta and Carpinteria. Click for Driving Directions.

Skype counseling sessions available to remote locations.

Specialties include couples therapy, EMDR, short term therapy, trauma therapy and PTSD therapy.

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