Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy is proud to unveil our new name:
Centre Marriage and Relational Therapy is proud to unveil our new name:
Many adults struggle with various issues throughout their lifetime. It is natural and normal to experience periods of sadness, times of joy, and moments of oscillating between. At times these experiences may become problematic and we may even become stuck in a pattern that is difficult to end.
We can help with many common issues, coming from a unique relational perspective in all of our work. Even if you are the only client physically in the therapy room, we consider the influence and involvement of your greater relational system. Standing on the research and influence of the Mariage and Family Therapy field, we believe strongly that your best path to wholeness and wellness includes your greater family and social system
We believe that the ultimate goal of romantic partnership, its highest achievement, is to become best friends throughout a lifetime together. That is achieved through a continual exploration one another, discovering the very best within the other and presenting the best version of yourself to your partner. While this is the ultimate goal, we often encounter difficulties and trials along the way that can threaten to derail us. It is during these moments that we can help. If you are struggling in your relationship and want help find the path to a healthier and more fulfilling future together, we can offer you help to get back on track to achieving the relationship you first believed you could have.
We believe that authentic sexual pleasure and satisfaction is an essential component to an individual's health and wellbeing. Throughout our life, we may face a variety of challenges that can inhibit our sexual pleasure or functioning. This may including erectile dysfunction, difficulties with orgasm, painful or difficult intercourse, lack of desire, or any other concern that is limiting our ability to enjoy sexual satisfaction. Sometimes these challenges have an organic cause, and other times psychological. In either case, we can help you and/or your partner unlock a more fulfilling and satisfying sexual experience.
Children often feel overwhelmed by big emotions and are uncertain how to handle these feelings. Parents may struggle in finding help and resources to assist their child in managing these personal, social, emotional and behavioral issues. As parents you may find yourself needing support and validation that the behavior(s) your child is displaying can be overwhelming for you as well. We view each family culture in their own unique way and create a plan for everyone to strengthen their skills and grow together. This is done with a combination of psycho-education, play therapy techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy to learn emotional identification and regulation. Our hope is to build life-long skills for your child to feel comfortable expressing themselves in a way that encourages healthy connections and positive behaviors.
Being a teenager is not easy! It is a time where you start discovering who you are and who you want to be. It is a time where emotions might feel more intense and romantic relationships may form. It is a time where self-esteem issues may arise which impacts our mental health as well as our relationships with friends, family, and partners. It is also a time that can feel lonely for some, especially if there are issues within our relationships with others; whether they be friend, family, or romantic relationships.
Today’s teenagers face many unique difficulties that were non-existent just 10 years ago. They must learn to cope with a systemic abandonment and the effects of pseudo-electronic intimacy resulting in increased social isolation. This results in many teenagers not having the emotional resources to cope well with the added pressure. Some turn to alcohol, drugs or sexual intimacy as a way to numb the pain or fill the gap; others may take more extreme measures of self-harm to cope with the emotional pain.
We want to help make this time for you easier and will do that by first forming a working relationship with you built on trust and safety. We will help you identify goals for yourself and will give you tools that you can use to reach them. We also provide a safe place to learn more about yourself, your thoughts, your emotions, and your needs. With our collective training and experience working with adolescents, we feel that we are uniquely qualified to meet adolescents where they are in their experience and to offer them guidance and help to navigate through their pain.
None of us are immune to experiencing painful life events and many of us are affected in some way by these painful life experiences. Some of us develop negative beliefs about ourselves that harm our self esteem as well as interferes with our relationships with others. Some of us have certain triggers that remind us of these painful life events which can be scary and debilitating. There are many symptoms of trauma and these are just some of them.
Our role as therapists is to help you learn more about yourself and how your painful life events may be affecting you now. We do that with first building a working relationship with you that is built on trust and a sense of safety. We work to earn your trust and want you to know that you will be in control of when and how you share your story.
Our therapists have training in different evidenced based therapeutic interventions called Eye Movement Desenstitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). They would love to further explain these interventions in person for it is important that you feel you have your questions answered before we proceed with these interventions. We would welcome you to schedule an appointment with us to see if we are a good fit. You deserve to feel in control of your life; both in the present and with your future. We would love to walk beside you in this path of healing.
We offer support and help to the families of individuals struggling with self-harm and other painful issues. Having closely experienced the failing of many inpatient facilities to care for the wounds of the family and parents, we would be honored to offer you support and help in traveling alongside you or your loved one through this difficult time. We work to empower individuals to seek coping skills and other releases as well as expression and definition of emotions while offering a supportive safe space to work and explore those hurts and fears. Assessing for trauma and how it may be contributing to emotional distress and self-harm is also something that is explored. This ensures that care is comprehensive and complete as we treat both the symptoms and origins.
We also offer a range of services for individuals and families struggling with eating disorders including, structural, behavioral, family based therapy (FBT), trauma-informed interventions, and systemic approaches. Eating disorders are a complex mix of physical as well as psychological concerns that can impact the whole family. The feelings of hopelessness, confusion and fear can be debilitating to the individual as well as the family. Our practice focuses on rebuilding compassionate supportive relationships and empowering families and individuals to overcome the challenges they are facing with eating and assist them with the process to help support their recovery. We would be happy to help support and help you navigate through these challenging patterns.
Many adults struggle with various issues throughout their lifetime. It is natural and normal to experience periods of sadness, times of joy, and moments of oscillating between. At times these experiences may become problematic and we may even become stuck in a pattern that is difficult to end. At times these patterns get labeled as addictions. Addictions can be substance or process related and can manifest in many different ways.
We can help with many common issues, coming from a unique relational perspective in all of our work. Even if you are the only client physically in the therapy room, we consider the influence and involvement of your greater relational system. Standing on the research and influence of the MFT field, we believe strongly that your best path to wholeness and wellness includes your greater family and social system.
We have also found that applying a relational lens when working with couples who are attempting to alter substance or process patterns can improve the stability of the relationship as well as the recovery process. This type of addiction work needs to be thought of as separate from an individual’s work on addiction, as the focus is less on the addiction and more on the impact it has had on the relationship. Couples work can also assist in increasing the positive support of the individuals while rebuilding and strengthening the recovery process as well as maintaining it. Relational work also focuses on the patterns and interactions of the couple with the addiction and focusing on how the couple can change those patterns to facilitate healthier boundaries and more positive relations. Strengths based coping skills and psycho-education would allow for more skill sets and improved communication skills the couple could employ during stressful times.