FAQ

Answers to the most common questions

How can I get help from Wisely Wed?

What should I expect from phone counseling?

How much does engagement counseling cost?

How many sessions should I expect to require?

Where is your office located?

What are your office hours?

Do you accept insurance?

Do we need to come as a couple?

Can you help me with my fear of walking down the aisle?

My mother and I seem to be fighting over the silliest issues, can you help?

Do you work with people who are inter-marrying or have cross-cultural adjustments to make?

What about talking about topics we may be avoiding; e.g. our sex lives and sex drives, if and when to have children, dealing with previous partners, accumulated debt?

What about secrets we are still ashamed to reveal?

Do you help with alternative lifestyle couples?

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How can I get help from Wisely Wed?
Premarital counseling can take place either on the phone or in person. Individuals and couples are both welcome to contact Mimi at Wisely Wed. Back to top.

What should I expect from phone counseling?
You have an opportunity to introduce yourself and share the worries that may be keeping you up nights. Mimi Licht will be there to listen and clarify what is happening. She will help you understand your confusing reaction to getting engaged and will guide you toward more effective means of coping. The goal is for you to be less confused, stressed, and anxious, and to feel more in control and better-able to enjoy this special time of life. Back to top.

Mimi Licht can help if you are experiencing engagement anxietyHow much does premarital counseling cost?
Phone counseling is $130 per 50-minute session and is payable via PayPal. In-person counseling is $150 per 50-minute session and can be paid by check, cash, or PayPal (all major credit cards). 24-hours' notice for cancellation is required. Back to top.

How many sessions should I expect us to meet?
We meet once for an introductory session to determine what is going on, get some background information and decide on your goals. Then usually we meet for six sessions and re-evaluate the plan at that time. Back to top.

Where are you located?
My Brookline office is located at Coolidge Corner in Brookline, easily accessible on the Green Line. Back to top.

What are your office hours?
By appointment only, weekdays, evenings and Saturdays. Back to top.

Do you accept insurance?
Wisely Wed is not covered by health insurance. Wisely Wed accepts payment for phone counseling via PayPal, including all major credit cards. In-office appointments may be paid for by cash or check (major credit cards can be used via PayPal). Back to top.

Do we need to come as a couple?
No. I meet with future brides and grooms either individually, as a couple or in groups. This depends on your needs and preference. Back to top.

Can you help me with my fear of walking down the aisle?
Yes. I can develop a program for fear and stress reduction and can actually meet you at the site of your ceremony, and practice until you feel confident. Back to top.

My mother and I seem to be fighting over the silliest issues, can you help?
Yes. I can help you understand how your relationship to your mother is evolving as you become a wife. Loyalties and boundaries are often issues. Back to top.

Do you work with people who are inter-marrying or have cross-cultural adjustments to make?
Yes. Religious, cultural or ethnic differences can require greater sensitivity involving the ceremony, in-law relations, and future observances and ought to be addressed when planning your wedding. I often help couples to think these things through more openly and come to a deeper understanding of each other's heritage. Back to top.

What about talking about topics we may be avoiding; e.g. our sex lives and sex drives, if and when to have children, dealing with previous partners, accumulated debt?
I encourage and support discussion of whatever is on your mind and feel comfortable putting into words either on your own or with your spouse-to-be. Back to top.

What about secrets we are still ashamed to reveal?
Once concerns are out on the table they are not nearly as forbidding. These conversations can foster wonderful opportunities to deepen trust. Back to top.

Do you counsel same-sex couples?
Yes. Same-sex couples require the same degree of sharing and trust as any other couple in order to build a strong foundation. Back to top.

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