Gottman Method Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Victoria Ho
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
Waitlist for new clients
I draw on evidence-based practice methods, such as Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR), The Gottman Method, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Taking steps to explore your personal issues can be challenging and overwhelming – but with the help of therapy, it can also be transformative. Are you struggling with relationships, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression? Or perhaps you are having difficulty managing your emotions, and want to connect with those around you in a healthier and more fulfilling way? I provide help to individuals and couples who hope to generate change in their lives.
I draw on evidence-based practice methods, such as Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR), The Gottman Method, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Taking steps to explore your personal issues can be challenging and overwhelming – but with the help of therapy, it can also be transformative. Are you struggling with relationships, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression? Or perhaps you are having difficulty managing your emotions, and want to connect with those around you in a healthier and more fulfilling way? I provide help to individuals and couples who hope to generate change in their lives.
(289) 807-0446 View (289) 807-0446
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Jeff White - Life And Relationship Coach
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
My background in psychology and corporate training, accreditation in Imago & Gottman Method Couples therapy, personal involvement in Cognitive-Behavioural therapy, and especially my own relationships have all helped me become an effective coach.
We can’t be on top of everything - so that’s why reaching out and asking for help is healthy and necessary. In business, love or life, it’s hard to show up well if you aren’t aware of your unconscious habits. I’ll help you get a better understanding of yourself and the people around you so you can create the life you want to live. I also work with couples to figure out what’s getting in the way of your connection.
My background in psychology and corporate training, accreditation in Imago & Gottman Method Couples therapy, personal involvement in Cognitive-Behavioural therapy, and especially my own relationships have all helped me become an effective coach.
We can’t be on top of everything - so that’s why reaching out and asking for help is healthy and necessary. In business, love or life, it’s hard to show up well if you aren’t aware of your unconscious habits. I’ll help you get a better understanding of yourself and the people around you so you can create the life you want to live. I also work with couples to figure out what’s getting in the way of your connection.
(647) 697-4185 View (647) 697-4185
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Deborah Jacobs
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4S
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a variety of different treatment models including sensorimotor, somatic, and mindfulness informed interventions, EMDR & CBT, and the Gottman method helping my clients understand and compassionately connect with both their physical and emotional experiences.
As a trauma-informed therapist, I believe that all our lived experiences leave an imprint on the mind and body, which in turn can have a long-lasting impact on our brain functioning and perception, and affect our reactions and interpersonal relationships. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, couples therapy and chronic pain management.
I utilize a variety of different treatment models including sensorimotor, somatic, and mindfulness informed interventions, EMDR & CBT, and the Gottman method helping my clients understand and compassionately connect with both their physical and emotional experiences.
As a trauma-informed therapist, I believe that all our lived experiences leave an imprint on the mind and body, which in turn can have a long-lasting impact on our brain functioning and perception, and affect our reactions and interpersonal relationships. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, couples therapy and chronic pain management.
(844) 551-6787 View (844) 551-6787
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Blake Anderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
Blake is Registered Social Worker with over 12+ years of clinical practice, including 4 years as a Therapist/ Coach and 8+ years as a Child Protection Worker; the attainment of a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, BSW and Philosophy BA Degree. He has facilitated psychoeducational training for various corporate companies and nonprofits, including presenting to 100+ members at Whirlpool Canada. Blake specializes in 1) supporting individuals coping with dysfunctional family dynamics/ narcissistic-codepency 2) enhancing relationships using the evidence-based Gottman Method, and 3) guiding high-functioning professionals.
Blake is Registered Social Worker with over 12+ years of clinical practice, including 4 years as a Therapist/ Coach and 8+ years as a Child Protection Worker; the attainment of a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, BSW and Philosophy BA Degree. He has facilitated psychoeducational training for various corporate companies and nonprofits, including presenting to 100+ members at Whirlpool Canada. Blake specializes in 1) supporting individuals coping with dysfunctional family dynamics/ narcissistic-codepency 2) enhancing relationships using the evidence-based Gottman Method, and 3) guiding high-functioning professionals.
