Depression & Loneliness

Woman sitting alone at the end of a dock on a cloudy day. Ways to overcome loneliness.

6 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

Loneliness is a universal human experience that transcends age, gender, and cultural boundaries. It’s a silent struggle that many of us face at some point in our lives, yet it’s often misunderstood and stigmatized. Loneliness is a common phenomenon that has been on the rise in recent years. Despite the

How to Find the “Right One”

Written By: Dr. Gloria Lee, Registered Psychologist “How do I find the ‘right one’?” I often get asked this question from people who are single, dating, divorced, had a string of unsuccessful relationships, considering engagement, or contemplating re-marriage. So, what is the best relationship advice I can give to someone

How To Cope with the Winter Blues?

Written By: Leah Liu, MCP, Registered Clinical Counsellor How’s your autumn been so far? Although the warm weather and the sun have stayed with us much longer this year, the days are nevertheless, getting shorter and shorter, and the darkness and cold are coming! Are you ready for winter? It

How Self-Compassion Can Help with Self-Criticism, Low Self-Worth, and Shame

Written By: Dr. Gloria Lee, Registered Psychologist Many of my clients come from families where they were regularly criticized or shamed for doing something that their parents deemed “wrong” or “bad”. Parents would often explain that criticizing or shaming was how they “taught” their children to do better in life

10 Mistakes You May Be Making to Perpetuate Your Depression

Written by: Dr. Gloria Lee, Registered Psychologist When a new client tells me about their depression, they often wonder why they aren’t getting any better or perhaps even getting worse. Some have been taking antidepressants for years or even decades, but haven’t seen much improvement. The psych-illogical thing is, your

10 Reasons Why People Stay Stuck in Depression

Why do people stay stuck in depression? Are there certain things that we do to perpetuate bad feelings, or do we have no control over our depression? Research shows that people typically do certain things to maintain their depression. Here are 10 ways how. Everything is either black or white,