• Couples and Family Therapy

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    Couples Therapy


    AKA: Couples Counselling, Marital Therapy or Marital Counselling, Marriage Therapy or Marriage Counselling

    No matter what it’s called, in couples therapy the couple is the client. Regardless of whether their married, cohabitating, dating, or separated, two individuals with a relationship meet with a therapist with the intention of healing in the context of that relationship.

    Common Reasons Couple’s Seek 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

    How Can Couple’s Therapy Help?

    Develop and practice conflict resolution strategies

    Reduce anger and hostility while increasing empathy and connection

    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

    Increase closeness, intimacy, and commitment

    Improve sexual satisfaction

    Communicating and supporting one another’s needs and dreams – especially conflicting ones

    Learn to fight smart – work together to solve the problem and take space when needed

    Repair struggling relationships, strengthen happy ones

    Create an amicable plan for separation or divorce

    Create a plan to support you through future difficulties

    What Types of Couples Therapy are Offered at New Moon Psychotherapy?

    Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

    Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for Trauma

    Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1 & 2)

    Structural Couples & Family Therapy

    Mediation-Narrative Family Therapy


    Your therapist might also use strategies from:

    ·      Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

    ·      Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    ·      Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

    ·      Mindfulness Based Therapy

    ·      Response-Based Trauma Therapy

    ·      Solution Focused Therapy



    Our Couple’s Therapists support all couples, including those who identify as bicultural/syncretic, neuro-divergent, and LGBTQ+

    Meet our Couple and Family Therapists or Contact us to Learn More

    Family Therapy aka Family Counselling


    In family therapy, the family is the client and healing occurs in the context of that relationship.

    Families are important – they create a foundation from which we understand ourselves and the world around us.

    When a family struggles, family therapy can help. When the family heals together, each individual member benefits.

    Common Reasons Families Seek Therapy

    Frequent and persistent family conflict

    Parent-Child Conflict (child, teen or adult child)


    Sibling Conflict

    Blended families

    Navigating step-parent/step child dynamics

    Single parents

    Loss of a family member

    Separation or Divorce


    Family therapy can be particularly important for families with members who struggle with post-traumatic stress, addiction, eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and behavioral issues.

    How Can Family Therapy Help?

    Develop and maintain boundaries

    Create cohesion and communication among family members


    Increased empathy and compassion through understanding of family patterns and dynamics

    Reduced family conflict

    Increased support and intimacy


    What Types of Family Therapy are Offered at New Moon Psychotherapy?

    Structural Couples & Family Therapy

    Mediation-Narrative Family Therapy


    Your therapist might also use strategies from:

    Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

    Emotion-Focused Therapy

    Mindfulness Based Therapy

    Response-Based Trauma Therapy

    Solution Focused Therapy