The therapist’s couch

Canadian Women’s Conference-Come Ignite Your Mind

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I am so excited to be part of the  ‘IGNITE’ Your Mind Conference as a panelist. If you ready to be educated and inspired by a dynamic, group of Canadian women then this conference for you? http://www.distinctivewomenmagazine.com/…/national-CA-IGNI…/ Tickets: Regular –…

Happy birthday to us!

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  Four years ago this week we launched Wise Women Canada after months of researching, planning, developing and smashing our heads against a few walls. We never imagined that so much blood sweat and tears could go into the launch…

Toxic Friendships

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Friendships……they are an integral part of our social and emotional existence. They can be supportive, nurturing, balanced and fulfilling. They can be effortless. They can get us through our darkest moments and even bring out our best attributes. But sometimes…

When your best friend has depression

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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.

A commercial you have to watch

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This is a commercial from last night’s Superbowl that gave us chills. Please watch. You never know what goes on behind someone’s closed doors.   If you’re struggling with an abusive situation now, please call Canada Hotline: 1-800-363-9010 and Canada Abuse Directory or 1-800-799-7233 to…

I’m ok with being a size 14!!

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I have always been associated with being BIG. A big voice, a big personalty and big boned. Being a size 14 has never really bothered me.  I know that may seem strange to many, but it’s the truth. At 43,…

Women and Friendship

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‘There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” -Linda Grayson I definitely feel that when it comes to friendship, quality trumps quantity. My friends are a VERY important part of my life.  I can count…

You should really be going on more dates

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  In my private practice, I work with many couples who are struggling to improve their communication and closeness with their partner. They are often frustrated with their lack of together time but unfortunately have a difficult time prioritizing it….

Less Electronics and More Family Time

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  Limiting the time your children spend on their electronic devices can be a challenge, but it doesn’t need  to be a battle, leading  to tears and tantrums. Out of my three children, my 8 year old son LOVES electronics…

preventing burn-out

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By the end of the day, when I get into bed I am truly TIRED!!  My body is exhausted, my nerves are spent and emotionally I am pooped! I try to live each day to its fullest  and I definitely…

Bra Shopping with your Tween

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There are many important milestones in a young woman’s life. Today my daughter and I tackled one of them! My shy, soft spoken and determined 12 year old asked me to take her bra shopping. I should have been excited…

Just the two of us

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My husband and I were very lucky this summer. We had the privilege of traveling to California for 9 days while our three children were at sleep away camp in the Laurentian’s. So…. it was just the two of us…

When Your Best Friend Has Depression

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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.