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Finding Intimacy in a Full House

Finding Intimacy in a Full House

With a lack of affordable childcare, many of our clients are struggling to combat their busy lives and spend time with their loved ones. Getting creative in about finding ways to connect with partners when the house is full and busy can be a challenge.  It’s important for couples to find the time and space […]

How to Load the Dishwasher: The Need for Equal Division of Labour at Home

How to Load the Dishwasher: The Need for Equal Division of Labour at Home

Gone are the days where the male breadwinner would take off for work and return home to a clean house with dinner on the table. In today’s modern household, male/female roles rarely exist – it’s turned into family roles.  Even though there is a blurred line between what is and isn’t considered “women’s work”, in […]

Therapy in Cars: Getting Creative With Your Therapy Sessions

Therapy in Cars: Getting Creative With Your Therapy Sessions

Taking time alone is a very important form of self-care. We have many clients who are seeking out therapy to cope with the stressors of the pandemic. Many people are reaching out to therapists to get the support they need to nurture their mental health, by putting it first.  Life in lockdown has posed many […]

Managing Depression During Covid

Managing Depression During Covid

Managing depression is hard. As COVID continues to add an extra strain on our lives, what we thought was going to be a temporary change is beginning to become our “new normal”. With restrictions continuing, isolation and social distancing can negatively affect your mental health. Experiencing this lockdown in darker months of winter can cause […]

Managing Family Dynamics over the Holidays

Managing Family Dynamics over the Holidays

“If You Think You’re Enlightened, Go Back Home for Christmas” – Ram Dass   Even if your 40 years old and living as the best version of yourself, reuniting with your family over the holidays may just have you retracting into your eight-year-old self. The thing is, our families specialize in bringing out our deepest […]

Navigating the Challenges of Parenting

Navigating the Challenges of Parenting

Being a parent is enjoyable, stressful, joyful, overwhelming, and consuming. Born with your child is the regular concern with their safety, worrying about if their doing everything right or worrying about doing everything wrong. Some parents try so hard to be nothing like their own parents, so that their own children never experience the childhood […]

Love and Lust: Improving your Sexual Connection

Love and Lust: Improving your Sexual Connection

Sex and physical intimacy is an important part of a relationship.  When it is not there, it can greatly impact the bond between a couple.  A major relationship issue that we see is related to sex.  When clients start therapy for sexual related issues, we need to determine whether it is related to issues in […]

My Partner Wants to Leave, But I Want Them to Stay

My Partner Wants to Leave, But I Want Them to Stay

Letting go of your partner can be the most difficult thing you may have to face. Them wanting to leave is heartbreaking and rejecting.  You may find yourself pleading for them to stay, bargaining with them, making all kinds of promises. When doing this…consider your reasons.  Do you understand why they want to leave? When your partner […]

Reconnecting During COVID

Reconnecting During COVID

As we continue our “new normal” we are missing physical connection with family and friends.  We miss having them over for dinner or share stories over coffee.  Here are some ways to stay connected and keep your relationships strong during the pandemic.   Have a coffee or cocktail hour We all have people in our lives […]

My Partner Spends Too Much Time on Their Phone

My Partner Spends Too Much Time on Their Phone

Being in isolation and limited physical interaction, we are heavily dependent on our devices for social interaction.  It can be easy to lose track of our screen time.  Some of us are so connected we can’t go five minutes without.  However, when our partners prioritize and pay more attention to their mobile device, they are […]