RELATIONSHIP & SEX THERAPY TREATMENT SERVICE

ARE YOU, OR YOU AND YOUR COUPLE PARTNER, HAVING DIFFICULTIES WITH YOUR COUPLE RELATIONSHIP OR RELATIONSHIPS IN GENERAL? OR STRUGGLING TO CREATE A FULFILLING SEXUAL LIFE?

Thinking about relationships, do any of these items apply to you, or you and your couple partner?

  • Is the relationship feeling too close or too distanced?
  • Is there a lack of intimacy?
  • Are you struggling with emotional or everyday communication?
  • Are there escalating conflicts without any resolution (e.g., anger exchanges, aggression, serious withdrawals and detachment)?
  • Is the other person in the relationship threatening to you?
  • Do you find yourself in rigid relationship patterns and don’t know how to change them?
  • Are problem solving and negotiating tasks in everyday life a challenge?
  • Are there difficulties dealing with the aftermath of an emotional or sexual affair?
  • Are there difficulties with trust?
  • Are there an increasing number of conversations in which one or both individuals are becoming emotionally distressed (e.g., hurt, scared, angry, sad, frightened)?

Thinking about your and/or your couple sexual functioning, are any of the following items relevant to your current distress with sex?

  • Is there a lack of desire for sex, or a lack of sexual connection?
  • Are there different sexual desire levels or sexual interests?
  • Is sex satisfying?
  • Is the sex you are having the sex that you want?
  • Is eroticism diminishing?
  • Is there a challenge in becoming sufficiently sexually aroused and/or having an orgasm?
  • Is sex creating physical pain or discomfort?
  • Is there a feeling that sex is too risky, too routine or too boring?
  • Is sex or sexual desires creating emotional distress (e.g., sexual fears, sexual avoidance, anxieties, guilt or shame)?
  • Are you having sexual fantasies or ideas that are distressing?
  • Are there performance fears or fears of rejection and abandonment associated with sex?
  • Are there concerns about your or others’ sexual organs or other body parts?
  • Are there concerns about sexually transmitted infections?
  • Is there a lack of knowledge, limited knowledge about sexuality?
  • Are you experiencing emotional distress associated with contraception?

IF YOU SAID YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE you might consider meeting with one of the highly trained mental health professionals in CFIR’s Relationship & Sex Therapy Treatment Service. Our mental health professionals can support you to address your concerns, issues or struggles related to couple relationships and sex.

If you want more information to help you understand your relationship and sexual functioning, feel free to read CFIR blog entries on relationship and sex therapy here.

CONTACT US TODAY. Help is available right now for you and your loved ones! We also offer video-based appointments.

HOW DO WE HELP YOU, OR YOU AND YOUR PARTNER, TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND SEXUAL FUNCTIONING?

WE WILL

  • Provide you with a confidential, compassionate, and caring therapeutic relationship to create comfort in discussing the most intimate details of your relationship and sexual difficulties
  • Offer you a comprehensive, individually-tailored assessment of your couple and sexual functioning
  • Collaboratively set your treatment goals to ensure that you, or you and your partner’s concerns and needs are adequately addressed
  • Employ relevant scientific, evidence-based treatments to help you achieve your treatment goals, including: Cognitive-Behavioural, Emotion-Focused, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic-Mentalization-Attachment-based and Systemic approaches
  • Offer various short, medium or long-term treatment options
  • Identify referrals to other professionals as needed

We help you with your current couple relationship by supporting you to:

  • Build a more emotionally and physically intimate relationship (e.g., increasing emotional closeness, physical and sexual contact; diminishing separation fears; resolving high-conflict exchanges and altering negative relationship patterns)
  • Restore trust (e.g., healing from emotional and sexual affairs, betrayals, emotional injuries involving a perceived lack of support, breaches of confidentiality and privacy and difficulties trusting self and other)
  • Improve communication, problem-solving and negotiation skills (e.g., strengthen emotional communication; conflict-resolution related to finances, sex, household management and in-laws; problem-solving; and, creating work-life-family balance)
  • Become stronger parents (e.g., develop parenting and co-parenting skills; resolve parenting problems and conflicts; creating consistent parenting strategies; managing parenting transitions)
  • Manage a difficult separation and divorce and maintain a positive co-parenting relationship (e.g., establish a constructive relationship in the aftermath of separation and divorce; negotiate co-parenting agreements; resolve conflicts and develop new relationship boundaries)

We can support you to find and build intimate relationships by helping you to:

  • Address complex emotions and feelings that prevent you from seeking relationships (e.g., fears, guilt, shame, hopelessness)
  • Understand and change self and relationship patterns that impair relationship seeking and building
  • Heal from past relationships that block you from finding new partners
  • Enrich your dating skills (e.g., learn how to find and approach new potential relationship partners)
  • Learn about different types of relationship possibilities

We can help you with your sex life by supporting you to:

  • Resolve sexual issues (e.g., sexual arousal, desire, orgasm and sexual pain difficulties)
  • Improve your sexual vocabulary and communication
  • Learn new sexual techniques
  • Enhance arousal, sexual desire and eroticism
  • Expand your sexual repertoire
  • Learn about different types of sexual practices
  • Gain knowledge about sexual health and safer sex
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Our registered psychologists are proudly affiliated as clinical supervisors with the following universities:

  • UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

  • UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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