Couples psychotherapy is the process where the therapist works with couples in a safe environment aimed at improving some aspect of the relationship. This type of therapy sometimes referred to as couples therapy, marriage counselling, or relationship counselling is open to all relationships where there is a significant emotional connection between 2 or more people.
You may be seeking couples’ therapy if you are experiencing communication challenges, having difficulty expressing or meeting each other’s needs, having difficulty with trust, infidelity has taken place, intimacy issues, having difficulty coming to agreements or finding a common ground, or simply seeking to create a stronger bond.
For couples therapy, the therapist’s relationship is not with any one particular individual but rather with “the couple”. Sessions typically take place with everyone present.
We typically recommend 80-minute sessions, and one session per week.
For couple’s therapy we recommend to start with a 20-minute intake consultation, followed by 50-minute sessions with each individual person, prior to starting the 80-minute couples treatment.