When I Say I’m Fine

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When I Say I’m Fine

When I say I’m fine, I mean I don’t want to tell you what is really going on inside. I may be in a rush, I may not feel comfortable telling you what is troubling me, and most often, I may feel restricted in what I say as a therapist given the general belief among therapists that we shouldn’t self-disclose...[ read more ]

How Telehealth May Change the Future of Therapy

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A while back there was a very funny television show starring Lisa Kudrow (ditzy Phoebe from Friends) called “Web Therapy.” It was an improvised show and Lisa played a therapist who treated her patients over the Internet. Hence the title of the show. Well, back when the show was on, the idea of treating mental health patients via a webcam...[ read more ]

Four Virtual Therapy Myths Debunked

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In this digital age, we have easy access to just about anything we want from the comfort of our homes.  With the recent emergence of the need to practice social distancing and the ongoing move to close down all non-essential work, business, and social engagements, technology is our new best friend. We can order groceries, connect with friends and family, and...[ read more ]

What to Expect in Your First Therapy Session

Expect to feel doubt or awareness of stigma. You might feel conscious of stigma around those needing help for mental health conditions, but keep in mind just how common these are: The Canadian Mental Health Association reports that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or issue each year. And you've already taken a huge step towards...[ read more ]

5 Reasons To See a Therapist Now

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If you're experiencing a mental health issue—whether depression, anxiety, stress or relationship problems, addiction issues, or anything else—the sooner you seek help, the sooner you can feel better. The Canadian Mental Health Association reports that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or issue each year. Approximately 8% of Canadians will experience major depression in their lifetime....[ read more ]