Is this type of therapy right for you?
I offer a couple therapy approach largely informed by the IFS modality, often referred to as Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO).
This type of therapy is suitable for partners who are both wanting to engage in self-exploration while in the presence of the other, and who are both interested in doing their own healing and self-development work during our sessions.
This type of couple therapy is not recommended if you do not currently feel safe with your partner; if you feel you are being abused emotionally or otherwise; if one or both partners are struggling with active substance use; or, if one partner is not genuinely interested in self-exploration.
In these cases, I recommend individual therapy before commencing with couple work.
Couple Therapy in Action
What Can We Address in Couple Therapy?
IFS for couples is effective in repairing relational issues such as: intense conflict, attachment wounds, communication breakdown, and patterns such as resentment, infidelity, anger, mistrust, defensiveness, avoidance, feeling unloved, feeling unheard, etc.
In our sessions, partners gain precious insights about themselves and each other, which leads to greater compassion, and changes in behaviour. Partners develop a new way of communicating that effectively breaks the old cycles of conflict.
Getting Started Step-by-Step
-Email me to inquire about availability
-Each partner completes an online intake form.
-We all meet together for a free 45-min free partner consultation, where will discuss goals, and get to know each other.
-Each partner schedules an individual 60 minute session with me
-We schedule a series of 90-minute couple sessions based on availability and need.
-Individual sessions with me in addition to the couple sessions may be recommended at times.
Couple therapy is available in person or online. Online couple therapy works well even when partners are in different locations.