Couples & Family
Couples Counselling is offered for partners who wish to strengthen, nurture, and address ongoing issues within their relationship. Sessions focus on:
- Establishing boundaries
- Improving communication
- Learning how to express thoughts and feelings constructively
- Invigorating the bond by establishing shared values and long-term goals
*Cost of sessions depends on amount of hours used. Clients can expect to pay anywhere from C$150-225.
Who to book with...
Laura Groulx, BEd, MSW, RSW
Our relationships are incredibly important to our quality of life. Couples sessions provided by Laura are informed by the Gottman Method, which focuses on disarming conflict, increasing intimacy, respect, and affection, removing barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and creating a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Marianne Wylie, MSW, RSW
Marianne provides services for couples with a particular focus on family systems and improving communication. Roles used to get our needs met and meet the needs of our partner(s) and how a shift in one person affects the other are explored. Patterns are explored not just within the couple system but also how they are carried from past generations and from the impact of the environment. Working from a strengths-based approach in identifying strong points, Marianne can help to strengthen the couple’s communication, roles and patterns of interacting.
Lara Hollway, MSW, RSW
Conflict in relationships and in families can feel daunting. How do you find ways to communicate in times of hurt and betrayal? How do you navigate major life transitions and times of stress? How do you increase your feelings of intimacy and love? Couples sessions provided by Lara are informed by the Gottman Method, which focuses on disarming conflict and increasing friendship and affection. Lara is also a certifying doula, which informs her counselling work as she supports couples navigating issues in pregnancy, post-partum, as well as sex and intimacy.
Maria Drohan, HBSW, AS Eng., (MSW Candidate)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) allows couples to build a more positive and secure relationship through the development of attachment bonds. Its overall aim is to strengthen the emotional connection between couples, refocus conflicting patterns, and support each other to make change. Through EFT, couples will increase security and connection in their intimate relationships and improve overall emotional attachment towards each other.