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 Protection Paradox: Curbing Parental Overprotection

To be alive on the crust of this earth is to face many risks and dangers. This truth is at the heart of one of the biggest challenges parents’ face – how to manage these risks without resorting to overprotection–an … Continue reading →

The Practice Notebook of a Psychotherapy Trainee: ‘Client’ or ‘Patient’? and Why Does It Matter?

Ask Google to search “client vs. patient” and you will get about 22.5 million search results. The top hits are articles, blogs, and discussions by care providers with passionate arguments for either label. Some writers detest the term “patient” citing … Continue reading →

When change hurts, take heart, help is available

“Getting old is not for sissies” said Mae West. To this I would add: neither is experiencing great loss nor dealing with major illness. Most of us need help adapting to major changes in our lives. We all need to process … Continue reading →