"The story of love is not important.
What is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."

- Helen Hayes
American actress

"Marriage is not there to make you happy but to make you conscious."

Author Unknown

Couples Therapy

Susan believes the ability to feel connected and cherished in our primary relationship is the crowning achievement of human evolution. To hear and understand our partner's joys, fears and frustrations — while having the same gift given to us — provides vitally important respite and nurturing in an often difficult and hostile world. She also believes that a healthy parental relationship sets a positive example for children as they move forward in their own lives.

Susan works with the couple from a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural perspective. Her work is creative, open, non-judgemental, focused and meaningful. She also provides guidance in regard to dealing with children while the couple is experiencing difficulties.

Who it's for:

For any couples in a range of circumstances, such as:

  • Those preparing for marriage or a long-term commitment that are aware of, and wish to address, unresolved personal or relationship issues.

  • Those struggling in their current relationship due to conflict or as a result of emotional unavailability, infidelity, addiction and other marital stresses.

  • Those dealing with separation or divorce, seeking to achieve closure in their relationship.

How Susan can help and desired outcome:

For couples choosing to remain in the relationship: Susan uses, psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT) and emotionally focused couples therapy (EFCT) to illuminate the couple's challenging behaviour patterns, lessen the blame and hurt they feel, and ultimately create a more connected relationship.

For couples choosing to dissolve the relationship: For one or both partners, the end of a relationship involves feelings of guilt, anger, humiliation and failure. Susan works with the couple to lessen these emotions, bring closure to the relationship, move forward and, where children are involved, learn to parent peacefully.

Susan Stephenson, R.P. M.Ed. Toronto, Ontario
586 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 809, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1P2
Phone: 416-964-8271 Email: susan@susanstephenson.ca