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    Rediscover Connection

    Couples therapy provides a safe and supportive space to address challenges within your relationship. Get the support you need to break unhealthy patterns and deepen your connection.

    How Can Couples Therapy Help?

    With the guidance of a skilled therapist, you and your partner can experience:

    Improved Communication

    Learn to express yourselves honestly and listen with empathy.

    Rebuilt Trust

    Address past hurts and create a foundation for renewed trust and intimacy.

    Deeper Understanding

    Gain insight into your partner's thoughts, feelings, and needs.

    Stronger Partnership

    Work together to create a fulfilling, supportive, and lasting relationship.

    Conflict Resolution Skills

    Develop healthy ways to manage disagreements and find mutually beneficial solutions.

    Why Choose Our Services?

    Why Choose Us For Couples Therapy

    Our experienced therapists are committed to helping you heal, grow, and create a fulfilling relationship. Here’s what sets us apart:

    Culturally Sensitive Care:

    We understand the unique challenges faced by diverse couples and tailor our therapy accordingly.

    Specialized Therapists:

    Our team has expertise in various areas of couples therapy, ensuring a perfect fit for your needs.

    Evidence-Based Methods:

    We use proven techniques to address a wide range of relationship issues.

    Emphasis on Results:

    We focus on helping you create real, lasting change in your relationship.

    Flexible Options:

    Both in-person and online therapy are available for your convenience.
    Our Couples Therapy Services

    Specialized Couples Therapy Sessions

    We offer specialized sessions to address specific concerns in your relationship, such as:

    Premarital Counseling:

    Build a solid foundation for your marriage by addressing communication, expectations, and potential areas of conflict.

    Communication Improvement:

    Develop active listening skills, express yourselves effectively, and foster open and honest dialogue.

    Conflict Resolution:

    Learn healthy strategies to manage disagreements, reduce tension, and find solutions that work for both of you.

    Rebuilding Trust:

    Work through past betrayals or hurts to restore trust and create a more secure connection.

    Strengthen Your Bond With Expert Support

    Let’s discuss how our services can help you overcome challenges together.

    A Timeline Of Your Couples Therapy Journey

    1. Focus: Meet your therapist, discuss relationship goals, and explore if therapy is the right fit.
    2. Prepare: Before your consultation, jot down key concerns you want to address.
    3. What to Expect: Share your story, concerns, and questions to explore the therapist’s approach to couples therapy.
    1. Focus: Collaboratively address your chosen goals with guidance.
    2. Typical Format: Discussions, tailored exercises, and skill-building.
    3. Duration: Varies based on your needs and progress; your therapist will work with you to personalize a plan.
    1. Focus: As you work through challenges, you’ll start to experience shifts in your relationship dynamics.
    2. Important Note: Healing is a journey, not a destination. There will be ups and downs, but a continued commitment to therapy provides the support and tools for lasting change.
    Meet Our Therapists

    Meet Our Therapists

    Our dedicated team of therapists brings compassion, expertise, and a deep commitment to helping you build the relationship you desire.  Discover their specialties below and find the right therapist to guide your journey.

    Juliana Hupsel

    BetterMe Psychology Founder
    Registered Psychologist, MCP
    Inspired by her own transformative journey, Juliana Hupsel founded BetterMe Psychology. With 17+ years of experience, she delivers evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults, specializing in trauma, anxiety, and couples counselling. Her multilingual capabilities (English, Portuguese, Spanish) enhance connection and understanding.

    Donna Smith

    Registered Clinical Social Worker
    Donna Smith’s experience in both educational and acute psychiatric settings informs her holistic, person-centred approach. Specializing in anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and trauma, she uses techniques like CBT, DBT, and Brené Brown’s methods to help clients understand their patterns and embrace positive change.

    Patience Owan

    Registered Clinical Social Worker
    Patience Owan believes in your potential for growth. Her trauma-informed approach and expertise with therapies like CBT, DBT, and ACT support individuals facing a wide range of life challenges, She works with adults, families, youth, and couples, aiming to build fulfilling, resilient lives.

    Adam Elkestawi

    Registered Provisional Psychologist
    Adam Elkestawi blends compassion with evidence-based techniques like CBT and mindfulness to empower clients facing anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. His background in crisis intervention and work with vulnerable populations demonstrates his depth and commitment to helping others.
    FAQ Section

    Couples Therapy Service FAQ

    Yes, BetterMe Psychology offers both online and in-person therapy sessions. This flexibility allows clients to choose the mode of therapy that best suits their needs and circumstances.
    Couples therapy sessions at BetterMe Psychology are designed according to evidence-based methodologies, like the Gottman Method, and typically last for a standard therapeutic hour, which is about 60 minutes.
     BetterMe Psychology is located in Calgary, AB, Canada. The clinic operates from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM, and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM.
    To schedule your first appointment, you can contact the clinic directly through their website or phone. The clinic’s contact details should be listed on their website at
    If your partner refuses to attend couples therapy, it’s important to communicate openly about the reasons behind this reluctance and express how valuable you believe therapy could be for your relationship. The clinic might offer individual sessions to discuss this issue and explore possible steps forward or provide guidance on how to encourage your partner to participate.
    Couples therapy may be right for you if you are experiencing persistent issues with communication, trust, or dissatisfaction in your relationship. It can also be beneficial if you’re going through significant changes like parenting or career shifts that might be impacting your relationship. The therapists can help assess your specific situation during an initial consultation to determine the best course of action.
    Yes, all therapy discussions at BetterMe Psychology are kept confidential. The clinic adheres strictly to professional ethical guidelines and confidentiality laws, ensuring that all client information is protected. Exceptions to this confidentiality occur only under specific circumstances, such as imminent risk of harm to oneself or others, which are mandated by law to be reported.

    Yes! We offer direct billing for:

    • Alberta Blue Cross
    • Green Shield
    • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
    • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
    • Newcomers covered by the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
    • Workers Compensation Board (WCB)
    • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for Indigenous Persons
    We are accepted by most private extended health insurance companies. Simply submit the receipt from your session for reimbursement. Please check with your individual provider for coverage details.
    No problem! You can claim the cost of our services as a tax-deductible health expense.
    To make our services accessible, our fees are slightly lower than the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) fee guide. An invoice with session costs will be provided after each appointment.
    Yes! Understanding that finances can be a concern, we reserve a limited number of appointments at a sliding scale fee.
    We accept all major credit cards, debit, and e-transfers. Payment is due at the time of service, and a receipt will be provided.
    We kindly request at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Cancellations with less notice or missed sessions will incur a charge.
    Blog and Resources

    Resources On Couples Therapy And More

    Explore our blog for insights, discover helpful resources, and try some simple at-home exercises to enhance your connection.

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