• Couples Therapy

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    Congratulations! You have taken the courageous step towards making meaningful change in your relationship.

    Before making it to this page, you had to admit that things in your relationship weren’t going the way that you would like them to. This can be a scary realization and many couples report feeling ashamed or embarrassed that they hit this point.

    At New Moon Psychotherapy we believe that couples therapy has a place in every relationship. Just like no human can make it their entire life without ever getting help for the things that come up, no couple should be expected to navigate all of life’s challenges without a little guidance – especially these days!

    We don’t see couples therapy as a weakness, we see it as a courageous step to improve the quality of your life and partnership.

    You can breathe a sigh of relief now – you are not alone in this. New Moon Psychotherapy has therapists who specialize in supporting couples through the same difficulties that you are currently experiencing. We have various strategies that we can use to help you and your partner reconnect, find joy, and begin creating the change that you desire.

    The sooner you reach out for help, the sooner you can start creating that change.

    There are many reasons that bring couples to therapy

    Poor communication and frequent conflict

    Emotional distance and lack of intimacy

    Mental health, work or other stressors, or past traumas (from one or both partner’s) challenging the relationship

    Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting

    Family planning

    Support through fertility difficulties

    Feelings of betrayal and difficulty trusting

    Anger and resentment

    Life transitions such as moving in together, marriage, parenthood, retirement, etc.

    Considering or ongoing separation or divorce

    Differences in values and dreams

    Pre-Marital Counselling – wanting to prepare for a long-term commitment

    There are many ways that couples therapy can help

    Learn to fight smart – working together to solve the problem and taking space when needed

    Reduce anger and hostility

    Increase closeness, intimacy, and commitment

    Improve sexual satisfaction

    Develop empathy to better understand and connect with your partner

    Resolve solvable problems and learn to manage perpetual differences

    Increase vulnerability and trust within the relationship

    Discover more about yourself and your partner

    Feel greater connection and admiration for your partner

    Communicate and support one another’s needs and dreams – especially conflicting ones

    Repair struggling relationships, strengthen happy ones

    Create an amicable plan for separation or divorce

    Create a plan to navigate future difficulties

    We draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities

    We understand that every relationship is as unique as the individuals that form it. For this reason, therapy always begins with an assessment to understand your strengths, challenges, and goals. The therapist then uses this information to create a treatment plan which is tailored to your specific needs.

    The treatment plan will consist of one or more evidence-based couples therapies including:

    Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

    Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for couples affected by trauma

    Gottman Couples Therapy (Levels 1 & 2)

    Structural Couples & Family Therapy

    Mediation-Narrative Family Therapy

    The therapist may also use strategies from evidence-based therapies including:

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

    Mindfulness Based Therapy

    Response-Based Trauma Therapy

    Solution Focused Therapy

    Don’t worry – you will not have to pick which is the right fit for you. After the assessment the therapist will make recommendations for treatment and explain why they think this would be the most suitable approach.

    Meet our Couples Therapists

    Reach out to us today!

    Finding a couples therapist who is a good fit for you and your partner is important.

    Take advantage of a complimentary 15-minute consultation to speak with our couples therapists to learn about their approach and how they might be able to help.


    You can call/text or email us any time or get in touch using the form below. We will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

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    The sooner you reach out, the sooner you'll see change