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Self-Care: Where Do You Start??Self-care is a popular word thrown around to describe intentional actions aimed at better our overall coping and mental well-being. But where should you start?After many conversations with clients over the years, I created a video on this topic to make starting a self-care routine a little easier. Once you’ve watched […]

Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Resources, Stress Reduction

April 16, 2020

Self Care Worksheets

This blog is being written during the time of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, however it is intended to apply to e-counselling at any time. Telephone and virtual counselling are a blessing to many, and many of my clients prefer it. Some benefits include: easier scheduling hours that fit in with your daily activities, no need to commute, and enhanced comfort with sessions in your own home, office or in the community.

Counselling, General

March 30, 2020

Preparing for Virtual Counselling

So where does this virtual reality journey start?… When I was younger, I often daydreamed of stepping into alternate realities. I think it’s pretty typical of a carefree child to dream about imagined worlds and fantasies, especially with books like Harry Potter and role-playing video games occupying so much of my mind and time. There […]

Anxiety, Counselling, General, Health for Mental Health, In the Media, Stress Reduction

October 30, 2019

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety using Virtual Reality

It isn’t much of a surprise that contemporary North American relationships are not what they use to be 50 years ago. In the past few decades, there have been notable changes in relationships; more specifically trends in marriage. Here are the top 5 marriage trends: #1 Rates of Marriage is Declining In general, the number […]

Counselling, Couples

March 27, 2017

Top 5 Recent Marriage Trends

Marriage has changed over the decades. Where are the marriage trends headed?

With short days and grey skies, the last few months of winter can cause a case of the winter blues. for many of us. Here in Vancouver specifically, this winter has been particularly daunting with the added weather extremes of heavy snowfall combating with weeks on end of rain. It’s enough to leave even the […]

Counselling, Depression, Making Changes

February 27, 2017

8 Simple Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Spending time with friends, while be active are two ways to combat the winter blues.

“A good friend is better than a therapist” is an old adage that misses the nuances and true benefits of working with a therapist. Not to deter from the many wonderful things that our friendships bring to our lives, here I’ll discuss some of the many ways that working with a therapist can take your […]

Counselling, Making Changes

February 20, 2017

Why “A Good Friend is Better Than a Therapist” Isn’t True: How Friendships Differ from the Relationship You Have with Your Therapist and Why it Works

Clinical Eating Disorders are diagnosed by identifying whether a client meets very specific criteria. These criteria, although thorough, are somewhat abstract and not intended for clients wishing to self-assess their symptoms. Here, I share some experiences that are common among individuals who may be wondering, “Do I have an eating disorder?” Please note, that these […]

Counselling, Eating Disorders

February 6, 2017

Do I have an Eating Disorder? 6 Warning Signs to be Aware Of

Continuum of healthy to eating disordered symptoms

For many people, making the decision to see a counselling therapist comes after some thought and deliberation. You’re likely filled with questions about what you can expect during the first session, and what the process of therapy will be like. In this article, I will address many of the frequently asked questions about therapy. I’ve […]


January 23, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy

When you don’t know the differences between mental health professionals, it can make deciding which professional will best suit your needs difficult. Many people, at some point in their lives, seek help from a mental health professional. I like to think that each profession has its specialty contribution to helping clients. In some cases, a […]


January 16, 2017

PSYCHOLOGIST vs THERAPIST vs PSYCHIATRIST: Choosing Your Mental Health Professional

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