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Hi, I'm Linda Samson.

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

354785linda textI help people in many areas of therapy
Individual and marriage counselling, grief and depression, stress and career changes, addictions and anxiety, self esteem and assertiveness and more. I help people lead more satisfying lives.

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Come and feel the comfort and quiet of my office overlooking a hundred year old forest - a sanctuary, nestled in among 13 acres of woods, gardens and ponds - designed to assure privacy, peace and recovery.

Linda Samson, Registered marriage and family therapist, GeorgetownCan you relate to these stories?
Fighting over money, fading desire, infidelity, grief, anxiety, loneliness or career changes are experience by many. I created my blog to share with you how you can overcome the troubles life brings your way.

Linda Samson, Registered marriage and family therapist, GeorgetownMore about Linda
I have a MSc in Family Studies from Guelph University. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have been doing this work for over 30 years.

All we ever do is fight about money

Money and sex are two very common and complex issues raised in couple’s counselling.

Money is a tangible measure of a person’s ability to be in control of one’s life and get what he/she wants. In our culture, financial competence is often a measure of masculine competence. When a man is not able to contribute at least equally to his home, this is a turn off to women. The problem is not the lack of money itself, but the lack of confident male energy, purpose and direction.

If the woman is carrying the masculine energy in the relationship, she loses respect for her partner. The man, feeling criticized for his money making ability, feels insulted. And so, talking about it makes him angry.

One of the goals of the couple counselling, in this situation, becomes growing husbands into men and wives into women. This allows for more whole people in healthier relationships.