Counselling services

Couples EMDR Therapy

Heal past traumas and strengthen your marriage with EMDR therapy.
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What Is EMDR Therapy for Couples?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a trauma treatment method for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other trauma disorders. The treatment aims to help those suffering to heal from their past negative experiences.

During an EMDR session, the EMDR therapist will ask you to focus on a troubling emotion or memory while moving the eyes rapidly back and forth (by following the psychologist’s fingers).

At Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling, we integrate EMDR into therapy plans for couples to address issues causing triggers within the relationship, often rooted in past traumas.

EMDR can ease the symptoms of childhood trauma, chronic PTSD, major traumatic events, or even smaller, negative experiences affecting your marriage, and help you overcome them.

The Benefits of Couples EMDR Therapy

By addressing and processing past traumas together, EMDR can help improve communication, rebuild trust, and strengthen the emotional bond between you and your partner.

With EMDR therapy, you will experience:

Faster Healing

EMDR trauma therapy is a proven and effective treatment method for helping people heal faster than other therapy forms.

Permanent Effects

EMDR can reduce the chronic symptoms of past trauma permanently.

No-Drug Therapy

As there is no hypnosis or drugs involved, EMDR allows you to stay fully aware throughout the process.

Is EMDR Therapy Right For You?

EMDR is an effective approach to trauma treatment, capable of addressing any disturbance that exists in the memory. Trauma can profoundly affect a marriage, leading to negative emotional responses that create tension, misunderstandings, and disconnection between partners.

If memories of past events are emotional triggers that impact your relationship, EMDR may be a suitable option for you and your partner. By targeting and processing these traumatic memories, EMDR helps to reduce their emotional charge, allowing you to heal and move forward together.

Our Approach To Couples EMDR Therapy

At Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling, we believe past traumas don’t have to define your relationship. Our Calgary-based EMDR psychologists are dedicated to assessing and identifying the most suitable therapy approach for you and your partner, ensuring positive growth and healing in your marriage.

During our initial meeting, we will discuss your traumatic memories and their impact on your relationship. Our team of highly trained registered psychologists and certified EMDR therapists will work with you to integrate EMDR into your couples counselling sessions. This approach aims to restore peace, clarity, and connection in your life and marriage.

Get The Help You Need To Heal Your Trauma & Strengthen Your Marriage

If past traumas affect your marriage, you don’t have to face this challenge alone. Healing together is possible. Book your EMDR appointment today and take the first step towards a stronger, healthier relationship.

Frequently Asked Questions

The number of EMDR sessions required varies based on your individual situation and response to treatment. During your initial appointment, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.

We offer various types of emotionally focused couples therapy, including:

  • Affair recovery and trust therapy to help couples during the aftermath of infidelity
  • Couples anger management therapy to help couples understand what triggers episodes of anger in their relationship
  • The Gottman Method, an evidence-based therapy focused on strengthening skills in three relationship domains: becoming better friends, learning to manage conflict, and creating support and dreams for each other and as a couple