How to Support a Friend or Loved One Who Has Been Sexually Abused as a Child... You are stunned. Maybe a little scared. You don't know what to say, but know that you need to say something. A friend or a family member has just disclosed that they were sexually abused as a child. How could you not … Read More
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Every time someone makes the decision to ask for help from a Psychotherapist or Personal Counsellor and walks into my office, it takes courage. Courage to show up. Courage to open up. Courage to be real. Courage to be vulnerable. Courage to take steps towards … Read More
It is Spring in Ontario and the weather has not exactly been picture-perfect, has it? Almost every day during the past few weeks, a client has come into the office and talked about how tired they are, and how awful the weather has been, how they're not motivated and feeling down in the dumps or … Read More
You have known for a long time that you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender - or maybe it is a revelation. In either case, telling the people in your life can be very challenging. Are you ready to talk about your sexual orientation? How do you know when you are ready? Who you are telling could … Read More
Do you have a family member who is in the hospital with a mental health problem? Do you know someone who should be in the hospital? Navigating the mental health system in Ontario is challenging at the best of times. Resources are stretched thin and people slip through the cracks. How do you know … Read More