August 4, 2021 Alberta_ No Comments

What is substance abuse?

“In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental illness or addiction problem”(CAMH, n.d). Alcohol, cannabis, and drugs are used by some to socialize and have fun. However, when one starts to drink or use drugs to cope, for example with stress, anxiety, or for a boost then this creates a dependence on […]

June 30, 2021 Alberta_ No Comments

Impacts of immigration on our Mental Health

There are many reasons why people migrate from one place to another but the common reason is to improve quality of life or to escape from poverty and or war. There are three components of migration which can be classified as the following:  Premigration  Migration and  Post-migration Each of these stages has its challenges, however, […]

April 9, 2021 Alberta_ No Comments

“Feeling with” Vs “Dealing with ” your child

Being a parent of three children and working with different parents from all walks of life, parents who feel stuck with their children and unsure of what to do with them, I can confidently say that, parenting can be a daunting process, even more so when parenting children whose emotions run high. Most parents have […]

April 9, 2021 Alberta_ No Comments

Untangling the Emotional Entanglements

I have no vendetta against genuinely happy couples, in fact I admire them, I am happy for them and I want my children to be surrounded by happily healthy families so that they grow up appreciating family values and also knowing that true love does exist. God blessed me with an amazing spouse, whom I […]

April 9, 2021 Alberta_ No Comments

Am Sorry.. and I mean it

When was the last time you said am “Sorry” and meant it? It has been said, it’s the Canadian thing-we say sorry for just about anything. Whether it is to say excuse me or please give me an opportunity to speak, we often say sorry but don’t mean that we are sorry. At a societal […]

January 15, 2021 Alberta_ No Comments


You’ve probably heard of Gary Chapman’s 5 love languages, which according to him, is how we prefer to communicate love. For many couples, learning about these love languages created aha moments that help to fix most of their miscommunication issues Gary Chapman identifies the 5 love languages as: Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, […]

December 16, 2020 Alberta_ No Comments


As the holiday season approaches and the restrictions of socially distancing continue to be in place, it is becoming evident that this holiday season will not be like any other. As therapists, we often gear up to support our clients through the holiday season which is often a challenging time without having the social distancing […]

September 28, 2020 Alberta_ No Comments

Cardi B Offsets Gender-Bias Discussions

Less than 2 weeks ago, American rapper Cardi B filed for a divorce from her husband, Migos rapper Offset. The couple had been on again, off again, then back on again since secretly tying the knot in 2017. Cheating came into play along the way on the part of Offset. And even though she walked […]