“A great marriage is not when the perfect couple come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” ~ Dave Meurer, Author/Humorist
Prepare for a lifetime of “I choose You Everyday”
Four in five couples will spend an average of about $45, 000 on their wedding budget, and takes 10-18 months as well as 200-500 hours to plan it. However, only one in five couples budget for premarital counselling though studies show that couples who had completed a from of premarital counselling had a 30 percent increase in marital satisfaction compared to those who hadn’t undergone such counselling.
Being intentional about premarital counselling allows you to get more out of your marriage and perhaps prevent major challenges down the road. Premarital counselling prepares you for a realistic perspective on marital expectations. It might not be an investment into your wedding day, but it is an investment into your marriage and future.
You will receive between 8-10 sessions focused on areas such as:
How it will help you
Our aim is to strengthen your relationship and reduce high conflict that could lead to separation or divorce. You will find hope in our solution-based approach and learn proven ways to bring about change in your relationship. However, this requires commitment from both partners, vulnerability, honesty about thoughts and feelings, and the willingness to see and validate the different perspectives that can often create the biggest misunderstandings and conflict.
Our couple therapists have extensive training and experience providing couple and relationship therapy using tested and proven methods such as the Gottman Method, Family Systems Theory, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Hope Focused Therapy etc.
Why come to us?
We can assist you in these areas and more...
Our Counselling Process
FAQs About Couples Counselling
The fee could range between $250 to $270 for couple therapy plus HST as the federal government charges taxes on Psychotherapy. Fees vary depending on who you are seeing.
No, OHIP does not cover Psychotherapy.
Clients with extended health benefits may be eligible for partial or full reimbursement of service fees, depending on their insurance provider. We accept insurance reimbursement as Psychotherapists, Social Workers, or Counsellors. Check with your extended health benefit if you are covered.
Fees are paid prior or at the end of each session. We accept E-Transfer, Debit, Visa, and Mastercard.
Premarital counselling has between 8-10 sessions to cover all the topics important to a marriage. We use the tested and globally acclaimed Prepare Enrich inventory to assess the relationship. The assessment fee is $35. This will be followed by sessions with the therapists.
Couple therapy needs are different. After the initial 2-3 sessions of gathering information, intake, hearing your presenting issues, goals, assessments etc. your therapists will give you some feedback and collaborate with you on the therapeutic plan and the number of sessions you might need.
We believe in treatment plans that are adaptable, flexible and creative so that they can be adjusted as outcomes are accomplished.
You will be assigned a male and female therapist to work with you and we do our best match you with therapists who are skilled in the reasons that brought you to counselling. We appreciate that sometimes for one reason or other the connection does not work.
If that happens, please give us a call. We can review your needs and look at other therapists that may be a better alignment to your specific needs.
Sessions are by appointment only; we are unable to accommodate walk-ins.