All about free, affordable, and low-cost counselling options in Vancouver

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Counselling is an invaluable form of support, allowing people to talk about and process their feelings and emotions in a professional, non-judgmental environment. But if you don’t have insurance coverage, the cost can be prohibitive, especially for the weekly or bi-weekly counselling that is usually necessary to realize significant relief. Thankfully, counselling is provided by […]

All About Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

Have you been hearing a lot about the Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach lately? If so, you’re not alone. This therapy model is exploding in popularity among mental health professionals and clients alike thanks to its intuitive approach to healing, and the profoundly positive effects it is able to bring about. IFS is an evidence-based […]

Counselling and Being a Highly Sensitive Person

Do you find yourself deeply touched by the slightest displays of affection, struggle with small talk and feel unwelcome in loud gatherings? If so, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Highly sensitive people are those who have heightened awareness and high sensitivity that is both physical and emotional. While it can be difficult […]

The 3 Attachment Styles

It seems like attachment styles have become all the rage, and may now be something that is relatively normal to discuss on a first or second date. If you haven’t yet been asked, “what is your attachment style?” by someone in your life or someone you are dating, just wait! The three attachment styles seem […]

Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Counsellor – What is the Difference?

Counsellor, psychologist, and psychiatrist may conjure up similar images for us — someone is sitting in a comfy chair with a professional across from them gently asking the question, “and how do you feel?” However, they are distinct professions and limits to what services they can provide to you. If you are seeking support for […]

Can Therapy Save Your Relationship?

People come to couples counselling for many reasons. Not everyone who seeks couples counselling is having significant problems in their relationship, but for many it is a last ditch effort to save a relationship on the brink of ending. We don’t want to let love die, but we also can’t continue loving in a way […]

Affordable Self-Care in Vancouver

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Vancouver is a city known for many things but affordability isn’t one of them. Self-care has also become something that is often associated with a price tag. As Liesl Groecker observes in their article The Commercial of Self-Care Has Left Us Needing More Self-Care: “It’s become work. It’s become competitive. And it’s become expensive.” In addition […]

A Brief Overview of OCD

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Like many mental health diagnoses, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) comes with its fair share of stereotypes. You wouldn’t be alone if the first thing that pops into your mind is an image of someone washing their hands multiple times a day, a meticulously clean home as the backdrop. These are common stereotypes, and though they could be represenative […]

So You Think You Might Have ADHD—Now What?

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I’ve been hearing a lot about ADHD lately and I am sure you are, too. It is not uncommon these days for someone to receive a diagnosis well into adulthood. If you think you might have ADHD based on what you’ve heard and read, you might also be wondering what the next step is. Navigating […]

7 Signs of ADHD in Adults

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If you didn’t grow up hearing about ADHD, chances are you know about it now. In the 1980s, around one in every 20 children in the United States were diagnosed with ADHD, but today that number is one in 9. There is a global rise in ADHD, including a 123% increase in the number of adults with […]