St Petersburg FL Marital/Premarital Couples Therapy – Assessment Tool Launched

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Sunshine City Counseling (727-940-9538) based in St. Petersburg, FL, has launched marital and premarital couples counseling using the leading relationship assessment tool.

The updated counseling is available online as well as in-person at the company’s downtown St. Petersburg offices. The in-house therapist, Zac Giparas, is registered as a mental health counselor intern, as well as a marriage and family therapist intern.

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With the most recent updates in counseling practices, couples now have access to the Prepare-Enrich system. Used in over 100 countries by more than 50,000 communities and churches, it has been considered the top premarital and marriage assessment tool for the past 35 years.

Prepare-Enrich is credited with helping more than four million couples and is regularly updated so it can adapt to the changing nature of relationships. The system requires a trained administrator and is thought to be one of the most effective tools for professionals across multiple disciplines.

The assessment is frequently used to provide couples with an improved understanding of their relationship dynamics. Trained facilitators can use the results to suggest areas of strength, growth, and stress. It has also been shown to assist families with their communication skills and parenting styles.

The Prepare-Enrich system is one of the tools used by the Sunshine City Counseling staff, but they also make use of other professional techniques. Zac Giparas uses a cognitive-behavioral approach that is emotionally focused to help couples determine the best path forward for their own unique situation.

Clients can schedule a complimentary initial session to determine if couples therapy is right for them. It’s recommended not just for couples who are having issues, but also for partners who wish to gain a deeper insight into their relationship. Zac Giparas specializes in couples, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and men who feel stuck emotionally.

“Zac has been an incredible help and an incredible therapist. Therapy was one of the most beneficial things I’ve ever done,” one satisfied client said, “the most helpful thing was having someone to talk to, feeling respected and understood. I feel accomplished and now have deeper conversations. I’m more aware of my feelings, and able to be vulnerable as well as connected with others.”

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