The staff of BestMarriages.ca offers such assurance. While each of their marriage therapists holds the highest level of certification, they also have another tool in their counseling arsenal: Experience. They all use the Gottman Method they teach in fostering the success of their own family lives. Created by expert John Gottman who holds over 40 years of research and experience, this highly acclaimed method has proven effective in promoting healthy marriages and parenting techniques. Darren Wilk and Lawrence Stoyanowski are two of a handful of counselors in the world personally trained by John and Julie Gottman and certified to teach the Gottman Couples therapy in Level 1, 2 and 3. They also are the only Canadian Consultants in the organization, and have taught over 40 couples retreats. They come highly endorsed and trusted by the Gottman relationship Institute to represent them in Canada. Gottman CEO endorsment

Darren Wilk - M.A., R.C.C. C.G.T, Certified Gottman Couples Therapist

Darren Wilk, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Co-founder of Bestmarriages.ca, has been working with marriages and families since 1988.   This includes being a foster parent providing care as a professional parent loving and inspiring children with various challenges. He also is a consultant for the Gottman Organization in Canada and regularly presents Gottman Couples Workshops and trains other counselors in Canada on how to use the Gottman Method...

Lawrence Stoyanowski - M.Sc., MFT, R.C.C, C.G.T.

I have been practicing marriage and family therapy since 1991, after receiving my degree from one of the top 5 Marriage and Family Therapy Programs in the world, Loma Linda University. I have been a Certified Gottman Therapist since 2006 and have practiced the Gottman Method since 2004. I am co-owner of Bestmarriages.ca and Affinity Counselling Services and co-founder of Lighthouse Therapeutic Services and I have also enjoyed working...

LaVerna Wilk - Master of Counselling, R.C.C. C.G.T.

LaVerna Wilk, MC, builds champions and helps people experience freedom in their lives every chance she gets. She has worked with families, couples and individuals since 1988. As a Therapeutic Foster Parent she has worked very closely with families to maximize relationship and minimize loss. As a therapist she has helped people step out of their rut and move on to experience the life they want. She is a...

Michele Gruenhage - M.A., C.C.C., R.C.C.

Michele Gruenhage is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, who is passionate about helping people of all ages experience greater emotional wellness. As a therapist, Michele manages to be both sensitive and direct. She is enthusiastic about understanding the client’s perspective, and uses a client-centered approach, which means the client sets his or her goals for therapy. When working with...

Shanan Rice - Office Administrative Assistant

Meet Shanan the “voice” behind the phones. If you are calling during regular business hours, this is the gal you are likely to be speaking with. Shanan has a passion for people and loves to laugh. Whatever your circumstance is, she will do her best to make you feel comfortable and confident as you move forward in the counselling process.   When she’s not at the office, you might...

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