Our team of specialized therapists is in your corner to help you with your relationship

Love is much more than a feeling. Love is an action.

It’s a skill, and our couples therapists can help you build it.

Here are some ways in which we can support you through couples counselling.

Establish healthier connections

Connecting in healthy ways is the bread-and-butter (buckwheat avocado, for the vegan/gluten-free) of all thriving relationships. We can help you build strong foundations to weather the hard times and more fully enjoy good times together, having fun along the way.

● Achieve a deeper connection

● Learn how to ‘listen and hear’

● Respect and value differences and appreciate the perspective of your partner

● Understand how to communicate your emotional, physical, sexual, and cognitive needs

● Learn how to be playful and have fun together

● Accept limits and boundaries in your relationship

● Create a secure bond and develop trust with your partner

● Learn how to interact genuinely by using honest feelings

● Experience and develop compassion in your relationship

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Affirm your relationship as a diverse couple

At Couples Reconnect, we are proud to offer specialized services to the LGBTQIA+ community in a safe, welcoming, specialized environment. You are welcomed here, whether you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender couple, or as two-spirited, non-binary people in a married, committed, common-law, or casual monogamous relationships, polyamorous relationships, or open relationships. We value other important relationships that you define (e.g., online partnerships) and we will support you in affirming all unique and positive aspects of your partnership.

● Establish a safe place where you and your partner feel heard, understood, and respected

● Improve your understanding of relationship dynamics, roles, and interactions between partners

● Receive support and encouragement through important life transitions, including coming out, transitioning, dating, committed partnering, parenting, divorce, and later life

● Navigating interactions with families across the life span

● Heal shame, guilt, confusion, and obtain support when questioning

● Improve understanding and receive validation of cultural/institutional homophobia, interpersonal homophobia, and internalized homophobia

● Focus on understanding sexuality and sexual health

● Work through grief, loss, and changes in partnership

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Manage your relationship through conflict and crisis

Conflict is unavoidable; it happens in all relationships, and some conflicts cannot even be resolved. However, it’s how couples manage conflicts that makes all the difference in the health of the relationship. Couples counselling helps you hone the skills to communicate, connect, and manage conflict, so that you are best equipped to face challenges together and emerge stronger from crises.

● Let go of shame and blame

● Express your needs and feelings in a respectful way

● Cope with complex situations and managing difficult emotions like anger, fear, and betrayal of trust

● Find solutions to challenges and accepting differences

● Establish safety in your partnership and receive treatment for intimate partner violence and abuse

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End your relationship in times of separation or divorce and
work through grief and loss

Grief counselling and grief therapy can help you come to terms with the reality of your loss going forward, and help you stay connected in healthy ways to the loved one you have lost to death or divorce. The goal is to move through loss and forward with hope, courage, and grace.

● Learn how to say goodbye

● Letting go

● Find the strength and ability to live well independently

● Pregnancy loss and infertility

● Moving through grief

● Healing from the loss of a partner

● Strengthen your coparenting practices

● Grow from past relationship challenges

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Prepare for a new relationship

Much of how we experience the world is defined in our relationships and connection: family, community, culture. Healthy relationships are built on connectedness and a sense of safety and belonging. The time “in between” relationships is ideal to analyze and start over with fresh insights and new skills. We can help you understand your current situation and your past relationships, so that you are no longer bound by what happened to you in the past. Working together, you will discover the agency, skills, and frameworks to connect in healthy ways that support your sense of wellbeing.

● Practical skills to connect with others

● Develop new ideas about relationships

● Build a new mind map towards being the person and partner you wish to be

● Understand and appreciate your past feelings and vulnerabilities and how they may be hindering your life

● Understand and appreciate your strengths and how they can support you in building the connected, happy, healthy life you wish to live

● Improve feelings of self-worth and self-esteem

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Specialized counselling for families and kids

Couples Reconnect is a branch of Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group, alongside Kids Reconnect. Our team of mental health professionals work collaboratively, putting our heads and hearts together to offer specialized counselling services for couples, families, and kids. Improving the health of your relationship as a couple will have a strong positive effect on your children and family, and vice versa. Working with us, you will have a one-stop team alongside you, there to support you with specialized counselling sessions for kids and families. This approach will enhance the results of the effort you are putting towards your relationship as a couple.

● How to support your child throughout their counselling sessions

● Strengthen your parenting practices

● Strengthen your coparenting practices

● Prepare to become new parents

● Welcome new family members

● How to support your kids through changes blended families, new school, sibling rivalry

● Bonding as a blended family

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Reignite the spark in your relationship with couples counselling

A happy couple smiling at each other during a couples counselling session at Couples Reconnect
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Couples Reconnect, a branch of Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group, acknowledges that we are gathered on Treaty 7 territory, the original home of the Blackfoot Confederacy, comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kanai First Nations; the Stoney Nakoda, comprised of the Chiniki, Wesley, and Bearspaw First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation.  This territory is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Located on this traditional territory, our mission is to spark reconnection and healing within couples, kids, parents, and families. We do this work with respect for these First Nations and in a spirit of humility, kindness, inclusion, and diversity.

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Alternatively, you can call us at 403-815-0271 to book an appointment.

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