Posts Tagged: psychotherapy

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, […]

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 […]

SMART Goals – Set Yourself Up For Success

January 16, 2017

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW With each new year comes the annual mind game that is the New Year’s Resolution. Resolutions are usually just another way of saying goals; however, when we attach them to January 1st, they typically come loaded with emotion and an underlying notion that they will not be achieved. One major […]

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 […]

Assessing Your Summer Mood

July 04, 2016

  By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW It’s finally here! Patio Season! So you’re gonna round up a group of friends and do margaritas this Friday at five o’clock on the dot, right? Right?! Well, maybe not. What happens when Spring has sprung but you still don’t feel like getting out with pals, preferring instead to […]

Hit Refresh

April 18, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW After a long winter, it can seem that spring takes forever to make an appearance (hello, April cold snap!). This is true of people too. When we need to bring our attention to ourselves to renew and revive, we often drag our feet. Why? Well, raise your hand if you […]

Expressions of Gratitude

March 07, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW When we think about gratitude, the two words that almost immediately come up are “thank you”. While this is an excellent place to start, gratitude is much more than a simple thank you. Gratitude is a meaningful recognition that someone took the time/energy/resources to give you something. Sometimes gratitude doesn’t […]

True Love

February 08, 2016

True Love By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW When February rolls around, our minds are often brought to thoughts of love, romance, and sex. Whether or not you have a partner, you may want to renew your vows with your true One and Only… yourself! You won’t have a longer or more important relationship with anyone […]

Questions for your Counsellor

January 11, 2016

By Lauren Berger Counsellor, MSW, RSW Congratulations, you’ve set up your first meeting with your counsellor or therapist! You know that you’ve been feeling like talking and that you want some changes in your life… But how do you express what kind of help you’re looking for? Do you even know exactly what you’re looking […]