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.…

Most people delaying doing chores or anything unpleasant, because it isn’t fun. Next time you are resistant to exercise, chores or paid work consider the following. What do you gain my putting off the task? Hint Usually you may incur more stress, if there is a deadline. Who is being hurt by your delayed action?  Hint Dog…

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