Curbing Cabin Fever

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A vast majority of individuals and families are likely to experience cabin fever during this time of physical distancing and self-isolation. Have fun being stuck (or as I like to say “safe”) at home by participating in actives that you enjoy. Here are some ideas to keep you and/or your family occupied at home: Animal Cam. Watch wild animals on … Read More

Telepsychology and You

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Telepsychology is the process of receiving health care services through electronic platforms, such as over the phone or through the computer. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, most therapists have started to move therapy online to meet the needs of individuals who are in self isolation. However, even outside of a pandemic, there are clients who may particularly benefit from telepsychology services … Read More

Talking to Children about COVID-19

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Many families may be wondering how to best support their children during these unprecedented times. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in drastic changes across our country, and for children school-closures have led to a significant change in their daily routine. Children are likely beginning to process feelings around not seeing their friends or teachers for a while. Some … Read More

Sexual Activity during COVID-19 pandemic

Kate EmeryPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Sexual health is part of your overall wellbeing. While there is limited research that definitively proves sexual activity (whether partnered or alone) improves your immunities, there are still many benefits to sexual activities. Things to remember about sexual activity Consent is key. When consent and personal autonomy are part of sexual activity individuals are more likely to feel empowered, self-acceptance, … Read More

Women who’ve influenced me professionally

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This international women’s day I want to recognize the women who have influenced me professionally. Jennifer Mitchell Jenn is my supervisor and we’ve been working together for almost two years now. Her knowledge and practice of trauma-informed psychology is something I aspire to. Using this practice in her supervision Jenn has helped me grow and become a better therapist. One … Read More

ADHD with Jenn Mitchell

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A little more than four years ago, I decided to share a piece of my story publicly for Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) #nowimstronger campaign.  (https://cmha.calgary.ab.ca/day-39finding-meaning-in-my-story-nowimstronger/). Time sure flies! In that time, I’ve continued to build self-compassion and try to nurture self-care as a mindset – not as a set of activities or ‘doing’ but a ‘being.’ I’m not always … Read More

The Courage to Connect

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As a Registered Provisional Psychologist, I have the honor of witnessing incredible courage each time I meet with a Client, whether it is their 1st time or their 10th time in therapy. The idea of talking to a counsellor can be scary. Here are 5 ways to work up the courage to see a counsellor: 1. Highlight What Is In … Read More

Little Lessons: Kink and Psychology

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In the kink community, individuals may use different labels to describe what type of activities they engage in or how they identify. In this blog I am discussing the label/identifier of little. A little is an individual who identifies as having a child-like attitude and/or behaviour. Many littles will identify as a specific age – with ages ranging from infant … Read More

‘Battling PTSD’ – Good Blog Article

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Here is a great article from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The author, P.K. Philips provides a first hand account of her survival battling PTSD. More importantly, she finds peace in seeking help. “My Story of Survival: Battling PTSD” by P.K. Philips *If you find yourself struggling from PTSD, please feel free to contact myself or one of our therapists. … Read More