Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC
Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist
Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, ON K1H 5T7
Couples are sometimes stuck in their cycle of communication where the "dance" has stopped and no one can move smoothly. Negative patterns have taken hold and both partners are caught in a rut. In a supportive and empathic environment I help clients understand and experience where they have been caught in their cycle, where they no longer hear or understand their partner. With new insights and understanding they become able to hear the music again, join the flow and move ahead with new choices in a clearer channel of communication.
Paul LeBlanc, MSW, RSW
1986 Fairbanks Avenue Back Door, Ottawa, ON K1H 5Y6
It is my privilege to have been helping couples of all manner work through relationship difficulties. As an attachment therapist informed by Sue Johnson Phd, and John Gottman Phd., Couples enter into goal directed, evidence based work toward improved attachment and friendship. Couples therapy is non judgement, supportive while also educational. Couples come to counselling looking for "skills", and reduced conflict. This is the focus while also seeking improved friendship and intimacy. It really is a privilege to work with couples and achieve these results.
Philip Kolba, MA
Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of our parents’ generations may not be applicable to your relationship, and there is no formal education in how to be a good partner or how to identify unhealthy relationships. But there is psychological research that shows that effective communication, emotional openness, intimacy, and other factors contribute to healthy relationships. Creating these conditions are skills that can be learned. I practice brief humanistic and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to help my LGBTQ and hetero clients learn these skills.
223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C4
Saint Paul University’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre welcomes a diverse clientele, for individual or couple’s therapy. Services are provided by counselling interns at the Master of Arts and Doctoral level in Counselling and Spirituality at Saint Paul University. *Services in French available
Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW
4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, ON K2K 2A3
Getting married soon or recently engaged? Premarital counselling helps couples explore their marriage assumptions & expectations. Together we can work to recognize your fight patterns and identify where you both get stuck. We can help you learn how to listen to each other without becoming defensive, talk about your hot buttons and your raw spots. We identify your strengths and use them to help build your relationship. Couples counselling can bring you closer together and help you achieve the intimacy and love that you both desire. We offer couples counseling to repair relationships, rebuild trust, communication and intimacy. Call us today at 613 287 3799.
Stephanie Dugdale, M.A., CCC
Individual and Couple Therapist
451 Daly Ave., Lower Level 3, Ottawa, ON K1N 6H6
Couples can often feel disconnected and can have long standing patterns of interaction which feel like they can't move away from, no matter how hard they try. Couples work can help unlock this feeling of 'lock down' and help people understand the pain and fear under the behaviours -their own and their partner's. Through exploring together couples can heal old wounds and begin to feel safe, understood, connected, engaged, and fulfilled bringing vitality back to the relationship.
Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, ON K1J 8M8
My intention is to support you to: • speak a language of love, compassion & joyfulnes in your relationships; • strengthen your relationship & emotional intimacy; • improve communication together, & with family; • heal from childhood trauma; • rebuld after an affair; • deal with sexual issues; • recognize the impact of family of origin & attachment issues; • handle your differences & issues that lead you to conflict; • cope with transition through separation &divorce. When you ackowledge you have a problem & want to find a solution, you are much closer to resolving it. I use an EFT approach with couples. I serve adults, young adults 16+, & seniors. I am here to help.
Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Marriage & Family Therapist
2948 Baseline Rd #206, Ottawa, ON K2H 8T5
I am pleased to support you in exploring your relationship as you strive to find more joy and fulfillment with each other or consider decisions, whether coming as a couple or on your own. As a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist I am a relationship specialist with experience with a variety of couples and will tailor my cooperative, strength-based and emotion focused approach to work efficiently with your situation in ways that can help to make the hard things easier. Experience with engaged, married, separated, second family, and military couples. Serving the greater Ottawa area with easy access to the 416 and 417 highways.
Abundant Living Counselling Group
Various locations in Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K2G 0G3
The single counsellor option is available as well as the CO-THERAPY MODEL: Two therapists - one man and one woman: a therapeutic square rather than the traditional triangle. This tends to provide a sense of equal representation in the therapeutic team and liberates each member of the couple in bringing his/her issues and positions forward. Each partner receives clinical attention and support as does the couple relationship.
Liesel Aranyosi, Registered Professional Counsellor
Lifesource Medical Centre, 2130 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, ON K2H 5Z1
Staying as a couple, like any relationship reqires work. There has been a lot of myths surrounding relationships that we have learned from our parents, grandparents, etc. Couples benefit from knowing what myths they may have incorrectly learned about relationships. Couples will greatly benefit from identifying the "shoulds" and "musts" in their heads that they are bringing into the relationship. Once identified, we can work on making replacement thoughts that would work for each individual when confronted with difficult relationship issues. And the best part is that they can use the skills they have learned in therapy for their lifetime, either individually or as a couple.
Yoshie Martinez, M.Ed., CCC
356 Woodroffe ave, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON K2A 3V6
Having a love hate relationship with your partner can be very confusing. You can't live without them, and are having a hard time living with them. You end up in a cycle that seems out of control, it may be one that you have seen in previous relationships. This cycle slowly starts tearing you apart. The relationship seems to be filled with pain rather than love. Understanding the cycle you engage in and recognizing it are the first steps towards healing the relationship. We will then create a new cycle that you can engage in and improve the relationship to where you want it to be.
Jane Langmaid, M. Ed., RP
Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario
124 O'Connor St, Suite 503, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M9
Usually by the time couples come in they are in significant distress. My approach to couple counselling is built upon Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, which is cutting edge in this field. The goal is to change the climate in the relationship, the safety, the way the individuals experience themselves, and therefore what and how they share with each other. This type of change is enduring. To supplement EFT, I offer other tools which help couples implement changes at home.
Suzanne More Kerr, M.A. (C. Psych.), C.C.C.
Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist
611 - 267 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1V3
Couple Counselling Therapy involves learning how to do the following and much more: love your partner and be loved in return, reconnect with that person you fell in love with, communicate and be heard, transcend the spoken words to truly understand the meaning and importance of your partner's communication. This process necessitates a vision that neither partner is right or wrong and that the other has very different needs that we will probably not understand but that we will need to make central. Visit www.newhorizonscounselling.com for extensive information.