(437) 747-7417 View (437) 747-7417
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Salwa Mawji
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5B
I draw on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method, which help clients identify unhelpful interaction cycles.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Salwa and I am a Registered Social Worker at Relationship Counselling Toronto. I am passionate about helping couples manage conflict, enhance their communication skills and deepen their friendship and intimacy with each other in order to feel more emotionally close and connected. I believe that humans are wired to connect with others, and it can be incredibly painful to a couple when they find themselves feeling ‘stuck’ in constant fights, or feeling emotionally distant.
I draw on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method, which help clients identify unhelpful interaction cycles.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Salwa and I am a Registered Social Worker at Relationship Counselling Toronto. I am passionate about helping couples manage conflict, enhance their communication skills and deepen their friendship and intimacy with each other in order to feel more emotionally close and connected. I believe that humans are wired to connect with others, and it can be incredibly painful to a couple when they find themselves feeling ‘stuck’ in constant fights, or feeling emotionally distant.
(437) 524-0495 View (437) 524-0495
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Kelly Johnston Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
Modalities such as Brief Solution-Focused, CBT, Narrative, Feminist, First-Stage Trauma, IFS, EFT, the Gottman Method, and Psychodynamic allow me to address a wide range of issues with my clients.
You deserve to be happy...and you don't need to struggle alone. Stress, worry, sadness, restlessness, frustration, anger, loss, or loneliness can all feel overwhelming at times...but care, connection, treatment, healing, and empowerment are all within reach. Within psychotherapy... insight, understanding, self-awareness, tools for coping, better functioning, and new ways of relating or behaving are all part of the process of change that you may be hoping for. Whether it be unresolved issues from the past or present circumstances and challenges, a safe, respectful, accepting, patient, and encouraging therapeutic space can be surprisingly rewarding, and make more of a difference than expected.
Modalities such as Brief Solution-Focused, CBT, Narrative, Feminist, First-Stage Trauma, IFS, EFT, the Gottman Method, and Psychodynamic allow me to address a wide range of issues with my clients.
You deserve to be happy...and you don't need to struggle alone. Stress, worry, sadness, restlessness, frustration, anger, loss, or loneliness can all feel overwhelming at times...but care, connection, treatment, healing, and empowerment are all within reach. Within psychotherapy... insight, understanding, self-awareness, tools for coping, better functioning, and new ways of relating or behaving are all part of the process of change that you may be hoping for. Whether it be unresolved issues from the past or present circumstances and challenges, a safe, respectful, accepting, patient, and encouraging therapeutic space can be surprisingly rewarding, and make more of a difference than expected.
(416) 244-8833 View (416) 244-8833
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Maria Alejandra Battiston
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4P
I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Brief/solution focused therapy, and Gottman method of couples counselling.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Alejandra and I have been in practice for 11 years. For my individual work I especialize in life transitions, identity exploration, existential grief, and complicated family dynamics. For my couple work my expertice is in early relationship, commitment/marriage prep and early parenthood. My work with families focuses in sibling and adult child/paren conflict. I also enjoy engaging with those seeking single session or brief therapy.
I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Brief/solution focused therapy, and Gottman method of couples counselling.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Alejandra and I have been in practice for 11 years. For my individual work I especialize in life transitions, identity exploration, existential grief, and complicated family dynamics. For my couple work my expertice is in early relationship, commitment/marriage prep and early parenthood. My work with families focuses in sibling and adult child/paren conflict. I also enjoy engaging with those seeking single session or brief therapy.
(647) 424-0385 View (647) 424-0385
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Maxine Bower
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6N
Waitlist for new clients
With couples and constellations, I use the Gottman Method.
