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The Clinic on Dupont Toronto

Psychotherapy Treatments for Couples

Couples counseling is a productive way to address many relationship issues, with its focus on facilitating communication in a way that allows both individuals to express their emotions and needs. Romantic relationships need connection, closeness, and intimacy to thrive, but these bonds can be quickly eroded through unresolved conflict and tension. Many issues can cause stress in relationships, including infidelity, sexual disparities, parental stresses, decisions about commitment, unmet bonding and attachment needs, and incompatible communication styles. Cognitive-behavioural therapy and emotion-focused therapy are evidence-based treatments proven to help couples reduce distress and conflict by addressing the underlying patterns of interaction that are derailing their relationship satisfaction.

Are you looking for psychotherapy treatments for couples? Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy professionals are here for you. Call us at (416) 515-2649 to speak with one of our psychologists.

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Zoe Laksman psychologist

ZOË LAKSMAN, Psy. D., C.Psych.,

Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Difficulties, Couples Therapy

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Faye Doell psychologist clinic on dupont

FAYE DOELL, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Complex Mental Illness, Psychosis, Interpersonal Difficulties, Couples Therapy

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PATRICIA SPENS, M.Sc., C.Psych.

Stress, Depression, Addictions, Codependency, Couples, Families

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Nadia D'Iuso psychologist

NADIA D’IUSO, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Couples, and Adolescents

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Robin Foster depression and anxiety psychologist

ROBIN FOSTER, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Depression, Suicidality, Anxiety, Psychosis, Interpersonal Issues

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Natalie Michel psychologist

NATALIE MICHEL, Ph.D., C.Psych

Stress, Relationship Difficulties, Anxiety, Trauma, Obsessive and Compulsive Behaviours, Complex Mental Illness, Emotion Dysregulation.

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shona tritt stress and anxiety psychologist

SHONA TRITT, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Stress, Anxiety, Interpersonal Issues, Self-esteem, and Life transitions

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randi FOGELBAUM psychologist

RANDI FOGELBAUM, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders

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Stephen Shainbart psychologist

STEPHEN SHAINBART, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Self-esteem Difficulties, Divorce Issues

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harrietweaver psychologist

HARRIET WEAVER, MEd RP

Couples therapy, Family therapy, DBT skills groups

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wendy zhao psychologist

WENDY (WENFENG) ZHAO, Ph. D.

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Substance Use, and Relationship Difficulties

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Philip-Jai-Johnson-clinic-on-dupont

PHILIP JAI JOHNSON, Ph.D., C.Psych

Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Sex Therapist, Binge-Eating Disorder

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RELATIONSHIP AND MARRIAGE THERAPY IN TORONTO

What is couples counselling?

Couples counselling is a type of psychotherapy that involves helping couples understand and resolve their issues and develop a deeper bond. Our multi-disciplinary psychotherapists provide marriage therapy in Toronto to help couples repair, restore, and build a healthier, stronger relationship built on a solid, loving foundation.

What causes relationship problems?

Problems in relationships arise for a multitude of reasons. Misunderstandings, poor communication, differences in priorities and expectations, or issues relating to compatibility or finances are just a few of the reasons relationship problems develop.

How are couples affected by relationship problems?

If you’re experiencing problems in your relationship, it can negatively affect the way you perceive and relate to each other. This can be a catalyst for the deterioration of your relationship. It may also affect yours and your partner’s emotional well-being, physical health, level of functioning, and even work performance.

What are the indicators a relationship needs help?

If you and your partner are unable to compromise, have difficulty communicating, or repeatedly argue over the same things, you may need help and benefit from couples counselling. Other signs your relationship is in trouble include feelings of resentment or contempt toward your partner or if there is manipulation or abuse in your relationship. Our couples counselling can help you resolve your problems and develop a healthier, happier relationship.

Can our relationship be saved?

Many factors play a role in whether a relationship can be saved. One of the biggest keys is that both of you are committed to working on your relationship. The earlier you begin relationship or marriage therapy once problems surface also improves your chance for success. However, many couples who’ve experienced long-term issues have successfully healed their relationship through couples counseling.

How can marriage therapy help our relationship?

Relationship counselling helps couples understand and recognize unhealthy behaviours, unrealistic expectations, or underlying issues that may contribute to their problems. At The Clinic on Dupont, your experienced relationship therapist will teach you better relationship and communication skills. Your therapist will also help you reframe unhealthy thought patterns or modify behaviours that may be sabotaging your relationship.

What methods are used in relationship counselling?

Our experienced psychotherapists at The Clinic on Dupont use evidence-based couples counselling techniques. These include Cognitive Behavioural Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Systems Therapy, Analyzing the Ways You Communicate, Enhancing Intimacy to Promote Closeness, The Gottman Method, Insight-gaining therapy, Attachment therapy. Through these therapeutic methods, you’ll gain new insights, learn to identify and reframe your problems, heal old wounds, build trust, manage conflict, and develop a deeper bond.

What if my partner doesn't want to participate in relationship counselling?

Your relationship stands a much better chance of success if you both participate in relationship or marriage therapy. Your relationship therapist may want to meet with each of you one-on-one occasionally. However, couples counselling is most effective when both partners work together.

How long does relationship or marriage therapy take?

Relationship counselling varies from couple to couple. Through our marriage therapy in Toronto, many couples work through their issues in 6 to 12 weeks. Because each couple and their problems are unique, it may take longer for some couples.

What if I want to end my relationship or marriage?

Your relationship therapist will support and guide you during this difficult period if you do decide you want to end your relationship. However, if you’re uncertain, your therapist can help you see your relationship problems more objectively. This way, you’ll have confidence in whatever decision you make.