Posts in the ‘Depression’ Category

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder

A wise young friend, Angela, sent me this article as an excellent resource for seeking clarity and understanding of the debilitating issue of Social Anxiety at any age.  I hope you find it useful. Article from the website of the MSW degree curriculum at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER Social

How a Mental HEalth diagnosis can help. – interesting article and worth a read (by Ashley Santangelo)

Being a Gestalt therapist by training, I don’t always like to work with a diagnosis or definition as it can tend to overlook the other thousand parts of a person.  But it often serves to give clarity to a client in the first instance… A Blueprint When Feeling Blue: How A Mental Health Diagnosis Can


The use of medical marijuana is becoming more prevalent globally.  The conversation has already begun here in Australia.   People have many questions that need answering and here is a good start.  This helps to dispel some of the myths and issues around stigma and the ‘harms’ of cannabis.  Well worth a read, especially as our

14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go to Therapy

By Sahaj Kohli Senior Contributors Editor, HuffPost MCMILLAN DIGITAL ART VIA GETTY IMAGES 13k No one ever hears a friend say “I have a doctor’s appointment” and immediately thinks that they must be rich or weak or crazy. It’s generally the right and less stubborn thing to see a professional when our body is injured or feels “atypical.” But

No More People Pleasing! How to start recapturing your value, your voice, and your best self.

Ilene Strauss Cohen Ph.D.  ” Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” –Albert Einstein I know just how you’re feeling: You feel disconnected, alone, and like no one understands you. Even if you could muster up the courage to speak your truth, you know deep down that others wouldn’t