Posts Tagged: psychotherapy

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]