Links to Marriage/Relationship Counselling Training Sites

Information/Links to the Training Organizations Irene has Trained With

  • Gottman Method of Couple’s Therapy and EFT are the models that guide marriage and couples counselling at Couples In Step. I continue to train in both these models.
  • You can read about EFT at Couples In Step here. If the EFT model of marriage therapy appeals to you, but you live far from Couples In Step, there is a therapist directory on the EFT website.

  • In the Toronto area you can search out a therapist on the Greater Toronto EFT Community website.

  • You can read about BESTCO (Board of Examiners for Sex Therapy Certification in Ontario) on their website. I am a registered sex therapist with BESTCO. The BESTCO website also has a therapist directory that lists other BESTCO registered sex therapists in Ontario.

Links to EMDR Sites

You will be fascinated! by the brain scan pictures of a brain before and after EMDR at this educational site: San Diego Trauma Therapy.

The following websites provide additional information about EMDR (including research information):

April Steele is an EMDR therapist on the west coast. April specializes in issues of early neglect, abuse, and trauma.  For years I have been reading her wise posts on the professional list servs I belong to. April has developed some lovely tools for therapists working with people who have missed out on the nurturing that is so important in the formative years.

Links to Couple Therapist Colleagues

More and more therapists all over the world are learning about EFT. I have met many of them at various conferences and training’s over the years.

Linda Rysenbry, Now Relate, P.O. Box 358, Newport Beach, New South Wales, 2106, 0438364636 Sydney, New South Wales marriage counselling

Lyn Thomson, EFT Australia, 57 Belnoel St., Wavell Heights, QLD 4012, 0400-202-567 Brisbane marriage counselling

Murray Armstrong, MSW, RSW, 10027–166 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5P 4Y1, 780-444-4399
Edmonton, AB marriage counselling

Jennifer Rodrigues, Ed.D, R.C.C., Suite 22 – 285 17th Streetm, West Vancouver, V7V 3S6, BC, 604-729-4129 West Vancouver, BC marriage counselling

Jill Lamourie MacIsaac, MSW, RSW, 48 Alliance Boulevard, Unit B3, Barrie, ON, L4M 5K3, 705-792-8306 Barrie, ON marriage counselling

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW, CCC, Family-Therapy, 300 March Road, Suite 205, Kanata, ON K2K 2E2, 613-287-3799 Kanata, ON marriage counselling

Alison Dyck, M.A., R.M.F.T., Caringhope Counselling Services, 33 Princess St., Suite 408, Leamington, ON, N8H 5C5, 519-890-3137 Leamington, ON marriage counselling

Lisa Skelding, MSW, RSW, Relationship Restorations Counselling, 116 Thomas Street, Oakville, ON L6J 3A8 905-849-4242 ext 47 Oakville, ON marriage counselling

Terry Noble, MDiv, CCC, 1364 Gordon Ave., Peterborough, ON, K9J 6H2, 705-760-5985 Peterborough, ON marriage counselling

Elana Goldin Lerman, MA, RSW, RMFT, 9640 Bayview Avenue, Suite 4, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9P7, 416-725-4817 Richmond Hill, ON marriage counselling

Margarete Juliana, PhD, RMFT, Heart 2 Heart Counseling, 22 Richmond St. Suite 105, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3Y1, 647-233-5511 Richmond Hill, ON marriage counselling

Robin Hellendoorn, DCTP, Toronto Therapy Center, 28 Regal Rd., Toronto, ON, M6H 2J7, 416-921-7115 Toronto, Central marriage counselling

Robin Williams Blake, DCTP, 37 Spadina Rd. Toronto, ON M5R 2S9, 416-526-9890 Toronto, Central marriage counselling

Wendy S. Trainor, MSW, RSW, RMFT, 1201-372 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5H 2W9, 416-204-0336 Toronto, Central marriage counselling

Greater Toronto marriage counselling couple therapists

Marion Goertz, DMin. RMFT, CTS, CEFT, RST, 221-45 Sheppard Ave. E.,Toronto, ON M2N 5W9, 416-218-6722 Toronto, North marriage counselling

Isabel Melo: Montreal, Quebec marriage counselling

Matthias Angelstorf, M.S., Paartherapie und Psychotherapie Berlin und Hamburg, Griebenowstr. 10-11, 10435 Berlin, 0176 444 95 200 Berlin marriage counselling

Isa Sadighpur, Psychotherapie, Paartherapie und Paarberatung Berlin, Neustädtische Kirchstr. 7, 10117 Berlin, 0157 7 38 78 888, Berlin marriage counselling

Ana Vedes, Breitensteinst. 27, 8037 Zurich, 0041774923048 Zurich marriage counselling

Stuart Fensterheim LCSW, Loving Connections Counseling, 9260 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 130, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, 480-442-3306 Scottsdale, Arizona marriage counselling

Sandy Jardine, M.S. LPC, 7411 E. 6th Ave. Suite 204, Scottsdale AZ 85251, 480-990-9128 Scottsdale, Arizona marriage counselling

Pam Solem-Weser, LPC, 10505 N. 69th Street, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, 480-529-5934 Scottsdale, Arizona marriage counselling

Pat LaDouceur, PhD, MFT, 1505 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94707, 510-277-0456 Albany, California marriage counselling

Tisa Starr, LMFT, 1212 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603, (530)888-6595 Auburn, California marriage counselling

Jussi Light, New Growth Counseling Services, 2850 Pio Pico Dr. Ste K, Carlsbad, CA, 92008, 760-494-4394 Carlsbad, California marriage counselling

R. Renee Steele, Ph.D., 13405 Folsom Blvd., Suite 220, Folsom, CA, 95630, 916-985-0321 Folsom, California marriage counselling

