Build a stronger and healthier partnership
Are you trying to tell your partner what is bothering you, but every attempt turns into an argument?
Or perhaps you are not saying anything because you feel guilty, you are afraid of rocking the boat or because you can’t find the right words.
An unexpected crisis (a betrayal, different goals, sexual problems, etc.) threatens your relationship that used to be so strong.
Routine, children (and differences in parenting styles) or stress are disturbing your relationship, making things tense or un-sexy. And boring.
You feel deeply stuck (or alone) in a relationship that makes you suffer.
If you recognize yourself in these situations, it would be a good time to see a couples therapist. Nobody deserves to be stuck in unhappiness or living in a state of constant conflict.
You are ready to seek help? We’re excited to help you!
Our therapists are relationships experts.
They are trained to help you improve the communication in your relationship, to replace attitudes that hurt your connection, and to teach you tools to help you get your intimacy back.
You’ll be able to rediscover the passion and love that brought you together.
Couples therapy is not just for couples in crisis. We can also help those who want to take their relationship to the next level. Imagine having a better understanding of each other’s needs and wants, being able to handle conflicts with ease and having a deeper connection with your partner. Imagine being able to laugh and have fun together again like when you first started dating. It is possible to reignite the spark in your relationship, and couples therapy can be the key to making that happen. And let’s be real, who wouldn’t want to be a better lover and partner? Don’t wait until it’s too late, take the proactive step and invest in your relationship today.
Your future self will thank you for it.
How the Couples Therapy Works:
You and your partner will talk about the challenges you are facing and you will set your goals as a couple. The therapist will help you express yourselves, at your pace. You will quickly feel understood.
Duration and Frequency:
You can see your therapist once a week or once every two weeks in the beginning, always as a couple. We recommend a minimum of 8 sessions to get positive results.
You will come out of each appointment with a new perspective, new tools, or honest feedback so that you can find solutions to your problems.
You will have someone who knows your couple well and who you can rely on if needed.
You will have the tools and skills to navigate conflicts and strengthen your relationship for the long-term.
Our services are available in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
We provide receipts in naturopathy for private insurances.
The counseling offered at Divan bleu differs from psychotherapy by focusing on the personal development of the client and their relational skills rather than on diagnosis, interpretation and treatment of a pathology. We do not offer psychotherapy.
Some of the most common issues that brings couples to therapy?
Infidelity or trust issues
Constant arguing or fighting
Navigating different expectations and desires for an open relationship
Differences in desired frequency of intimacy or sexual activity
Different levels of cleanliness or organization
Differences in opinions on how to raise children or discipline them
Avoidance of expressing emotions and needs
Struggles in managing the demands of a career and maintaining a healthy family dynamic
We mainly work with the Non-Directive Creative Approach (ANDC).
This therapeutic approach is based on the belief that each person possesses inner resources that can be mobilized to overcome the difficulties they encounter.
In this approach, we consider that not having strong and gratifying connections with others, in the past or the present, are the greatest source of suffering in human beings. For us, these sufferings can be transformed into better well-being through prolonged experiences of healthy and authentic relationships. The therapeutic relationship using the ANDC is a concrete example of this type of healthy relationship. In this context, the therapist acts as a benevolent companion, promoting the growth and personal development of the client.
Our goal is to help our clients better understand themselves, free themselves from their blockages, and develop skills to cope with life’s difficulties. We work with them to identify their resources, strengths, and talents and to mobilize them so that they can achieve their goals.
Our approach aims to help people feel better in their own skin, develop their self-confidence, and live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
Praise from our clients
“Having therapy with Valerie is always the best part of my week. She is kind, supportive, knowledgeable. I am so lucky to have her as a therapist. She helped me change my life so much in the past 2 years. She is amazing.”
“Couples therapy with Yannick Calendreau was amazing. He illuminated a lot of things we weren’t aware of and gave us great communication tools. I’m happy we did several sessions and it made a really positive change in our relationship! Thank you Yannick :)”
“She is amazing, she was able to help me figure out exactly how i felt. Gave me tools to better understand myself and be able to express it. This help was really what me and my girlfriend needed to make our relationship stronger. Bianca works wonders and i recommend her to any couple that needs help.”