My name is Danielle McFadyen and I am a twenty something (closer to thirty) Registered Provisional Psychologist. That’s a fancy way of saying I am under supervision until I complete the requirements to become a full practicing psychologist, which will hopefully happen in the next few months. I work part time at PPC, a private practice firm in Saskatoon, SK and part time at a non-profit agency in Prince Albert, SK. At both places I work as a counselling Psychologist, providing therapeutic services. I am going on my 7th year in the human service field and can genuinely say I love my job.
So why blog? Well why not? I did not grow up with social media, but I do realize the influence and impact of social media. It seems that in all business areas, clients are turning to social media to access services and stay connected. It only makes sense to provide that service and connection in the mental health field.
So beside the fact that it just makes sense to use social media, and everyone and their dog is doing it (seriously, there are dogs that have their own blogs), I also think I have an important message to share. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma associated with mental health illness. I want to use this platform to promote and educate people about mental health. The only way to get rid of the stigma is to talk about it and I want to be part of that conversation.
So what can you expect to see on this blog? I will be writing about all sorts of topics related to mental health, counselling, and psychology (i.e. anxiety, relationships, stress). You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter where I will be posting positive mental health tips and info. If you have questions or comment, I would love to see them – let the conversation begin!