By Lysianne Buie A friend of mine, Sigourney (name changed), once told me she would never see a therapist who wouldn’t hug her. Adamant that non-sexual touch in…

Part 2 by Christina Pelllegrino Written to myself: 7/19/17 Know this will pass. It’s not forever. Do what you can to be comfortable now. Everything is ok. I…

By Eleenor Abraham Anna R. was having an ultrasound, prepared to see her baby for the first time. When she asked the technician what the sex of the baby…

The Trauma-Addiction Interaction By Dr. Sara Aharon, psychologist The impact of psychological trauma on mental health has been under-estimated. Clinical experience and a growing body of research is…

If last year’s presidential election taught us anything, it’s that extreme divisiveness can overwhelm our better nature. The sheer magnitude of negative political campaigning we were exposed to…

By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW The thought of going to a funeral used to be a terrifying prospect for me. Walking into a room filled with sadness and…

By Christina Pellegrino Christina Pellegrino This article is part of a series that will follow my journey through bipolar disorder. I will be reporting in a journal format…

By Sally Perkins Anxiety is a common condition found in empaths. In fact, since being an empath is not recognized by the DSM-5, it is often misdiagnosed as…

By Afifa Mahboob As a counselor, social worker, or therapist, how do you begin conversations with your clients? What are the best ways to break the ice and…

By Gord Jeoffroy We all know that person: the one who’s always available to help; who’s always interested in how we’re doing; who always wants to make us…