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For some couples, staying at home during COVID-19 has been a blessing. It has opened up opportunities to improve communication, discover new idiosyncrasies, and spend quality time pursuing mutual interests and hobbies. However, many couples have also noted that being c...

1. Acknowledge your feelings. These are not normal times, which is why it’s okay to feel anxious when times appear unpredictable. Remember that anxiety is normal and is a future oriented feeling of dread associated with the sense that events are both uncontrollable and...

“The most important learning is to expect and accept mistakes and deal with the disappointment that they bring.”

- Mr. Fred Rogers

I recently watched “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, the Fred Rogers documentary, and this quote really stood out to me.  I often meet with client...

For Bell’s Let’s Talk day, I decided to address something that has been bothering me: I am so sick of people not talking about suicide! Suicide is so cloaked in myth and stigma, let’s draw the curtains back!  Let’s understand what suicide is and have real information i...

I’m a huge advocate for utilizing your social supports – HUGE. We often feel isolated and alone when undergoing difficult times. Sometimes we stop ourselves from reaching out to our supports.  We feel ashamed or embarrassed, or we believe we will worry or overburden th...

We often discuss wanting closure on a difficult relationship in order to heal. But, what is closure and how do we get it??  In order to understand these concepts better, I will use the fictional case of “Alice.”  Alice has an ex-husband, John.  He would often lose his...

If you’ve ever had difficulty managing your anger, then you can attest to the overwhelming flood of emotion that feels totally out of your control.  I have practiced both group and individual anger management therapy for many years, and while every person is unique, th...

I’m aware this has the potential to read like an advertisement for therapy; that’s not my intention. My intention is to discuss a very real barrier to treatment which is finances, and why I believe this financial investment is worth it.

In Ontario, seeing a Psychologist...

The most universal difficulty my clients face is a lack of self-compassion.  Hardly anyone comes in saying, “I need to work on how hard I am on myself,” but they should.  Our self-critical voice is a feedback loop never allowing us to recognize that we deserve and can...

As a psychologist, I have the privilege of walking alongside individuals as they seek relief from their distress.  It has been awe inspiring to see people use therapy to impact change in their lives.  Make no mistake, this change involves hard work - hard and worthwhil...