Kingston/Bath, ON Couple’s Therapy: Irene Oudyk-Suk, MSW, RSW, RP

Irene has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 40 years. She’s practiced in various parts of Ontario, Michigan and in the Philippines. In 2003 Irene began specializing in couple’s therapy and in 2005 she founded Couples In Step.  Between 2005 and 2021 Irene practiced  from various locations in the Greater Toronto Area. In the summer of 2021 Irene moved to the eastern part of Ontario and offers online therapy services to couples from from her home office in Bath, Ontario. Bath is just west of Kingston, on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Irene provides these services to couples:

Irene Oudyk-Suk, Couples In Step

Irene’s availability:

Irene will be stepping away from providing therapy from mid December, 2021 – February, 2022. Retreats, Discernment Counselling and 3-Day Intensives will resume in February 2022.  Contact Vanessa for more information about Irene’s February availability.

Location for Kingston/Bath

Irene Oudyk-Suk, MSW, RSW, RP sees client couples via online therapy from her office in Bath. Bath is 15 km west of Kingston.

5540 Loyalist Pky, Bath, ON, K0H 1G0, Canada

The Kingston office is located in Bath, about 20 km west of Kingston on Loyalist Parkway (which is also known as Bath Road) and 10 km south of  Hwy 401 & Hwy 4 interchange.

My parents were immigrants to Canada from Western Europe (Netherlands) after World War II. Even though I was born in Canada I was shaped by my parents war and immigration experiences. My first language was Dutch and I distinctly remember running home from Kindergarten because no-one understood me.

I was deeply affected by the religiously conservative christian community that many immigrants from the Netherlands joined when they immigrated to Canada. Growing up in an immigrant, religiously conservative community has been very helpful in the couple’s work I do. As I listen to couples tell me their relationship stories I frequently hear echoes of my own experience.

Like most everyone my personal life has been affected by major stresses and family issues. I am no stranger to the particular concerns that my client couples bring to me. Feel free to ask me more about this if you wish.

I’ve been married for more than 40 years. It’s been a good 40+ years, but like most people in long term relationships, we’ve had our moments. My husband and I  have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 GRANDCHILDREN! a long term foster daughter, and a foster grand-daughter. We love our family and are totally delighted when our kids come home for a while! (But while we loved parenting, we love our empty nest even more!)

People close to me  and who I love dearly live in cross cultural relationships and from them I have learned so much.

When it is sought after, my clients value my spiritual depth and insight. I’ve been shaped by a Judeo-Christian worldview. Clients from differing perspectives are pleased that I’m respectful and appreciative of their approach to life and spirituality.

  • BSc in Special Education (Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI)
  • MA in Christian Studies (also from Calvin)
  • Master’s in Social Work (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)

Irene has been a social worker for more than 40 years. Prior to providing psychotherapy services Irene worked in the following areas:

  • Domestic violence
  • Child protection
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Intensive care
  • Palliative care
  • Community health care
  • Community mental health
  • Cross cultural adjustment and relocation

Start by contacting Vanessa the Couples In Step office administrator.

Currently Irene is accepting clients only for Intensive Therapy Irene also leads  the retreats offered through Couples In Step.