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July 13, 2023

Science consistently shows that humans are hardwired for connection with others. Without it, our wellbeing suffers. Moreover, this cross-cultural need for closeness lasts across our lifespans (i.e., beyond a child’s dependency on their caregiver). What differs however, are the ways in which we go about trying to manage this need. Enter: Attachment Theory.  Attachment is […]

July 4, 2023

*Please note that some aspects of illusions can be quite overwhelming for people experiencing hallucinations or other perception adjustments. Please be mindful of this as you are reading this blog post. *   When I say illusions, people typically assume that I’m referring to magic tricks. The sleight of hand, the sudden disappearances, the general […]

February 5, 2023

As the fog of the holiday season and New Year’s excitement fades, we slowly fall back into our regular, everyday routines.  That being said, this time of year also presents a unique perspective, because over the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to peer into others personal lives through their social media posts. […]

January 22, 2023

*Trigger Warning: This blog discusses sex and arousal. It may be triggering for some readers. Continue reading at your own discretion*  Sex It can be a scary word to some, an intimate word, a fun word, an embarrassing word. It means something different to each person who reads it.  Just as we all interpret the […]

December 8, 2022

Decisions, decisions… Life is full of them. Big ones, small ones, and all sizes in between. In therapy, people experiencing pain and confusion often beg the question that nobody can really answer for them: “What should I do?”. Psychologists’ traditionally indirect responses can be understandably maddening for those who are in a place of subjective […]

November 10, 2022

It’s spooky season folks and that means another discussion on classic horror tropes. This year, we’re going to learn about sleep paralysis. In movies, books, and folk tales this phenomenon seems mysterious and dangerous. Let’s explore the science, cultural understanding, and the relationship with other sleep disorders!  What is sleep paralysis?  Have you ever woken […]

September 1, 2022

Over the last few years people have been noticing that they tend to be ‘scrolling’ more often. This can be on a social media platform, news sites, or other websites. Regardless of which sites you’re looking at you might find it difficult to stop. When you can stop, it turns out to be hours later. […]

July 13, 2022

Research has shown that regardless of the therapist’s approach, one of the biggest indicators of success in therapy is the therapeutic alliance, or in other words, how well you vibe with your therapist (Ardito and Rabellino, 2011). So when navigating the endless bios and smiling faces how do we know who’s the right fit? How […]

June 23, 2022

In times of stress, a good night’s sleep is often the first to go. You may find yourself tossing and turning, unable to turn off your brain. Other times, it’s as if your mind and body can’t stay asleep for more than an hour or two at a time.  When our mind and bodies are […]

February 3, 2022

Unsurprising to some and maybe a bubble-burst to others, grand romantic gestures don’t really do too much for long-term relationships. Such acts simply aren’t enough to sustain meaningful and healthy romance, and are better regarded as the cherries on top. Instead, truly intimate relationships require a foundation of friendship, which is cultivated and maintained through simple, everyday moments of connection (Gottman & Silver, 2015).   ACTUALLY, *DO* SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF  So, small moments matter. But just how small are we talking? To put it into […]