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Are you looking for couples counselling in Calgary, Alberta? At Cobb and Associates Inc., we are a dedicated group of couples therapists specializing in couples therapy and marriage counselling.
We offer hope and tools to help our clients manage conflict better, communicate authentically, heal from infidelity and other betrayals, rebuild trust, deepen both emotional intimacy and physical intimacy, and build the relationship they desire.
We employ the latest methods and advances in couples treatment including emotionally-focused therapy, Gottman Method therapy, developmental couples therapy and neuropsychobiological approaches. A French-speaking therapist is available. Evening appointments are also available.
Our philosophy is that a connected, trusting, committed couples relationship is the basis for a strong family and provides a secure base for a happy life. Our mission, therefore, is to help as many couples as we can, in Calgary and surrounding areas find renewed hope in their relationship, greater intimacy, and deeper connection to each other, and to assist our clients to prepare for, build and maintain strong relationships.
Finding a capable, easy-to-work-with, and knowledgeable couples therapist with whom you both feel comfortable can be challenging. One of the reasons it can be difficult is that many psychologists currently in private practice today are generalists, who have had little formal training in couples therapy, even though couples therapy is a different kettle of fish to individual therapy and is one of the most widely-used--and widely-offered--of the psychological services available. About 70% of all mental health professionals say they work with couples.
At Cobb & Associates we strive to take the guess-work out of finding a good fit, by helping you connect with well-trained and experienced counsellors, specializing in couples therapy, who can guide you on the right path toward a happier and more satisfying relationship.
If you would like more information about how we work with couples, click here to read an informative article about what to expect from couples therapy at Cobb & Associates Inc.. You also might find it helpful to review this article on managing conflict and communicating more effectively.
Our counsellors are trained using Gottman Method Couples Therapy and/or Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy methods to help you identify negative patterns of relating to each other, understand how these patterns effect your relationship, and guide you through effective and practical steps to feel closer to each other, more deeply in love, and more like an intimate team!
Both Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples have many empirical studies supporting their effectiveness. We are familiar with how to help couples strengthen romantic friendship, connect with each other through compassion and more vulnerable sharing of emotions and needs, rebuild trust and commitment, and enhance emotional and physical intimacy.
At Cobb & Associates Inc. we are a group of psychologists in Calgary, Alberta who are devoted to helping couples like you save your relationship, build trust with your partner, deepen your connection, and learn to manage your differences with heart and understanding.
At least 75% of our clientele are couples at various stages of their relationship, including those seeking premarital counselling, those with a good foundation who are just seeking a tune-up, those with some significant challenges looking for relief and a better way of being together, to those who are struggling to stay afloat in a crisis of infidelity, wavering commitment or chronic conflict. There is very little we have not seen in our work with couples!
We offer a comfortable office setting where you will be greeted warmly and helped to feel at ease. We know the importance of providing a non-judgemental atmosphere where you can help each other understand what is important to you and feel heard. We believe in utilizing a direct but compassionate style of communicating feedback, and introducing new perspectives. We also offer homework in between sessions to help you apply what you are learning.
We have plenty of free parking available, are located in the southwest Calgary community of Haysboro (not far from the Heritage C-Train station), and we direct bill to many of the major insurance companies in Alberta, including (but not limited to) Blue Cross, Great West Life, Greenshield, and Chambers of Commerce.
Erla Christens, M.A., R. Psych
Russ Millington, M.A., R. Psych
If you would like to talk with one of our counsellors in person about the topic of this article, it is very easy to book an appointment by calling (403) 255-8577 or using our easy online scheduler here.
If you have any questions or would like to contact us by email, you can complete a brief confidential contact form here. Once you submit the contact form, a Cobb & Associates intake staff member will respond as soon as possible.
We are currently accepting new clients and warmly welcome self-referrals and referrals from physicians and other professionals.
We appreciate your interest in our services and hope this information has been helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.