I’m leaving my spouse; will my child be ok?

Riley had tried everything to work it out with her husband, Dave.  They had gone to couples counselling, and she had tried to be flexible with his needs.  It seemed like no matter how hard she tried; he wasn’t happy.  She felt anxious and trapped in her marriage.  As much ...

Jan 8

Categories: Child Development, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Grief, Loss, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Mental Health Tune-Up

When stressed, the drive for success or chaos ensues, we might forget about our mental health.  We might be so busy striving or surviving that we aren’t in check with how we are feeling emotionally, physically or psychologically.  So how can you tell if you are out of balance?

Jan 8

Categories: Abortion, Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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But I don’t want to break-up…

Sara had been unhappy in her relationship for the last six months.  Her boyfriend would stay out until six am in the morning and then come home drunk.  She was often afraid that something terrible had happened to him.  She would tell him her concerns, but he would dismiss her or yell ...

Jan 8

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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What can I expect in therapy?

Ryan never believed in therapy.  He felt that it was for people with severe mental illness, and that was not him.  He also did not think that it was masculine ...

Jan 8

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Why does my divorce make me feel like my life is over?

Sherrie had just settled into her new flat without her husband.  The divorce was a civil one, and the financial settlement left both parties secure.  Despite having what she needed financially, she couldn’t shake the feeling of abandonment ...

Jan 8

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The compassionate part of grief

When Zoie lost her mom, she felt ...

Feb 26

Categories: Depression, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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How can I explain death to my child?

Death is a difficult concept for adults to grasp, let alone children.  However, children as young as four can understand finality ...

Nov 14

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Parenting

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Will it ever get any better?

Life includes a certain amount of suffering. Some of the sufferings include rejection, failure, loss and trauma.  When we are going through a difficult time, it can be hard to see the light. When we are depressed or sad, we can only remember the depressed or sad times.  It can be ...

Aug 5

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Grief is a natural process.

Grief is one of the most tragic and beautiful experiences that one can go through. Our heart aches, and we yearn for the one that we lost. We see them in crowds, we remember their scent and dream about them. We might feel confused and mentally slow. We might become angry or distant. Just as a snake sheds his skin to grow, grief can lead us to ...

Jun 21

Categories: Adult psychological development, Emotional Intelligence, Grief, Loss, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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4 Tasks of Mourning

Many people have heard of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), and they generally find that these stages could reflect their grieving process, at least to ...

Dec 1

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Distinguishing Grief and Depression

When we lose someone through death, it is common for grief, sadness, anger or anxiety to appear sometimes. While these mood issues might seem like depression, the experience of grief is quite different. Grief is precipitated by distress over the loss of another e.g. death. Generally people could go ...

Dec 1

Categories: Depression, Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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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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Loneliness: What You Need

Several months ago, a British man came to see me with his Filipina wife. There I felt the heaviest weights their hearts can endure. After being shown indisputable evidences of her affair with a younger man, the wife hurriedly walked out. Tears flowing from his eyes as a flooding river in the night, ...

Sep 16

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Infidelity

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Understanding What’s Happening After You Lose a Child

When we lose a child, a dense cloud of emotions can enfold us as we enter into grief. No one enters grief in the same way or experiences emotions in a predictable fashion. But know that you are not alone as you try to make sense of what is happening to you and your family. What you are feeling and thinking is normal after the loss of your ...

Jul 7

Categories: Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Miscarriage

Written By:
Dr. Hana Ra Adams PsyD., MA, LMFT

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