Mental Health Care in Canada

Good News for Psychotherapy in Ontario

This month, the office of Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announced that Ontario will support initiatives to improve access to psychotherapy in the province.  This means $140 million over three years and additional $50 million yearly … Continue reading →

TruReach: CBT in an App

Happy New Year! PM celebrates the first official blog entry of 2017 with an announcement by Jeff Perron, Programs Manager at TruReach Health, who is offering PM members and their clients FREE access to a new CBT app called TruReach.  … Continue reading →

Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic (PMVC): A Mother’s Perspective

This is the fourth in a series of blogs that will introduce you to an innovative approach to mental health care pioneered by Psychotherapy Matters: the Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic or PMVC.   We hope to report regularly on the … Continue reading →

What is Depression?

Chances are, you’ve heard someone say “I’m depressed today” to describe a terrible mood that lifts at the end of the day.  You may also have heard someone say “I’m depressed” because they have been sad for many days for … Continue reading →

Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic (PMVC): A Clinical Social Worker’s Perspective

This is the third in a series of blogs that will introduce you to an innovative approach to mental health care pioneered by Psychotherapy Matters: the Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic or PMVC.   We hope to report regularly on the … Continue reading →

Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic (PMVC): A client’s perspective

This is the second in a series of blogs that will introduce you to an innovative approach to mental health care pioneered by Psychotherapy Matters: the Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic or PMVC.   We hope to report regularly on the … Continue reading →

Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic (PMVC): A Psychotherapy Provider’s Perspective

I had some grave concerns about one of my clients. She was in her teens and was experiencing increasingly destructive thought patterns. Over recent months, she spiraled into unpredictable states of moodiness, apathy, depression and inability to focus. She blamed … Continue reading →

Psychotherapy Leaders: Dr. Molyn Leszcz on Group Therapy, Part 2 of 2

Dr. Leszcz is a world-renowned expert in group psychotherapy and an extraordinary leader in Canadian psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Group psychotherapy Association among other prestigious recognitions. Amongst his many publications, Dr. Molyn Leszcz co-authored with … Continue reading →

Psychotherapy Leaders: Dr. Molyn Leszcz on Group Therapy, Part 1 of 2

Dr. Leszcz is a world-renowned expert in group psychotherapy and an extraordinary leader in Canadian psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Group psychotherapy Association among other prestigious recognitions. Amongst his many publications, Dr. Molyn Leszcz co-authored with … Continue reading →

The Writer’s License

Foreword by the Editor of the Psychotherapy Matters Blog: Dr. Steingart contributed this post after writing it for a course that he took at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies on Creative Non-Fiction taught by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall.  Psychiatrists rarely–if ever–admit to … Continue reading →