marriage& couples counselling
Therapy to Restore
Closeness & Intimacy
The two of you are so disconnected that it feels like you are living with a room mate.
Lately you have been thinking a lot about your marriage. You miss the laughter, the inside jokes and knowing you were special. Your sex life is non-existent. You’re know you are with a “good guy”, but it seems so hard to even remember why you were attracted to him. All the fun has fizzled and everything feels so mundane and boring between the two of you.
You know want to feel emotionally close and connected to your spouse, but when it comes to figuring out how (re)build this, it feels awkward and when you bring it up, it often leads to a disagreement. And so, you stay silent and keep busy with your own life.
The two of you weren’t always feeling this disconnected. In the early days, you felt like you really mattered. Cherished. Special. You never felt like you had to beg for attention or to spend time together.
But somewhere between the baby barf, daycare pick ups and late nights with teenagers, you started to feel like you were business partners and your intimate conversations changed to logistics meeting. You got caught up in kids, work and the chaos of life and your relationship took a back seat.
And now, you aren’t sure if you matter anymore. You’re afraid you’ll have to feel this lonely forever. A part of you even wonders if your relationship is going to last.
As much as you hate feeling this disconnected, sometimes it seems easier to crawl into bed, exhausted, and pass out. And since neither of you are making any ‘moves’, what used to be a perfectly good sex life has gotten awkward and become non-existent.
You knew that family life and work obligations could be demanding.
But, you honestly thought that over time you’d end up feeling closer again.
You had no idea that you’d end up feeling so disconnected or that your husband could become someone you just share space with.
When you seek marriage & couples counselling at Restore. Renew. Revive. in Bedford, Nova Scotia
Marriage and couples therapy can powerfully change not only your relationship with your partner, but transform your own personal struggles.
Most people really dislike feeling disconnected from their spouses, but don’t know how to restore intimacy and build a close, connected relationship. You might complain about the distance you feel from your parter, but you have no sweet clue how to do anything different.
Let me help you experience a deep sense of connection, vulnerability and restore intimacy in your relationship.
Therapy will Help You:
- (re)build connection and restore emotional intimacy even in the middle of a busy life
- Become more available, empathic and engaged with each other
- Be able to ask for your needs to be met and share your longings more easily with your partner
- Become more balanced and effective as individuals as a result of the changes in your marriage/relationship
- Strengthen your relationship so that it feel like it can withstand the pressures of life
- Feel like you have each others back and are doing life together as a team
Marriage & Couples Counselling Process
Book a free 15-minute no-obligation call so we can chat more about working together.
It’s my hope that even before your first session you’ll be confident that we can work well together.
I want you to be able to ask any questions you have about working with me and my approach to couples therapy so you’ll know we’ll good fit. My hope is that it will make coming to therapy in my Bedford office a bit less stressful.
If I’m not the right person for you, I will point you in the right direction , so you can get the help you need.
Our first session is 80 minutes and will feel like a long conversation between the three of us.
I’ll explain in greater detail what to expect in couples therapy and explore the history of your relationship how your connection with each other has broken down.
2nd & 3rd sessions: These sessions are individual sessions where you and your partner will meet alone with me. This will help me find out more about your take on the relationship and find out more about the parts of your personal history that might impact your current relationship. This is best done in a 1:1 session with me, but I want you to know I won’t be keeping secrets and everything I learn is for the purpose of helping me to do my best work in the relationship.
From the fourth session onwards, we will always meet together. In the early stages of marriage & couples counselling, I generally meet with couples weekly. This allows us to identify the ways in which you have gotten stuck and unhelpful patterns that are happening between the two of you that are contributing to your relationship problems.
In each session you can expect to deepen your connection with your partner through the practical work we do in session so you’ll be equipped to do this in real-life situations. You’ll learn to communicate in a more vulnerable way so you can resolve difficulties together rather than feeling like the other person is the problem.
Once you start feeling closer and more connected, we will decrease the frequency of our appointments so you can take the skills we’ve worked on together and go out and live your life. You will leave therapy feeling like you’ve got a partner who with you even through the challenging moments of life.
More About Marcy Daniels MSW, RSW
Knowing the deep pain of feeling at odds with someone you love propelled me to pour countless hours into becoming the best possible couples therapist I could be. As a Registered Social Worker, I’ve spent the last decade developing my skill in marriage & couples counselling through continuing education, training and hundreds of hours of working with couples. My best hope is that I would be able to help you know the comfort and joy of a secure connection.
My vision for Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy is to offer couples the hope and help they need to restore intimacy and connection to their relationship. I serve couples who reside in the Halifax Region or who are willing to come to my Bedford office from elsewhere in Nova Scotia.
Who Benefits Most from Marriage & Couples Counselling to Restore Intimacy?
Marriage & Couples Counselling is best for those who want to rebuild a sense of closeness in their relationship. They realize that their marriage has taken a back seat to the business of life and they are looking to (re)build a sense of togetherness. This type of counselling is best for couples who really want to feel like they are working together as a team and are there for each other in life’s most challenging moments but have no idea how to get there.
You will benefit from Marriage & Couple Therapy to restore intimacy if:
- You and your partner act like room mates or business partners and have little emotional or physical connection
- You are more likely to keep your burdens, worries and thoughts to yourself. You’re pretty sure he wouldn’t understand anyway.
- Something crappy happens and you are more likely to tell your friends, co-workers or mom than your husband.
- You can’t remember the last time you did something fun together or talked about anything besides the kids
There are times when Couples Therapy with me might not be the best fit:
- Either you or your partner have an active or untreated addiction
- You or your partner are physically violent or emotionally abusive toward one another
- You and your partner don’t want the same thing; one of you wants to leave the relationship and the other does not.
If any of these apply to you, I can provide you with appropriate referrals.
What Does Couples Therapy to Restore Intimacy Cost?
My initial session fee is $170 and each session after is $150.
My services are covered by most insurance plans, employee assistance plans and victim services. I also offer a limited number of reduced fee spots through Open Path Collective.
I am only able to directly bill certain insurance plans on Blue Cross. I will give you a detailed bill to submit to your insurance or to keep for income tax purposes.
I recommend you check your plan specifics before scheduling a session.
What are your office hours? Where are you located?
I am available for therapy sessions Tuesday – Friday 1 PM – 9 PM and Saturday 9-5.
My office is located across from the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford in Sunnyside Place. I share a parking lot with the Riverside Pub.
The address is 1600 Bedford Highway Suite 220 Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 1E8.
I serve couples residing in Halifax Regional Municipality or who are willing to drive to my Bedford office for sessions.
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