Active, Collaborative, Respectful Couples Therapy

Resolve your relationship issues and deepen your connection, in a supportive and safe space.

Dr. Bruce Chalmer
Couples Therapist in South Burlington, VT

Dr. Chalmer is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with couples. He brings to this work a wide-ranging curiosity and intelligence, an ability to connect with people, and a passion for helping people live happier, healthier lives. He uses his knowledge, skill, and long experience of couples therapy to help his clients achieve their goals.

Dr. Chalmer brings to this work a wide-ranging curiosity and intelligence, an ability to connect with people with warmth and humor, and a deep respect for the dignity of each person. Whatever issues you may bring to therapy, be it infidelity, sexual issues, parenting concerns, or any other kind of relationship problem, Dr. Chalmer will help the two of you get past blame and find healing. Check out Dr. Chalmer’s podcast, videos, and blog to learn more about how he works with you about a wide range of issues, including sex (and how to go from plain old sex to good sex to sacred sex), marriage, faith, cheating and healing from affairs, forgiveness, communication, aging, cross-dressing, porn, and many more topics.

Featured Podcasts

How Can I Get My Reluctant Guy to Try Couples Therapy?

Are you a woman trying to get your man to try couples therapy with you? You’ve tried asking, pleading, cajoling, threatening, nagging, buttering him up, using all your favorite communications techniques–and none of it has worked. He keeps telling you why he won’t go. But wait–what if there’s another reason?

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It’s Not About Communication – the Book!

It’s here! Dr. Chalmer’s new book, It’s Not About Communication: Why Everything You Know About Couples Therapy is Wrong, is now available. In this episode we talk about the book, and why you need to read it. If you’re in a couple and would like to improve your relationship, you should read this book. If

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Sex and Older Adults: An Interview with Dr. Regina Koepp

Why don’t therapists ask older clients about their sex lives? Do older people even have sex? (Yes!) How do you handle consent when a person has dementia? In this episode we talk about all this and more with Dr. Regina Koepp, a founder of the Center for Mental Health and Aging, an online training resource.

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Couples Synergy: An Interview with Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian

When a heterosexual couple looks for couples therapy, it’s usually the woman driving the process. Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian have developed a model of working with couples, called Couples Synergy, that they designed to bridge the gender gap. In this episode of the “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, we talk to them about

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