We adhere to the philosophy that relationships are at the core of human experience. Research indicates that secure attachment and emotionally fulfilling relationships are integral components of mental and physical health, and that emotionally focused interventions have the power to establish and recreate supportive bonds among individuals. We are therefore dedicated to the understanding of individual health and dysfunction in the context of relationship with others and the enhancement of couple and family functioning.  We believe that all people can maximize their potential given a nurturing social environment, which we endeavour to foster in our work with clients.

In light of these guiding principles

Our therapeutic contact with clients will be characterized by:

  • Respect, empathic responsiveness, collaboration and authenticity
  • Interventions based on the highest ethical standards
  • Interventions based on current empirical research

Our connections with one another will be characterized by teamwork that is:

  • Supportive
  • Open
  • Collaborative
  • Trusting

Our connections with the community will be characterized by:

  • Leadership / vision
  • Dedication to ongoing discovery and research
  • Passionate teaching
  • Supportive supervision and training
  • Collaborative consultation
  • The advancement of effective psychotherapy
  • Public awareness and education
  • A climate of inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other