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5 Tips for Overcoming Issues in a Blended Family

5 Tips for Overcoming Issues in a Blended Family  Maintaining a happy and healthy relationship in any kind of family has its challenges, but blending two or more families comes with its own set of unique problems. It can take … Continue reading

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How to Convince your Partner to go to Couples Counselling

Have you been thinking of couples therapy but putting it off? Couples counselling unfortunately carries a stigma in our society. It can sometimes be associated with failure to succeed in maintaining a good relationship. It can also be intimidating because … Continue reading

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What is Neurofeedback?

The human brain is made of more than 100 billion neurons that communicate with each other using trillions of connections. Holding this 3 pound organ, it’s humbling to realize how this bundle of cells defines our existence. The brilliance of … Continue reading

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How To Find The Right Therapist For You

While there are a lot of therapists offering their services, finding someone you like can take a lot of effort, especially if you have never seen a therapist before. Here are some of the more important issues you should consider … Continue reading

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Try Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you stay calm during the COVID-19 pandemic

A recent survey done by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of Mental Health Research Canada has found that anxiety levels among Canadians has quadrupled since the beginning of the pandemic. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, 61% of those surveyed said that … Continue reading

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3 Ways Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy that utilizes a cognitive-behavioural approach in helping people learn new skills and strategies so they can build better lives. It is an evidence-based method for treating several mental health conditions such … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Cope with COVID-19

It is normal to have feelings of stress, being constantly on edge or being hyper vigilant during the outbreak of corona virus (COVID-19). Whether your children are out of school or you are out of work, making the best decision … Continue reading

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Treating PTSD with Cognitive Processing Therapy

Many individuals are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on a daily basis. The experience of a trauma can be difficult to process and can lead to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, fear, and panic, an inability to focus and … Continue reading

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EMDR, PTSD and Neurofeedback

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects the lives of many across the world. In Canada alone 9.2% of individuals will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetimes and many more will suffer from symptoms associated with trauma exposure. Experiencing a trauma … Continue reading

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What is Play Therapy?

Play has always been an essential part of child development and is the main communication tool for children. Since play is a natural form of self-expression it can be utilized as a way of working therapeutically with children that are … Continue reading

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