Posts Tagged: counselling

The Language of (Un)Love(ing)

February 11, 2019

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Love is a many splendored thing… until it’s not.  Even though love and relationships are permanent fixtures in our society, that doesn’t mean that they are easy or simple.  It seems like we have to kiss a lot of frogs until we find a great match.  Hey, that’s okay!  This […]

When do people decide to see a counsellor or psychotherapist?

January 30, 2019

I just ended a meeting with one of my clients, someone who has a bundle of things going on in life and who could very well deal with it by themselves. Instead, they decided to seek help and use my services to help align their life with their goals. It got me thinking about how […]

Inspo Overload

December 17, 2018

As human beings, we are always looking for information in one form or another. Having access to info and inspo at the touch of an iPhone button is amazing, but can also be mentally draining and the perfectionism we’re often presented can be frustrating to our self-esteem. Social media, as wonderful as it can be, […]

Positive Masculinity

November 26, 2018

It is well known that men have a harder time deciding to go to the doctor and to see a therapist. I believe that the main reason is that we are taught to be self-reliant, a bit heroic and take care of others, so we avoid doing it until we clearly can’t possibly handle it […]

Counselling at IHI by Ariel G. Blau

September 19, 2018

I am delighted to be joining this amazing group of dedicated healers at Integrative Health Institute as a counselling provider. As a new member of this caring and wonderful team, I want to introduce my work style and what I have to offer. So what are my goals and my way of working? My goal […]

Integrate Your Wellbeing

September 19, 2018

At the Integrative Health Institute, we see the value in working together to get optimal results for our clients. “Two heads are better than one” is an idea that helps us see a client as a whole person (because you are a whole person, not just a sore back, an anxious socializer, or a blood […]

Self-Help To Go

July 30, 2018

In our now now now society, we want everything on demand: our internet, our Ubers, our full seasons of TV shows (thanks, Netflix!). When it comes to our mental health, I advise that patience is a virtue; changes are absolutely possible and attainable when you put the time and effort into the process, and the […]

When Miscarriage Strikes…

April 17, 2017

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW For as long as women have been getting pregnant, they have been having miscarriages. It is estimated that approximate one in every four to five pregnancies end in miscarriage – no small number.  However, many women consider miscarriage to be a point of shame.  They feel it is something to […]

Get Back on the Horse

September 06, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Perhaps this is why most of my clients say that dating makes them crazy! They go out with a suitor, eat a meal, try to get to know each […]

Take the Plunge

August 15, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW You trust your doctor. You trust your accountant. You trust your drycleaner. Heck, you even trust your coffeehouse barista with your precious caffeine fix. We trust all kinds of people with the things that are important to us. So, why is it often so hard to trust ourselves? There are […]