Key Reasons To Start Counseling: Improve confidence and communication skills. Learn ways productive ways to address challenges. Increase self-esteem and emotional intelligence. Learn how to develop healthy friendships.   1. Therapy builds confidence: Often people enter therapy with a feeling of being alone in their struggle. For instance, feeling that you are the only person…

When the sun is shining, and the days are longer, many people find themselves in a lighter and more positive mood. With the warm weather and more free time during the summer months, you might be considering making some positive changes in your life. One option you may be contemplating is starting therapy. But the…

In the realm of psychological healing and personal growth, the landscape is rich with diverse therapeutic modalities that aim to help individuals navigate their internal landscapes and heal past wounds. Two powerful approaches that have garnered attention in recent years are Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and Matrix Reimprinting. Individually, they offer unique perspectives and…

    In today’s society, anxiety among school-aged children in Canada has become a significant concern. Recent studies indicate that approximately one in seven children aged 4 to 17 years old experience mental health issues, with anxiety disorders being one of the most common emotional issue in children. The pressures of academic performance, social dynamics,…

In today’s fast-paced society, where technology reigns supreme and instant gratification is the norm, maintaining focus and attention has become increasingly challenging for individuals of all ages. Amidst the constant barrage of notifications, emails, and social media updates, the ability to concentrate on tasks and engage fully in meaningful interactions has become a precious commodity.…

Stress is a familiar yet complex phenomenon that affects our lives in myriad ways. Our bodies perceive stress through a network of brain receptors which react to external and internal stimuli. When stressed, our brain’s hypothalamus signals adrenal glands to release cortisol and adrenaline—hormones that prepare our body to respond to the perceived threat. This…

Many parents, who have teenagers, often encounter power struggles with their teenager.  Typically the power struggle occurs because the teenager disagrees with the limits their parents are setting.  Many parents get frustrated by the power struggles, but teenagers at times enjoy the power struggle.  If they get their parents into an argument most parents forget…

The term neuroticism dates to the ancient Greeks who believed people were made up of four basic temperaments: choleric (anger/leaders), sanguine (happy/sociable), phlegmatic (calm/deep thinkers) and melancholic (neurotic/artists). Then came Freud (late 1800’s), who had many thoughts about neuroses (some better than others)! Simply summarized, he thought neuroses came from not facing, and thereby repressing,…

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