Tag Archives: Psychotherapy

How to be more empathetic

Successful couples are empathic towards each other. Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s emotions from their perspective – what people often call “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.” It’s different than sympathy, because empathy is more about understanding … Continue reading

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3 things you need to know to be calmer

All of us move through our day-to-day lives with some level of worry. Most people have very busy, fast-paced lives and it can be difficult to let go of the sense of urgency. We are constantly rushing through life, trying … Continue reading

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Does your teen have an attitude problem or are they depressed?

In my experience as a psychotherapist working with adolescents who suffer from depression, I’ve noticed that parents usually don’t identify their teen as depressed. Parents will often come into therapy and say they have a child who is defiant and has … Continue reading

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How do you reject yourself?

Many of us pretend to be something we’re not. Each one of us feels, to some extent, that we are not worthy or good enough or not lovable. We tend to hide these aspects of ourselves because we judge them … Continue reading

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Would You Date Yourself?

Often, when we are looking for love, we make lists of the qualities we want in a partner. We are clear on the things we don’t want in a relationship. We are actively looking for the perfect partner physically, occupationally, … Continue reading

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Mindyourmind Interview

mindyourmind is a youth mental health program that provides info, resources, and coping tools for young people who are struggling with mental health issues, self-harm behaviour, and suicide. The program works to reduce stigma and increase help-seeking behaviour. Recently, mindyourmind … Continue reading

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The 3 C’s of a Healthy, Lasting Relationship

People are always searching for the definition of love. How do you know if you have the right person? What should you be looking for in the dating world? Are you with “The One?” It all comes down to a … Continue reading

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Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome

For parents, this can be a tough time of year, especially if their children have moved out of the family home to attend school or to begin working. It is common for parents to display signs of Empty Nest Syndrome. … Continue reading

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Let Go… and Cry!

Many people have a difficult time crying. A lot of my clients fear that if they start crying, they won’t be able to stop. Instead of crying, they bottle up their emotions, with no outlet. Crying accompanies many emotions; anger, … Continue reading

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Fear and Resiliency

We all have emotional baggage. Trauma, childhood wounds, teenage angst and sadness, all leave you with deep-rooted core beliefs, that you may not be aware of. These beliefs can hold you back, and give you a sense of underlying fear … Continue reading

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