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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...

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...

There is always talk about New Year’s resolutions around Christmas time, but I think a lot of us view September as the start of a new year.  Fall is on its way, students are back at school, the chaos of summer is over and pumpkin-spiced everything is upon us.  I though...

It’s hard writing about loss because often words seem trite in the shadow of grief.  As a psychologist, I often walk beside clients on their journey with loss, and it’s been some of the most painful yet transformative work I have witnessed.  I am always in awe of human...

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...

When we are feeling emotional stress or anxiety, our body responds in several ways – one of those responses is muscle tension.  Stress triggers our body’s Fight or Flight response and releases stress hormones in our bloodstream.  These stress hormones trigger both phys...

So we all know how our body language gives others information about us, but did you know that our body language gives information to our own body??  Researchers have identified that you can use your body language to make you think and feel better about yourself!  Amy C...

I don’t need to go into the clichés of how busy we all are in this day and age.  What I will say, is that when we combine our busy lives with difficult emotions, we are left feeling particularly overwhelmed.  Worry, sadness, stress, anger, hopelessness, frustration, ir...

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