Posts Tagged: social worker

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 […]

Social Media? Who Are You Following?

May 22, 2018

Gone are the days when being followed was a creepy event. With the advent of social media, being “followed” is now a desirable feat. While most people agree that the growth of social media isn’t slowing down any time soon, many also agree that it has the potential to wreak havoc on your mental health. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Travel Lightly

December 21, 2015

Travel Lightly By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW The time you have waited for all year has arrived. It’s time for that Winter holiday vacation! You’ve scoured flights, hotels, restaurants… You’ve dreamed of strutting out of the office on your last day since August… And now the time has come! Maybe you’ve been planning a beach […]

HAPPY Holidays!

December 01, 2015

  By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW   Ahh, the holidays. Remember when the month of December symbolized joy and excitement? If the answer is “nope, not really!”, you’re not alone. As adults, we often find that holiday time is spent going to events we’re not interested in, shopping for obligatory gifts (and freaking out over […]

Man Mindset

November 23, 2015

    By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW November is widely regarded as Men’s Health Month, and guys are psyched about checking in with their bodies to make sure everything is running smoothly. But gents, when was the last time you checked in on your emotional health? Dealing with challenging careers, relationships, and goals can leave […]

Lose the Mind Junk

October 13, 2015

Lose the Mind Junk By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW We all understand that to keep our bodies healthy, we have to feed it good things. Chances are you feel much more energetic and balanced on a diet of veggies, proteins, and healthy fats than you do on a diet of Twinkies and soda. We can […]

Are Ads Setting You Up For Failure?

January 21, 2013

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Since January 1st, every time I turn on the TV, there seems to be another commercial advertising this gym or that gym, this fitness program or that fitness program, this diet or that diet.  It’s felt like a flood!  As I sit waiting for How I Met Your Mother to […]