BRIA therapists are experts in addressing the complex emotional issues that commonly arise for people who are navigating reproductive life stages and transitions. Whether you see a therapist with expertise in supportive therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Behavioural Activation, a BRIA therapist will listen compassionately, and ensure that you develop the tools you need to feel better.
During major life transitions and reproductive stages, people may find their relationship with their partner takes a hit. Whether you are trying to conceive, pregnant, postpartum, in early parenthood or going through perimenopause, these can be stressful times for a relationship. BRIA expert couples therapists can help you and your partner learn to communicate better, share your feelings, and help you develop the skills you need to navigate the ups and downs of your relationship across life stages.
When one member of a couple is struggling with mental health issues, the other partner is impacted as well. Getting personal therapy can help each person process their own emotions and learn how to cope through a difficult time. BRIA therapists can help partners address stress and mental health issues throughout life stage transitions.
Get help with sexual challenges and improve intimacy for individuals and couples. Our program is led by Nicole Schroeder, a certified sex therapist. She creates a safe and private space for you to talk about your concerns. Nicole uses helpful techniques like talking about emotions and changing unhelpful thoughts. You’ll also have homework like exercises and readings. Before your first session, you’ll fill out some questions so Nicole can understand your needs better.
Sleep impacts mood, behaviour, focus, emotional regulation, coping skills and relationships. With insufficient sleep, mental health and physical functioning are compromised, and increased symptoms of depression or anxiety may lead to poorer sleep outcomes. Interrupting this vicious cycle requires addressing sleep challenges in the context of mental health treatment. BRIA’s sleep specialist uses a collaborative and strengths-based lens, utilizing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and Solutions Focused Therapy to help adults and their children sleep better.
“Third party reproduction” or “third party conception” are the terms used when an individual client or couple uses donor sperm, donor eggs, donor embryos, or a gestational carrier (surrogacy) in order to grow their family. BRIA offers “implications counselling” for those pursuing third-party reproduction. Within Ontario, implications counselling is considered best practice for clients prior to beginning these procedures, so clients can be fully informed about the social, legal, psychological, and ethical issues associated with using third-party reproduction. Our experienced fertility therapists will also provide individuals and couples with the opportunity to discuss any worries and concerns relating to their specific fertility journey.
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