Michael Handman, Ph.D
Cloverdale Professional Group 9407 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6C 2C8
In couple counseling I regard the clients both as two separate individuals as well as a unit. I am aware that they each bring their own fears and expectations to counseling. Together we focus on understanding the development of the problems and and the length of time these issues have been part of their relationship. Often the issues are related to lack or inappropriate communication. Using empathy and compassion and various therapeutic techniques I help the couple develop positive ways of dealing with each other in a safe environment. However, at times, we come to the conclusion that separation may be healthier for both and I help them through this very difficult process.
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.
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.
SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Psychology Interns
Within Driving Distance of Edmonton, AB
Couples counselling allows the stories of your lives to be rewritten. By the gentle presence of a therapist ~ you can address deep rooted conflicts in a safe place. Infidelity, addictions, aggression, violence, sexual concerns or relationship breakdown: It's within the framework of therapy to handle. We invite couples to a non-confrontational and civil dialogue over a cup of tea, where insight, solutions and a way out of dysfunction are our expertise. With 20 years of experience in helping couples find their love languages, leave pain and hurt behand and rebuild trust ~ we know how to get you there ! SunRise encourages you to come in and find hope, harmony & happiness with our help..:)....
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.
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.
Priya Bains, M.A.
Registered Psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist
300, 10240-124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W6
When working with couples, my focus is the "relationship". It is my goal to understand the relationship that two people have created; to explore what works and does not work in the relationship. My focus is to create awareness for a couple as to how they maintain and reinforce the existing relationship patterns that may not necessarily work. A new way of relating can then be formed once the relationship is understood. The goal in couples counselling is to create Intimacy in a relationship, yet this can only be formed with safety and vulnerability.
AnneMarie Whitton, M.Sc. (MFT)
#200, 6732 - 75th St., Edmonton, AB T6E 6T9
Couples counselling presents the opportunity for two individuals to come together and share openly and honestly their deepest longings and needs. I create a space where each can share openly while the other focuses on attempting to understand while recognizing and controlling any defensiveness. Couples often have unresolved issues and working through these issues creates a space where each can see the other more clearly and less clouded by past wounds. I find that attachment issues from family of origin often impact our most intimate relationships and a part of the therapy often involves each understanding and accepting self more fully.
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.
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.
Christina Bell, Registered Psychologist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Red Tree Psychology 710 - 9707 110 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8
I provide couples counselling based on the Gottman Method (Ihave currently completed Level 1 and 2 o this certification). In sessions, couples will learn to manage conflict and build a healthy bond with their partner. I also utilize techniques from Emotion-Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Gay, lesbian, and transgendered clients are welcome.
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.