Winter Survival 101

As I write this, I am looking out the window at a dreary fall day with the forecast of snow in the immediate future. Winter can be tough, whether you have a mental health issue or not. The winter blues are real and can be big downer. Over the past couple of weeks, several clients…

The Stages of Change

People seek out therapy for various reasons. Sometimes people are seeking to change something in their life or to learn coping skills and tools to deal with a particular issue. Sometimes they want a safe place to talk and process things without necessarily doing anything different. It is also not uncommon for people to come…

Gear Up For Fall

We are at the tail end of summer with the start of school right around the corner. Whether you have kids or not or are going back to school yourself, fall and back to school seem to feel like the kick off to a new year. It’s the time to get back into the groove…

Managing Physical Pain for Mental Well-Being

There are many people out there who are living with various physical illnesses or chronic physical pain which can really take a toll on your mental well-being. Daily tasks that didn’t require any thought before the illness or injury might no longer be doable or may require a great amount of effort. It can be…

Bring Out Your Inner Olympian

Every two years, the world gathers together to celebrate sport in either the summer or winter Olympics and I am one of those people who is glued to the television for the duration of the games. Sports I’ve never had an interest in become an all-consuming passion for two weeks. I love the grit and…