I understand that taking the first step towards addressing your relationship concerns is not always easy. I am here to make it as comfortable as possible for you to get back on track.
I would like to invite you to work with me at my private and comfortable office. My service is also covered by most work health insurance plans. To arrange a convenient one-hour session simply call 416.487.4411.
I provide caring, non-judgmental relationship help that safeguards your personal dignity, addresses and corrects the root of the problem and empowers you to build a conflict-free relationship you can feel proud of. Call me today to get started on a new direction.
In our confidential sessions, I’ll take the time to listen to you and hear your deepest feelings and concerns. Just having someone who can hear you without any judgments or agenda will give you a feeling of freedom and even relief. But you also want someone who has the experience and background to immediately pinpoint the underlying source of your issue. My solution-focussed approach gets results right away.
I want you to know that I have worked with thousands of people, just like you, and have helped turn around relationships, sometimes in one session, or just a few. Couples therapy doesn’t need to be a long, drawn out, and involved process.
How it Works
Normally, a couple will come to the first session together at which time we will talk about your concerns and the areas you would like to work on. We will get to the issues right away and I will provide feedback and guidance in our first session. At the end of the session, we will discuss next steps and how the therapy is to proceed. There is no minimum number required sessions and you can simply book one session at a time.
You can also work with me one-on-one if your partner is uncomfortable coming to counselling or if you have specific issues that you wish to address alone with me first. Working one-on-one can also be beneficial because when one partner changes, the whole dynamic of the marriage or relationship can change too.
If you are single, separating, or divorced, therapy can also help support you through a difficult time.
The fee for the hour session is $145. Convenient payment is available by Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, debit, cash and cheque. If you are using your insurance benefits through work, the required receipt will be issued to you at the end of the session.
How can couples therapy help?
My counselling service offers a safe, neutral setting which enables you to explore complex and sometimes very painful or distressing issues in a contained and constructive way.
I understand that confronting issues is a difficult task, and that you and your partner may feel anxious and uncomfortable about starting. Sometimes partners have different feelings about or expectations - that, for instance one partner may be more enthusiastic or at ease with the situation than the other.
Couples often find it easier to speak to each other and to say things they need to say in a controlled session with me. Being able to let your guard down and feel safe with your partner opens the door for intimacy and connection to take place.
My approach is safe and non-judgmental. I offer a third point of view not in order to decide who is right or wrong but in order to help you and your partner to see your situation differently. My therapy is guaranteed to help you and your partner find solutions for your particular dilemmas and circumstances. Some of the many marriage and relationship issues we help with are listed below.
When should I begin?
It’s really best to deal with relationship issues early on. Over time, constant fighting and hurt feelings cause wear and tear on the fabric of the marriage or relationship. As time passes, recovery becomes more difficult. When you or your partner do not have effective tools to resolve conflict and hurt feelings, the hurt soon turns into resentment. Left unattended, intimacy and caring begins to erode, even to the point where you feel like roommates instead of intimate partners. You may also begin to feel terribly alone, even though you are living in a close relationship.
The good news is it’s never too late to begin the healing process. Uncomfortable and dysfunctional marital or relationship patterns can be addressed. I can help you and your partner remove the blocks to connection and with enough goodwill I can assist you in re-establishing the intimacy you once felt with your partner. Many couples find that the sessions provide a road-map to a new, more connected and exciting relationship than they ever had!
What are some common relationship issues I can help with?
I can work with you alone, or with your partner, to address many of the common issues that couples face:
- Trust issues
- Trouble communicating
- Moodiness and irritability, anxiety and depression
- Parenting challenges
- Blended families
- Household responsibilities
- Coping with each other’s extended family
- Money issues
- Life transitions
- Dealing with loss
- Overly critical or judgmental climate
- Lack of intimacy
- Controlling or needy partner
- Not feeling understood or valued
- Difficulty getting past or letting go of old hurts
- Personality differences
- Anger flashes or stonewalling