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Let Me Sleep On It…8 Ways to Improve Your Quality of Sleep

Sleep-related disturbances are probably listed as the number one general complaint my clients express. Some have a hard time falling asleep. Some can’t stay asleep. Others feel that they can fall asleep and stay asleep, but when morning comes they still feel exhausted. If you have ever experienced a pattern of sleepless nights, you know exactly why quality sleep is...[ read more ]

Mindfulness: A Requirement to Living Authentically

I’m sure this is not the first time you have heard about the importance of mindfulness. Whether it’s social media, magazines, the internet, app stores, mindfulness is all the rage. If you look at the research, there are some pretty amazing things that can happen to our brains and bodies when we implement a daily mindfulness practice. So, it’s no...[ read more ]

Inauthenticity: Why it Happens and Why I’m Passionate About It

If you have seen any of my social media posts, you’ve probably recognized by now that I preach authenticity over and over again. So, why am I so passionate about authenticity? As they say, therapists are the wounded healers. Some people are surprised to hear this. We tend to fall into the trap of associating “expert” with perfection. I think...[ read more ]

The Seven Commandments of Holiday Wellness

The holidays. What feelings come to mind when you read those words? Happiness, excitement, sadness, dread? While it can be exciting to think about reconnecting with loved ones around the dinner table, it can also feel extremely overwhelming when our inboxes start overflowing with holiday party invitations, Black Friday Sale reminders, and of course ads for this season’s hottest toys....[ read more ]

The Inner Marriage

“I tried to change myself so many times to live up to your expectations. And yet you still slept with someone else because you’re never satisfied with what you have.” I’ve heard variations of this statement time and time again in my office. Society and individuals around us have plenty of theories on why people cheat. I’m sure you have...[ read more ]

After the Honeymoon is Over

As we continue with our segment on betrayals in couples, today we are taking a deeper look at affairs that occur within the context of an "unhappy" relationship. One could argue that “scandal” is the word that sums up 2018. While these scandals vary in their transgressive flavor, affairs are at the top of the list. It seems like we...[ read more ]

“That Doesn’t Count as Cheating”

Over the next few weeks I will be constructing posts that focus on relationship betrayals. Throughout this series, we will look at what exactly is a relationship betrayal, reasons that betrayals occur, and how to strengthen romantic relationships. Our first segment is going to look at what exactly is a betrayal. It is very common for couples that I see...[ read more ]

The Importance of Weekly Therapy Sessions

I recently had the honor of contributing to a blog post created by Soul-Centred Psychotherapist and Eating Psychology Specialist, Jodie Gale.  In honor of National Psychotherapy Day (September 25), the article focused on the importance of weekly therapy sessions.  I was so excited to write on this topic as my experience with clients has shown that those who attend weekly sessions...[ read more ]

Freedom From the Effects of Trauma

It is very common for people to feel anxious or apprehensive about going to therapy. By the time my clients find themselves in my office, this anxiety may have delayed them for years in giving themselves permission to ask for help. If they have never been to a therapist before they are probably wondering what exactly happens in the therapy...[ read more ]

The Aftermath of Childhood Trauma

Last week we looked at what exactly is trauma and how do we know if our brain perceived an experience as traumatic or not? This week we are going to look at how adults with unresolved childhood trauma are typically affected. When I meet with clients I assess a variety of aspects of their lives. One of the areas we...[ read more ]



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