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Chronic Illness and Mental Health (Part 1)

This is the first in a series of blogs contributed by our PM clinician Andrea Rawson,  who will introduce you to mental health issues associated with chronic illness.  She will explain how psychotherapy can help families maintain resiliency and thrive … Continue reading →

Substance Use Enabling: Cause or Effect?

This is the first in a series of blogs contributed by our PM clinician Gregory Rennie, who will introduce you to various aspects of addiction and its treatment using psychotherapy.  Gregory Rennie provides access to collaborative care with PM psychiatrists via the … 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 →

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 Parent’s Job

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but there should really be a qualifying asterisk at the end of that sentence that reads: The most crucial person in that village is the parent. Parent counseling is very … Continue reading →

The Role Parents Can Play in Youth Psychotherapy

Recovery from psychological suffering may be slow and tumultuous for both youth and their families. As a social worker who helps youth over 16 years of age, I’ve often encountered the difficult struggles of parents trying to take a more … Continue reading →