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Why Therapy?

Let’s start at the beginning.  Let’s talk about what therapy isn’t.  Therapy is NOT what you see in the movies.  There is a couch…but you don’t have to lie on it.  There are hard questions…but you don’t have to interpret inkblots, and it is not judgemental or scary, with NO bearded, bespeckled man, um-humming while you share your inner-most thoughts. In our practice, it is our priority to create a comfortable, safe and welcoming environment where you can safely come to

The Best Advice Is No Advice

I am often asked by people what is the best therapy “advice” that I have ever given. It may appear that answering this question would be difficult because I see a wide variety of individuals who come to me with a wide variety of reasons for seeking therapy.  However, the question is not a difficult one for me to answer at all. The reason is because I generally don’t give advice! Let me explain.  Think about

Change Is Hard…But Not Impossible

All of us have attempted to change or modify our behaviours at one time or another.  That all means all of us have experienced the frustration when change does not come easily, or it does not come at all.  In the 1980’s, researchers Prochaska and DiClemente developed the Transtheoretical Model to explain how people embark on a path toward change.  This biopsychosocial model integrates information from previous research and provides a theory of change that can