Couples, Relationships & Families
Couples and Relationships
Work with one of ACS counsellors trained in Couples Therapy to assist you in navigating the challenges that confront many couples – life. Together, we will support you in gaining a greater understanding of your relationship strengths and challenges and offer a road map for repair and growth.
Codependency / Enabling
Dealing with codependency is a challenging process. However, counsellors and community groups can be helpful in changing destructive patterns. If you think you are involved in a codependent relationship, a professional counsellor can help you identify and change unhealthy behavior patterns.
Divorce and Separation Recovery
Children often face great insecurity seeing their parents’ marriage end. Not only is the family stability disrupted, but they must face economic changes, visitation schedules, and relocation as a result of the divorce. Divorce recovery is a long and complex process involving an array of emotions including denial, despair, anger, and grief.
A professional counsellor can help you and your family face divorce and its aftermath. They can help you work through your feelings, make empowering decisions, and communicate effectively with other family members.
Recovery from divorce is difficult but, with time, healing can occur.
Collaborative Divorce Coaching
When relationships end, emotions often run high. Without emotional support, you may feel that the strain of separation is overwhelming. Ongoing conflict with your spouse can slow negotiations and make your legal costs soar. Divorce coaches have specialized training in Collaborative Divorce. They understand family dynamics and can support you through the emotional roller coaster of separation. They can help you articulate your needs and goals, improve communication patterns with your ex-partner, manage stress and help to develop effective co-parenting plans for the future welfare of your children.
Workplace Violence or Harassment / Bullying
It can come from anyone, be directed at anyone, be deliberate or unintentional, subtle or overt, a single occurrence or a repetitive situation. It can be an abuse of authority, and involve relationships between co-workers, or affiliated personnel. The emotional effects can include anger, anxiety, depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The counsellors at Associates can offer support and guidance around the effects of what can be a stressful and often traumatic experience.
Counsellors with this Specialty
We are proud to offer a diverse and experienced team of counsellors. Whether you require the services of a psychologist or social worker, we have someone ready to help.