Weather Getting Cold? Let’s Warm up with Connection!

Written By: Dr. Nardeen Awadalla, Registered Psychologist What do you picture when you think of winter? Getting up on a cold, gloomy, dark, morning dreading the weather outside? A lot of people experience a negative shift in their mood and motivation when winter comes, and feelings of loneliness can increase. Now try picturing this; a […]

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 is common for some of […]

Why Do We Grieve When Someone Famous Dies?

Written By: Dr. Gloria Lee, Registered Psychologist In light of Queen Elizabeth II’s death last month, I’ve been asked the question, “Why do I feel so sad that she died? I didn’t even know her.” Grieving over someone who is famous, like the Queen of England can feel weird. You never knew her personally and […]

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 depression doesn’t magically disappear by […]

Two Mistakes to Avoid When Facing Your Fears

Written by Dr. Michael Mandrusiak, R.Psych. Have you ever tried to “get over” your fears by facing it head on but ended up feeling even worse?  Like many others, you may have started with high hopes but were left feeling discouraged and helpless about dealing with your anxiety. Well, there may be hope after all. […]

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, good or bad, all or […]