Couples Counselling

Are you worried that your relationship is falling apart? We are here to help. Contact us or book an appointment to discuss your concerns.


Whether you’re dating, engaged, common-law, or married, at times all couples experience some struggles in their relationship.

However, when recurring arguments boil over, or communication stops, or when life decisions cause an inordinate amount of stress, serious relationship problems can occur. If this sounds familiar, book some time with a Whitestone Clinic couples therapist. Our trained therapists will help you and your partner strengthen your relationship.

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Couples therapy can help you understand and communicate more efficiently with your partner, giving your relationship the opportunity to get back on track. This is a much healthier option than hoping for the conflict to pass, or wishing your partner to change.

Infidelity and the Trauma Experienced by Partners

Infidelity can be a devastating experience for partners, and it can cause a range of emotions, from shock and disbelief to anger, sadness, and confusion. Partners may also experience trauma as a result of the betrayal.

Trauma is a psychological and emotional response to an event that is perceived as threatening or harmful. When a partner discovers infidelity, it can shatter their sense of safety and security in the relationship. They may feel as though their world has been turned upside down, and they may struggle to trust their partner again.

Partners who have experienced infidelity may also experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These symptoms can include intrusive thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance of certain places or people, and heightened emotional arousal. Partners may also experience a loss of self-esteem and self-worth, as they struggle to come to terms with the betrayal.

It’s important to note that not all partners will experience trauma as a result of infidelity. Each individual’s response to infidelity will be unique, however, for those who do experience trauma, it’s important to seek support and resources to help them heal.

Support Is Here

Support can come in many forms, including therapy, support groups, and self-help resources. Therapy can help partners process their emotions, work through feelings of betrayal, and learn coping strategies for dealing with the aftermath of infidelity. Support groups can provide a sense of community and a safe space for partners to share their experiences with others who have gone through similar situations. Self-help resources, such as books and online forums, can provide information and tools for partners to begin the healing process on their own.

It’s also important for partners to take care of themselves during this difficult time. This can include engaging in self-care activities, such as exercise, meditation, and spending time with loved ones. Partners may also find it helpful to set boundaries with their unfaithful partner, such as limiting contact or taking time apart to focus on their own healing.

Infidelity can be a painful and traumatic experience for partners. While not all partners will experience trauma as a result of infidelity, those who do need to seek support and resources to help them heal. With time and support, partners can begin to rebuild trust, heal from the trauma of infidelity, and move forward in a healthy way.

We Can Help

Every couple experiences bumps along the road, however many couples are nervous or ashamed of the thought of going to therapy. Don’t be. Whether the issue lies with communication, addiction, or another stressor, the trained therapists at the Whitestone Clinic are committed to help all individuals thrive in a happy relationship.
We Can Help


The Whitestone Clinic offers an intensive program for couples that focuses on key strategies aimed at relationship rehabilitation, effective communication, individual responsibility, and trauma impact recovery. The couple concentrates on repairing their damaged relationship, rebuilding intimacy, healthy sexuality, and a Return to Love.
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Regain Your Companionship


To inquire about our services or to book an appointment, please call the number provided below.
For all other appointments at The Whitestone Clinic, please visit our Booking Page.

We'd love to hear from you

New clients can book a FREE 25 minute phone
session with one of our intake counsellors.

  38 Auriga Drive, Unit 12, Ottawa, ON



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