York Region CBT Blog

How Can I Cope With Uncertainty?

May 10, 2022

By Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych Life is inherently uncertain. We’ve all had the experience of wishing we had more certainty, especially when we’re trying to make an important decision.  Will the person we marry be the one forever? Will taking a new job help our career path?  Will our kids succeed in life? This desire…

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What Does A Behavioural Consultant Do?

May 9, 2022

By Lital Rotman-Gruneir Anyone who has tried to start a new exercise routine, change eating habits, or work on spending patterns knows that behaviour change can be quite difficult.  This is true for all of us, even when we are feeling at our best and have all the resources and knowledge we need at our…

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What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?

May 2, 2022

By Dr. Marina Heifetz, C.Psych Every person learns differently, and that is why when there are some academic challenges for students at school, teachers and parents may wonder what may be helpful for these students. A psychoeducational assessment may be recommended to better understand a student’s strengths and challenges. This assessment is conducted by a…

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Keeping Hope Alive

January 9, 2022

By Dr. Marina Heifetz, C.Psych Just as hope for pandemic to be over began to rise, Omicron hit the world. Given the current new wave of the pandemic and the increased frustration, one of the most important ways to stay resilient and mentally healthy is to continue to have hope. In Brene Brown’s new book…

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Back to School Tips for Parents: Transitions and The Power of Being Present

September 2, 2021

With summer coming to an end and school around the corner, one of the most pressing topics parents have expressed concerns about is how to best support their children and youth in transitioning back to a new academic year, particularly given the previous chaotic academic year. One of the most powerful ways to build resilience…

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Healthy Mind Platter and COVID-19

May 4, 2021

With the current state of the world being thrown for a loop and uncertainty, stress and anxiety have become prevalent. While we are likely familiar with the daily food groups to optimize our physical health, our mental health is just as important. Colleagues David Rock and Daniel Siegel developed The Healthy Mind Platter as a…

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Mental Health: Steps to Increase Awareness and Accessibility to Appropriate Support Services

March 29, 2021

Mental health is a topic that has been in the forefront of contemporary discussions. One in five Canadians experience mental health difficulties each year, with 70% of mental health problems beginning in childhood or adolescence. These statistics may very well be changing during the current pandemic. Yet, there continues to be stigma around seeking support.…

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Mental Health Resources for Parents and Families

February 9, 2021

There is just so much going on right now for us all! Did you know that as many as 1 in 5 Canadian children and youth will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives? It is important to reach out if you need support, we are here for you and we’d like…

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Responding from a place of connection: Exploring difficult emotions and thoughts

May 31, 2020

Today is another day. Some of us are counting what day it is in our “social distancing” while others have lost count of days and things have become blurred. Blurred are the lines between work and personal life. Blurred are the lines of what is “socially acceptable” now. Some of us may even find sleep…

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Mindful Parenting during Uncertain Times

May 11, 2020

Since the pandemic of COVID19, we have been privy to numerous (excellent!) articles on parenting, self-care, and the never-ending and constantly changing news updates. Mindfulness, a concept defined as being present and aware, with a non-judgemental attitude, has often been noted in these articles as one way to cope with the ongoing stress we are…

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