It seems like more and more frequently, we find ourselves bombarded with media coverage about tragedies that occur randomly and unexpected. School shootings. Bus accidents. Innocent children and youth dying. Acts of violence towards strangers. Sometimes, watching the local news can be more terrifying than the movies and television shows we “responsibly” use our parentalContinue reading “Talking to your Child or Teen about Tragedy”
Tag Archives: mental health
The Stress of Being a Caregiver
Before I became a Social Worker, I wanted to be a teacher. And before I wanted to be a teacher, I vaguely remember wanting to be a banker or a cashier. When I was 12 years old, my father, who was a financial controller for a business firm, suffered a brain injury, called encephalitis, whichContinue reading “The Stress of Being a Caregiver”
Exciting News and Services!
I am very excited to announce that I am now able to provide direct billing for clients who are covered for Registered Social Workers with GreenShield Canada and SSQ Financial Group! For more information, please feel free to contact me. Supervision Services & Consultation I am also excited to begin providing supervision services andContinue reading “Exciting News and Services!”
Self-Compassion: The Power of Loving Ourselves
It is officially the “day of love” – it’s Valentine’s Day. For some, this is a very important time to spend with loved ones and celebrate our relationships and connections. For others, this can be a difficult day, especially if we feel disconnected or alone. I am a firm believer that Valentine’s day is simplyContinue reading “Self-Compassion: The Power of Loving Ourselves”
Review: “Not Alone: A film about teen suicide and depression”
I found this documentary on Netflix randomly but found it profoundly inspiring. Here is the back story: This documentary is lead by Jacqueline Monetta, who initially shares her story about the tragic and unexpected loss of her best friend to suicide. She shares that she engaged in her own self-reflection. She described, in her ownContinue reading “Review: “Not Alone: A film about teen suicide and depression””
Making ME a Priority: Letting Go of the “Shoulds” and “Musts”
“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” Jean Shinoda Bolen As we approach the end of the holiday season and the beginning of a brand new year, some of us challenge ourselves by reflecting on all theContinue reading “Making ME a Priority: Letting Go of the “Shoulds” and “Musts””
Now Booking for January 2018!!
The new year is approaching and it can be characterized by the development of goals to increase happiness, success, and physical and emotional connections. It is a time when we make plans to address our physical health, “bad habits”, and financial decision-making. However, for some reason, we often neglect the idea of addressing our emotionalContinue reading “Now Booking for January 2018!!”
Online Counselling Available
Just received my Inkblot Therapy cards! If you are interested in video sessions from your own home, please feel free to contact me.