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Depression

 
Depression is biopsychosocial phenomenon that affects 7% of population every year and the rate is higher among younger adults around age of 18 to 29 including older adults over the age of 60. Depression is genetically inherited by about 40%...

Parenting

Parenting can be a unique and rewarding experience. Many of us love and enjoy our time with our children and cannot imagine life without them. Despite great sense of joy and satisfaction, parenting can be difficult. For those of us...

Culture Shock

As I was leaving my five year long job for a different career, I sent an emotionally long email to my coordinators expressing how much I loved the organization and how happy I was when working with them. The reply...

What is communication?

 
 
It is the ability to transform our thoughts and emotions into words and convey them in a manner that is understood and heard by other people. However, interacting with people in day to day life sometimes can be difficult and...

Infidelity

 
Common myths about infidelity:

It only happens in unhealthy relationships.
If a man strays it is the woman’s fault.
Couples who are unhappy will cheat.
He did not give her enough attention.
It only happens in heterosexual relationships.
It is always men who cheat.
An affair is...

What is Therapy?

I often come across people who have never been to therapy and/or they are not aware of the process which makes therapy work. The reason for therapy can vary based on individual clients’ goals and needs. For example, for someone...

Personality Disorder Families

The process of going through a difficult time with a loved one can be an overwhelming experience. That process can be even more of a challenge when you do not know how to help them. There is an ongoing struggle...

The Acculturated Families

“Since we arrived, his behaviour changed. He is always on his phone commenting and checking other girls’ photos, he told me that I needed to lose weight to look ‘sexy’. He never helps me around the house but he expects...

After The Heartbreak

We all have experienced heartbreak at one point or another in our lives. Some people leave the situation that caused the heartbreak while others stay for valid reasons, but regardless of our decision heartbreak is one of the most difficult...

“They used me, I am so upset”

Many of us have experienced manipulation at one point or time in our lives. Sometimes, we were the ones who manipulated others, such as asking parents for their car when we said we had to rush to a friend whose...