Leah Valian, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)
Location: 15 Schneider Avenue (at Queen Street), Kitchener
Can your relationship be saved?
Couple relationships offer excitement, comfort, amazing growth opportunities as well as the risk of stress, pain and unhealthy coping. If you find yourself lately experiencing the down side of your relationship, LISTEN AND ACT on this red flag. It's so sad when people sense the urgency of their difficulties but wait so long to seek help. LISTEN TO YOURSELF and/ or to your partner who requests counselling. It means that they care.
(Please be warned that I won't take sides.)
Call me at 519-632-7444 to schedule a free 20 minute session so that you may better decide whether we share "a good fit"
A healthier, happier way of life is waiting for you.
R Paul Young, MSW, RSW
Therapist, Registered Social Worker
Location: 328 Woolwich Street, Guelph N1H 3W5
Being a couple is never easy, but should it be that hard!? Finding someone who can hear both sides, and help each of you hear each other, can be critical. Only with truly hearing the other side, and seeing it through their eyes, can true understanding come, and with that, comes the ability to work together. Don't let yourselves drift apart. Take action to maintain that important relationship!
Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div., Cert. C&FTS, CCC, CCPA, CSAT
Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Therapist
Location: 1550 Gordon St., Unit 19, Guelph N1L 1C7
My Couples' 11 Emotional Needs Survey will allow you and your partner to compare your individual emotional needs in your relationship. You first must understand each other's emotional needs before you can dance in synchrony. Clients often are surprised to learn which emotional needs their partner rate as high or low priority, for example, conversation, admiration, affection, power-sharing, emotional closeness, and sexual intimacy. Excellent enrichment exercise for couples!
Sam Al-Dabbagh, M.A., M.Sc.
Location: 328 Woolwich Street Unit K, Guelph N1H 3W5
Conflict and arguments are unavoidable in relationships; amongst the similarities that bring people together, partners come into a relationship with varied backgrounds, differing opinions and contrasting perspectives. Learning to communicate effectively, negotiate and compromise takes time and practice for many couples; negative interactional patterns routinely develop as a result of ongoing disagreements. My goal as a therapist is to help you as a couple explore and identify the negative patterns in your relationship in order to cultivate more positive ways of communicating and relating. As individuals in a relationship, you are not at fault; the negative patterns are to blame.
Bayridge Counselling Centre
Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling
Location: 44 Cardigan St., Guelph N1H 3v4
Most relationships will become strained at some point and will begin producing maladaptive patterns. Relationship problems are rooted in our distorted egos, insecure attachment, emotional immaturity etc., which create to the many issues that develop for couples - infidelity, financial stress, poor communication, ill health, sexual divergence, household responsibility conflicts, addictions, etc., .... or just simply growing apart. Relationships can often be restored if help is sought soon enough. A counsellor can help reorient perceptions and emotions (how we look at a situation and how we feel about it) and assist the couple in adopting conscious structural changes.
Sue Graham, MSW.,RSW
Registered Social Worker
Location of Therapist: Guelph, ON N1H 4E9
In my practise I often work with couples on a variety of issues. Learning how to communicate effectively in a relationship is a must when a couple is trying to improve or save their relationship. Through therapy I help couples explore their own individual issues that may be contributing to the issues that brought them to therapy as well as sort through behaviours that each person may be exhibiting that is causing difficulty for one another.
Mary Manson, MCS, MA
Location: 328 Woolwich St., Unit K,, Guelph N1H 3W5
We bring our childhood wounds into our adult love relationships. It is unavoidable. If these are allowed to remain unconscious, we become very confused, unhappy and alienated in the very relationship that was intended to bring safety, happiness and intimacy. Dealing with these core issues, bringing clarity and peace to your mind, connecting with your partner on an emotional level in addition to learning good communication and interpersonal skills can help you feel great together. And that can be liberating in every area of your life. The main reason that couple counselling does not work is that people wait too long to call. Call. You will not regret it.
Angela Szameit, M.A.
Location: 20 Armstrong Avenue Unit 3, Georgetown (Halton Hills)
Within a teen or adult couples relationship (heterosexual, same sex) part of loving someone, is to understand and know what they really require to thrive in life, particularly emotionally. Thus throughout our sessions together it is important to get a narrative of your life stories because we tend to select significant others whom we feel will give us emotional nourishment. So our work together will revolve around uncovering the deeper, hidden emotional needs that each partner brings to the relationship. Working toward stronger communication, and ultimately greater emotional intimacy. My methods additionally aim to strengthen the bond working through existing and future problems.
Tressa Porter, M.A.
Therapist and Consultant
Location of Therapist: Guelph, ON N1H 4J7
Our most intimate relationships are where we are often challenged the most to grow. Much of my work with couples is helping each person feel entitled to their feelings and feel able to advocate for their needs within the relationship. So often we have expectations of how our partner or spouse is supposed to be, how we are supposed to be with them and there are unspoken expectations to navigate between us. These assumptions can easily lead to very destructive patterns that we act out with the person we feel want to feel the closest to. Our work is to strengthen ourselves from the inside out so that we can meet our partner "full of ourselves" and then we can each advocate for our own needs.
Sarah Schlote, MA, CCC, SEP
Certified Canadian Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing
Location of Therapist: Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
Interested in couples therapy but your partner is not? Let's work together to resolve the challenges that you are struggling with on your end, either in terms of your own relational patterns, emotional triggers, boundaries and communication, that are negatively impacting not only your relationship with your partner, but also your relationship with yourself. If your partner is open to attending counselling, even better! We'll have more opportunity to explore what is not working in your interactions, and the concrete changes you both can make to support healthier connection, understanding, affection, boundaries and communication between you.
Couples Counselling Guelph.
If your relationship needs vital help, couples counselling Guelph is a life giving resource to identify and resolve the underlying issues between you. Ontario therapists are available to you with Theravive. Relationships are hard work, and sometimes a professional couples therapist Guelph is an important asset in helping two people navigate through. We want to help you build your relationship and find the right path ahead. Guelph couples counselling from a licensed couples counselor Guelph, ON is ready to lend itself to your life together.
Welcome to our network of couples counselling and realtionship therapists in Guelph. Couples therapy and couples counselling Guelph, ON with a licensed and experienced therapist will strenghten your relationship and help resolve the issues that are causing you to struggle. Our Ontario psychotherapists are trained in understanding the complex dynamics of relationships that couples face- how they fail, and how they thrive. Choose a Guelph couples counselor below and start your new journey towards a healthier relationship.