My practice is client centered, meaning collaboration is an integral part of my work. Your identities, life experiences, values, and goals are all welcomed in the room when working with me. In our work together, I will be direct, gentle, exploratory and results oriented. I am best suited to supporting folks with relationship challenges, mood disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.), shame, low self-worth, issues related to race, gender, sexuality, and identity, life transitions, and chronic stress.
With couples and constellations, I use the Gottman Method.
My practice is client centered, meaning collaboration is an integral part of my work. Your identities, life experiences, values, and goals are all welcomed in the room when working with me. In our work together, I will be direct, gentle, exploratory and results oriented. I am best suited to supporting folks with relationship challenges, mood disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.), shame, low self-worth, issues related to race, gender, sexuality, and identity, life transitions, and chronic stress.
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Dwayne Gordon
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BTH, CMC, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method, two leading couple’s therapies available.
You’re struggling. You’re angry, you’re sad, and you’re afraid. Some days you’re shouting (even if only inside your own head!), and sometimes there’s just this heavy, heavy silence. Maybe you both dig-in to hold your positions, or maybe one of you runs and the other chases, only to repeat the drama next week or next month. Negativity seems to rule your relationship and you’re both walking on eggshells. And after months and months (or is it years and years?) it’s gotten to the point where you’re wondering if your relationship is beyond repair.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method, two leading couple’s therapies available.
You’re struggling. You’re angry, you’re sad, and you’re afraid. Some days you’re shouting (even if only inside your own head!), and sometimes there’s just this heavy, heavy silence. Maybe you both dig-in to hold your positions, or maybe one of you runs and the other chases, only to repeat the drama next week or next month. Negativity seems to rule your relationship and you’re both walking on eggshells. And after months and months (or is it years and years?) it’s gotten to the point where you’re wondering if your relationship is beyond repair.
(437) 747-1853 View (437) 747-1853
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Kiren Sandhu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
As a couples therapist, I use the Gottman Method to support couples through relationship challenges.
I am registered to provide virtual counselling to individuals and couples residing in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. Life can present us with various challenges that can be difficult to work through on our own. We don’t often take the time to sit with our emotions and thoughts. I will encourage you to slow down and reflect while offering a curious and compassionate perspective and a safe and non-judgmental space where you feel heard and supported. We will work together to make sense of your experiences and move towards the change you are hoping for in your life.
As a couples therapist, I use the Gottman Method to support couples through relationship challenges.
I am registered to provide virtual counselling to individuals and couples residing in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. Life can present us with various challenges that can be difficult to work through on our own. We don’t often take the time to sit with our emotions and thoughts. I will encourage you to slow down and reflect while offering a curious and compassionate perspective and a safe and non-judgmental space where you feel heard and supported. We will work together to make sense of your experiences and move towards the change you are hoping for in your life.
(437) 747-3988 View (437) 747-3988
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Blake Anderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4E
I specialize in supporting individuals coping with narcissistic abuse, emotional underdevelopment & dysfunctional family dynamics, enhancing relationships using the evidence-based Gottman Method, and guiding individuals towards a more optimal and efficient lifestyle. Design the life you want by addressing your limited beliefs, trauma, and develop a new and empowered you.
I specialize in supporting individuals coping with narcissistic abuse, emotional underdevelopment & dysfunctional family dynamics, enhancing relationships using the evidence-based Gottman Method, and guiding individuals towards a more optimal and efficient lifestyle. Design the life you want by addressing your limited beliefs, trauma, and develop a new and empowered you.
(289) 907-0184 View (289) 907-0184
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Alena Neykova
Registered Social Worker, BA(Hon), MSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman Method Level 1 (couples therapy), DBT, EFT, and meditation are my primary therapeutic modalities.
We often come to therapy wanting to feel better, perhaps to change old patterns that don’t align with the vision we have for our lives. Anxiety, depression, anger, PTSD, or personality disruption, difficulty in relationships and addiction are symptoms arising from deeper core (shame-based) wounds. These problematic symptoms surface as a way to cover up painful, enmeshed emotions that are unseen and unheard. I therefore aim to go to the source not the symptom: I specialize in emotion, in building self-compassion, and addressing toxic shame.
Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman Method Level 1 (couples therapy), DBT, EFT, and meditation are my primary therapeutic modalities.
We often come to therapy wanting to feel better, perhaps to change old patterns that don’t align with the vision we have for our lives. Anxiety, depression, anger, PTSD, or personality disruption, difficulty in relationships and addiction are symptoms arising from deeper core (shame-based) wounds. These problematic symptoms surface as a way to cover up painful, enmeshed emotions that are unseen and unheard. I therefore aim to go to the source not the symptom: I specialize in emotion, in building self-compassion, and addressing toxic shame.
(647) 492-3368 View (647) 492-3368
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Shayna Kulman-Lipsey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5N  (Online Only)
l work with different generations along the life-cycle from young adults to the elderly. I am passionate about helping young adults who are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression as they work towards their career goals, relationships, or just figuring out who they are. I am able to share the wisdom of my lived life experiences and offer different perspectives to adults and seniors as they navigate the many changes that life presents. I am committed to helping couples improve their relationships and use the Gottman method to give them specific tools they can use to build a "sound relationship house".
l work with different generations along the life-cycle from young adults to the elderly. I am passionate about helping young adults who are experiencing stress, anxiety and depression as they work towards their career goals, relationships, or just figuring out who they are. I am able to share the wisdom of my lived life experiences and offer different perspectives to adults and seniors as they navigate the many changes that life presents. I am committed to helping couples improve their relationships and use the Gottman method to give them specific tools they can use to build a "sound relationship house".
(647) 424-0479 View (647) 424-0479
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Tyler Cousin- Horizon Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4V
My couples training includes Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, The Developmental Model, and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy (ATSIP).
Are you feeling disconnected or distant from your partner? Do you struggle with communication or meeting each other’s needs? Is resolving conflict challenging in your relationship? If you'd like to rekindle the intimacy & spark you once had, couples counselling (also called couples or relationship therapy) could benefit you and your partner! Couples counselling can help you understand one another better, communicate more effectively, resolve conflict in healthier ways, enhance emotional & physical intimacy, tackle decisions or life transitions, rebuild trust, manage grief or loss, and create a shared vision for your future.
My couples training includes Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, The Developmental Model, and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy (ATSIP).
Are you feeling disconnected or distant from your partner? Do you struggle with communication or meeting each other’s needs? Is resolving conflict challenging in your relationship? If you'd like to rekindle the intimacy & spark you once had, couples counselling (also called couples or relationship therapy) could benefit you and your partner! Couples counselling can help you understand one another better, communicate more effectively, resolve conflict in healthier ways, enhance emotional & physical intimacy, tackle decisions or life transitions, rebuild trust, manage grief or loss, and create a shared vision for your future.
(437) 524-0098 View (437) 524-0098
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Tori Mudie
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
As a professional who is highly trained in the Gottman Method I actively engage couples in working towards relieving painful conflicts and begin to build effective communication skills, learn tools for compromise, repair conflict, create stress management, and ensure they are heard, understood, and supported in their relationship.
Accepting New Virtual Clients! Do you feel unheard in your relationship? Have the dynamics of your relationship changed over the years? Are you thinking about ending your relationship? Are you struggling to have a conversation with your partner? Do you feel unsupported? Has there been a major rupture in your relationship, perhaps infidelity or betrayal? Are you considering if your partner is the one? Are you considering pre-marital counselling?
As a professional who is highly trained in the Gottman Method I actively engage couples in working towards relieving painful conflicts and begin to build effective communication skills, learn tools for compromise, repair conflict, create stress management, and ensure they are heard, understood, and supported in their relationship.
Accepting New Virtual Clients! Do you feel unheard in your relationship? Have the dynamics of your relationship changed over the years? Are you thinking about ending your relationship? Are you struggling to have a conversation with your partner? Do you feel unsupported? Has there been a major rupture in your relationship, perhaps infidelity or betrayal? Are you considering if your partner is the one? Are you considering pre-marital counselling?
