These days we throw the words “narcissist” and “codependent” around like confetti. It is easy to label someone who appears self-centered as the former and one who gives a little bit too much as the latter. Despite the fact that we can easily recognise these traits in people, it is always dangerous to label people…

As a therapist, I feel it is my duty to know who you lean on outside of your sessions. Social support, also known as your audience, is a key piece of mental health. I actually spend a reasonable amount of time during the assessment phase finding out who in your life influences you, whether positively…

This is a great blog from our therapist, Melanie Rodrigues on how to lower stress on those high stress days. I am sometimes baffled by the array of “simple” self-care tips that I see floating around in the mental-health field.  According to many sources, it is essential in addressing your depression or anxiety to be…

When considering therapy the approach is important . Women like that I allow some venting and strategy. Males like my straightforward , practical and clear solutions. Customers like revealing the causes for things that depress them. Everything is caused, but not every thing can be fixed by counseling . The name of the game is…

The “Wizard of OZ”  can teach us about ourselves. Whether you lack courage, logic or are overly sensitive; these are not bad  traits. Curiosity and  dreaming as Dorothy did are signs of interest in personal  growth. A mark of maturity is  learning what  works and what does not. Want a different life? Get some  advice.…

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