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When Anxiety Affects Your Parenting

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Anxiety can exacerbate even the simplest of parenting tasks and steal the gratification we should be receiving. But it is possible to gain control over your anxiety and create a healthy family dynamic. First posted on Best Health Here are…

My Partner’s Depressed: What Can I Do to Help?

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Reader’s Digest, Best Health – Elizabeth Wiener and Lisa Brookman The clinical psychologist says… In my practice, I work with people who struggle with depression. It’s not unusual for clients to feel apprehensive about beginning therapy, which is a reasonable…

#RaiseYourWiseHand: Destigmatizing Mental Illness

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Wise Women Canada was started by psychotherapist Lisa Brookman and educator Elizabeth Wiener. It focuses on women’s issues – particularly women’s mental health. They are currently promoting the movement #RaiseYourWiseHand around World Mental Health day on October 10th. By using the hashtag, they’re hoping we can…

When Someone You Love Is Depressed

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Huffington Post Throughout my life, I’ve been touched by people struggling with mental illness. I’m extremely sensitized to their journey and I’ve chosen to dedicate much of my private practice as a psychotherapist to helping people cope. However, one of…

Friends launch Montreal women’s blog site

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Canadian Jewish News – By David Lazarus MONTREAL — Lisa Brookman and Elizabeth Wiener have been best friends since their teenage years. But neither West Islander would have imagined that WiseWomenMontreal.com, a free women’s blog site they launched last Labour…