PARTNERSHIP BONDING

Relationship
Therapy

ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION,
RESPECT & TRUST

HELPING PARTNERSHIPS
OVERCOME CONFLICT &
STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP

All relationships find themselves, at one point or another, at odds or in an argument. The important thing for a healthy relationship is that the individuals in the partnership are able to work out their differences as well as establish, maintain and grow an environment of trust and mutual respect. This, however, can be more challenging than it sounds.

That’s where relationship therapy comes in. Relationship therapy isn’t just for relationships that find themselves on the brink of separation or divorce. In fact, countless relationships in Canada have benefited from therapy to strengthen their communication, and to create a better understanding of one another’s needs, wants, goals and desires. This all stems from effective communication, and from all involved parties being open-minded and willing to consider their partner’s needs as equal to their own. Relationship therapy can be highly effective in accomplishing these goals. All forms of relationships and partnerships are welcome! (monogamous, polyamorous, etc.) To find out more, contact us for questions & a free consultation.

NEURODIVERGENT PARTNERSHIPS

BUILDING UNDERSTANDING AND COLLABORATION IN NEURODIVERGENT PARTNERSHIPS

Being in a neurodivergent relationship where one or more parties are neurodivergent presents with it’s own unique challenges. Often, neurodivergent individuals have different love languages, communication styles and needs when compared to neurotypical relationships. This can contribute to accidental hurt feelings, miscommunication and in extreme circumstances, promote burnout in one or more parties.

For those who are in neurodivergent relationships, we are here to help! We specialize in helping neurodivergent individuals to improve their communication and ability to recognize their needs in a partnership. We also offer individuals helpful translations for emotional bonding to promote understanding in neurotypical + neurodivergent partnerships.

OTTAWA RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

Build A Stronger Relationship & Connection

We understand that not all relationships are the same and that like individuals, they present different with different wants and needs. This is why, like when we’re working with individuals, we customize our approach to therapy to better meet the needs of a relationship. A variety of therapeutic styles and approaches may be combined to help you meet your relationship goals in the best way possible.

With every relationship, desired milestones, goals and set ups can look very different. This is also why we prefer to take extra time to get to know your relationship initially. With this information, we can offer a variety of options to you, custom tailored to your relationship needs. Reach out for a free consultation and we can see if our therapeutic approach meets your relationship needs! We are allies of the LGBTQ+ population, those with different gender identities, and those in alternative relationship types (although we do not specialize in issues unique to these population groups).

Frequently Asked Questions

Relationship therapy is a form of therapy that is carried out by a trained psychologist, therapist, or counsellor with the purpose of addressing any difficulties that are present in a partnership. By openly addressing these struggles, and discussing them, individuals can find solutions that will strengthen their relationship.

Relationship therapy involves your therapist creating a dialogue that will help get to the bottom of your relationship issues. This is often done by asking very specific questions or engaging in a variety of activities to improve communication, trust, and understanding. Throughout relationship therapy, you will be equipped with skills to deal with your issues in your relationship. From the first appointment, the goals should be made clear and from that point on, the process and progress is measured relative to those goals.

The first thing that people usually associate relationship therapy with is infidelity. A betrayal of trust like this can bring about a myriad of different issues; primarily revolving around trust. Other common issues in a relationship that can be potentially improved through relationship therapy include: frequent arguments, poor communications, jealousy, expectations and assumptions, and sexual problems.

Relationship therapy is about learning to communicate with each other about particular issues affecting the relationship. On top of improving your communication skills, you will learn skills like: resolving arguments effectively, working through your problems together, understanding one another better, and acknowledging your partners feelings.

There is a common misconception that relationship therapy is only intended for when your relationship is going through a crisis. Anybody can potentially benefit from relationship therapy at any point in their partnership. If there is a specific life event or hardship that you’re facing, then we absolutely recommend seeking support. Even when you’ve worked through the initial issue that you were seeking help for, on-going relationship therapy may continue to strengthen your relationship and provide continual support throughout your time together.

Before you’ve committed to seeing a therapist, we recommend researching a myriad of therapists. It’s important to consider what specialties a therapist has, what their background is, and whether or not they take insurance (if applicable). Not all relationship therapists have the same approaches and philosophy to their work.

Once you’ve selected a therapist, all you need to do is be ready to openly communicate with your partner and your therapist, as the therapist should guide you through the remainder of the process.