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November 17, 2021

With isolation and COVID-19 encompassing our lives, we may feel like we aren’t living up to our own expectations. How do we plan the perfect weekend? How do we stimulate and expose our children to adequate social connections?  After all, good intentions often lead to so many questions and pressures these days. Maintaining a secure […]

October 26, 2021

***WARNING – This blog post covers themes of Horror which includes discussion of experiencing life threatening events and may be activating to people who have undergone trauma***  With the changing of the seasons, we think about a lot of changes as Psychologists. Less sunlight means more depressive and anxious symptoms. People are taking less vacation time […]

September 3, 2021

Part 1 of this series highlighted the significance of the intentions behind our actions. It addressed the “Why?” behind giving a meaningful apology. That being said, our actions themselves (along with their outcomes) also matter a great deal. If they didn’t, we probably wouldn’t need to say “I’m sorry,” half as often as we do… […]

August 13, 2021

With everything COVID and the generally busy lives we lead you been asked by your psychologist to move to digital sessions. Teletherapy sessions are typically completed over the telephone or a video therapy platform. These digital platforms require additional disclosures. Please review your informed consent document and talk to your psychologist about it in more detail. Ask questions if you are […]

June 10, 2021

The challenges we face during pandemics like COVID-19 can show up as the primary source of stress for many.  Stressors may include isolation, burnout, fear of sickness, and a lack of separation between roles (for example working from home while parenting and home schooling), to name a few.  Although time for oneself is always recommended,  the added stressors that COVID-19 brings makes self-care even more paramount. DIFFERENT TYPES […]

April 21, 2021

We’ve all had that moment when we suddenly think that all our friends hate us. Even when they tell us that they really enjoy our company and want to be around us more. Our brains might say something like “nice try close friend, I know your real agenda is to hate me”. You might start […]

March 23, 2021

When is it a Concern? Alcohol or other substances  Most people have at times wondered if they were drinking too much or if they should take a break. This tends to happen around occasions where alcohol ends up taking up a lot of time, energy, or you notice that you’ve been spending more than you intended, either on alcohol or alcohol related things. While we’re talking […]

November 25, 2020

If there’s one defining characteristic of our human species, it may well be our imperfection. It is inevitable that, at one time or another, we will all make a mistake. The challenge is going the next step to offer an apology. If you’ve come to terms with our humanness, let’s see if you can accept […]

November 1, 2020

At one time or another, folks might wonder if their behaviours are bordering on overuse. For example, folks might start to question their overuse of alcohol during occasions where alcohol takes up time, energy, or money. While this article focuses on alcohol, it’s helpful to remember that the signs of overuse can come up with […]

October 6, 2020

Self-care in the midst of COVID is essential. Without self-care stressors due to isolation, burnout, fear of sickness, and a lack of separation between roles (for example working from home while parenting and home schooling) can pile up.  Although time for oneself is always recommended, the added stressors that COVID-19 brings makes self-care even more […]