Category Archives: About psychotherapy

Mental/emotional health help in Hamilton 101

People seeking help with their mental and emotional health are often understandably confused about where they should go.  Psychologists? Social Workers? Psychotherapists? Counsellors? Psychiatrists? What’s the difference? What’s covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)? What’s free? What do I actually … Continue reading

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Beyond Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach that research has shown to be an effective treatment for anxiety and depression amongst other issues. In this article I’ll explain the basics of CBT, look at some recent developments that combine CBT with … Continue reading

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FAQ – Counselling for Newbies

For those seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist for the first time this talking-to-a-stranger-to-feel-better business can be daunting. In some social circles using a counsellor can be a very uncommon activity, likely still quite shunned and stigmatized. If this sounds familiar, you might wonder “am … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-based therapy – FAQ

Since I moved to Ontario, when I tell people about the kind of therapy I particularly like to do (i.e. mindfulness and body-based) people seem interested. But they often say something like “huh?” or “my aunt does meditation too” or … Continue reading

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Finding a Therapist

Finding a therapist with whom you “click” is not an easy endeavour. Thanks to Megan Sutherland of Willow Tree Counselling in Vancouver, for her article which I’ve copied here with her permission.  Choosing Counselling The decision to enter therapy often comes at a … Continue reading

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