What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a non-traditional but highly researched and effective method of psychotherapy that is proven to help people with trauma and distressing life situations (such as depression, anxiety and PTSD). It was created by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in the 1980s and has been considered a highly effective evidence-based treatment for trauma. This type of …

Can two people grow and change at the same rate?

Have you noticed that you may have outgrown friendships or partnerships over the years?  Have you experienced where people may align with you at some point in your life and don’t anymore?  What about those friendships where you didn’t have a big fall out but just lost touch over time? Outgrowing Relationships: Maybe you haven’t experienced any of this and …

COVID-19, Mental Health and the Rise of Psychotherapy

I’m sure it is no surprise or shock to point out how people are suffering from all that is happening in our world with COVID-19. Of course, the rise in mental health struggles has been both created and accentuated throughout these periods of isolation, being stuck with only the people you live with, the loss of a job, working from …

What is Ancestral Trauma?

Have you ever noticed that some of the things you feel you need to heal or don’t like about yourself are actually, in fact, the same things that your mother, father or other family members experience? What about the very behaviours our parents did to us that was certainly also done to them? Remember Darwin with nature and nurture? Well, …

Getting The Most Out of Psychotherapy

In a previous blog I wrote, I outlined the difference between psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. If you’d like to understand that before reading further: There are many different approaches to therapy, and these different approaches can drastically change how therapy works and how psychotherapists engage with their clients. The approaches used usually reflect the person’s reasons for coming in for …

How Trauma and Emotional Pain Manifests in the Body

As it’s become clear in my other posts, I am a psychotherapist and life coach, but I also offer deep tissue Thai massage. My approach combines deep tissue healing, chakra healing, sound healing, meditation, and traditional Thai massage, using my understanding of psychology. I can help clients find blockages, trauma, or emotional pain stuck in the body. Have you ever …

The Benefits of a Second Lockdown

Whether you’re a person who views this as a global pandemic or a person who believes in these Orwellian-like conspiracy theories, I’m sure that learning the news on Friday about the second COVID-19 lockdown wasn’t something you were looking forward to. As we all saw the numbers rising in Ontario over the past couple of months and weeks, I’m sure …

The Difference Between Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists

I find that many people are curious to know what differentiates a psychotherapist, psychologist and psychiatrists, and in this article, we will answer this question. All are equally exciting professions and, in some ways, are interrelated. As a psychotherapist, I must mention that none of these professions are better than the other, and each has its high levels of qualification, …

How To Support Others

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli Sometimes we have good intentions but cannot say or do the right things when others require support. The things we commonly say to other people can often invalidate the person in need of help. Sometimes, we can even make people feel worse about their experiences …

Your “Ideal Partner”

As you may have noticed, I’ve avoided using the terms “soulmate” or “twin flame” because there is a lot of controversy and confusion with those terms. I’ve also noticed that a lot of people get carried away with this idea of a “soulmate” or “twin flame” and lose track of who they are, who their partner is and what kind …