Mary Bermani, MA, LMFT, 321 N Pomona Ave., Fullerton, CA 92821, 562-760-7645 Fullerton, California marriage counselling

Catherine Morris, 885 Oak Grove Ave., Suite 207, Menlo Park, CA 94025, 650-289-9972 Menlo Park, California marriage counselling

Lisa Henson, MSW, Psy.D., 5031 Birch Street, Suite B, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-481-4221
New Port Beach, California marriage counselling

Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran, LMFT, Windows of Opportunity Counseling Services, 39899 Balentine Dr. 355, Newark, CA 94560, 510-979-0200 #1 Newark, California marriage counselling

Silvina Irwin, Ph.D., 95 North Marengo Ave., Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91101, 626-399-4013 Pasadena, California marriage counselling

Sandy Lillie, Ph.D., 102 Vaquero Way, Redwood City, CA 94062, 650-368-5802 Redwood City, California marriage counselling

Alliant Couple and Family Clinic San Diego, 10065 Old Grove Rd., Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92131, 858-547-9803 San Diego, California marriage counselling

Tami Chelew, 10065 Old Grove Rd., Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92131, 619-352-0054 San Diego, California marriage counselling

Kathryn de Bruin, 10065 Old Grove Rd, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92131, 619-352-0054 San Diego, California marriage counselling

Rebecca Jorgenson, PhD, Living In Love, 10065 Old Grove Rd., Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92131 San Diego, California marriage counselling

Mark Karris, 10065 Old Grove Rd, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92131, 619-352-0054 San Diego, California marriage counselling

Susannah Muller: San Diego, California marriage counselling

Kimberly Sandstrom, 10065 Old Grove Rd, Suite 102, San Diego, CA, 92131, 619-352-0054 San Diego, California marriage counselling

San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, 10065 Old Grove Rd., Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92131 San Diego, California marriage counselling

Tri EFT Alliant: San Diego, California marriage counselling

Joann G. Riggio, MFT, 1720-S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA, 94402, 650-207-1864 San Mateo, California marriage counselling

Maureen Kaye, MFT, 1633 Erringer Rd., Suite 204, Simi Valley, CA 93065, 805-428-6655 Simi Valley, California marriage counselling

Colorado Counseling Center: Centennial, Colorado marriage counselling

Marie Caterini Choppin, LCSW-C, LICSW, Counseling For Contentment LLC, 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 508, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-625-9102 Bethesda & Silver Spring, Maryland marriage counselling

Levi Breur, Psy.D. LLC, 104 Church Ln #101, Pikesville, MD 21208, 410-343-9756 Pikesville, Maryland marriage counselling

Carol H. Corcoran, Creating Healthy Connections, 815 Ritchie Hwy, Suite 206, Severna Park, MD, 21146 443-254-9686 Severna Park, Maryland marriage counselling

Paula Zerfoss: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts marriage counselling

Joseph & Stephanie Horak: Grand Rapids, Michigan marriage counselling

Ann E. Lumry Ph.D., LP, LMFT, 241 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul, MN 55105, 651-690-1810 ext 6 St. Paul, Minnesota marriage counselling

Lori Marchak, MS, PhD, LCPC, Gallatin Psychotherapy, Inc., 1902 W. Dickerson St., Ste 208, Bozeman, MT 59718, 406-582-0500 Bozeman, Montanna marriage counselling

Alan Zwerdling, Ph. D., 170 State Route 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701, 732-936-1212 Red Bank, New Jersey marriage counselling

David Schwab: Rochester, New York marriage counselling

Jenev Caddell, Psy. D., My Best Relationship Psychological Services, 1133 Broadway, Suite 1028, New York, NY 10010, 646-701-7990 New York, New York marriage counselling

Barbara Gross, LMSW, 26 Court St., Suite 602, Brooklyn, NY 11201n 917-763-2899 Brooklyn, New York marriage counselling

Cynthia Roberts: Eugene, Oregon marriage counselling

Oregon Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy, 5410 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 230, Portland, OR 97239, 503-719-6519 Oregon marriage counselling

Brad Larsen, Psy. D., LLC, 3050 SE Division St., Ste 215, Portland, OR 97202, 503-715-5468 Portland, Oregon marriage counselling

Archie Roberts, MA. LMHC, 420 Angell St., Providence, RI 02906, 401-709-4295 Providence, Rhode Island marriage counselling

Stephanie Burchell: Dallas, Texas marriage counselling

Liliane Nahas, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT, 4119 Montrose Blvd, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77006, 713-432-7477
Houston, Texas marriage counselling

Geoff Steurer: St. George, Utah marriage counselling

Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT, LLC, 300 North Washington St., Suite #305, Alexandria, VA, 22314, 703-518-8883 Alexandria, Virginia marriage counselling

LuAnn C. Oliver, LCSW, 405 N. Washington Street, #103, Falls Church, VA 22046, 703-220-0951 Falls Church, Virginia marriage counselling

Michelle Klekota-Chisholm, MA,LMHC, Lakewood Child and Family Counseling LLC, 9101 Bridgeport Way SW, Ste D2, Lakewood, WA 98499, 253-617-3559 Lakewood, Washington marriage counselling

Debbie Penlington, M Couns, RN, Options Counselling, 45 Grey Street, Tauranga 3110, 0278247518 Tauranga marriage counselling

Links to Colleagues Focusing on Teens and Youth

Consider contacting Jessica Zeyl at Toronto Counselling Center for Teens if you think you or your teen (or both of you) could benefit from an attachment and emotion centered approach to counselling. If taking your teen to counselling is a first, here’s a great page on Jessica’s site especially for you.

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