Your relationship doesn't feel the way you want it to.
You’re here because you want more.
You want to get out of the past, enjoy the present, or improve the future of your relationship.
You're tired of struggling with the person you love most in the world.
You argue too much or talk too little.
You or your partner feel:
unheard or misunderstood
ignored or rejected
disconnected or distant
unfulfilled or untrusting
stuck in the same negative patterns
You're confused about what's going wrong in your relationship or why you can't seem to fix what's wrong.
You want to have a happier marriage or relationship.
Relationships are complex and bring up unexpected feelings and reactions in all of us.
Having conflict and problems in a relationship is completely expected.
Adults have to deal with marriage, family, work, money, sex, grief, change, values, health, illness, and the complications of every day life in general.
Being in a relationship makes life easier in many ways, and harder in others.
What we see and feel is wrong in a relationship is often only one part of the picture. There's a lot happening within and between you.
It can be hard to talk about this stuff.
A lot of relationships share the same struggles:
conflict or blame
intimacy or sex
new or old betrayal or trauma
It's okay to get help to deal with what you're facing.
Half of all couples have already tried some type of counselling.
Relationships aren't easy, and things don't have to be falling apart to go to couples therapy.
Even a good relationship can get better.
A therapist can help you strengthen your bond with the ones you love most in this world.
Calgary couples counselling can help you better meet your own and each other's needs in a supportive relationship.
You can connect, understand, and come together on the same side.
When you consistently work through difficult situations together, you don't always have to do or say the right thing because your partner knows you care and don't want to hurt them.
You can create a relationship that feels like home should feel.
You can get unstuck and find new ways forward to a happier marriage.
You can enjoy life together and create deep emotional connections.
You can each do your best and grow through mistakes when you feel seen, heard, accepted and loved.
What if you could...
trust each other
listen and understand
have more fun together
set and keep boundaries
be excited for the future
Our relationship therapists offer compassionate care with empathy.
By asking, listening and watching without judgment, they can help you identify patterns, pains, and unmet needs in yourself and your relationship.
Going to counselling doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you.
We can help individuals and partners navigate conflict or life transition, soothe anxiety or avoidance, and better manage stress or trauma.
We all have things we want or need to change about ourself and how we relate to others.
Couples therapy is good for everyone.
A couples counselor can help you:
heal past wounds
work together to resolve tensions
At Therapy Alberta, we want to create great counselling relationships so we best support your relationship to get better.
All relationships are based on trust.
We're not here to judge you. We want you to feel good about our therapy.
Our couples counsellors prioritize creating a space where you can feel comfortable opening up.
Building trust creates an environment where each partner feels supported which allows them to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences without fear of judgment.
When you better understand yourself and your relationship, you can build the skills you need to take the next step.
We want you to have a good therapy experience while helping you meet your goals.
Relationship therapy helps partners and couples engage in healthy ways, individually or together.
Our couples therapists offer personalized care.
Your counsellor gets to know you and tailors their approach to best meet your unique needs and preferences.
Our diverse couples counsellors draw from different types of therapy in their approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Gottman Couples Therapy
Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy
All our therapists value the principles of compassionate and trauma-informed care.
You can choose a therapist based on what feels most important to you.
We offer exclusively online counselling so partners can connect with a therapist with privacy and ease.
Couples can connect to a therapist anywhere in Calgary and Alberta.
We love online therapy because it's convenient and flexible, especially for busy partners, or even long distance relationships.
There's no commute, waiting room, or bumping into others.
You are familiar with your environment, and have all your favorite comforts within reach.
All you need is a device, internet, and a quiet place to talk. Some partners choose their bedroom, office, dining room, or living room. Partners can be in the same or different spaces.
We offer evening and weekend appointments to fit your lifestyle.
Is couples counselling confidential?
What happens in therapy stays in therapy! Your counsellor is bound by strict confidentiality laws unless they’re legally obliged to share information. However, your therapist is not a secret-keeper. If one partner discloses something in private to the therapist, the therapist will work with that partner to share it in therapy.
What if my partner doesn’t want to go to therapy?
That’s normal! 25% of partners aren't open to couples counselling yet. Maybe your partner already had a bad experience in individual or couples therapy. Maybe they’ve heard bad things, or are nervous. Be patient, get curious, invite, and in the meantime, go to therapy on your own.
Is couples counselling only for married couples?
No! Couples counselling is for friends, dating, cohabitating, married, separated, or divorced and co-parenting partners. Couples counselling is for anyone who wants to improve their relationships.
Do therapists meet with partners individually and together?
Some therapists have an intake process that includes a joint and individual sessions. Sometimes one partner needs more support, and they can have individual sessions with the couples therapist or with a different individual therapist, depending on the couple counsellor’s approach and the couple's preference.
Will we have homework in couples counselling?
Whether you attend weekly or biweekly, the time you spend in therapy weekly will likely give you something to reflect on or practice between sessions. If you would like specific homework, you can ask your therapist for tasks to engage in during the week.
Does insurance cover couples counselling?
Most private insurers cover couples counselling under health services. Some employment insurance coverage however, limits therapy to individual counselling, or has separate coverage for couples or family counselling. You can check with your insurance provider to find out.
How much does couples counselling cost?
Our couples therapy sessions with a psychologist or social worker are $200 per 50-minute session. We offer direct billing for most insurance companies, or a receipt to claim or re-imbursement or as a medical expense on your taxes. Sliding scale fees are available.
Do I have to see a couples therapist near me?
With online therapy, you are able to connect with counsellors across Calgary and Alberta so you have more choice in finding the best therapist for you, based on your needs and preferences. You can choose from couples psychologists and marriage counsellors who live across the province and find the best fit for you.
Our compassionate counsellors want you to love your partner, and also like your therapist.
We get it. We're partners too.
Our relationship therapists want to join your journey and help you and your partner thrive.