Mental Health Care in Canada

The Role of the Family Physician in Collaborative Mental Health Care

I really appreciate the model of collaborative care but it seems that a lot of my colleagues don’t fully understand how it works or why it’s so helpful.  In this blog I’ll talk about how the family physician can benefit from … Continue reading →

Last Minute Cancellations Part 2

In an earlier blog, I wrote about last-minute cancellations.  One of our readers asked for some tips on practical things we can do to deal with this issue. In this blog, I’ll give you my thoughts about how to address … Continue reading →

Therapeutic Alliance

The therapeutic alliance is something that we need to pay more attention to. In my mind, it’s the foundation of any successful psychotherapy. When a client and a therapist have a good alliance, it can facilitate a lot of positive … Continue reading →

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 →