Understanding NIHB and Access to Mental Health Services for Indigenous People In a world where mental health awareness is progressively taking the forefront, the provision of psychotherapy and counseling services to Indigenous people, free of charge, marks a significant step towards healing and reconciliation. This initiative is largely supported by the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)…

Now there you are, walking around in your head, perhaps in deep thought or drifting in a daydream, when suddenly, “BOO!” Out of nowhere, an overenthusiastic friend jumps out and practically scares the life out of you. Of course, you try to pose poise so your friend doesn’t have the pleasure of accomplishing their mission…

The journey through grief is a profound and complex process, significantly more so for children and adolescents who face the death of a loved one. This blog explores the multifaceted nature of grief within the developmental stages of young individuals, the therapeutic avenues available, including art therapy and psychotherapy, and the concept of “good grief.”…

  In Toronto, the quest for mental health and wellness, especially concerning eating disorders, has taken a front seat in the public consciousness. As society becomes more aware of the nuances and complexities of these disorders, the demand for specialized services, including psychotherapy and art therapy, has surged. This detailed guide delves into the intricacies…

What is anxiety?  Anxiety disorders affect millions of people worldwide, manifesting as overwhelming feelings of worry, fear, and unease. Coping with anxiety can be challenging, but there are numerous strategies that individuals can employ to manage their symptoms and regain a sense of control over their lives. In this blog post, we’ll explore various coping…

Being a mother is a rewarding and beautiful role, but it can be exhausting! If you often feel overwhelmed, or as though you will never catch up, you are not alone.  Most of the mothers I work with feel this way too. In this article I’ll share strategies that help overwhelmed moms simplify their lives…

What is the Prevalence of Divorce in Canada? Divorce and separation have become increasingly common phenomena in Canadian society, reflecting changes in social norms, values, and legal frameworks regarding marriage and family life. These changes have profound implications not just for the individuals directly involved but also for their children, whose experiences and perceptions of…

Who is James Clear?     James Clear is a popular author, speaker and productivity expert. He is one of the first experts I wrote about in my blog and someone who I saw speak here in Toronto. His New York Times bestseller book, ‘Atomic Habits’, focuses on habit formation and implementation, with the aim of continuous…

Dr. Gayle MacBride was recently interviewed for the “Women in Wellness” series by Authority Magazine (owned by Medium.com) about her: “Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing.” Check it out here. And if you just want the tips, here’s a direct link to the video.   Veritas Psychology Partners offers telehealth…

That’s a question Dr. Gayle MacBride gets from time to time, so she put together some thoughts to help guide people in similar situations.  Becoming friends with an ex’s new partner is very tricky and for the most part isn’t something that people do for all the reasons you can imagine: This is emotionally complex and will…

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