Surviving and Thriving: Moving up the ladder

Trauma has become quite the buzzword these days but don’t let it get lost in the noise. Simply put, trauma is the emotional response that we have to a stressful event. So, it’s not the actual event itself but rather, our experience of it.

No Room in the Calendar: How to layer self-care into what you already do

The number one barrier to self-care that I hear from clients (and friends) is: “I don’t have time.”.

“I just really hate confrontation”: Experiments in assertive communication

My winter of 2021 was lonely. I was being cautious about COVID, which for me meant avoiding indoor visits. I had mastered the outdoor winter hangout. My snow pants had become a precious ticket to socializing. I’d invested in a fire pit...

Unfiltered: Journaling as a radical reclamation of self

First things first – if journaling isn’t your thing, rock on. I’m not here to recruit you. Truly. I believe in journaling.

The Spiky Compass: How resenting others helped me learn to set boundaries 

My favourite definition of boundaries comes from queer therapist, political organizer, and writer, Prentis Hemphill: “Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously.” 

Trying on for size: Discovering the best therapeutic fit for you 

Searching for and reaching out to a therapist can seem like a daunting experience. With the plethora of therapist profiles and websites online, it can feel like a guessing game as you attempt to find a therapist that will be right for you.

The 6 Stages of Change: How to support yourself and others along the way

Change takes time. Recognizing the stages of change can help us be more understanding of ourselves and others during times of transition, recovery, and transformation.

As a private clinic, we’re unable to handle emergency situations.

If you are in crisis, please call your local mental health support line, 911 or go to the closest hospital.

In Nova Scotia you can reach the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 1-888-429-8167

The Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year 1-833-456-4566

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