We all know that romantic relationships are not always easy. They require a certain amount of adaptation, maintenance and sometimes even professional advice. At times, despite all the efforts, it is necessary to consider therapy to make the relationship last.
Goals of Couples Therapy (Or Marriage Therapy)
The goal of couples therapy is to help partners resolve their conflicts, improve relationships, increase their level of satisfaction and gain a better understanding of their situation. Although couples therapy is centered on the romantic partnership, it is sometimes necessary to treat the individual psychological difficulties of one or the other partner or both.
Reasons to Consider Couples Therapy
There are many causes that lead partners to turn to couples therapy. Here are the most common:
- Frequent conflicts and relationship dysfunctions
- Communication barriers
- Difficulties linked to infidelity and jealousy
- Difficulties related to sex life
- Important milestones (the arrival of a baby, the departure of children who have become adults, retirement, etc.)
- One (or both) partner has mental health issues
- Disagreements over children’s education
- Financial concerns
- Disagreements about household responsibilities
Choose the Right Specialist
There are several types of professionals who offer couples therapy:
- Marriage and family therapist: professional who assesses the dynamics of relationships in couples and families. The marriage and family therapist license is issued by the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ).
- Psychologist: professional who provides psychotherapy sessions that can be addressed to a single person (individual psychotherapy), couples (couple psychotherapy) or a group of people (group psychotherapy). The psychologist can make mental health diagnoses. In Quebec, the psychologist generally has a doctorate in psychology. The psychologist’s permit is issued by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ).
- Psychotherapist: functions similar to the psychologist, the psychotherapist cannot, however, make a mental health diagnosis. In Quebec, the psychotherapist generally has a master’s degree in the field of health and human relations. The psychotherapist’s permit is issued by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ).
- Clinical sexologist: professional who provides sex therapy sessions with a view to improving sexual life. In Quebec, the sexologist holds a master’s degree in sexology. He has a sexologist license issued by the Professional Order of Sexologists of Quebec and sometimes also a psychotherapist license issued by the OPQ.
In order to choose the ideal therapist, it is first of all advisable to identify the main reasons that lead to starting couples therapy. Then you will have to assess the options. Here are the things to consider:
- Title of therapist, training and years of experience
- Active permit from his professional order
- Specialties of the therapist related to the reasons for consultation
- Therapeutic approach
Online Couples Therapy
Did you know that it is possible to do couples therapy without leaving the house? With an online therapy service like Meetual, it is possible for both spouses to consult from anywhere, as long as the internet connection is good.
There are several reasons why couples prefer online therapy to improve their relationship:
- Consult a couples therapist quickly, confidentially and securely, without having to travel.
- Make therapy possible when the two partners are not physically in the same place (ideal for long-distance relationships).
- Make an appointment online in real time, which makes things simple.
- Save money and time on travel, parking, etc.
Consult With Meetual, the Dedicated Online Therapy Platform
Couples Therapy Pricing
Pay as you go60 minutes
Video, audio or chat live consultation
Online Couples Therapy - Meetual Therapists
Meetual, the online therapy platform offers you an accredited Marriage and Family Therapist:
Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
Specialties: family life, romantic relationships, sexuality, relationship difficulties, violence and abuse, family mediation, etc.
Years of experience: 5
Profile: Mylène Choquette is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist and Creative Arts Therapist with a strong background in trauma therapy. She has five years’ experience in community and institutional settings, providing psychotherapy and art therapy to adults, teens, families and couples from a variety of backgrounds. Personal difficulties, marital and family life and parent-child relationship issues are framed within the Systemic and Humanistic approach. Within this view an individual or a group is affected by mutual relational dynamics. The relational field is put at the forefront. Mylène also has a special interest in helping clients address post-traumatic stress through a body-oriented approach called Somatic Experiencing® (SE). This approach supports the regulation of the nervous system by integrating a special attention to sensations. Mylène can also integrate art therapy interventions to allow the creative resources to unfold.
Types of consultations: Couple consultations and individual consultations
À la carte rates: $ 39/20 minutes (60 minutes required for couple therapy)
Insurance receipts available.
Please read the instructions below.
How Online Couple Therapy Works
Couples therapy takes place on the Meetual secure online platform, in the form of a three-way conversation.
The two partners connect individually to their device and the therapist chats with them in real time.
Not only is the three-way conversation preferred for an optimal therapeutic relationship, but it also makes therapy possible for long-distance couples.
Appointment Scheduling Procedure for Couples Therapy
Make a single reservation for the couple by following these steps:
- Click here to view Mylène Choquette’s profile.
- Click on the date of your choice among the therapist’s availability (days in highlighted in blue).
- Select the 60 minutes duration option (required for couples therapy).
- Select the time.
- Click on the “Webcam” or “Chat” mode. Note that to consult by audio, you must click on “Webcam”. Once the consultation has started, you will be able to turn off the camera.
- Write this text in the comment section:
Couples therapy + your partner’s first name, last name and email.
- Click on “Reserved”.
- Enter your payment information, check the required box and click on the “Next” button. Note that we only accept Visa and MasterCard credit card payments.
- If this is an initial consultation, fill out the requested client form, then click on “Next”.
- Your appointment is confirmed! An invoice will be sent to you by email.
- An email invitation will be sent to your partner.
- Your partner has to click on the link included in the email, create an account (if not already registered on Meetual) and click on the “Accept” button in the banner.
Do you have questions about online couples therapy?