The Bedford Center for Couples

Rebuilding Trust in Couples Relationships

I welcome and am affirming of all racial and cultural backgrounds, genders, relationship types, and sexual orientations.

With over 25 years of experience as a therapist, mediator, and divorce coach, I am passionate about helping couples heal and thrive in their relationships.

Couples Therapy

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) is a research-based approach developed by Dr. Sue Johnson that is used in counseling couples (EFCT) and individuals (EFIT). “EFT successfully helped couples resolve attachment injuries and create forgiveness.” Learn more here: International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

Couples Mediation

Couples Mediation is for monogamous or polyamorous couples; heterosexual or same-sex couples; married couples or those who are still dating. It does not take the place of couples therapy. It serves a different purpose as it deals with specific problems, empowering people to find their own solutions and develop problem-solving skills for the future. Enhancing communication, rebuilding trust, and creating a safe space for solutions.

Discernment Counseling

While some couples know, without a doubt, that they want to file for divorce, others contemplate reuniting. Discernment Counseling is a short-term (1-5 sessions) program designed to help you as a couple become clear and confident about a decision to either separate/divorce or enter into couples therapy.

Divorce & Co-parenting Mediation

As a divorce mediator, my commitment is to help couples navigate one of life’s most challenging transitions by guiding them through the emotional, logistical, and relational complexities of divorce. Together, we create a personalized roadmap for healing, improving communication, reducing conflict and tension, and reaching an agreement on the terms of your divorce settlement and co-parenting plan. My approach is rooted in respect and fairness, with the ultimate goal of creating a positive foundation for post-divorce family life.

Collaborative Divorce Facilitation

The key difference between Collaborative Practice and conventional divorce is the pledge to reach an agreement before going to court. You and your spouse keep control of the decisions yourselves, rather than giving it up to a judge. In order to accomplish that, all of the parties consent in writing to be part of a respectful process that leads to an out-of-court resolution. With Collaborative Practice, the goal is to develop effective relationships, solve problems jointly, and prevent a court battle.

Dr. Nadia Delshad

Pronouns: she/hers 
Licensed Therapist and Certified Mediator  

Welcome to my site and thank you for stopping by. Please take some time to look around. I specialize in working with couples at all stages of their relationships. I value empathy, compassion, honesty, and respect in my work, and I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients.

I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), a proven method of restoring intimacy and attachment, to help couples overcome distress, trauma, infidelity, or communication issues.

Couples Mediation is effective in practical problem-solving and negotiation skills. I facilitate dialogue, negotiation, and problem-solving, empowering couples to generate their own solutions and agreements.

I provide Discernment Counseling, a short-term process that helps couples decide whether to stay together, separate, or divorce.

For those who choose to end their marriage, I offer Divorce and Co-parenting Mediation and Collaborative Divorce Facilitation with a professional team, both respectful and cooperative approaches that minimize conflict and protect the well-being of children. I assist parents in developing and implementing parenting plans that prioritize their children’s best interests.

My Expertise

Rebuilding Trust in Couples Relationships with:

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Couples Mediation

Discernment Counseling

Divorce/Co-Parenting Mediation

Collaborative Divorce Facilitation

Licensed in

New Hampshire

Oregon