Katherine Tomkinson, M.Sc., RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
30 A Hayward Crescent, Guelph , ON
All relationships need attention. Sometimes this includes the assistance of a specifically trained professional to help get you through the rough patch. and promote satisfying and lasting change. I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. This means that I have had extensive training and experience working with couples dealing with a diverse range of issues including communication issues, conflict, violence, lack of connection, sex and sexuality, affairs, addiction and it's effect on the partner, and many others. I take a compassionate, balanced and non-judgmental approach and have experience working with same-sex couples and polyamorous and kink relationships.
Leah Valian, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)
15 Schneider Avenue (at Queen Street), Kitchener, ON
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.
Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW
Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker
The secret to healthy happy and fulfilling relationships? Learning to be yourself and still be loved and loving. Conflict is not necessarily a bad sign.In fact, research shows that the absence of conflict is not the problem. - it is how we be true to our selves while being in a relationship. My approach is to help you decide the type of relationship you want and to work with you to build it. This takes courage so congratulations on your bravery.Join me and we will walk this journey together.
Sue Graham, MSW.,RSW
Registered Social Worker
Wellington Building, 147 Wyndham Street North, Suite 403, 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.
Tressa Porter, M.A.
Therapist and Consultant
Nofolk Healing Arts Centre, 115 Norfolk St, 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.
Bayridge Counselling Centre
Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling
44 Cardigan St., Guelph, ON N1H 3v4
Couples Counselling 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.
Greg Dorter, MA Counselling Psychology
Registered Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor
5 Cedar St, Guelph, ON N1G 1B9
Our relationships are often the most important things in our lives. When they’re going well, they bring us the joy and comfort of feeling connected to someone else on a deep level. But when you're going through a difficult time, relationships can cause a great deal of distress. If you're working through a rough patch in your relationship or marriage, you may be struggling with things such as communication, lack of connection, loss of affection or intimacy, lack of excitement, or feeling judged, misunderstood, rejected, or abandoned by your partner. If you're having some of these problems I can help you resolve your issues and move forward to start building a stronger, healthier relationship.
Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Registered Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
5420 Highway 6 North, rooms 338-342 (East Entrance), Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
The Refuge offers couples therapy and marriage therapy, focusing on concrete changes you both can make to repair and restore healthier connection, understanding, intimacy, boundaries and communication between you. Our therapists are trained in working with trauma, addictions, and attachment injuries, and can support you and your current or ex-partner to develop better emotion regulation, attunement, empathy, and active listening in support of improving your dynamic or co-parenting. Interested in couples therapy but your partner isn't? Our team approach can help you begin with individual therapy for yourself with a referral to a couples therapist when he or she is ready to work together.
Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div., CCC
Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Therapist
1550 Gordon St., Unit 19, Guelph, ON N1L 1C7
My Couples' 12 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!
Mary Manson, BA., BEd., M.A., M.T.S., C.C.P.A.
328 Woolwich Ave, Guelph, ON N1H 3W5
Understanding yourself and your partner is such a big part of a good relationship. So often, we completely 'miss' the other person. We end up feeling unheard, unappreciated, disrespected and undervalued... without having any clue that is also how our partner feels. We cope by 'shutting up' or 'blowing up' without realizing that there are so many more choices. It's sad. Because it's possible to recover, rebuild and restore the love connection .... if you get help in time. I invite you to read my blog at www.marycmanson.com