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EMDR Goes Public

The popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy recently aired an episode tackling the difficult subject of trauma and its long-lasting impact. What was also introduced to many viewers was a specific kind of trauma therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing...

What is OCD?

  Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that...

Helping a Child Who Has Experienced a Traumatic Event

Whenever a child is exposed to a traumatic event, caregivers and loved ones often struggle to know how to help. Parenting a child or youth who has experienced trauma can be isolating. It may seem that no one else understands what your family is going through or how to...

Improve Your Sleep

If you struggle with insomnia or have difficulty staying asleep, you know all too well the toll it can take on your mental health. In fact the framework for good mental health starts with sleep as this is the time when the brain and body repair itself. The American...

Embracing Body Image

Summer is almost here – barbecues, days on the lake, fun in the sun… but what if you, like 45% of men and almost 90% of women¹, struggle with body image? Putting on your trunks or bikini could feel more like a personal challenge than a wardrobe choice. Thankfully...

How to Help Your Child with End-Of-School Anxieties

  It’s the end of the academic school year and inevitably this means a spike in the “freak out” behaviors parents start seeing in their kids. Looming deadlines and high stakes testing can push even the most resilient student into a constant state of agitation. Add to...