Have you been thinking things like: When did it get so hard to feel happy together? Why does everything seem to turn into an argument? I miss the closeness we used to have. We don't seem to get each other anymore. Emotional and physical intimacy aren't what they used to be.
You still love each other, but you've sensed there is distance between you. Neither of you is happy with the way things are in your relationship. You spend more time arguing, or even find ways to avoid each other. Maybe it was something specific or maybe it occurred over time. All you know is that you want things to be better, but you can't seem to get there.
Emotionally-Focused Therepy for Couples can help. It can give you and your partner the insights and tools to heal your relationship, enhance trust, build understanding and give you a path to the loving, fulfilling bond you both want.
Do you ever worry that what happened to you in the past is playing out in your present, making you feel stuck in some way? You might be on to something.
Trauma is the result of living with the impact of difficult events. It can come from a single, shocking event like a car accident or being the survivor of a crime. It can also occur when you experience long-term stress like an illness or a difficult environment early in life. In severe cases, like combat or domestic abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may have a significant impact on your daily life, even though the events that caused it were years ago.
Even life changes and transitions can be overwhelming, despite the logical part of you knowing this is the way things have to be.
Whether what happened to cause the trauma occurred 5 weeks ago or 50 years ago, you can heal and gain new hope for your future. Talk therapy, including EMDR, can help unpack troubling events and reduce or even eliminate the painful emotional connections.
Feeling down, anxious or just not "your normal self" ? Many of us have been there. In fact, 1 in 5 adults in Canada will experience some form of mental health challenge at a point in their lives. It's something we often don't like to talk about because we feel ashamed or that we just need to "snap out of it."
We find lots of ways to cope with the things life throws at us. But , sometimes the way we cope turns into a challenge all its own, if alcohol or other drugs are involved.
Good news: There is no reason to be ashamed or feel that you are somehow just not being strong enough. We've all been there. There is a range of help out there, and talk therapy is a great place to start.
Eileen has been in private practice for more than 12 years. She is a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) with the BC College of Social Workers, Registration # 09511
She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and spent several years working with the homeless, mentally ill and addicted population in Chicago. She received more than 3000 hours of post-graduate clinical supervision. Before becoming a therapist, she served more than a decade in the military, followed by several years in medical sales. She has lived in Canada since 2007 and is a proud citizen of her adopted country.
In addition to her academic and professional credentials, Eileen has taken specialized training in EMDR, EFT for Couples, Addictions, CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
A standard 50 minute session is $130. There is no additional charge for couples.
The first session with a new client is 90 mins. The fee for the intake session is $185. After the intake session, all other sessions are 50 mins.
Payment is due at the time of service and can be made with cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.
There is no GST charged for services provided by a RCSW
Most Extended Care insurance plans will reimburse all or a portion of the session fees for Registered Clinical Social Workers (RCSW). Every plan is different, so please check with your insurance provider to understand the benefits you have.
If you do not have Extended Care benefits or use the full amount available under your annual plan, all unreimbursed session fees for services provided by a RCSW are considered medical expenses for tax purposes. Please seek the advice of your tax preparer for additional information.
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