Why would a psychologist officiate weddings?

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Welcome to Relationships That Thrive!

Those who know me know that I love couples. Like, really love couples. I specialized in couples work in graduate school, and I spend an inordinate amount of time reading couples articles, following couples researchers on social media, and discussing couples at every opportunity.

I am also passionate about prevention work. As a licensed clinical psychologist, my office is filled with couples who have been in distress for years. I always wish they had come to me sooner, hence my passion for premarital counseling. I am committed to helping couples communicate effectively and identify issues before they become problematic.

I am also passionate about weddings. In planning my own wedding, I discovered that planning the ceremony was the best part of the process. After officiating the wedding of two close friends, I realized I loved being present when a couple begins the next level of commitment to one another and to help bring a sense of the sacred to the moment.

And I realized there was a gap. Many couples want premarital counseling but don’t know where to start, especially outside of a faith community. And I thought why can’t I create that space? And why can’t I also officiate weddings along with doing counseling?

And so Relationships That Thrive was born. I’m based in Denver, but willing to travel. I’ll be posting nerdy relationship content at regular intervals, and I’m always happy to chat about healthy relationships. Shoot me an email at drhannaharagoni@gmail.com or give me a call at 720-588-0542. As Casablanca put it, this could be “the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Dr. Hannah Aragoni provides premarital counseling and wedding officiant services. She is based in Denver but serves Colorado including Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Vail. She can be reached at drhannaharagoni@gmail.com or 720-588-0542.