A recent study suggests that staying off social media, even for a week, can boost mental health. Here is an article summarizing the findings.
Yesterday it became illegal in Canada to conduct conversion therapy, which aims at changing an individual’s sexual orientation. There is ample research that conversion therapy has done irreparable harm, so this is most welcoming news.
Please note that on January 1st, 2022, my regular fees will increase to be commensurate with the market rate for psychologist services as set by the British Columbia Psychological Association. This means that the fee for a regular individual psychotherapy session will increase to $225. Couples/family sessions will increase to $235. All sliding scale fees will also increase by $25.
Many people are struggling with indecision or the burden of decision-making. Here’s a great article about how to ease some of these burdens.
It can be challenging to know exactly what to say when someone is having a hard time. This includes “toxically positive” messages. Here’s a great article about the dos and don’ts of constructive support.
If you have difficulty putting your phone down sometimes, you are not alone. This is an interesting article about recommendations from psychologists about how to develop a healthier relationship with devices.
If you are anxious about going back to work after working from home for the duration of the pandemic, you are not alone. Here is a great article and some tips for how to cope.