beyond talk therapy: alternative therapies for teens

Working with teens in the counselling space can be incredibly rich and rewarding - and it also holds its own considerations. Beyond basics like whether they've come to

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the art of play in therapy

The Art Of Play In TherapySome time ago I was speaking with one of my academic mentors about therapeutic approaches and he said, “You should be experimenting in

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3 mental health websites with a social justice lens

Down by the Riverside motelIt’s ten below and fallingBy a ninety-nine cent storeShe closed her eyes and started swayingBut it’s so hard to dance that wayWhen it’s cold

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the art of truth-telling

For most of us honesty is a quality that we value, though when it comes right down to it, telling the truth isn’t always easy. If it were,

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a letter to my daughter in birmingham, alabama

Dearest daughter,Guard your uterus in these darkening days. Gather your wits as you go into the belly of the beast. Your lifelong dream of travelling to the South

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anorexia, bulimia, and the starving of saints

There is an idiom about the canary in the coal mine, dating back to when miners brought caged canaries underground with them. If the canary died, signalling toxic

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what’s the difference between borderline and bipolar?

That’s the question that begat this article, but it mushroomed into more than that. You see, to talk about how borderline and bipolar are different, we also need

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standing on the shore of a loved one’s addiction

Not infrequently, I will receive a call from someone who is looking for help with addiction. In these calls I’m thinking about, it’s not the person suffering the

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how to find the right counsellor

When I began my master’s degree in counselling, the first thing that struck me was how genuinely warm and kind my classmates were. In a roomful of people

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curious questions

"There’s no such thing as a stupid question.”Or, as one of my teachers said, “Yes there are, but those are outliers and they don’t count.” The simple truth

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