Pre Marriage Counselling, how it can help you

Couples planning to get married, newlyweds or honeymoon couples can benefit from relationship skills that will ensure a successful marriage. A strong marriage requires good relationship and communications skills. It also requires couples to have skills to manage inevitable conflict issues smoothly ...

Aug 25

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, Mental Health ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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A new way to look at Depression and hope to get better

From the theoretical orientation of Dr. William Glasser, founder of Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), depression is seen as a chosen behaviour not an emotion that you are victim to. So CTRT therapist would say you are DEPRESSING or even anxieting or angering instead of being depressed, anxious or angry. All behaviour is purposeful in ...

Aug 25

Categories: Bereavement, Bipolar, Coping with Medical Problems, Couple ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Demystifying the process of change in Counselling- How you get better

Counselling seems to be a pretty mysterious process for most people.  Unless things are REALLY bad, most people don’t think about counselling or think it’s too expensive or are just not sure how it works. Usually counselling is a last resort rather than a first stop for getting ...

Aug 25

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Treatment of clinical depression

In a previous post I described the various ways depression can manifest itself and in today’s post I wish to focus on ways to cope with or treat clinical depression. If you think you might be depressed, I have described in this post the steps to take to alleviate this very treatable ...

Aug 15

Categories: Depression

Written By:
Brian Scott

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How our Childhood Experiences affect our Adult Relationships

Our childhood teaches us how to relate to others. Adult romantic relationships rely on using the patterns of relating we learn in infancy. Counsellors are trained to help us to deal with complex psychological issues which are damaging to our close relationships. Therapeutic approaches like relationship counselling, draw on psychological ...

Jul 24

Categories: Communication Disorders Problems, Couple Counseling, Emotional ...

Written By:
Joanna Fishman

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Psychopathology of Evil

  One time, I had a long counseling session with a distraught couple. Things started to get hairy when the husband and wife related to me about unexplainable, “supernatural” appearances happening in their home.  Just several days ago, the wife (along with a companion) said ...

Jul 18

Categories: Adult psychological development, Couple Counseling, Fear

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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How to make your treatment for Depression more Effective and ...

This post is directed at those who are contemplating or already receiving treatment for depression. I would like to share with you some suggestions about how you can optimize the effectiveness of the treatment for depression. These suggestions are based on both published research and from my ...

Jul 18

Categories: Depression

Written By:
Brian Scott

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What causes Depression?

Why it is important to understand the causes of clinical depression? Understanding what causes depression enables one to design the optimal treatment plan. For example, if you moved from the tropics to Canada and did not see the sun for days at a time then, your psychotherapist might point out ...

Jul 3

Categories: Depression

Written By:
Brian Scott

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A Key To Your Highest Self

Last night, a few of my friends met up an accident prior to their arrival in the restaurant where we set a dinner fellowship. Already delayed, they still had to go to the police station to file a report. When, finally, they arrived, I was smiling at them. Jokingly, I asked them, "What lesson ...

Jun 15

Categories: Adult psychological development, Self-Care / Self Compassion, ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Understanding Infidelity and What You can Do when it happens to You

One of the most painful events that can happen in a committed relationship such as marriage is to discover that your partner has been intimate with someone else. If this has happened to you, or you are the unfaithful partner, let me assure you that there is hope that the relationship can be ...

Jun 13

Categories: Infidelity, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Death and Psychotherapy

  All people will die. We all go to the grave, sooner or later. No one is exempted. Death then is an "anxiety" common to the entire humankind regardless of one's status in life. I'm reminded of my younger sister who died several years ago. While speaking to her in the ICU ...

Jun 1

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Anxiety, Bereavement

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Psychotherapy in the Coffee Shop

I do many of my psychotherapy sessions in the coffee shop. That may sound surprising and even strange to you. Especially, if you're the traditional type who dislikes innovation or "outside the box." ...

May 27

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Using Childhood Joys to Increase your Valuing of your own Self

Many people who are codependent do not value and love themselves, their Self, because they have learned in their family of origin that they were of little value or even worse that they were bad. Fortunately there are ways you can learn to reverse this kind of early negative conditioning. One way ...

May 21

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Swim Yourself Happy?

  It’s well known that exercise is an effective treatment for depression, but recent research has enabled psychiatrists to give guidance on precisely how much exercise is enough exercise to give the desired results when treating depression. So how are therapists using exercise in their treatment regimes, and should they be using it ...

May 14

Categories: Happiness

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Visual Journals To Lower Stress And Heal The Mind

  The power of art to transform people’s lives is well known. Art has been used as a breakthrough technique to reach a patient’s deepest fears, and their most closely guarded emotions. By representing emotions wordlessly, a barrier is lowered, allowing patients to express things that they cannot bring themselves to say, either ...

May 13

Categories: Stress Management

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