(226) 773-4903 View (226) 773-4903
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Michelle A. Fairbank
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc, DTLI, RADT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4B  (Online Only)
In addition to my training in Holistic Integrative Psychotherapy, I have training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trauma Themes, Applied Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care and Mindfulness in the Workplace.
Many of my clients come to me dealing with an awareness of the discomforts in their lives that often show up as a result of an over active mind. They have a desire to understand and work towards a more integrated and peaceful life. We often spent time understanding the patterns that link to current behaviours and then focus on how to shift those parts that no longer serve and work towards believing in their ability to navigate and stay centred through the ups and downs of life that are inevitable. My sessions often contain invitations towards mindfulness and somatic awareness in a mind body approach.
In addition to my training in Holistic Integrative Psychotherapy, I have training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Trauma Themes, Applied Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care and Mindfulness in the Workplace.
Many of my clients come to me dealing with an awareness of the discomforts in their lives that often show up as a result of an over active mind. They have a desire to understand and work towards a more integrated and peaceful life. We often spent time understanding the patterns that link to current behaviours and then focus on how to shift those parts that no longer serve and work towards believing in their ability to navigate and stay centred through the ups and downs of life that are inevitable. My sessions often contain invitations towards mindfulness and somatic awareness in a mind body approach.
(437) 747-7680 View (437) 747-7680
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Maddie K
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, OASW, OCSWSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X
My approach is customised using a strong set of practical modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness (MBSR), Trauma Care, and Gottman Method for Couples.
Feeling stuck? What if you no longer felt held back, and finally felt empowered in your life? Imagine if you felt more confident in your decisions, abilities and relationships? I provide client-centred, goal-focused support to adults experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, chronic pain, issues around self-esteem and confidence. I have experience and special interest supporting people experiencing panic and anxiety attacks, phobias, OCD and trauma related mental health experiences. If you're feeling immobilised by any of the above, I’m here and can help.
My approach is customised using a strong set of practical modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness (MBSR), Trauma Care, and Gottman Method for Couples.
Feeling stuck? What if you no longer felt held back, and finally felt empowered in your life? Imagine if you felt more confident in your decisions, abilities and relationships? I provide client-centred, goal-focused support to adults experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, chronic pain, issues around self-esteem and confidence. I have experience and special interest supporting people experiencing panic and anxiety attacks, phobias, OCD and trauma related mental health experiences. If you're feeling immobilised by any of the above, I’m here and can help.
(437) 524-0432 View (437) 524-0432
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Cheyanne D'Souza
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5L
I have experience using cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, the Gottman method, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
I am an individual and couple’s therapist who utilizes a person-centered approach to provide warm and empathetic counselling services. I work collaboratively with my clients to develops goals and create a therapeutic plan that is uniquely catered to the individual’s lifestyle. I have completed my Master of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.
I have experience using cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, the Gottman method, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
I am an individual and couple’s therapist who utilizes a person-centered approach to provide warm and empathetic counselling services. I work collaboratively with my clients to develops goals and create a therapeutic plan that is uniquely catered to the individual’s lifestyle. I have completed my Master of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.
(437) 372-5484 View (437) 372-5484
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Connect and Thrive Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
We have advanced training and experience in client-centred, cognitive behavioural, emotion-focused, Gottman method, and dialectical behaviour therapy traditions, and draw on these approaches to develop a treatment approach that is catered to your unique experience.
We are a team of mental health professionals supporting individuals and couples. We have expertise in working with clients who struggle with interpersonal communication, assertiveness, and problematic emotions (e.g., anxiety, shame, anger) that impacts their self-worth, their ability to function, and their relationships. Some of our clinicians also have specialized training treating anxiety disorders (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia), obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and complex mental illness, as well as in rehabilitation psychology.
