• Louise Dorfman MA, RP

    Membership Status: Affiliate

    Address: Ottawa, ON

    CRPO Reg. No: 006488

    Specialization: Couple Therapy and Individual Therapy (Women’s Issues)

    Email: louise.dorfman@vibrantbeyondsixty.com.

    Professional Website: couple-enrichment.com

    Social Media Links: Twitter – Couple EnrichmentTwitter – VibrantBeyond60Facebook – Couple EnrichmentFacebook – WorkshopsFacebook – Ontario PACTLinkedIn 

    About Louise:

    For over 20 years, I have been working primarily as a Couple Therapist with my husband and co-therapist David Rubinstein. We have been meeting clients over three days in couple-to-couple intensive therapy. We have also facilitated couple educational workshops.

    (With the onset of COVID-19, we are seeing our clients exclusively online, using a securely-encrypted video-conferencing system. Couple Therapy online sessions are usually 1 hour in length, but may take place over a number of consecutive days to replace our intensive counselling retreat sessions.)

    Individual Counselling – I have worked individually and with groups of women survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, which has been very beneficial in understanding the issues that some of our clients bring to couple therapy. As an Individual Therapist, my work is solely with women, and it is focused on gaining a deeper understanding of how their early childhood experiences unconsciously frame the way they see the world. Together we develop strategies to build self-esteem, communicate more effectively, and cope with traumatic loss, so they can create healthy and secure-functioning relationships with their family, partners, friends and work associates.

    Recently, I have expanded my practice to help women facing late-in-life challenges as they transition into their retirement years (see my new site at: vibrantbeyondsixty.com).