category: Psychotherapy

Sleep vs Problems

November 01, 2019

Like Frodo in the Ring trilogy, we Toronto dwellers are constantly fighting problems that come up like orcs. They show up so fast and so many that it can get overwhelming. Right when we are supposed to be getting a good night sleep, these monster problems keep appearing in our minds, making us restless and […]

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LIFE HAPPENS

September 30, 2019

When my patients start psychotherapy, many have taken a long time to get to the point where they would act seeking my help. For highly sensitive people who process things deeply, this makes some sense. But…does it? Really? Why wait to feel a great sense of relief to know someone will be there with expertise […]

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How do you want to feel this Fall?

September 20, 2019

I want to feel CONNECTED. PASSIONATELY ENGAGED. CURIOUS. When we are clear about how we want to feel we are more likely to recognize unwanted feelings that lower our souls vibration and keep us stuck – think fear and anxiety. Most forms of discomfort are communicative; sending our bodies and minds messages that something is off. […]

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Dealing With Anger

August 22, 2019

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Anger is a very natural and common emotion to feel when we feel like someone has hurt us, something doesn’t go our way, or something feels unjust.  If your grrrr moments seem like they’re invading your life, you’re not alone.  Like many other emotions, there is a healthy and unhealthy […]

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Is it Anxiety or Overload?

July 04, 2019

Working with many patients who present with the High Sensitivity Person Trait, I come across many individuals who think they have anxiety. So, how does someone know if anxiety is the actual problem or not? What does the High Sensitivity Trait have to do with this? First, let me describe the High Sensitivity Trait so […]

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Adulting.

June 03, 2019

adult·ing/əˈdəltiNG,ˈaˌdəltiNG/ noun : “the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.” Clearing up the confusion. Recently someone asked me about what “adulting” means. I have the word in my website under the list of things that I can help with. It does sound […]

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Are You The Proud Holder Of A High-Sensitivity Trait?

April 22, 2019

Are you a highly sensitive person? Do you want to know? HSPs tend to be affected both positively and negatively by the trait (mostly positively). Knowing if you have the trait might help you manage any negative aspects effectively and optimize the way you enjoy the positive aspects! Contrary to what it might sound like, […]

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No.

April 08, 2019

“No.”  It’s the shortest sentence in the English language, but for many it’s the hardest one to say.  Sometimes we feel like we’ll be missing out or get in trouble for saying it, but if we never say “no”, we wind up with much bigger problems.  There are big benefits to learning how to say […]

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Taking Control of Social Anxiety

March 18, 2019

Social anxiety can feel like you’re permanently in your worst phase of junior high: tongue-tied, anxious, and full of dread. This seems totally counterintuitive to what social experiences are “meant” to be, namely positive, enjoyable, fun times. If the idea of a simple Starbucks date with a pal or colleague has you wanting to dive […]

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When should someone else get help?

February 25, 2019

By: Ariel Blau, MSW, RSW, LCSW Very often a client comes seeking my services because they are worried about someone else who has depression. This client finds that they are worrying enough about another person, to go seek help themselves. How does one decide what to do? The answer is a mixed “depends”, because everybody goes […]

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