Social Anxiety Disorder

Being uncomfortable in certain social situations is a feeling that is all too familiar. Meeting someone, or sometimes the thought of meeting someone new may cause you to close up. More so, giving a presentation or speaking to a room full of people makes palms sweaty and knees weak. Public speaking is not everyone’s favorite, […]

Dealing with Anxiety

  Many people have come to see me with severe anxiety challenges feeling this way. If you have considered medicating, you’re not alone and here are a few things to consider. First…Anxiety is not bad, yet the affects of prolonged anxiety are, and there is a big difference! Modern medicine, even with its vast advancements […]

Anxiety

Anxiety along with depression is the most common mental health problem we face. What defines anxiety as an illness needing treatment is that it lasts longer than a normal fear reaction, and can be more severe and intrusive into daily life. Anxiety needs treating if it last for more than two weeks after a triggering […]

Suicide

Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. Effective and evidence-based interventions can be implemented at population, sub-population and individual levels to prevent suicide and suicide attempts. There are indications that for each adult who died […]

Mental Health Services

An Innovative and Comprehensive approach to Mental Healthcare.   If you or someone you know is suffering from mental health problems, addiction and codependency, emotional health or regulation issues, eating disorders, self harming behaviours, childhood or adult trauma, our services can help. We’ll help you understand the issues you’re facing and get a clear insight into treatment […]

Violence – We’re Safer Together

Violence does not discriminate, it is witnessed in all cultures, genders and in countless human environments world-wide. What is the cause of this human phenomena and how do we even attempt at putting a much needed end to the incidence of violence if we do not fully understand the cause for such acts witnessed across […]

ReTHINKing Mental Wellness: Technology and Treatment

A lot has been said how using technology (largely social media) can bring some users feelings of isolation and loneliness (as well as jealousy, inadequacy, etc.), yet there are also ways technology is being utilized to enhance the lives of those dealing with mental illness. There is even hope that soon technology will be able […]

Practical Music Therapy

You’re standing on the metro platform underground. You can hear someone behind you talking on the phone loudly, completely unconcerned they’re in public. The guy across from you is clearing his throat and coughing, a young mother is struggling to keep all her kids from squirming and whining, and well, a lot is happening. Then […]

Everyone’s Story Starts Before Treatment

My recent tour across the U.S. brought me to some of the nation’s finest treatment facilities in addiction and substance abuse. During my #USTour2017, I arranged to visit an elegant, privately owned estate in Silver Springs, Florida, The Guest House Ocala, where I had the esteemed honor to get to know and interview industry leaders and […]

An Empirical Approach to Therapy

My recent tour across the U.S. brought me to some of the nation’s finest treatment facilities in addiction and substance abuse therapy. The highlight of being in Los Angeles was getting to meet with the founder and executive director of The Camden Center located in West LA, offering a wide-range of services with a unique […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

It is not unusual for children, particularly those in their ‘terrible-twos’ through early-teens to defy authority every now and again. Children might express their defiance with arguing, talking back to parents and teachers, and disobeying adults. If this behavior lasts longer than six months and is in a high amount, then it may mean that […]

Explaining Paranoia

What is Paranoia? Paranoia is an intense anxiety or fearful thoughts and feelings that are often related to persecution, conspiracy, or threat. Paranoia occurs with many mental disorders, but most often presents in psychotic disorders. Paranoia can develop into delusions; when irrational beliefs and thoughts become fixed so that nothing, even evidence, can convince a […]

Can exercise be a solution for mental health disorders?

 Can exercise be a solution for mental health disorders? Many people sweat at the the gym or in nature to build muscle, physical endurance and to acquire that slim, sexy body, but your workouts have benefits above the waist too. Evidence is escalating for the mental benefits from exercise and psychologists have begun using […]

Workplace Bullies

Are you subject to bullying at your workplace? Statics report 1 in 3 employees have experienced some form of bullying at work. Workplace bullies most likely began exhibiting these behaviors in grade school through college and moved onto drastically negatively impacting the business world. Take a look at these typical personas to identify if you […]

Are You Addicted to Technology?

Are you always reaching for your phone to check social media, email or a myriad of texts and updates, with most of them being increasingly insignificant? If you’re like so many of us, we’re always connected and studies are supporting the predictions, that it’s leading to brain overload and stress. A growth in social media […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Your house appears too dirty, too cluttered, and too dusty. You obsess over the smallest of things, causing friends and loved ones to question your behaviors. Everything must be perfect for you to feel safe. Overwhelming thoughts like these can show up as insecurity or fear. Left untreated, OCD can dramatically limit your life by […]

The Joys of Journaling

Are you using one of the best, least expensive ways to gain personal clarity and emotional power? That’s right, I’m talking about the power of journaling. Setting aside time dedicated to write and meditate on life, can not only help you keep a record of your daily activities, goals but can also help you with […]

Eating Disorders

We know approximately four percent of adults and three percent of teenagers are affected by eating disorders, but most do not receive treatment. Why? Because the community doesn’t know what to look for. School personnel, friends, family and even health professionals often miss the signs. Even though eating disorders is a common problem and there is […]