We have advanced training and experience in client-centred, cognitive behavioural, emotion-focused, Gottman method, and dialectical behaviour therapy traditions, and draw on these approaches to develop a treatment approach that is catered to your unique experience.
We are a team of mental health professionals supporting individuals and couples. We have expertise in working with clients who struggle with interpersonal communication, assertiveness, and problematic emotions (e.g., anxiety, shame, anger) that impacts their self-worth, their ability to function, and their relationships. Some of our clinicians also have specialized training treating anxiety disorders (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia), obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and complex mental illness, as well as in rehabilitation psychology.
(647) 370-2543 View (647) 370-2543
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Shankari Sharma
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4S
She also has the training and ability to integrate elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), and the Gottman Method, as needed to ensure effective treatment.
At the Therapy Centre, Shankari provides individual, couple, and family therapy for adults. Her areas of interest and proficiency include diagnostic assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, assertiveness, stress and burnout, anger management, and personality disorders. She has a particular interest in the treatment of PTSD, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, and the variety of individual and interpersonal sequelae of traumatic experiences.
She also has the training and ability to integrate elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), and the Gottman Method, as needed to ensure effective treatment.
At the Therapy Centre, Shankari provides individual, couple, and family therapy for adults. Her areas of interest and proficiency include diagnostic assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, assertiveness, stress and burnout, anger management, and personality disorders. She has a particular interest in the treatment of PTSD, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, and the variety of individual and interpersonal sequelae of traumatic experiences.
(289) 797-2827 View (289) 797-2827
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Matthew Ridley
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K
I use a variety of evidence based therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method.
My psychotherapy approach is growth oriented, and focuses on helping clients develop insight and take action that leads to greater fulfillment, satisfaction and ease in their lives. I work with clients experiencing a variety of forms of psychological and interpersonal distress, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and sexual concerns.
I use a variety of evidence based therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method.
My psychotherapy approach is growth oriented, and focuses on helping clients develop insight and take action that leads to greater fulfillment, satisfaction and ease in their lives. I work with clients experiencing a variety of forms of psychological and interpersonal distress, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and sexual concerns.
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Aimee Ziegler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MAMH, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5H
I also offer either Prepare/Enrich or the Gottman Method therapy for couples.
My therapy style has been described as warm and playful, conversational and collaborative. If that is what you are looking for, I would love to continue to chat with you about what your concerns are and how you would like things in your life to look differently. I offer an inclusive and safe space to navigate life’s challenges and become your authentic self. I have helped others process anxiety, depression, relationship concerns. My formal training and lived experiences also enable me to help clients navigate issues like major life transitions, career exploration, academic concerns, faith/spirituality, immigration and motherhood.
I also offer either Prepare/Enrich or the Gottman Method therapy for couples.
My therapy style has been described as warm and playful, conversational and collaborative. If that is what you are looking for, I would love to continue to chat with you about what your concerns are and how you would like things in your life to look differently. I offer an inclusive and safe space to navigate life’s challenges and become your authentic self. I have helped others process anxiety, depression, relationship concerns. My formal training and lived experiences also enable me to help clients navigate issues like major life transitions, career exploration, academic concerns, faith/spirituality, immigration and motherhood.
(647) 277-2758 View (647) 277-2758
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Ursula MacDonald | Individual And Couples Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5H
I have pursued specialized training in various therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Gottman Method for couples, ego state and parts-work for complex trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders.
I'm passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and cultivate meaningful change through psychotherapy. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques and compassionate support, I aim to empower you to overcome obstacles, cultivate self-awareness, and create positive change in your life.
I have pursued specialized training in various therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Gottman Method for couples, ego state and parts-work for complex trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders.
I'm passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and cultivate meaningful change through psychotherapy. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques and compassionate support, I aim to empower you to overcome obstacles, cultivate self-awareness, and create positive change in your life.
