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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.

Linda Samson, secluded, private officeYour privacy is important to me
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.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Isn’t that a line from an old song?

I see a lot of women who are unhappy in their marriage. The men are unhappy because the women they love are so unhappy with them.

Little girls are socialized to accommodate and so they lose their voice. Boys learn to be tough and so they lose their hearts. Then, they grow up and marry each other, without knowing how to effectively listen or how to ask for what they need and want.

What happens in couple counselling is that together, we name what is true about the relationship with a view to deciding if the relationship can be worked on.

If the couple decides that it is salvageable, then they learn new relationship skills to repair the distance and to rebuild a deeper and more intimate connection.

Women learn to request, not complain.

Men learn to listen with love and kindness.