When family members behave in ways that are abusive or unsafe, many of us respond with our childhood responses, fight, flight or freeze.
People come to counseling for all kinds of reasons. There is no wrong reason to talk to a counsellor, here are some issues that counselling can be particularly helpful with.
...if you don't like your therapist, and/or you think your therapist doesn't like you, you are not likely to experience the changes your are hoping for.
Most heterosexual, cis-gender parents don’t spend much time imagining the possibility that their child’s sexuality may be different from their own. This is a mistake.
The standard advice for avoiding conflict during family get togethers is to avoid discussions about religion or politics, but it’s not always that simple.
But when these types of situations come up over and over again, I have to believe that this is a systemic problem and that ONLY holding the individual responsible will not solve it.
Suicide impacts all of us and speaks about who we are as a society. We can all work towards healing our society.
Conflict within a faith community, can sometimes cause people to wonder if they’re losing their faith or if someone else is. Depending on the faith, this can feel catastrophic.
Considering almost half of all marriages end in divorce (this does not include common law relationships) it's high time we re-think what we're doing.
Having your child become a teenager, can be one of the most fearful times of a parent's life! Wondering what is normal, when to call 911 and when to just hug them... are often parr for the course