Ms. Irene Oudyk-Suk, MSW, RSW, RP
Preferred Name: Irene
Life is stressful: long commutes, busy careers, challenging people... and when your relationship is stressful, that's really hard. So when you decide to go for couple's therapy you want to know that your couple's therapist will really know how to help you. That's why, when I first decided to specialize in couple's therapy, I looked for the best training available in the couple's therapy field. That was more than 15 years ago. Since then I've continued to develop my skills as a couple's therapist. There's been so much research of late on adult love relationships. We now have a science of adult love. I use these scientific findings in my work with distressed couples. Many couples in distress have sexual concerns too so I have specialized training in that area. I'm a registered sex therapist with BESTCO. In addition to the typical weekly or bi-weekly couple's counselling, I offer 3-Day Intensive Counselling (one couple and myself). Two to three times per year I hold couple retreats for 10-15 couples. At a retreat there are group presentations and videos. Couples then go to their private couple station to apply the material presented to their relationship. I offer a retreat on emotional connection, and I offer a retreat on touch and physical connection. For couples where one partner is leaning out and considering divorce while the other partner is leaning in and does not want to go down the road of divorce, I offer Discernment Counselling.
Education & Experience
-Master of Social Work: University of Michigan, 1992. -Certified: EMDRIA, 2002 -Certified: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, ICEEFT.com, 2009 -Certified: Sex Therapy, BESTCO.info, 2009 -Certified: Supervisor Emotionally Focused Therapy, ICEEFT, 2012 -Practicing clinical social work since 1992: Interpersonal violence, medical social work, community services with Developmentally Challenged Adults -exclusively with couples beginning in 2006. -International experience, Philippines, 2004-2006.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
Many in my home community. I regularly write letters to the politicians who represent me urging them to address the climate crisis we are in!!! I attend protests related to the climate crisis we're in.
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Sexual Dysfunction
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