Myths of Mental Health/Mental Illness

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close Towards the end of May this year, I volunteered to run an online workshop with students from a private school in Mississauga. So there we were, on zoom, about 50 to 60 girls from grades 5 to 12, and teachers, sittingContinue reading “Myths of Mental Health/Mental Illness”

Being a Culturally Competent Psychotherapist #2

Over the last few weeks, I have been listening to podcasts and watching videos which has helped me to explore my blind spots and make an effort towards being more trauma-informed, and sensitive to the needs of BIPOC clients. My experience with educating myself has shaken quite a few notions, and confirmed others. More importantly,Continue reading “Being a Culturally Competent Psychotherapist #2”

Being a Culturally Competent Psychotherapist

The murder of George Flyod and the surging Black Lives Matter Movement has got therapists around the world actively talking about being more culturally competent in their practice. I wish, from the depths of my heart, that this is not a just a momentary, performative decision, but a lifelong commitment to be more culturally inclusive.Continue reading “Being a Culturally Competent Psychotherapist”