Depression and Anxiety

We all know romantic relationships are hard work. Like cars, they require regular maintenance to keep them running well. If there is a problem, it’s best to have it repaired right away to avoid further complications down the road.

Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy for the people who are involved in a romantic relationship to gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction by utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions.

Don’t know what to expect in each couple’s therapy session? Typically, the first couple’s therapy session begins with some standard interview questions regarding the history of the relationship as well as deep-diving into each partner’s family of origin, values, and cultural background. The therapist or marriage counsellor also might use the initial sessions for crisis intervention if necessary. The couple’s therapist will then assist the couple in identifying the issue that will be the focus of treatment, establishing treatment goals and planning a structure for treatment for each counselling session.

During treatment, the therapist will help the couple gain insight into the relational dynamics creating the problem and guide both partners to understand their roles in the dysfunctional interactions. This greater insight into relationship issues and distress will help them change the way they perceive the relationship and each other.

Common issues that indicate a couple could potentially benefit from seeking couples therapy/counselling:

  • Poor communication is often the primary reason for couples to reach out for counselling. Over time, couples can develop unhealthy communication styles which can result in difficulties to connect, feel intimate and speaking freely.
  • Sexual problems are common in relationships and couples counselling can help the couple gain better knowledge about sexuality and learn to listen to each other in an accepting and non-judgmental manner.
  • Infidelity or betrayal can severely strain a relationship and obviously, it can end a relationship. But couples can also repair their relationship with the guidance of a therapist.
  • Lack of trust can destroy relationships, but through therapy, couples can address and analyze trust issues in their relationship. Couples can work together to build their relationship by re-establishing trust.
  • Mental health Issues Common Issues among couples are affected by mental illness. No two relationships are the exact same, so it’s important to take into context your unique relationship so you’ll be able to identify where you may need additional guidance.
Services: Anxiety, Depression
Location: GTA
Date: Monday, July 4, 2022
Depression and Anxiety