Archive for the Personal Category

‘Tis the Season for Joy, Reflection, Gratitude

‘Tis the Season for Joy, Reflection, Gratitude

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I admit it. There’s a slowing that happens this time of year for me despite the frenzied commercial demands of Christmas shopping. Cooler weather, Christmas lights, the tree, the food… for me it’s a peaceful time of reflection and gratitude. […]

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Tossing out Memes. The Elements of Healthy Love.

Tossing out Memes. The Elements of Healthy Love.

There are a lot of relationship paradigms being offered out there and even more quotes and advice offerings on what relationship success looks like and how to attain it. The latest is to share them as social media memes. Many of these espouse ideas of true love […]

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Real men speak out…

Real men speak out…

Not a counselling related issue in and of itself but an important social issue. The belief is the beginning, the action is the ending. As a previous sexual assault counsellor and as a trauma therapist, I see the harmful effects on women and children by both the […]

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Counsellor vs Social Worker. What’s the Difference?

Counsellor vs Social Worker. What’s the Difference?

This question comes up a lot with new clients as they navigate through the mental health field looking for the right professional. It’s a daunting task to call someone up and be both vulnerable and courageous at the same time in seeking help. Whether by referral or […]

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Why I’m Abandoning The Lists I Used to Love

Why I’m Abandoning The Lists I Used to Love

10 ways to lose belly fat, 7 signs you found your soul mate, 5 reasons to become vegetarian 3 signs you’re doomed… Online media that publish articles like this actually ask for this format and writers accommodate. It’s easily digestible, grabs attention, and is only 8, 7 […]

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The foundation of a good treatment plan

The foundation of a good treatment plan

Although every individual comes into my practice with a unique blueprint of temperament, unique life experiences and family of origin, and perceptions of themselves and others, there are some elements to my treatment plans that are relatively consistent. I’m not talking theoretical perspectives on the counselling process […]

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It’s hip to be square

It’s hip to be square

Often clients ask if I take credit cards. It allows them to charge their sessions and then pay them off when they receive their insurance reimbursement. Up until now I have only accepted payment via cash, cheque or e-transfer. Thanks to Square, which operates the same as […]

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It’s a New Day…

It’s a New Day…

and welcome to it. After working in the non profit sector helping children, families, and adults work through their challenges, I decided to move into full time private practice. It’s a new day for me as a psychotherapist and I’m excited to be in it. In the […]

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