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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...

Every year, Bell’s Let’s Talk event leads me to pause and consider mental health awareness.  While we have come a long way with increased awareness and education, stigma persists.  Whenever discussing the stigma of mental health with clients, one word invariably comes...

For those of us contending with chronic stress, worries and/or anxieties, our thoughts can often feel out of control.  If it sometimes (or most of the time) fe

With Bell’s recent Let’s Talk day, mental health stigma has been on my mind.  Mental health difficulties arise when genetic, biological, and environmental factors combine to create psychological stress.  These factors are mainly out of one’s control and result in distr...

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