If you are reading this page, it is very possible you and your partner are experiencing relationship difficulties and are both feeling stuck. You and your partner may be feeling frustrated and discouraged because you have attempted to resolve your relationship issues on your own, without any success. Most often, when you do not feel secure in your relationship, it can cause significant distress in the relationship. As a result, negative interactional cycles can develop, be difficult to break and can thus lead to partners experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger, and fear. My approach to therapy is to support couples in creating and strengthening emotional bonds that cultivate increased feelings of safety, security, closeness between partners. I believe it is important to create a safe therapeutic environment, where my clients are able to discuss difficult topics and cultivate a deeper compassion for, and understanding of their partner’s internal experience and external behaviours. Ultimately, guiding a couple into a direction where they can be their best and true selves - personally and relationally.
Couples come to me with a variety of issues including but not limited to:
Communication/ Conflict Resolution
Loss of emotional connection
Sexual or Intimacy Issues
Difficulty Healing from Infidelity
Difficulty Adjusting to Life Transitions (move, job loss/change, birth of a child)
Blended Family Issues
I welcome all kinds of relationships and have experience working with married, unmarried, LGBTQ, and bi-racial couples.
I have completed training at the University of Guelph in the Certificate Program in Couple and Family Therapy Studies. Also, I have completed the externship training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). The goal of EFT is re-establishing the connection and bond between partners through exploring the emotional experience of the couple in the here and now. As shown through extensive research, EFT has been empirically proven to be an effective form of couples therapy.