Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Registered Psychologist and Counsellors
#42 9912 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
Couples counselling is the process of counselling for couples to gain effective tools in transcending repeating patterns of distress in their relationship. We approach therapy with the clients as solution focused couples therapy. Solution focused therapy supports the belief that change is constant and inevitable and the approach does not focus on the past, but instead therapy will focus on the present and the future. The counsellor uses techniques to invite the client to envision their preferred future relationship with their partner and then the therapist and clients start setting goals to move towards it whether these are small or gradual steps taken together by the couple and counsellor.
Steve Jukes, M.Sc. in MFT, R.Psych.
#312, 9707 110 Street (Edmonton Psychological Group), Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9
We are the biological product of our parents, but are no less the emotional product of the families we come from. By better understanding the hurts, fears, and insecurities, the roles, habits, and patterns that we have brought into our romantic relationships, we are permitted to give - and get - the most out of them. By better understanding ourselves and our partners, we open up communication, foster mutual respect in relating and stronger attachment, and find that collaborative solutions to couples issues are easier to find.
Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych
9690 182 Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 6M1
I often work with couples who are struggling in an effort to develop effective communcation, express feelings appropriately, overcome infidelity, deal with parenting conflicts, address unresolved issues, establish more of a connection with one another, adjust to various life transitions (such as having a baby), and deal with day-to-day struggles (such as housework). I use a variety of techniques to address these difficulties, with the ultimate goal of establishing a sense of goodwill and connection, so that each partner has empathy and support for the other, and they can create a sense of being a true team as they navigate life together.
Emma Drebit, MSc. (Marital & Family Therapy)
10443-85 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 2K2
Emma recognizes that relationships are unique and complex, and that life changes quickly leaving relationships vulnerable. Emotional injuries, whether intentional or unintentional, can often leave issues unresolved and impact trust, emotional intimacy and security. Emma uses a non-judgemental, neutral approach and focuses on enhancing the couples' attachment, strengthening security and trust. Emma facilitates changing unhelpful patterns into ones that are supportive and allow the couple to work together. Emma helps partners identify their own needs within the relationship and how these can be met. Therapy may also address intimacy, communication, conflict resolution, boundaries, & parenting.
Linda Tilley, M.Ed, R.Psych.
201, 10425 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5G 0Y5
When faced with the challenges of everyday life, a relationship that began as loving and nurturing can start to feel draining and toxic. Instead of validating and strengthening each other, partners engage in a power struggle. It should not be surprising that this power struggle leads to loneliness rather than security, and to a loss of intimacy. In order to re-build the relationship, each partner needs to learn to take risks, to communicate directly, and to be clear about their needs and expectations in the relationship. In couple counseling I help couples to move towards more direct communication and resolution of old hurts so that safety and intimacy can be restored.
Landor Liddell, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Education)
#302, 10140 - 117 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1X3
No relationship is perfect, and therefore couples may seek relationship counselling as a start to healing their commitment to eachother. The relationship involved may be between members of a family or a couple, employees or employers in a workplace, or between a professional and a client. Helping couples involves identifying and reconstructing patterns of communication, conflict resolution, and decision making. Getting couples to work together is the main goal.
Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
10069- 80 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E-1T4
Relationships can be very difficult and sometimes feel hopeless. They are often the source of our greatest joy and our most pain. If people are willing to grow and change relationships can be tranformed and distress can be turned into happiness. Often couples find it hard to really listen to each other, which leads to misunderstandings. In counselling couples have the opportunity to share their perspective in a controlled enviornment enabling them to get past defensivness and move to listening, understanding and healing.
Fresh Hope Counselling, R. Psych, RSW, MSW
Registered Psychologists and Master's Level Social Workers
17321 - 108 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 1G2
Beth Murray works with couples who are proactive and wanting to improve their relationship. Counselling offers an objective support for couples working through issues related to transition, loss and stress. If your situation is deeply conflicted and you are looking towards divorce, Beth Murray is not the therapist for you. She is only open to working with couples who are being proactive and wanting to enhance a relationship wherein both partners are willing and committed to a process of relational health and improvement. Some sessions may be done individually. If you want to tune-up a relationship to make it even more rewarding, we can help!
Debbie Grove, Ph.D., R.Psych.
10339 - 106 Street NW, Suite 3, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H8
Over the years, I have worked with couples helping them improve their relationship, prepare for marriage, amicably separate or divorce, and do so in ways that are also healthy for their children. What I call the Building Blocks of Being a Couple, I help couples explore these aspects of their relationship: Acknowledging each other’s perspectives, Learning about the meaning of behaviours, Exploring the effects on emotional well-being, and Co-exploring stressors that are impacting the relationship. Building a healthy relationship includes: Improving communication, Working together as a team for problem-solving and a healthy family life, and Living with joy, intimacy, harmony, and love.
Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)
Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia
14307 - 80 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5R 3K2
I have a significant caseload of relationship therapy clients. I am comfortable with essentially any type of relationship taking place between consenting adults. I accept the orientation(s) of the parties to a relationship, and am as a rule able to come from there. If I have a bias, it is to preserve the being of the relationship, the "we" that emerges when one and another form a bond. My bias notwithstanding, I am able to assist parties to a relationship to achieve a more peaceful separation/termination when that is their choice.