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”

Perfectionism

“At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.” Michael Law As a recovering Perfectionist, I thought it would be best to start with this topic. I use the word ‘recovering’ as IContinue reading “Perfectionism”