Making the choice to go to couples therapy
can feel like a very big step.
It involves admitting that things are not perfect in your partnership, which is often hard to do and scary to admit.
We believe that couples therapy should be part of every healthy relationship. Getting started as soon as you notice issues is the most effective way to help repair and rebuild your loving connection.
Couples therapy can help with a number of relationship challenges. The most common can include:
- Trust has been broken.
- Arguments are getting more frequent.
- Communication is poor.
- Something feels wrong, but you’re not sure what or why.
- There is something you want your partner to know, but you’ve been unable to tell them.
- One or both of you becomes dysfunctional during a conflict.
- You have gone through something devastating that is changing the way you connect with each other.
- You feel stuck in bad patterns.
- Emotional intimacy is gone or deeply diminished.
- Physical intimacy is a problem.
Our goal is to offer therapy in a safe place where you can learn to be vulnerable with your partner about your unmet needs and deeper emotions. We help you learn how to communicate these in more effective and initiate new ways of interaction that result in a more connected and loving relationship.
Couples Therapy Available:
Our therapists draw from many therapeutic modalities during their sessions with couples but primarily use Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Most of us tend to argue with our partners about the same things, over and over again. EFT helps draw awareness to some of the underlying emotions you may be feeling in your relationship but may not be aware of.
Our therapists also draw from Dr. John Gottman’s work which integrates research-based interventions to help couples improve the friendship in their relationship and resolve conflict in a positive way.
Our therapists also incorporate Imago Therapy in their sessions, which is based on the theory that there is a connection between frustrations in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. Couples can learn to understand each other’s feelings and “childhood wounds” more empathically, allowing them to heal themselves and their relationships.
56 Aberfoyle Crescent., Suite 730 Toronto, Ontario, M8X 2W4