Mental Health Tip of the Day: Go to therapy.

Clients often say in the first session, “I’ve needed therapy for a long time.” They have only come now because they have felt more depressed or anxious than usual, it’s affecting their work, schooling, and/or relationships, and they need extra support. There are many reasons people choose to ...

Setting Boundaries During COVID this Holiday Season

Covid-19 has challenged all of us to change and adapt amidst uncertainty. We are accustomed to conversation about the virus, working and/or learning from home, temperature checks and symptom questionnaires, never leaving home without a mask, physical distancing, and quarantining. In other words, ...

Mental Health Tip of the Day: Challenge unhealthy thoughts

When we believe that our emotions are a reality, we are victim to emotional reasoning. We disregard all evidence contrary to the thought/emotion we have as a result of this cognitive distortion. I feel that I am worthless; therefore, I must be worthless. I feel lonely; therefore, no one cares abo...

6 Things a Therapist Wants You to Know About Therapy

Just about anyone could benefit from talking to a therapist about relationship issues, worries, life changes, or setting goals. Therapy is not just for those with severe depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges. As a therapist, here are six things I want you to know about therapy: ...

Mental Health Tip of the Day: Love from a distance

Loving from a distance is often vital to our mental health, especially when our relationships are unhealthy. Some (but not all) signs we may need distance: There are no boundaries in the relationship. We feel like we have no voice in the relationship. They physically or emotionally harm us. The o...

How to Cope in a Crisis

We all experience some form of adversity or trauma throughout our lives – the loss of a loved one, serious illness, separation and/or divorce, or currently, the global pandemic known as the Coronavirus (COVID-19), for example. In times like this, it is reasonable to feel overwhelmed, sad, or wo...

Learning to Make Peace With our Thoughts

Thought spiraling: when one unpleasant thought triggers a chain of unpleasant thoughts. Side affects may include: feeling anxious, overwhelmed, angry, and depressed. These feelings can lead to self-harming, isolation, impulsive decisions, etc. Examples: If I’m late to work —> my boss will be ...