Let’s Talk Trauma

Let’s Talk Trauma

We have all heard the word trauma. But what is trauma? There are numerous definitions for trauma but, as a trauma specialist, I believe instead of defining what trauma is, it is even more helpful to talk about what trauma isn’t! So, let’s debunk some myths...
Let’s Talk Addiction

Let’s Talk Addiction

Addictions are pain-relievers, they are band-aids on gunshot wounds.  For some individuals, something has hurt them.  Something has been taken away from them.  In many cases, safety itself has been taken away.  Addiction and some form of trauma...
Why I Love Being a Therapist – Roya’s Story

Why I Love Being a Therapist – Roya’s Story

Let’s face it. Being a therapist is not the easiest job on earth, sometimes you have to sit with an enormous amount of pain, anguish, and grief. Sometimes you hear stories of abuse and trauma that truly deeply break your heart. I have been asked a lot of times, “why...
How Do You Find The Right Counsellor?

How Do You Find The Right Counsellor?

I’m a big advocate of counselling. If you ever been in a session with me you know I can’t stop talking about how important I believe it is. Looking back, I probably wouldn’t have survived my dysfunctional family and the impact they had on me if I...