(647) 490-3406 View (647) 490-3406
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Dr. Katelyn Gomes
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner stuck in conflict loops that you can’t get out of? Are you struggling to communicate and understand each other? Are you feeling emotionally disconnected and withdrawn? I help couples learn how to communicate and build a more peaceful and loving relationship. Drawing from evidence-based modalities, such as the Gottman Method and CBT, I help couples learn how to improve communication, navigate conflicts, rebuild trust, repair from past hurt and improve their friendship, connection and intimacy. I provide guidance and practical tools that can make real and lasting differences in your relationship.
Are you and your partner stuck in conflict loops that you can’t get out of? Are you struggling to communicate and understand each other? Are you feeling emotionally disconnected and withdrawn? I help couples learn how to communicate and build a more peaceful and loving relationship. Drawing from evidence-based modalities, such as the Gottman Method and CBT, I help couples learn how to improve communication, navigate conflicts, rebuild trust, repair from past hurt and improve their friendship, connection and intimacy. I provide guidance and practical tools that can make real and lasting differences in your relationship.
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Lynden Neudorf
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6R
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist have Level 3 training in the Gottman method, and specialized certification in EMDR for couples.
If you are searching for a respectful and non-judgmental couples therapist, chances are you've been struggling for a while, just hoping things will get better on their own. My work is focused on couples conflict, relational trauma, and sexuality concerns. Whether the problem is infidelity or another traumatic event, lack of interest in sex, drifting apart in your relationship, or constant bickering and rehashing old arguments, the problems facing you as a couple can be overwhelming. It's natural to feel vulnerable and at the same time yearn for a safe place to talk it out with someone who can help.
I am an AASECT certified sex therapist have Level 3 training in the Gottman method, and specialized certification in EMDR for couples.
If you are searching for a respectful and non-judgmental couples therapist, chances are you've been struggling for a while, just hoping things will get better on their own. My work is focused on couples conflict, relational trauma, and sexuality concerns. Whether the problem is infidelity or another traumatic event, lack of interest in sex, drifting apart in your relationship, or constant bickering and rehashing old arguments, the problems facing you as a couple can be overwhelming. It's natural to feel vulnerable and at the same time yearn for a safe place to talk it out with someone who can help.
(437) 747-5921 View (437) 747-5921

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Gottman Method Counsellors

How does the Gottman method work?

One of the core doctrines of the Gottman method is that negative emotions hurt relationships about five times more than positive emotions help them. Thus, couples require five times more positive interactions than negative interactions with each other. The therapist will guide clients on how to improve communication and understanding of each other to manage conflict and have their emotional needs met. The therapist will also advise couples on how to repair relations with each other when conflict arises, and therefore avoid lasting damage.

Is the Gottman method evidence-based?

Yes, this method is an evidence-based approach to couples therapy. The method is based on more than 40 years of research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the psychologists who developed the method. The Gottmans analysed decades of data to draw conclusions about what types of interactions are likely to lead to specific results, and which interventions are most likely to lead to success. Studies have found that this approach leads to improvements in relationship satisfaction, intimacy, communication skills, and a lower rate of divorce.

How long does the Gottman method take?

The duration of treatment depends on the specific challenges clients face. Sessions are typically 60 to 90 minutes long, and an average course of treatment is around 10 sessions. In some cases, such as for couples dealing with a critical problem, the therapist will suggest an intensive course of treatment, with daily sessions over the first two to four days. Treatment is complete when the couple is satisfied and has met the goals they’ve set, and when the therapist believes they have the skills to continue on their own.

Is the Gottman method effective?

Through the Gottman method, couples can achieve changes that are real and sustainable. This treatment has been used for more than 40 years; the method is supported by empirical research, including randomised controlled trials that have demonstrated effectiveness in improving relationship outcomes for couples. Like any talk therapy, success or failure depends in large part on how committed the clients are to making positive changes and working toward results.