Marriage and/or Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues Family Therapy

Marriage and/or Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues

Entering into a relationship means merging your life with another person, understanding his or her flaws, quirks and beliefs. With marriage rates declining and divorce statistics set at 50%, it is clear that people are increasingly challenged by marriage and relationship issues, and many lack effective ways to address them. So how can we bridge the gap to understanding our partners better and enjoying romantic bliss?

Many factors affect the interpersonal relationship between two partners who are a couple and sometimes it's hard to see the cause of conflict or friction in a relationship. While some people find divorce to be the best or only option, other people speak to counsellors and psychologists  in a bid to try salvage the relationship.

Signs that indicate a need for couples counselling include poor communication in a relationship, affairs, living past one another, inability to resolve marriage of couples' issues, and acting out negative feelings. When divorce seems like the only option, or if a couple is staying together for the kids' sake, that's a sure sign that therapy is needed.

Therapists do not necessarily  believe that all marriages can be salvaged, but counselling can often help even some of the most challenged relationships.  Through talk therapy, the couple will discover again why they fell in love and what they can do to get back to that place in their marriage. They use a range of effective, proven methods to help couples in any situation to restore intimacy and move past the hurt and wounds to a safe and comfortable place.

The concrete tools used by marriage therapists provide guidance in a supportive and encouraging setting and empower clients to restructure their thoughts and emotions. It helps the couple to work with each other, instead of on one another, helping each individual to find the person he or she is at the core level and to build a happy union.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who works with  couples you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

It's not until we become parents that we realize just how daunting a task we have to raise a human being. Pregnancy is a miracle for most, and small babies are adorable, despite the restless nights. However, long months of precious little sleep and caring for a helpless infant who can't verbalise their needs in language we understand can take its toll on the strongest of people. These are just some of the many parenting issues people around the world face every day.

Little people have their own unique personalities, needs and quirks and being responsible for them is not always the easiest thing to do. Of course, most parents don't have the luxury to spend every waking moment with their offspring, as we face work stress, marital issues, complicated family relationships, financial pressure and much more. Most children are left with caregivers for most of the day, where they create other relationships and where personalities are shaped in different ways.

While parenting is not for the faint hearted, it certainly is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a human on Mother Earth.

Parenting therapy can help parents to better cope with this daunting tasks by learning how to deal with outside influences, and how to cope with the demands of a young child or a teenager. It can help parents to be more cognizant of what they say to their children and how to cope with stressful or traumatic events, peer pressure, sibling relationships and day-to-day pressures faced by their children.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who offers family counselling to address your parenting issues, you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy is different from family systems counselling in that it focuses on relationships within the immediate family unit. It can be used as a supplement to other forms of therapy, or it can be the primary treatment plan.

Family therapy sees the unit as a whole, rather than a group of individual member, and this approach can be used to meet a range of of therapeutic outcomes. Instead of focusing on a single family member, family therapy counsellors see individual and relationship problems as the result of issues within the family dynamics. The therapist will identify issues in the patterns that contribute to problems. He or she will then help the clients to work on verbal and nonverbal communication styles to help shift patterns and bring about positive change.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Family Therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Lida Izadi

M.A., RCC

Phoebe Tsang

M.C., RMFT

Andrea Yeo

M.Ed., RCC

Farideh Farzamian

Ph.D., RCC

Gene Bonny

M.A., R.Psych

Cate Pelling

M.A., RCC

Judith Bertoia

Ph.D., R.Psych

Tim Clark

Ph.D., R.Psych

Ishtar Beck

M.A., RCC
    • Video on profile
    • Online booking

Nikita Crook

M.Ed., Dipl. TCCP RCC

Pauline Mullaney

M.S.W., R.C.S.W.

Daphne Gelbart

M.A., RCC
    • Video on profile

Richard Nevin

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking

John Boland

M.Ed., CCC

Karianne Axford

Ph.D., R.Psych

Marilee Sigal

Psy.D., RCC

Nicklas Ehrlich

M.S.W., RCC

Sandy Hawkins

M.A., RCC

Ann-Marie Inoue

M.C., RCC

Sophia Van Vuuren

M.A., R.Psych

Gerry Bock

M.A., RCC

Lillian Kelly

M.A., RCC

Sean Heales

M.Couns., RCC

Mindy Kollman

M.Ed., RCC

Colette Mrazek

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking

Khalil Nourani

Ph.D., RCC

Alison Bell

M.A., RCC

Lorne Pierce

M.A., R.Psych
    • Online booking

Michael Dayan

Ph.D., RCC
    • Audio on profile
    • Article(s) on profile

Sunita Ashok

M.S.W., RCSW

Hannah Yager

M.S.W., RSW

Michelle Coulombe

M.A., RCC

Tanya Elez

Ph.D., R.Psych

Corrina Arnold

M.C., RCC

Michele Maurer

M.Sc., RCC

Lisa Moore

M.A., CCC

Mahshid Esfandiari

Ph.D., RCC

Marilyn Chotem

Ed.D., R.Psych

Paul Bains

M.A., RCC

Don Macdonald

M.A., RCC

Tania Zulkoskey

M.S.W., R.C.S.W.