Contextualizing the psychological impact of Coronavirus epidemic

The 2019-20 Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, is the latest epidemic that has killed more than 3,200 people worldwide and infected over 95,000 people globally so far in every continent except Antarctica.The name coronavirus comes from the Latin word corona, meaning crown or halo. According to ...

Mar 6

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other

Written By:
Ahmer Zuberi

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Facing A Crisis

As I write this, the world is facing a growing health crisis.The so-called “2019 novel corona virus,” traced to originate from Wuhan, China, is fast spreading to different countries, such as the USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, among others.Recent news tells ...

Jan 31

Categories: Coping with Medical Problems, Fear, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Debts and Mental Health

Money is powerful. It can be a cruel, relentless master.  Money problems often lead to mental health issues.Teresa is deep in credit card debts. By the hundreds of thousands. Part of it, a result of getting scammed by a cash-dependent boyfriend.Although working, her salary cannot possibly meet ...

Jan 24

Categories: Depression, Fear, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Are You Fearlessly Living or Just Existing?

In present time, I would look at the beautiful orchids in my office and feel sad knowing they will die one day soon. Why do they have to die? Do they know they are going to die? If they knew, would they bother to bloom so brightly and as radiantly as they do?One might call somebody who lives fully ...

Jan 11

Categories: Fear

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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Some Suggestions for Tiger Parents

This article will address a typically Asian phenomenon, 'tiger parenting', however, it is my experience that people from the West are subjected to similar parenting approaches, albeit under different guises. I think there are valuable lessons for any parent to gain, regardless of their ...

Feb 27

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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International Panic Day

International Panic Day on 18th June 2016 serves as a reminder to all of us to step back and relax a bit. The folks who dedicate days to specific causes have actually assigned two official days annually to panic.  This is no doubt due to the fact that panic and stress are a common part of so ...

Jun 14

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Fear, Panic issues, ...

Written By:
Dan Martin, MS Psych (Clinical), Registered Psychologist (Australia)

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Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal directed intervention whereby a trained animal is incorporated into the therapeutic process, promoting the improvement of human’s physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning. 1AAT is a therapeutic tool that can be utilized in the ...

Mar 16

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety, ...

Written By:
Maureen Huang, MSW, AASW

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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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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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