Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.
114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1
In the downtown Toronto area, people come to see me for help with marital and couples-related conflicts. I am very comfortable helping couples who are in straight, gay, or lesbian relationships. Conflicts often come up between partners in relation to difficulties with intimacy, conflicts surrounding extended family members, and disagreements around family goals and priorities.
Douglas Saunders, Ph.D. C.Psych.
Registered Clinical Psychologist
123 Edwards Street, Suite 703, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6
As a senior psychologist with more than 15 years experience working with heterosexual and gay couples, I offer effective, collaborative couples and marriage therapy, as well as marriage preparation and relationship counseling that enables couples to regain the emotional closeness, mutual respect and connection that is the foundation of enduring, love relationships. My approach enables couples to learn how to mutually work through the conflict and hurt feelings that have lead to their mistrust and anger so that they can restore the trust and intimacy they once felt with each other. For more information about my practice and our firm's services visit our website clearpathsolutions.ca
Allan Findlay, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified EFT Couple and Family Therapist
110 Eglinton Ave W. Suite 303E, Toronto, ON M4R 1A3
Couple problems begin when you experience an absence of positive intimate interactions: a knowing smile, an affectionate wink, making the other laugh, a gentle touch or unexpected hug. You start to feel like you are in a room mate relationship. If you are like most couples, as a man, you will tend to experience this by feeling rejected, inadequate, or like a failure. As a woman, you will tend to experience this as feeling abandoned, alone and disconnected. Many couples come for couples therapy long after emotional responsiveness has decreased and when affection is in short supply. I am an EFT Couples Therapist with 30 years of experience helping couples who don't wait until it is too late.
Victoria Lorient-Faibish, RP, MEd, CCC, BCPP, RPE
Registered Psychotherapist, Holistic Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor
14 Prince Arthur Avenue Suite 209, Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
When a couple is in trouble, the act of seeking out a counsellor has to be motivated by the desire to stay together through hard work. Therapy is not for those who need it but for those who want it. This is even more true when it comes to working with couples. The journey is one of finding once more what brought them together in the first place. We work with forgiveness and building trust. We find ways for the couple to once again feel a sense of warmth and compassion as we break down the walls of resentment. We look at what is triggering the couple to fight. We go through the anatomy of a common and repetitive fight. i also teach the couple some body centered techniques.
Mitch Smolkin, M.A., Counselling Psychology
Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor
208 St Clair Ave West Suite #2, Toronto, ON M4V 1R2
I work with couples in the framework of the gold standard of couples work, Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. Empirically validated, it is the most contemporary method to bring relief to distressed relationships, and a loss of connection. Clients benefit from having their patterns of behaviour brought out into the open so they can have relief that "it takes two" and that we are not alone in our couples relationships.
Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych
3130 Bathurst St. Suite 211, Toronto, ON M6A 2A1
I use a variety of strategies to help people learn how to nurture and maintain enduring relationships. Using EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples), along with energetic, cognitive and behavioral strategies, I help people feel, think and act in ways that are most conducive to happiness and harmony in their intimate lives. Often it is more important to repair the process of communication than it is to solve any one issue. Once partners learn how to take care of each other's sensitivities and vulnerabilities, learning to respect rather than change the person they are with, it becomes easier to solve problems and resolve issues.
Sandra Lewis, MA
126 Seaton Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2T3
I love working with couples, because often the problems you see as insurmountable are just a problem of communication. People disagree... this is a given. It's HOW you deal with disagreements that makes the difference between a strong marriage and a weak one. I can show you how your current approach to communicating is working against your interests, and give you a better method for getting your needs met in the relationship. This isn't about giving in or compromising. It's about being honest and authentic, and feeling relaxed and fulfilled with your partner.
Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP
Coach and Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist
Pape and Danforth, Toronto, ON M4J 1C3
Are you unhappy in your relationship? Would you like to learn how to treasure each other again? There are many ways to improve things between you and restore caring, IF you are both committed to the outcome. I believe in the work of Harville Hendrix and also in the value of agreeing to disagree sometimes, and to work around it. Forgiveness is a gift to ourselves as well as to our loved ones. Let's get started -- the sooner the better for the health of your relationship.
Dharshini Chanderbhan, BSc., M.A, RP
2 Bloor Street E., Suite 3500, Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
At Chanderbhan Counselling we understand that like all individuals, that relationships too are unique. Keeping that in mind, we work with both persons to create common goals for counselling or therapy. The counsellor is an impartial advocate for both parties and can help negotiate and improve communication, and help achieve resolution for your shared goals. Some examples of issues where counselling can help couples include: Communication & Openness, Anger & Assertiveness, Intimacy, Gender Roles, Issues of Infidelity, Pre-marital Counselling, Financial Issues, Moving In Together, Parenting, Ending a Relationship, Post Relationship Work: Working Towards a Friendship.
Julia Balaisis, Ph. D
168 Annette Street, Toronto, ON
I help clients understand the negative interactional cycles that they find themselves in. After and during this movement towards understanding, we get at the underlying emotions and attachment needs that are so critical to having a safe-haven relationship with one's partner. The goal is to be safe, secure, understood and compassionately held in a love relationship.