What are the best psychotherapy services in Toronto?  The term “best” in psychotherapy is subjective and varies according to individual needs. Highly regarded psychotherapists in Toronto typically possess at least a Master’s degree from an accredited institution, spanning a minimum of 2 years. Some even hold PhD degrees, specializing in psychotherapy. There are numerous esteemed…

Early assessment and diagnosis of ADHD can significantly influence the trajectory of a child’s life. Understanding your child’s weaknesses and strength at a young age will help you with choosing the right parenting style, which would help create a positive self-image rather than an image of a “non-achiever”.   What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? ADHD,…

The importance of mental well-being cannot be emphasized enough, especially for our young ones. With the stresses of modern life and the challenges the younger generation faces, psychotherapy, and particularly art therapy, emerges as a beacon of hope. What is Art Therapy? Before diving into the specifics, let’s clarify what art therapy entails. It is…

How does psychotherapy help reduce anxiety in 2023? Psychotherapy, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), has been shown to be an effective intervention for anxiety disorders. One of the core mechanisms by which CBT achieves this is by helping patients identify, challenge, and change distorted thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to their anxiety. CBT provides patients…

International students face a range of challenges when they first arrive in Canada, especially in a bustling city like Toronto. Some of the common difficulties they might encounter include: Cultural Adjustment: Adapting to a new culture can be overwhelming. Differences in language, customs, social norms, and even weather can create a sense of isolation and…

  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based model of therapy that aims to teach people new skills and strategies that can enable them into creating fulfilling lives.1 What is DBT? Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). DBT is designed to help manage emotional dysregulation, increased distress tolerance, and improve…

Starting therapy at a young age in the face, specially when the child has experienced a traumatic event, is important for several reasons: Early intervention and prevention: Trauma, particularly when experienced during childhood, can have long-lasting effects on a person’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. By starting therapy early, it is possible to intervene and…

What are the mental health issues of indigenous people in Canada? Indigenous mental health issues in Canada have been a significant concern for many years. Indigenous peoples in Canada, including First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, experience disproportionately high rates of mental health challenges compared to the general population. These issues are rooted in a…

What is imposter syndrome? According to Harvard Business Review, imposter syndrome is “loosely defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achieving people, who find it difficult to accept their accomplishments.” People who suffer from imposter syndrome question whether they merit the success they have had throughout their careers. Imposter…

Art therapy and Trauma informed art therapy Art therapy is a combination of psychological approaches and art to address psychological, psycho-social, emotional, and behavioral issues. The goal of art therapy sessions is often to improve the individual’s overall well-being and reduce the negative symptoms of disorders. According to the American Art Therapy Association, “art therapy…