Couples Therapy and Counselling Services
“Love is a skill. Love is something we have to learn, and we can make progress with, and it’s not just enthusiasm; it’s a skill. And it requires forbearance, generosity, imagination, and a million things.”
-Alain de Botton.
We believe that when couples take a step to attend therapy, it’s often a sign that they are committed to working on their relationship deliberately. Some couples show interest in couples counselling when intimacy, connection or communication is stuck.
We understand that focusing on complex and challenging relationship problems is not easy; simultaneously, it invites couples to address deeper issues affecting their mental, emotional and physical well-being.
Some couples reach out to therapy to explore sexual and relationship diversity. We also offer 2SLGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy services.
The couples therapy work we offer is informed by different modalities and approaches, such as emotion-focused therapy, the Gottman Institute principles, attachment theories, non-violent communication principles, core conflictual relationship therapy, sex therapy, etc.
How Can Couples Therapy Help?
In couples therapy, one hope is to create a safe environment where couples can work through relationship challenges with the therapist. The therapist working with couples remains neutral, non-judgmental and is trained to help clients to understand the issues contributing to the difficulties they are experiencing and find ways to move forward.
One crucial role of the therapist is to listen actively, ask specific questions or offer guided exercises to help partners communicate in a healthier, more honest way, understand each other’s perspectives, and develop new ways of approaching conflicts.
Couples Therapy is an opportunity to improve communication and connection.
Contact Margarita & Associates to Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in our couples therapy offerings or have any questions, please contact us. Even though our main office is in Burlington, Ontario, we offer online therapy and counselling services in English and Spanish anywhere in Canada and International regions.