Couples Counselling in Kingston

Couples Therapy Kingston For Sex Therapy, Marriage Counselling, Or Just To Spice Things Up!

Every Couple Can Benefit From Couples Counselling

Couples relationships aren’t always easy. Each comes with its own set of challenges, changes, and compromises.

When we choose to live with someone for the rest of our life, it’s important to enjoy it! Couples counselling is not always about problems, sometimes it’s about turning a good thing into a really good thing. There are many benefits to couples counselling both in and outside of the bedroom.

What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is when participants in a relationship meet with a therapist to talk through their relationship dynamics. The reasons a couple may choose therapy can vary, including sex therapy, pre-marital counselling, relationship changes, infidelity counselling, intimacy therapy, sexual communication training, sexual dysfunction, and more.  

Couples therapy often includes regular meetings with a registered therapist who talks through the concerns of the couple, using science-based principles, like emotion-focused techniques and other holistic approaches.

Consider Having a Positive Relationship With Yourself

Many couples think that couples therapy is a negative thing. But it’s not – couples therapy is just like personal therapy. Talking through concerns, conflicts, or changes with a professional can be helpful and enlightening for everyone.  

Even if you or the relationship do not have any “known” issues, you can use couples therapy to learn more about you and your partner, their sexual desires, their communication style, develop a deeper connection before marriage, or rekindle the spark after years together.

Tri Health Clinic Couples Therapy Services

At Tri Health Clinic, we understand that relationships can be complex and challenging. Our couples therapy services are designed to help you and your partner navigate the ups and downs of your relationship and build a stronger, more meaningful connection. 

Our approach to couples therapy involves taking the time to help you and your partner identify the root issues in your relationship and areas for improving your connection. We recognize that each relationship is unique. We work closely with our clients to develop tailored solutions leveraging individual strengths and contributions while addressing negative behaviours inhibiting a comfortable, well-rounded relationship. Even if you are in a generally happy and comfortable relationship, we can help you find ways to rekindle the spark and deepen your emotional and physical relationship.  

Our experienced therapists can help you and your partner work through these challenges, providing the tools and resources to overcome them and move forward as a couple. We don’t take sides and we don’t use tricks. We worth with each member of the couple to find shared goals.

At Tri Health Clinic, communication is the key to a successful relationship. That’s why we strongly emphasize helping our clients develop effective communication skills. Through our couples therapy services, we can help you and your partner learn how to communicate openly and honestly, improving your ability to resolve conflicts and deepen your connection. 

Our services help couples identify and move beyond behaviours and attitudes that no longer serve the relationship. We understand that change can be difficult, but we’re here to support you every step of the way. Whether you’re looking to repair a damaged relationship or strengthen an already strong connection, our couples therapy services can help you achieve your goals and build a happier, healthier future together.

Couples Therapy Resources

Online Resources

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Tri Health Clinic is Here for Your Personalized Couples Counselling

  • We are committed to working with you to uncover the core of any issues in your relationship and identify ways to move forward
  • We focus on the individual strengths you and your partner(s) bring to the relationship so you can feel confident and strong addressing any of the more difficult behaviours that may be holding you back from a happy and healthy relationship
  • We provide both individual and couples therapy, allowing you to focus on yourself when necessary and address any issues related to intimacy, sexual desire, or infidelity.
  • We can help you develop strategies to let go of destructive behaviours and attitudes that are not serving you, your relationship, and your life goals.

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Sensate Focus is a therapeutic technique that promotes intimacy and connection by emphasizing non-sexual touch and exploration, allowing couples to enhance their sensual experiences and deepen their emotional bond. Download it directly here.

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Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved | Esther Perel:

Book Recommendations

Sensate focus in sex therapy:

Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual is an illustrated manual that provides health professionals with specific information on the use of the structured touching opportunities used regularly by Sexologists to address their clients’ sexual difficulties (Sensate Focus 1) and enhance intimate relationships (Sensate Focus 2). This book is the only one to: vividly describe and illustrate the specific steps of, activities involved in, and positions associated with Sensate Focus; emphasize the purpose of Sensate Focus as a mindfulness-based practice; and distinguish between the purposes of Sensate Focus 1 and Sensate Focus 2.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

With more than a million copies sold worldwide, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.

Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. 

Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversations—on essential topics such as money, sex, and trust—from two of the world’s leading marriage researchers and clinicians.

Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effort—and it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner. Drawing on forty years of research from their world-famous Love Lab, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman invite couples on eight fun, easy, and profoundly rewarding dates, each one focused on a make-or-break issue: trust, conflict, sex, money, family, adventure, spirituality, and dreams.

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. LOVE SENSE presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our “love sense”–our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. LOVE SENSE covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, LOVE SENSE will change the way we think about love. 

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Heralded by the New York Times and Time magazine as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond. This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world.

In Hold me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship-from Recognizing the Demon Dialogue to Revisiting a Rocky Moment-and uses them as touchpoints for seven healing conversations. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.

ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship

By Ari Tuckman

This pioneering book explores the impact of ADHD on a couple’s sex life and relationship. It explains how a better sex life will benefit your relationship (and vice versa) and why that’s especially important for couples with one partner with ADHD.

Grounded in innovative research, ADHD After Dark draws on data from a survey of over 3000 adults in a couple where one partner has ADHD. Written from the author’s unique perspective as both an expert in ADHD and a certified sex therapist, the book describes the many effects of ADHD on couples’ sex lives and happiness, covering areas such as negotiating sexual differences, performance problems, low desire, porn, making time for sex, infidelity, and more. The book outlines key principles for a great sex life for couples with ADHD and offers strategies and treatment interventions where specific issues arise.

Polysecure

Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy

By Jessica Fern

Attachment theory has entered the mainstream, but most discussions focus on how we can cultivate secure monogamous relationships. What if, like many people, you’re striving for secure, happy attachments with more than one partner? Polyamorous psychotherapist Jessica Fern breaks new ground by extending attachment theory into the realm of consensual nonmonogamy. Using her nested model of attachment and trauma, she expands our understanding of how emotional experiences can influence our relationships. Then, she sets out six specific strategies to help you move toward secure attachments in your multiple relationships. Polysecure is both a trailblazing theoretical treatise and a practical guide. 

These resources are intended as a compliment to therapy under the guidance of a trained sex therapist.

TRI HEALTH CLINIC

Contact us today to book a complimentary consultation with our Intake Coordinator to match you to the best therapist for your needs.

At Tri Health Clinic, we understand that sexual health can have a significant impact on your overall well-being and quality of life. That’s why we offer a range of services designed to help you address any sexual health concerns you may have. Whether you’re struggling with sexual dysfunction, infertility, or other related issues, we’re here to help you start your journey to better sexual health. 

We provide couples counselling anywhere in Ontario, including Windsor, London, Guelph, Waterloo, Kitchener, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Oshawa, Brockville, Kingston, Ottawa.

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Suite 414, 797 Princess Street, Kingston ON

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613-929-6518

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