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PreMarital Counseling Los Angeles

Dona Laressa Desmond PhD, LMFT

Woodland Hills CA 91364     West Los Angeles CA 90025

As a counselor I help Same Sex Couples prepare for marriage

During our sessions together I will share with you ways to fortify your foundation so that you can weather more smoothly the storms that come your way, coming out stronger as a Couple.

I have experience counseling Same Sex Couples in the LA area since the mid-1990’s. It has been my pleasure to assist gay men and lesbian couples in resolving some of the inevitable issues that arise from falling in love and building a life together. Here are some of the topics we can cover together on our PreMarital Sessions.

Here are some of the topics that we can cover together in our PreMarital Sessions

Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT

Expert Couples Counseling & Life Coach

Same Sex PreMarital


Resolving conflicts smoothly

Coping with change

Sex, intimacy and romance

Sharing decisions

Disagreeing without damage

Outside Friends



Extended family interactions


Location of home

Chores and housekeeping

Career goals after marriage

Hidden expectations

Handling your differences

Time to one's self

Creating a unique marriage

Avoiding your parents mistakes

Keeping small problems small

Fighting fair

Crisis response in relationship

Defining loyalty

Building a positive atmosphere

Needs ~ Wants ~ Wishes