Not being able to enjoy cannabis and all the great things that come with it can be very frustrating. Many Americans restrict themselves from this life pleasure and…

By Lysianne Buie A friend of mine, Sigourney (name changed), once told me she would never see a therapist who wouldn’t hug her. Adamant that non-sexual touch in…

By Liz Greene If the word of my therapist is anything to go on, the state of our country is starting to have an incredibly detrimental effect on…

Hilary Jacobs Hendel “The problem with verbal abuse is there is no evidence,” Marta shared. She came for help with a long-standing depression. “What do you mean lack…

By Nanci Harris, BSc Nursing The notion of self-care is no longer an exotic or optional practice for healthcare workers. However, the way in which it is effectively…

The Trauma-Addiction Interaction By Dr. Sara Aharon, psychologist The impact of psychological trauma on mental health has been under-estimated. Clinical experience and a growing body of research is…

If last year’s presidential election taught us anything, it’s that extreme divisiveness can overwhelm our better nature. The sheer magnitude of negative political campaigning we were exposed to…

By Eleenor Abraham Anna R. was having an ultrasound, prepared to see her baby for the first time. When she asked the technician what the sex of the baby…

By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW The thought of going to a funeral used to be a terrifying prospect for me. Walking into a room filled with sadness and…

By Afifa Mahboob As a counselor, social worker, or therapist, how do you begin conversations with your clients? What are the best ways to break the ice and…